By cat people for cat people since 2009!
Alice has been selected as one of the top-five finalists for the 2018 Pet Sitter of the Year™ Award by Pet Sitters International (PSI). The Pet Sitter of the Year designation is the industry’s highest honor and recognizes true excellence in the professional pet-sitting field. Alice has the honour to be nominated by customers and colleagues in the veterinary practices in Dublin. She is the first ever Irish pet sitter who make the finalist. I hope this will put Ireland on the international stage in relations to pet care and welfare. There is still so much to be done in this country and she is looking forward to contribute further to the community.
Do you want to understand better what your cat is thinking? Or maybe you don't have cat yet but are wondering if living with cat is suitable for you. Have you wondered if cats have emotion? Are they really solitude animal?
Did you know Alice is also a trained doula? Equipped with the knowledge of cat behaviour and newborn baby behaviour, it has become her speciality to help families (both humans and cats) to adjust to their new life with a new addition. You can have a look at her article here on the subject matter.
We are cat people!
When Alice and Jason moved to Dublin from Paris in 2007, for the first time ever they had no family to help take care of their cat when they travelled. So they went looking and tried to look for a paid option. They quickly realised that there weren't that many options out there for cat people. Having a very difficult cat who doesn't travel well at all made going to a cattery a very difficult operation. Alice thought, 'Ha! I could start a cat sitting business!' They thought, 'Hey! Why not?'
Before they knew it, Alice left her office job and began cat sitting full time. Since then, the amount of cat families we have signed up to service has been growing every year. In 2012, as demand grew, we even started recruiting a few of our customers to join our team as cat sitters too!
We have served hundreds of cat people all over Dublin. Read more about us here.
Some people might think you are mental when you tell them you are hiring a cat sitter, but you know better! The way we live with cats has changed so much during the past twenty years, from working animals in farms to our companions, friends and important family members. Cats help provide the kind of warmth and love which can be difficult to obtain in modern society.
We are cat people ourselves; we know cats are our best friends and important members of the family. We miss our cats when we are away ourselves so we totally understand your worry. And on top of that, we know your cat(s) miss you too when you are away! We see it every day! We are here to make the separation less stressful for you and your cat.
Does your cat do any of these?
* Peeing or pooping outside of the litter box
* Clawing and doing other destructive behaviours (e.g. scratching the furniture)
* Being aggressive towards human or other cats, e.g. clawing, biting, chasing, bullying, etc.
* Yowling, and other compulsive behaviours.
* Other so-called “bad behaviour”
Alice, our cat behaviourist, might be able to help. Write to her and get a FREE 10 minute phone call for an initial assessment. She will be able to tell you if she can help you.