We love cats and they are our passion, so we dedicate our time to caring for your feline family member. Cat Sitting in their home allows your cat the opportunity to enjoy one-to-one attention that they deserve. You will enjoy the peace of mind knowing your cats are in the hands of Devoted and very caring and trustworthy cat sitters.
We specialise in cats, and we know for them there’s simply no place like home! Our Cat Sitting service provides your cats with lots of loving care.
We know that cats are creatures of habit and simply adore their home comforts, so by staying at home, it allows them to follow their usual diet and normal routines, being in a familiar, secure environment provides them the opportunity to be as happy and content as possible!
Home security is an added benefit, and we can help give your home that 'lived in' look, to help keep your home more secure.
You'll enjoy our daily photos and updates, we'll bring in the post, and let you know if we spot anything out of the ordinary. We know its a big responsibility choosing some one to look after your cat's. We want to provide a service that is bespoke and personalised thats why we get you to fill out key information about your cat - we don't believe in a one size fits all approach. Every cat has different needs and requirements. For this reason, we offer all our customers our free no obligation, "Meet & Greet" service.
We will schedule your "Meet & Greet" to discuss all your cat's needs. This is our opportunity to meet your cats and learn about their needs, routine, behaviour, and health and gives you the opportunity to get to know us, we can show your our credentials, collect keys etc). So that you can have complete confidence in us to care for your cat.
Why not take advantage of our free no obligation, "Meet & Greet" service.
Feed and Fuss
We dont just pop-in feed your cats and leave, we give personal attention and fuss on every visit. Our cat sitting service provides feeding, playtime and a warm lap to sit on!
Here's what we do:
Feed and Fuss
Washing of food and water bowls at each visit
Feeding and keeping water fresh and full
Clean and tidy litter tray
Fuss, Playtime laptime or simply "chill" time
Basic grooming service
Daily photos and updates
We are happy to Feed and Fuss other small pets (guinea pigs, hamsters)
Check that your cat is generally well and happy
Provide lots of re-assuring cuddles!
Opening and closing your curtains for a 'lived-in' look
Our service is absolutely discreet and vehicles do not carry any advertising whatsoever.
The cost of our cat sitting service is £12 per visit (up to two cats).
Just £1 per visit per extra cat!
Morning visits may take place between 6 am - noon
Afternoon visits may take place between noon - 6 pm
Emergency pet supplies - £10 plus cost of supplies
Emergency vet trip - £25
The following days are charged at double rate: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday. Christmas Eve and New Years are charged time and a half. Bank holidays will be charged at double the standard rate.
Payments can be made by online bank transfer or cash if it is more convenient for you. For our pet sitting services, payment is due 7 days before our first visit and where payment is not received in accordance with these terms and conditions of business, Rainbow Pet Sitting reserve the right not to proceed with any previously agreed arrangements.
Please note:- If you live in a parking permitted area, we will need to be provided with a visitor parking permit otherwise we will not be able to take you on as a client.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time do you spend with my cat?
We will always stay an appropriate time for the individual cat or cats in our care. For example if we are visiting and caring for your cats that have cat flap access to the outside, who eat and them disappear (clearly wanting to get back outside to continue their adventures!), there would be little point in having an extending stay. If however, we are visiting and caring for cats that really enjoy human company, (and especially kittens and elderly or timid cats), we would socialise with, cuddle, groom (if required) and reassure them for as long our schedule allows. Be assured that socialising with your cat would be a very important element our our visits along with the practical aspect of maintaining food, water and clean litter. Where clients invite us to, we will make a cup of tea or coffee, put on the TV or have a read, with "you-know-who" sat on our lap purring away!
One or two other cat sitting services in the area appear to be cheaper?In cat care, like many other areas in life, “you get what you pay for”.
Some cat sitters offer a basic “pop in” or “cat feeding” service whereby they rush into the house, put down the food, change the litter and leave, often without even washing the dishes for days at a time. In terms of time spent, it can be no more than 5 to 10 minutes maximum. Unfortunately, you will not know this is the case and consequently your cats will not receive any kind of social interaction, companionship, laptime or play time. This is shameful.
That is definitely not the type of service provided by Rainbow Pet Sitting! We provide a fully comprehensive cat sitting service that not only covers all the practical aspects of food, water and litter, it also includes spending quality time with your cat.
Unfortunately, this is not possible under any circumstances. We take our duty of care extremely seriously and the health of your cats is always our primary concern. "We do not do every other day or shared visits for cats". To that end, it is our policy to make a least one visit per day over the whole period that the cat owner is away. This goes some way to address the social needs of a cat and also allows us to check on a daily basis that the cat is healthy and well. Depending on timings, it may be necessary to make a visit on the day of departure and the day of return.
I would like visits every other day. Is that Ok?
Do you arrive in a vehicle that displays advertising?
If we were to do so, it would compromise household security, by advertising the fact that you are away from home.
Our service is absolutely discreet and vehicles do not carry any advertising whatsoever. This is where the Rainbow Pet Sitting service offers a major advantage over other pet sitting services that arrive at the homes of their customers in vehicles that carry advertising.
We are very experienced in recognising all kinds of problems. Should we feel there is an issue, we will contact you if the situation and timescale allows this, and if necessary we will take your cat to the vets (this will normally be your own vets). This is an extremely rare occurrence, but please be reassured that we will never hesitate to consult a vet where necessary. We are happy to to pay any vet bill on your behalf and you can reimburse us on your return.
What are the key arrangements?
Will you be able to let my cat out whilst I am away?
With regard to letting cats in or out, we can work with the following two situations:
EITHER your cat stays in whilst you are away, in which case we will service the litter trays OR your cat has outside access via a cat-flap.
Because of the uncertainty in relation to how long a cat might wish to stay out and when it might choose to return, in the majority of situations we are very reluctant to let cats in and out - although we do not rule this out entirely - and particular situations can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. So if you do not have a cat-flap, your cat would (normally) need to stay in whilst you are away.
However, even if your cat was confined to the house whilst you are away, we are sure that it would far prefer staying at home with massive amounts of familiar home space in preference to being forcibly taken off to a cattery and being confined to a small pen. And after all, for most people, we’re only talking about 2 or 3 weeks holiday out of 52 weeks each year – and most cats can easily manage for a few weeks each year.