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What our customers say
"We love going on holiday but the only down side is leaving Fallula and Pheobe our cats. The whole ordeal of putting them in their cat basket and leaving them at someones house always made me feel guilty. I always continue to worry about them while we were away but not any more! When Kirstie first came over to meet the cats I felt reassured straight away - my normally shy Fallula walked straight up to Kirstie and didn't run away. Kirstie talks to our cats, plays with them and gives them plenty of tlc, its not just the feeding thats essential it's the personal contact that they crave. We will definitely be using Glitterpaws again next time we go away and would like to thank Kirstie for giving us complete peace of mind."
Sophie & Dom, Ashington
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Frequently asked cat sitter questions
Can you look after my dog?
I'm afraid I do not offer a dog sitting or dog walking service. We do not look after dogs as we do not want any cat we are caring for to smell a dog's scent on our clothing or hands. This can make them nervous of us, especially if a cat has had a bad experience with a dog in the past. I run Glitterpaws as a cat sitting service but appreciate that many families have additional small pets such as rabbits, hamsters or guinea pigs. I am happy to feed these at the same time as visiting your cat. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your exact requirements or discuss any additional pets you may have.
Who will visit my home?
It will normally be myself that will carry out cat sitting at your home. However, I have police checked colleagues that may be assisting me at certain times or if I am ill etc. I will confirm who will be attending when you make your booking where possible.
Can you provide references?
For your peace of mind I have Public Liability Insurance and hold a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Police check certificate which I will let you view at our first consultation. I am also happy to supply names of existing customers for you to contact for a reference if required.
Are your vehicles sign written?
My vehicles are not sign written, as I do not want to draw attention to the fact that your property is vacant whilst you are away.
What happens with my keys?
Glitterpaws will arrange an initial customer and cat meeting. If this is near the time that you are going to be travelling then your keys could be collected at this point. Alternatively I will come and collect them from you at a time that is more convenient.
Another meeting will be arranged for your return, to collect any further payment and to return your keys to you in person. Please note I will not post keys through a letterbox as I need to make sure that you have received them.
No charge will be made for key collections and returns. All keys will be kept in a locked box with a tag that will have a reference on it. This reference will not have your address or telephone number and will be kept separate to all records with your address on.
How often will you clean the cat's litter tray?
I will always scoop out the litter tray every visit to ensure it remains as clean as possible for your cat to use. I will also carry out a thorough deep-clean of the litter tray including a complete change of litter as required.
I have a cat and two rabbits, can you still help me?
While I run Glitterpaws as a cat sitting service I appreciate that many families have additional pets. I am happy to feed small pets such as rabbits, hamsters or guinea pigs at the same time as visiting your cat. Please contact me to discuss your exact requirements or discuss any additional pets you may have.
I don't have a cat, but can you still help me?
If you don't have a cat but need someone to feed your other pets while you are away, (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamster etc), I am happy to help. Please contact me to discuss you and your pets requirements. Prices will be the same as those for cat sitting based on 1 or 2 visits per day.
Can you water my plants whilst I am away?
Yes Glitterpaws are happy to water any indoor or outdoor plants whilst you are away (within a reasonable amount). I may make an additional charge for this service depending on your requirements.
Can't find the answer to your question? Please contact me with your query: kirstie @ glitterpaws. co. uk