cat Booking in-home pet sitting visits for while you’re out of town is one of the most loving and responsible decisions you can make. Basically, when you have a vacation, your pet gets to have a stay-cation. Your pet sitter will update you daily with notes about how your pet is doing, but you may wonder what else goes on during a 30 minute visit. Read more to find out!


Usually the first thing your pet sitter will do is feed your pet. It’s a good idea to leave detailed instructions, as our pet sitters will follow your them down to the letter. If your pet gets special supplements or medications, this can be done at the beginning of the visit or near the end.

Clean up

Next your pet sitter would wash your pet’s food dishes, or load them in the dishwasher as per your instructions. Additional clean up would include scooping the litter box for your cat, or cleaning the cage for your exotic pet.

Play time!

Here’s the fun part. After the daily chores such as cleaning and feeding are complete, the rest of that time is used as play time! If you have a cat, that could mean time playing with his or her favorite toys. Your kitty may enjoy being petted or brushed, or simply snuggling instead.

If you have an exotic pet, such as a bird or reptile, play time could mean supervised out of the cage time. Let your pet sitter know if your bird or lizard likes shoulder rides!

Of course, if you have additional considerations that you would like your pet sitter to address, please let us know! Contact us today to be paired with a thorough and thoughtful pet sitter before your next trip. There’s still time to book for Memorial Day!

Candace Elise Hoes is a pet sitter and blogger at Katie’s Kitty. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.

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