Cat Sitting

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Pop-in Visits are Perfect for Cats

IB Pet Sitting ™ offers pop-in visits for cats and has quickly become our second most popular service and clients trust that an IB Pet Sitter will arrive at their home within a scheduled block of time to care for their cats and send them a photo and a message about the visit.

Our IB Pet Sitters are available for morning, midday, afternoon and early evening. Pop-in visits are 30-minutes and perfect for one or two cats. The 45-minutes visit is perfect for multiple pets. The visit consists of fresh water, food according to clients’ instructions, treats and clean the litter box.

Friendly cats will receive pets, playtime, love and affection, for cats that hide, or simply shy, that’s alright. We take a few treats and hide them under their cat-toys or place some catnip on their toys or scratcher and then take a photo before leaving. Upon returning, we are hopeful to find that the cat-toys have been played with and treats eaten.

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Overnight Cat Sitting

There are many benefits for your cats when booking overnight cat sitting, especially with multiple cats. This is especially true, when cats require medications to be given in a timely manner, such as insulin shots or IV fluids.

Overnight cat sitting for households with cats only is $100.00 and charged for everyday the IB Pet Sitter is in the home. Mail, packages, newspaper will be brought into the home, take trash cans to the curb and back, and water both inside and outside potted plants.

Cat owners that usually board their cats and try this pet care service for the first time, become repeat clients.

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What if my cat has a medical Emergencies?

If your cat requires veterinary care the IB Pet Sitter will contact, and should we not be able to reach you, nor your emergency contact person, we will the respond to the emergency by contacting your veterinarian on file or take the cat to the emergency veterinarian.

The cat comes first!
And we will continue to do our best to reach the owner.

If the issue is not an emergency, and yet we are concerned, we will contact you to give you the information of the situation, so you can decide if you cat should be seen by your veterinarian.

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Can’t Put a Price on Peace of Mind

IB Pet Sitting, and our team of IB Pet Sitters take great pride in the personalized cat care services we offer. We’re certain once you’ve experienced us, you will love what we do and how we do it.

Each Pop-in Visit

An IB Pet Sitter will arrive within a window of time, to feed, change water, clean bowls, administer medication, play, clean litter boxes, clean up any messes that may occur, bring in mail and packages, move garbage cans to and from curb, turn lights on and off, water plants and more.

Cats are unique and our services too!

Services vary based on what the owner needs for their cats and fees are based on a variety of factors, such as time and the number of cats, as well as any special services your cats require. New clients need to book a few days before date of departure to avoid disappointment.

How many visits a day?

An IB Pet Sitter can be schedule once or twice a day, it really depends on your cat’s needs, or to administer medications. Tell us about your cats’ daily schedule and then decide what’s best. Because of a liability issue, we cannot accept booking Pop-in visits on every other day bases.

Will I be notified when the visit has been completed?

Yes! IB Pet Sitting, uses TimeToPet and the pet-sitter will certainly notify you when the visit has been completed, by posting within the client’s portal, sending a photo of your pet and a message of how the visit went.

Pricing and Scheduling?

We offer 30-minute and 45-minute Pop-ins and most cats do just fine with one visit a day and usually this visit will take place late morning or early afternoon. We can also accommodate other situations as your cat might be receiving medication twice a day, just let us know so we can schedule accordingly.

While You Are Away

Your cat will receive reliable care and if two daily visits are necessary, we can schedule am and pm visits. If by some chance your usual pet sitter is unavailable, either due to heavy holiday bookings, illness or vacation, there’s always other pet care providers available.

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Top Frequently Asked Cat Sitting Questions

Do you charge for Meet and Greet Consultation?
No charge for first meeting. However, if you require additional meetings, then yes there is a charge. These additional meetings may be needed before departure or when you return, to pick-up or drop-off keys. Please feel free to book a free meet and greet if you are seriously considering booking.
How much in advance should I book my sit?
As early as possible. However, Pop-in visits don’t require too much advanced notice, unless it’s during the holidays. Current client can simply book on line or text Susan at 831-588-2329 and request dates for pop-in visits.

Clients who do not keep keys on file with us will need to book a date several days before in order to pick-up keys. In addition, a second booking to return the keys will be necessary. Keys will not be left inside nor outside the home.

If we have your keys on file then we can usually respond to emergency requests and start your sit the same day if necessary. During holiday-zone dates the more notice the better is always best, since demand is greater.

Who will have access to my home and my keys?
Susan and NO one else, unless she’s unavailable. All keys are locked in metal fireproof boxes when they are not in use and not labeled with any information that could link the key to a client.
Can I just hide my keys outside for you?
Hiding keys outside presents liability and security issues for your home and pets.
Will you visit my cat every other day instead of daily?
Cats can get into trouble quickly as they run through the home, up on counters, etc. and cats can become gravely ill suddenly. Therefore, it’s required that there be no less than a daily visit and a requirement of our insurance agreement.
Someone else is also caring for my cat while I am away. Is this ok?
No. I’m sorry. It’s always best to have one person caring for your cat. This is to insure that no signs are missed, like changes in eating and litter box activity can also be monitored. Any changes are clues to illness and liability issues come into play when others are sharing responsibility for your cat and your home.
Why do I need to check in when I return home?
It’s required that you send a text to 831-588-2329 so we know your home. We will not assume you are back home. There are times when flights are delayed, especially when traveling internationally.

Should you become ill while traveling, or want to extend your travel dates be sure to notify Susan as soon as possible. If you do not check-in stating that your home, another visit will be made and you will be responsible for the charge and any additional visits.

Why do you charge a fee for shopping trips?
If your cat runs out of supplies, we will gladly get more. However, since a shopping trip takes as much time (or more) than a pop-in visit and pay for supplies, there will be a charge, plus cost of the items, to compensate pet sitter provider time and out of pocket expense. It’s best to prepare all the items your pet will require to avoid additional cost, especially at holiday time when pet sitter provider are booked from early morning through late into the evening, and lines at the stores are long.
How long are Pop-In visits?

Pop-In visits are no less than 20-minutes and often extending to 30-minutes. Daily Pop-In’s cover the basic needs of all pets. Including playtime and plenty of affection!

Will I get updates while I am away?
Pet sitter will also send you “news from home” via a text with a photo of your pets to let you know they are doing well. Just let us know what you need, and we’ll take it from there.

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