Cat Sitting in London
Cat sitting is about looking after cats in their own homes. It is recommended by the experts, including those of the Cats Protection League because cats are so territorial.
Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind (CDPOM for short!) has been looking after cats & small pets by visiting them and cat-sitting them in their own homes since 1999.
Why home is best for cats when you are away
Much of a cat’s feeling of security and ability to relax comes from being surrounded by the familiar sights, sounds and scents of his or her own territory.
As a result the experts advise that it’s not a good idea to take your cat with you on holiday. Cats are simply happiest in the surroundings they know. That is why Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind looks after people’s cats in their own homes while you’re away, or simply too busy!
We do this in two ways. The first and most popular cost-effective way is by visiting your cats in their own home. Most customers ask for one visit a day, but some – especially if their cats are on medication, for example because they are diabetic and need insulin jabs morning and evening – request two visits a day.
On occasion, we are also asked to live in with a customer’s cat or cats and this is possible – if we have the availability.
Cat sitting is hassle free & what your cat prefers
Making arrangements for Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind to look after your cat in his or her own home while you’re away is not only a sound choice – it’s what your cat would prefer.
And a big bonus of leaving your much-loved pets in the care of CDPOM’s thorough, professional loving carers, is that it’s so simple, and takes the guilt out of going away and leaving your pets behind.
Since CDPOM was founded in 1999 we have built up an excellent and coveted reputation for cat sitting in London with our thorough, professional and loving care for people’s cats and their homes.
The cat sitting service in London is fully insured, with carers both security vetted & professionally trained to look after your animals, while also providing heightened security for your home.
There’s no need to travel to an out-of-town cattery to check that it’s suitable. After contacting Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind, and before we start looking after your pets and your home, one of our carers will discuss your detailed requirements face to face. This enables us to find out exactly what you and your pets would like us to do in your absence.
Quality Cat Sitting Service in London
Before we start looking after your pets and your property we arrange a free, personal visit to discuss your detailed requirements face to face. This enables you to meet us, and for us to find out what you and your pets would like done in your absence.
What we offer, at a glance:
- Bespoke pet care
- Full insurance cover
- Security vetted carers
- Cat cuddling
- Water refreshing
- Changing & scooping litter
- Cat flap checking
- Lots of play time
- Hugs & kisses
- Ear scratching
- Belly rubbing
- Informative daily logs
- Increased home security
- Plant watering
- Garden tending
CDPOM has been operating a pet and cat sitting service throughout much of London since 1999. To find out whether we cover your area please visit the page detailing the postcodes we cover or contact us to find out whether we can look after your cats and your home.
On occasion customers request that a specific carer looks after their beloved pet. This is of course possible. However, because it puts quite a strain on the administration of CDPOM’s visits we have to charge extra for this privilege. If this aspect of the service interests you please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Reliable and Dedicated Cat Sitting in London
Once we have begun caring for your pets and your home we complete a daily log to keep you informed of just what your animals have been up to while you’ve been away.
And when you return we can hold on to a set of keys in case of emergencies, or for repeat visits. You never know, you may have to go away in a hurry, or you may need someone to check your pets and home while you’re out.
Home Visiting Day Care & Boarding
Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind offers a London-wide, live-in house and pet-sitting service, subject to availability.
You may be going on holiday, having a short break or a long hospital stay, or you may have to be away on business.
What we offer is peace of mind.
When our carers house sit what they do is watch over your cats, dogs or other pets and your home, property and possessions. The presence of one of our professionally trained, security-vetted, fully insured carers living in your home ensures enhanced security.
Our tailor-made services are designed to suit your requirements. With this in mind we offer three tiers and tariffs:
Daycare, which covers eight hours during daytime where the carer stays in the customer’s home and looks after and exercises the pet/pets.
Overnight stays, which cover a minimum 24-hour period where the carer stays in the customer’s home and looks after the pet/pets and home as the customer would if he/she/they were working – i.e. the carer will be away for no more than eight hours (but no more than four hours at any one time) in any 24-hour period.
House-sitting 24-hour stays, which again cover a minimum 24-hour period but this time where the carer will be away for no more than two hours in any 24-hour period.
