Get your house ready for the Pet Sitter

You are finally ready to and you have found the perfect pet sitter.

You have already met and hit off, you know your cat will be in good hands. Now it´s time to get ready for your home to have successful cat visits.

Whether you have used a cat-sitting service in the past, or it is your first time using them, you are going to find some steps to help you set up your home. By the end of the post, you will know what you need to do to have the best pet-sitter experience you can imagine.


As a professional pet sitter with years of experience, I always appreciate it when my clients provide me with detailed notes and instructions. It helps me ensure that I am providing the best possible care for their furry friends.

Although I take as many notes as I can during the first meet and greet I have with all my customers, some notes will always help to run the visit smoothly.

Tidy before the pet sitter arrives

It can definitely be a challenge to leave the house tidy before going away, especially when there’s so much to do, packaging the bags, checking the passports are ready and all the bits and bobs… however I would recommend always leaving your cat´s things as tidy as you can for the cat drop-in visits. 

By having everything in its place, your cat sitter won’t waste time searching for things around the house and can focus on providing top-notch care for your furry friend.

Don´t move things around

One more helpful tip would be to inform your cat sitter of any changes you’ve made since the last time they cared for your cat. For instance, if you’ve changed the litter, it’s important to communicate this information. This might seem a bit obvious, but it´s easy to forget when we are in our homes. 

Leave your house as if you were still there

Cats are indeed creatures of habit, so it´s important to keep their routines and stuff the same as usual. If your litter tray is normally in the bathroom, it´s a good idea to leave it there while you are away. This will keep your cat happy and it will probably avoid any unexpected surprises.

Be open with your neighbours. Tell them you hire a cat sitting service.

This one isn´t related straight to the house, but it´s always a good idea to let them know that someone come into your house when you are away. This will avoid some awkward early morning text from your neighbours telling you that someone has come into your house, and could potentially highlight some real concerns. It´s always better to be safe than sorry!

Well, I hope after reading this you are more ready to enjoy that deserved time away, knowing that your cats are being very well looked after by a fantastic pet sitter. 

And if you are looking for a reliable cat sitter in Durham, I will be more than pleased to help you. 

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