Pros and cons of being a cat sitter

First of all, just to get this out of the way. I LOVE BEING A CAT SITTER. I do. I love my life style, I love my human customers, I love my cat customers, I love that I am doing something I am passionate about every day to the point that I never feel like I am working. But having said that, I am sick of … Continue reading Pros and cons of being a cat sitter

Pet sitter cares for your house too!

I saw this campaign run by the An Garda¬†S√≠och√°na recently and I thought I need to mention something pet sitter does that you might not be aware of. Yes, hiring a pet sitter is also very effective crime prevention measure. We are trained to keep an eye on your property. If there is any suspicious things in your house, e.g. windows have been moved, objects … Continue reading Pet sitter cares for your house too!

Puddy – the cat who travelled 6 weeks to go home

As a cat sitter and behaviourist, I have the privilege to hear a lot¬†amazing cat stories from my human customers. It never fails to open my eyes¬†and remind me how much we all¬†underestimate the cat’s ability. Puddy is one of the legendary cats I have come across. He came into my life when his human scheduled a meet and greet on 2011 and wanted to … Continue reading Puddy – the cat who travelled 6 weeks to go home

Trick of the Trade: What’s in my bag for Catsmas sitting?

Christmas cat sitting challenge is on full speed tomorrow, which means I will be on the road from 6am to 6pm or even later. I might have limited access to shops and need to be comfortable for long duration of being outdoor. Therefore, Catsmas sitting require special packing. I will write another post to show you my normal gear after New Year. In this picture, … Continue reading Trick of the Trade: What’s in my bag for Catsmas sitting?

Why do you need a professional pet sitter?

I don’t actually got asked this question anymore. In fact, I don’t remember when was the last time someone asked me that question. I would like¬†to think the¬†Maow Care¬†website has been effective enough that people don’t feel they need to ask. But in case you are someone who is not familiar with the concept or you are a pet sitter in an area with a … Continue reading Why do you need a professional pet sitter?

SMOPB – Part 2: naming your pet sitting business

Since I started my cat sitting business 5 years ago, I have been asked again and again how did I do it. People who asks, some of them curious (nosy), some of them genuinely want advices. Especially information on how to start a business in Ireland is not available in a consolidated manner, it might take a long time before you get on the right … Continue reading SMOPB – Part 2: naming your pet sitting business

Trick of the trade: always lock ALL doors behind you

As a cat sitter, we open a lot of doors. And with that, we also close and LOCK a lot of doors. So Trick of the Trade to share with you today – ALWAYS lock all the doors behind you.¬† Whatever the door is. Front door, back door, side door, shed doors, everything. If the doors were lock when you came in, lock it back … Continue reading Trick of the trade: always lock ALL doors behind you

SMOPB – Step 1: before you start – research

I started my own pet sitting business (SMOPB) 5 years ago, I have been asked again and again how did I do it. In fact, I have been approached by numerous individuals for the past few years asking for advices and tips to start their own pet sitting business. I am one for information sharing and karma. Every time, I would answer all their questions … Continue reading SMOPB – Step 1: before you start – research