A cattery can be a cold and lonely place for a cat. He’s around strange people and unfamiliar animals, stuck in a crate or in a small space that just doesn’t feel – or even smell – like home. At one time, people had little choice but to leave their beloved cats in a cattery when they traveled or went on holiday.
Today, however, a professional cat sitter can provide your cat with the same love and care he gets when you’re at home. It’s little wonder, then, that your cat would love a cat sitter. Here are five reasons your cat would probably give you if he could tell you why you should hire a pet sitter instead of sticking him in a cattery.
5 Reasons Why Your Cat Would Love A Cat Sitter
1. Cats love routine
Your cat, like you and each member of your family, has a routine he follows each day. He instinctively knows when it’s meal time. He goes outside at the same time each day, and perhaps you have scheduled play time every day.
A cat sitter makes sure your cat maintains his routine which ensures he is happy and stress-free.
2. Cats are territorial
All cats have different personalities and their own preferences in toys, food, and even people, but one trait all cats share is they are territorial creatures. If you’ve ever introduced a new cat or a new pet into your home, you’ve likely heard hisses and have seen the raised tail.
Another animal in your cat’s territory, at the cattery for example, can be extremely stressful and traumatic for your cat.
It’s not often we need to leave the cats. Usually, if we’re not home a relative is free to look after them.
A few years ago no one was available so we brought them to the local cattery. On our return they were terrified and very annoyed with us. We felt really guilty. I knew I could never leave them in a cattery again.
Pet Sitters Ireland were great this time round, not only were the cats happy in our home but I knew they were being looked after. It’s so nice to get the pet diary photos every day and know they are ok.
3. Cats need one-on-one social interaction.
A professional cat sitter will give your cat the attention – whether it’s getting ear scratches or playing with a favorite toy – he deserves each visit. Every cat enjoys being spoiled and, unlike a cattery, a cat sitter provides one-on-one attention.
4. Your cat won’t have to go in the car.
Cats traditionally do not like traveling in the car. Putting your cat in a carrier can be traumatic on him and stressful for you. And, if you’ve ever driven any length of time with a stressed out and unhappy cat, you can attest that such a drive can be loud and painful for everyone involved. A cat sitter saves you a stressful car ride.
We have called on the services of the Pet Sitters Ireland team on the last 4 occasions when we have needed out cats looked after while we have been away. The last occasion was back in the Summer so I feel it well overdue to report that once more we were able to enjoy complete peace of mind knowing the our beloved pets were in safe hands once more.
5. There’s no place like home.
Really, when it comes right down to it, there’s no place like home – for people or for animals. And, there’s no place your cat would rather sleep at night than in his own bed, to eat and to drink from his own bowls, and to play with his own toys.