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Need a cat sitter
Does anyone have a cat sitter they really like that they
could recommend? Someone who comes to your house, feeds the
cats and cleans the litter box, but also hangs out and plays
for a little bit? I looked at the archived listings and
there haven't been any recommendations since early 2010, so
a recent recommendation would be most appreciated. We're in
North Berkeley. Thanks for your help. christa
I highly recommend Donna Ferino at 510-524-6783. She is
truly a 'cat person,' and has lovingly cared for many cats
over the years I've known her. In addition to her
'Experienced Pet Care with Love,' she also works as a vet
I know someone who still does this type of service, makes
house calls to take care of cats and dogs and look after
their wellbeing. Her name is Donna Martin and can be
reached at 367-6464. Angel Pet Care I think is the name of
her business. Paul
We're in search of a cat sitter who can care for our two cats in their home for 4
weeks this summer. We're not really interested in a kennel situation for such a
long period of time. If anyone knows of a reliable, cat-loving person who does
this in their home in the East Bay, please let us know!
I live in the Rockridge hills and have a cat sitter who is
fabulous. He's very responsible, easy to work with, and
positively adores cats. I cannot remember what the name of
his business is, but his name is Walter, and his phone
number is (510) 531-1472.
I'm looking for the names of a few good pet sitters who are great
with cats. I'd be interested in knowing about both types of
sitter--those who stop by and feed the cats, and also those
sitters who will stay overnight in your home and spend more time
with the animals.
I highly recommend Sue Tomasello at Berkeley Pet Patrol. Her
website is: http://berkeleypetpatrol.com/index.htm. She has
reasonable rates and is great with our 2 cats. She even took
our cat to the vet one time when he was sick but we were out of
the country and could not be reached immediately. She also is
good about following up after visits and letting us know how
everything went. We have always used her services of just
coming and feeding/playing with the cats, but I think she might
also offer overnight services.
Our cats love Sue
For pet sitting, use East Bay Pet Play. They do any type of visit/home stay you want.
you just need feeding a couple times of day or want an overnight service, they will do
it for you. I have heard nothing but good things about them. The person you want to
call is Chris at (909) 801-4774, he is great! Good luck!!
We are looking for a neat, clean, fastidious cat person (as opposed to a
dog person) to come in and feed our two cats for 10 days while we are on
vacation. Someone who doesn't mind taking their shoes off in the house,
and is extremely responsible and with references. Prefer high school or
I can recommend Barbara Samuelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, who
offers excellent cat services and who offers consultation services
as an Animal Communicator. I have hired her and been very
Robin Mello: 510-278-9541 is an amazing animal person - she
cares for our cats and dogs with equal love and attention!
My 12 year old cat was just diagnosed with diabetes last weekend.
Fortunately, he is doing well on insulin shots, which he gets twice a
day at 12 hour intervals. The complicating issue is that I have
plans to take a two week vacation this summer (late June through
early July). I need to get a sitter who can give my cat shots, feed
all three cats, clean the potty box, and feed my goldfish, who now
have 71 babies.
So, my questions are:
1. Does anyone know of anyone to recommend for the job, who can give
twice daily shots, who is reliable, and who can give my kitties the
TLC they love to get?
2. What is the going rate for such services? I am clueless, since I
usually do pet-care swaps with friends, but this time I don't want to
saddle any of my friends with administering insulin shots, since
there are always risks involved in doing it and I would rather use
someone who knows how to administer insulin shots and possibly even
do random glucose testing.
Thanks for any assistance you can send my way.
Just Cats has the person you need. I've been using them for a
couple years now for my two cats. They board cats as well as visit
your home, though I've only used the petsitting service. I had
Jessica twice, and someone else another time and both of them were
great. Jessica is a vet tech at Cheshire Cat Clinic, so I'm sure
she can do insulin shots. At least one of the other ladies they
work with is a vet tech at the same office. [Bonus: my cats are
much less freaked out at the vet now because someone familiar
greets them in the room]
happy cats at home
I would recommend Mekelia Drake (8413246). She is wonderful with
animals. your animals will get alot of love and TLC. She is
experienced in giving medication. Mekelia is very responsible and
will tke the best care of you kittens. Rates are higher for
overnight care. You may be able to get a bit of a better price if
you offer to help Mekelia take her things to your house. Mekelila
is quite resoanable. I think you can pay anywhere form $30+ to
55+ a night. Keep in mind it is wonderful to have someone in your
house you trust and who is responsible. i made the mistake of
havingsomeonewho was not. Not fun. Peace of mind and good animal
care and house care are wonderful. good luck.