This means there is no need to put your pets in kennels or catteries, as your home and your animals are safe and secure in our hands.? We can even water your plants.
Frequently asked questions
What is the basic procedure in arranging CDPOM to look after my pets and my home?
Once a representative of CDPOM has taken down your details in a face-to-face interview and you have paid your deposit, the most suitable member of our team is chosen for your home and pet/s and you are either introduced or you are informed about your prospective sitter and given a brief history of their background.
This initial interview gives you the opportunity of ensuring that CDPOM knows how you would like your home and your pets cared for while you?re away, or simply too busy.
You will receive a copy of the interview schedule, which you must read carefully, correct and return or sign if you are in agreement with the contents and the terms and conditions.
If appropriate the assigned CDPOM carer will arrive on the day and time required and have a final briefing with you prior to your departure.
How long will the sitter be in my home?
Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind has three tiers of service and tariff to choose from:
Daycare, which covers eight hours during daytime where the carer stays in the customer?s home and looks after and exercises the pet/pets.
Overnight stays, which cover a minimum 24-hour period where the carer stays in the customer?s home and looks after the pet/pets and home as the customer would if he/she/they were working ? i.e. the carer will be away for no more than eight hours (but no more than four hours at any one time) in any 24-hour period.
House-sitting 24-hour stays, which again cover a minimum 24-hour period but this time where the carer will be away for no more than two hours in any 24-hour period
What does a CDPOM carer do whilst living in my home?
As a minimum, CDPOM expects the carer to have access to a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom (including bed linen) and the use of a television and radio. Beyond this our rules are very strict: our carers may not use your computers, access the internet or access any equipment or facilities unless agreement for their use has been specified and agreed with you.
Box of joy: it is little details like looking after the window boxes that make CDPOM special
Where absolutely necessary telephone use will be kept to a minimum and a log will be maintained of all calls made.
While living in your home a CDPOM carer will safeguard your property and care for your pets.
He or she will keep your home clean, tidy and undertake light gardening tasks.
We will not record a list of your visitors, monitor your telephone and/or forward messages, unless this is specified.
A CDPOM carer will use their own food unless authorisation has been given for to use any items while you are away.
How does having a CDPOM carer living in my home affect my own insurance?
We recommend that you advise your insurance company that we are in residence – some companies offer discounts.
What if an emergency occurs?
When a representative from CDPOM discusses your booking in detail face-to-face you can provide a list of trusted tradesmen and professionals for our carer to contact in the event of any emergency. It would be helpful, however, if you arranged in advance with your suppliers that any emergency work undertaken while you?re away will be charged to you on account.
Our sitters are selected partly for their initiative and ability to cope with unforeseen circumstances, so you can be safe in the knowledge that if any unexpected emergencies do occur the necessary action will be taken. Where possible the sitters will inform your emergency contact and/or you of what needs to be done and the costs involved. Any costs incurred by CDPOM will then be billed back to you.
All efforts will be made to contact the owner/identified contact in the event of any emergency. However, the right to make decisions regarding the best course of action (and in the case of a pet?s health, provided it is at all times acting in the best interests of the animal, and on the advice of a vet) is held by CDPOM.
What if the sitter accidentally damages something or is injured when carrying out agreed duties?
CDPOM carries comprehensive insurance, including cover for employers? and public liability, personal accident and accidental damage for the sitter.
All of our sitters undertake basic health and safety training. During the booking meeting a risk assessment will be undertaken and you will be advised of any issues. The sitter is instructed not to place their personal safety in jeopardy.
What happens if the sitter is taken ill during the assignment?
Should a sitter be taken ill then a replacement will be arranged and you/your emergency contact will be informed immediately.
What if my return is delayed?
Your home and pet/s will remain protected until your return. You will be charged the appropriate additional rate for house and pets, with a bank holiday supplement if this applies.
At CDPOM we pride ourselves on the service reliability and dedication of our team. Our service is recognised by many as being a kind way of caring for your pets…plus we take care of your home too!
Although we cannot replace you in your pets’ eyes, we can guarantee our very best attention at all times, especially while you’re away , or simply too busy!
When you commission Cats, Dogs & Peace of Mind to look after your pets you can rest assured, you have hired a dedicated, committed & fully insured team.