Cats are great companions for a busy urban lifestyle. They are self-sufficient when you’re out and about, and a brilliant stress relief for when you’re home. Giving you lots of playtime and cuddles to remind you that there is more to life than just work.
But what happens when you have to go away on business or your well-deserved holiday? What if your friends and family members aren’t available to take care of your fur baby while you’re gone?
You could send your kitty to a cattery, but make sure you do your homework, book well in advance and prepare your cat for unfamiliar surroundings. As most cats are very territorial and can get very stressed, this may not be an ideal solution for everyone.
In fact some owners find the thought of sending their fur babies to an unfamiliar place so stressful they can’t even imagine going on holiday!
So then there’s the option of using a local cat sitter, and that’s where Cat in a Flat comes in. Cat in a Flat is the UK’s biggest cat loving, cat sitting community, it connects cat owners with trusted and insured cat sitters in their neighborhood. Its mission is to help cats stay in the comforts of their own home / sock drawer while their owner is away.
All cat sitters are fully insured, undergo all the checks and are required to write a full, personal profile. Cat owners are encouraged to meet the sitters beforehand to make sure the ‘boss’ approves of their choice.
Cat in a Flat is a great community as all sitters who sign up and offer their service, do it not as a full time profession, but because they are true cat lovers and can’t wait to spend time with your furry friends.
They understand that cats aren’t just pets — they’re part of the family, our confidantes, our BFFs (best furry friends)… they also understand the stresses of leaving your cat behind while going on holiday as most of them are cat owners themselves.
To find your perfect cat sitter, simply enter your postcode and you’ll be matched to some lovely sitters in your area. Here you will see their rates, reviews and profiles. Feel free to contact as many sitters as you like and invite your favourite around for a cuppa tea. That way you can get to know each other before you go ahead with the booking - no strings attached.
Self funded. Self motivated.
This community has been created by founders Kathrin and Julie, they both have cats of their own and always had trouble finding the perfect person to look after their fur babies while away.
They said in a Timeout article:
We set about creating a network where true cat lovers would look after our cats, giving us peace of mind that they are being fed, played with and getting plenty of belly-rubbing/sock-chasing/window-staring/box-sitting while staying in the comforts of their own home.
Cat in a Flat is perfect for anyone planning a holiday and wanting to cancel out stressful ventures to catteries. Or anyone who simply just wants more cats in their life. So whether you're a cat owner or a cat lover, this is the community for you.
Next time you go away, why not try and find a trusted cat sitter through catinflat.com. It’s also a great way to meet some more people in your neighborhood.