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.
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!
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:
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.