There are no hidden costs and the charges below cover my time, travel/car costs and initial meeting/key collection. Where most catteries charge per animal, my charge is per household. Scroll down for more details on the service itself.

I live in central Norwich (St Benedicts Street), so cover the following postcodes for once or twice daily visits. I work 7 days a week, rarely have unavailable days, and work whatever the weather , so keeping to these areas means that I can get to your cat whatever the obstacle!

NR1 -£8 per visit
NR2 - £7.50 per visit
NR3 - £7.50-8 per visit
NR6 7 (Catton) - £8 per visit
NR7 - £8 per visit

Surrounding postcodes/areas will be considered depending on my availability and the season, so please send me a message to see if I can help you!

I also look after rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, budgies, fish and other 'pocket pets', but unfortunately I no longer offer dog sitting, overnight stays and I cannot board in my own home.

Service Outline

  • Once or twice daily visits to suit your needs
  • Free key collection and care note meeting prior to booked dates
  • A chance to be in the Secure Key Holding Scheme if you go away often (see below)
  • Cleaning feeding areas and bowls
  • Clean, change and empty litter trays as directed, and change bedding of small animals
  • Keeping indoor animals inside, and letting in/out those who go outside if they don't have a cat flap
  • Basic grooming if needed
  • Administering medication - I have experience with most forms of medicine; tablets, injections, liquids, inhalers and creams. Please state in your first message if your animal will need medication and if they are time-specific
  • Fuss and cuddles throughout each visit!
  • Clear up any mess made by animals throughout the booking
  • Household chores such as watering plants, putting out bins, gathering mail, turning on lights and opening/closing of curtains. Please note for big gardens I may add an extra charge
  • Text, Whatsapp or Email updates periodically throughout your booking (frequency to be discussed on your initial meeting), or if you prefer the no-news-is-good-news approach, then you can opt for me to only contact you in an emergency. I can send photo and video updates where possible, but I will only be able to send these via Facebook Messenger, Email or Whatsapp.
  • Checkout list so you know exactly what was done on my list visit and how your pet was
  • If your cat is looking off colour, with your permission I will transport your pet to the vets and bring them back home again when they have been assessed, and give any aftercare advised by the vet while you're still away. If I can't contact you or your emergency contact given on our meeting, I will use my own judgement before making a decision to take your pet to the vets. Before going away, please check with your vet their procedure for cat sitters incase the need arises!
  • Visit Times & Initial Meet And Greets

    Visit time is based on your pets' personality, and can vary at busier times, but a visit will usually not exceed 45 minutes. For the catchment areas above I offer once or twice daily visits - AM & PM for twice daily, and flexible times for the once daily. If you require a once daily visit please let me know if your have a time slot preference (AM/LUNCH/PM).

    Morning visits are generally between 730-1130am, Lunch visits 12-3pm and Teatime visits between 330-8pm. These times may vary slightly either side depending on the time of year. For those on specific timed medications (e.g. Insulin injections) I will try to to accommodate timings to those they are used to.

    All bookings include a free meet and greet key collection. This is planned in in the lead up to your dates, so that information is fresh. Any additional meetings for the booking may require a charge to cover fuel costs if I am not passing your area at the time (e.g if you would like to meet in advance of key collection). If we have already met, I might ask for keys to be dropped to my house depending on my availability, or I am familiar with many key-code boxes too and am happy to have keys left in these. I generally plan meetings on selected weekday evenings after 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes, but will always give you as many options as possible when we arrange this!

    Secure Key Holding Scheme

    I'm constantly thriving to provide the best flexible pet care solutions to all of my clients. Part of this is offering to securely hold a key for your property free of charge, to ensure that you can book at short notice and in peak times with no worry of unavailability (this excludes any dates sent out in advance of my own holiday!). There is no charge for this service as ultimately you are also helping free up my time for someone else's pet care needs.

    The keys I hold are all marked with a clear identity tag (with no address or surname!), in a securely locked location other than on dates you have booked in, and can be returned to you if needed at your request. Some benefits of this free-of-charge extra are as follows:

  • Flexibility for short notice requests, emergency visits and for those of you who go away alot throughout peak times where it may be hard for me to fit in key collections.
  • Collecting keys for existing clients adds in an extra consideration when booking, and it isn't always as easy for me to fit in a key collection like it is to fit in last minute cat sitting visits, so key holding cuts out the need for you to be available for me to collect the key at unsociable times when you get home from work or on days off.
  • It ensures I still have a key after the last visit you have booked incase of any delays or you decide to prolong your trip
  • There will be someone within reach with a key to your property should you lock yourself out or for any other emergency

  • For those of you who do not want to opt into this scheme, I can post the keys back through your letterbox on my last visit (this is only if you are happy with this and have a backup contact incase of delays), or I can keep hold of them until you're back and then post them through your letterbox when I am passing your area. If we have met and it is feasible, I may ask you to drop your key through my own letterbox in the run up to dates to cut out the need for you to be available for key collection.

    Please mention if you would like me to hold a key when booking, and have a spare key available on the date we arrange. You will be required to sign a key holding form which I will either have on our meeting or leave out with an SAE for posting back to me.

    Policies/Terms & Conditions

  • Please note that any cancellations of dates when a booking is about to start (from 7am on the day first visit is booked) or has already started may incur a full charge to make up for lost income if I have turned other people away.
  • I work all year round, including Christmas day and Boxing day which are a double charge per visit, and I only offer one visit one these days. Bank holidays (including New Years Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday) are charged at time and a half per visit (To come into affect from Jan 2019). Please book as early as possible as I book up extremely early for these periods, and to make sure we have time to sort out a meeting that is good for you!
  • Although it is safer to keep your cats inside when you’re away, I understand that this does not work everyone, and a big appeal of cat sitting is that they stay in their routine. Please be aware that I cannot be held accountable for cats that wander while having access to a cat flap/being allowed outdoors, but i’ll do all I can to help you them get home if they go missing while you’re away. I am also not held accountable if you have another person coming into your home while you’re away (e.g a neighbour/friend/cleaner who may let your cat out by accident). For this reason i always recommend that I am the only one visiting your animals to save any confusion. Please have a think about whether your cat has a regular outdoor routine before we meet, so that we can discuss it and come up with a plan to keep them indoors if you think they aren’t confident enough to be left with outside access while you’re not there.
  • Where possible, all food, bedding and litter is to be supplied by the client before booking commences and left in the place arranged on key collection. However, if the need arises I am happy to pick up more pet supplies to be reinbursed when you arrive home. I'm sorry, but I can't accommodate errand runs (e.g. getting some milk for last visit), as I start very early and rarely get a chance to stop between visits!
  • Unlike a cattery, I do not require your pets to be up to date with vaccinations, although it is good practice for them to be for the good of their health. I do however ask that your animals are up to date with flea and worm treatment before you go away whether they are indoor or outdoor animals. This protects your pets from unwanted visitors and in turn protects my other clients too.