dog and cat parent
Wendyann Cardwell has been really helpful caring for our
dogs/cats. She is a vet assistant so can handle any medical
issues in addition to regular care. She was great when our old
dog needed attention and we were out of town...and has managed to
keep four cats straight with various medications, etc. She will
also pick up mail and other odds/ends, but the pet care is what I
really need. Has always taken last minute requests, which I
really appreciate bc we don't always plan too far in advance. She
has a key to our house so I just call and leave the dates, she
confirms, and I leave her payment and our contact info at the
house for when she arrives. She can be reached at 223-2609. Good
We have a fairly new cat and will be going away for a few days
in April and are wondering what to do with the cat while we are
gone. We can't bring the cat where we are going. Does anyone
have any recommendations on places to board the cat? (a sitter
won't work because my parents will be stayig in our place and
they are allergic.) We live in Concord, so central Contra Costa
is preferred (Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Martinez,
Concord,etc.) but we are open to other places if they are
Hi! The perfect cat sitter for you is Denise Christopher. she
takes the cat into her home, and since she has no pets of her
own, your cat is the queen (or king!)Denise is licensed and
bonded, and she adores animals. Her number is (925)202-7422 and
she is in Alamo. Her business is called A Pawsitively Pet Sitter
The only really good cat boarding facility I've found in the East
Bay is the Feline Bed & Breakfast at 11074 San Pablo Ave. in El
Cerrito. The phone is 510 233-1400. They take only cats (and an
occasional bunny). The facility is clean, calm and right next to
a veterinary hospital -- handy in case of an emergency. The staff
all take their jobs seriously and are well-trained. The cubicles
are a comfortable size for cats. They are each let out for a
little while every day. I have to drive 30-40 minutes to get
there myself, but it's worth it, knowing that my pet is going to
I know a great place, though it is not very close to you. It is
the Feline Bed & Breakfast in El Cerrito. They are really nice
and treat the cats great. Also, they share a building with Abbey
Vet, which made things so much easier for us when our cat was
elderly and on meds. The vet even stopped over to check on our
cat once when we left her there for a week and were worried.
We need a housesitter/catsitter for over thanksgiving and
throughout the year. The main request is to keep the cats
company and to feed them
A young woman who does childcare for me is also looking
for regular or occasional work taking care of pets in the
Oakland/Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area. She has
veterinary tech training and a love of animals. She will
walk dogs, bathe pets, come to feed pets, and bestow all
the love and attention you'd like to give your pet if you
had the time. She provides affordable, reliable, and
enthusiastic services. See her website EastBayPets.com or
contact her by phone at 510-409-7189 or by email at
EastBayPets AT Animail.net.
going to be gone for about 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays
and would like to find a resonably priced petsitter (or
petsitter/housesitter) to check on my cat while I am gone (in
the Oakland/Piedmont area). Has anyone used any of the
petsitting services in the area, or could anyone recommend a
I highly recommend Mother's Love for Your Pet -- the owner,
Wendy Burch, has been caring for our dog and cats for seven
years. Her services include daily dogwalking or visits to the
house to spend quality time with pets, take in the mail, etc.
She is extremely principled, bonded/licensed etc. and just a
very sincere and caring person. She really treats your pets
like the family that they are. Her web site is
www.ourpetsitter.com and phone is 531-1954.
Someone to come over and feed out cats?
I'd like to
find experienced reliable people who can just come over once/day,
feed pets, clean the cat box, and water flowers a couple of
times. Anyone covering Richmond who doesn't expect to live in?
Most kids already know how to do these things as they are
required chores at home. Try calling the local camp fire or girl
scouts troop in your area. These kids would do the job for an
affordable price, plus they could probably earn a badge for doing
it. Talk to some den mothers. This will also give you an
opportunity to know some of the young people in your neighborhood
in case you need other things done.
Try VCA Lammers Pet Hospital, on San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo.
Also call other VCA pet hospitals in Berkeley and Albany. If the
VCA hospitals don't have what you want, ask them for referrals
to other places which board pets. Since they're in the biz they
will know people who can help you.
Good luck! - Bay
We are going away for 5 weeks this summer and are looking for
a place where we could leave our cat. So far, I've found only
kennels, and the last time we did that, it felt he was completely distressed for
days when we came back. He is an indoor/outdoor cat and when we have left in
outside the house with a neighbor to feed him, he always had an infection when
we came back (I'm starting to think that cat somatize!). House sitting is
problematic since he likes to sleep in the house during the day, comes home whenever
he feels like and often goes out around 2 am. Does anybody knows a facility
which would have a large outside fenced area for cats to roam ? I heard of such
a place in Lafayette, but cannot find it anymore. We leave in Moraga, but can board
him anywhere. Thanks
Try the Feline Bed and Breakfast on San Pablo in El
Cerrito. I haven't personally left my cats there, but
I have seen their facilities and I would definately
choose them. I like that it is not a kennel, it is a
"bed and breakfast"
I highly recommend Cat's Cradle in San Rafael if you want to venture
towards Marin. Easily found on East Francisco Blvd with great access from
the Richmond/SR bridge. My sister-in-law(who works in a local vet's
office) highly recommended them as well. Each cat has their own
kennel/caged area with food/water/litte box but the thing I really liked
was the large open areas/rooms for the cats to roam around in throughout
the day. They've got sunny window seat areas for those inclined to nap in
the sun, catbeds for the guests, toys to play with, an aquarium full of
fish for them to watch, and a loving/knowledgeable staff that takes care of
the animals AND plays with them. They charge $12/day-check it out.
I know you didn't ask for this, but we have used a wonderful
pet sitting service for our cat when we travel. We've used "Pets n
Plants" for five years for our now-11-year-old cat and we've never had a
problem. The sitter comes once per day (you can arrange for more visits), brings
in mail, cleans litter, refreshes food and water, and attempts to brush and
play with our cat (she's not too social with new people). The last couple of
years we've requested the same sitter each time and she genuinely cares
about our cat. She leaves a log of each visit so we know went on during our
absence. Their number is (510) 278-1234.
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