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I'm not sure how this would work or if anyone would be interested but here goes......
I have 2 cats and I live on the southern end of the ladder. I would be more than happy to cat sit for others in the area and would love it if someone could return the favour for me from time to time.
I am CRB checked and have looked after animals, and cats, all my life. I also have family members and friends who are vets and vet nurses.
Would there be some way of making a little local cat sitting group?
Any ideas would be gratefully received.
Hi Angela, I could help... check out my website: http://happydogsandcats.co.uk/pet-behaviour-services/cat-sitting/
Hi Angela, happy to help I have to pass the ladder twice a day every day to and from work, dm me details if you are still looking.
Hello ! does anyone know of another house/cat sitter besides Steve, who is amazing , but unfortunately not available on the dates we are away? need someone (ideally who would stay over) to look after our cat from the 23 of may to 1st of June. Any personal recommendation? Please pm if interested of if you know of someone.. many thanks
p.s we live on the ladder !
I can recommend Vicky http://www.happydogsandcats.co.uk/pet-behaviour-services/cat-sitting/
She feeds a lot of cats on the ladder, have known her for years and she's excellent. She doesn't stay over.
Hello again to all, and thanks to those who have mentioned me on the forum and provided references here and elsewhere. I'm looking to fill the gaps in my schedule for the rest of 2015 (I already have bookings - confirmed and provisional - for christmas, new year, and most of the first half of 2016); here are my current free dates...
June 26th - july 4th
july 11th - 18th
august 7th - 26th
october 14th - december 16th
I'm currently at primrose hill and then regents park, so can easily pop up to the ladder or gardens to say hello and meet you and your cats. My number - 07948 517583 - and more details on my site at http://coolforcats.webeden.co.uk
I've not joined this thread as usually I have neighbours helping out if I'm away from my 3 cats. My dilemma is I need to find them a temp place to stay either together or separately as we have to move out for a week or so while major repair is carried out. I'm wondering what are local catteries like (if any) and how expensive are they? Or are there any cat-lovers likely to offer a temp home with help with costs etc? I've never had to put any of my pets in a cattery so am reluctant to use one now, especially for my elderly cat, Chica, who might find it all too strange and scary. The other 2 are tougher more resilient brothers but still the thought of sticking them in a cattery too seems too much. Any ideas or suggestions much appreciated... Thanks!
Hi Suze. Maybe a local neighbour can provide a temporary home for a week - you would need someone without cats of their own. The only thing you need to be careful of - if they stay in someone else's home - is to make sure your cats don't go outside. I deal a lot with lost cats and cats often get lost if they stay in someone else's home as they manage to escape - the person looking after them leaves a window ajar or door open by mistake and the cat gets out and gets lost as it doesn't know where it is. (I expect your cats are already microchipped, but if not, it's best to get them chipped).
Like you, I've never had to use a cattery for my cats. However, the vet which I have used for years and rate highly is Village Vet. I know that they have a cattery, details here http://www.villagevetcattery.co.uk/
You're right, cats don't like being away from their own home! I'm sure either option will work as it's only for a week and then they'll be glad to be back home with you.
i can ask my friend who is a fosterer and hasnt any cats at the moment but one of the cats she fostered for a longtime just got put to sleep by their present owner, bla bla so she is very upset and may not feel able to
when are you talking about,
my friend lives in tottenham and you would need to transport them
Hi Tigha, that would be great if you could ask if that's a possibility. Or if anyone knows of other fosterers too. I haven't got firm dates yet - waiting for landlady and builders to confirm - but probably end of July or more likely during August, which makes it difficult to plan. Transporting to Tottenham isn't a problem or anywhere in North London, so long as they're cared for and safe!! I would recompense costs of course. Thanks
Thanks Justine for suggestions. Unfortunately as much as my neighbours are lovely and helpful, they're happy to pop in and feed but it's too much to ask them to look after cats in their own home full time. It probably needs cat lovers like fosterers to take on such a responsibility so if you know of any fosterers, that would be great. A cattery would be a last resort I think as it might be too bewildering particularly my older cat (and I can't really afford it either).
i have sent you a connection request so i can give you paulette,s number