As the countdown to the festive season begins, to-do lists get longer and longer, with all the gift shopping, family preparation and holiday booking, no wonder it’s the busiest time of the year.

If you’re going away this year, consider booking a lovely cat sitter, let your kitties ‘Catmas’ be just as enjoyable as yours by letting them stay in the comforts of their own home.

Here’s a list of useful tips on how to prepare for a cat sitter.

Plan Ahead:

  • Choose an insured cat sitter and arrange a meet and greet in advance.
  • Call your vet ahead of time and leave a credit card number in case of emergency.
  • Double check your cats are wearing their identification collars
  • Leave a spare key with a neighbour or a friend in case of an unforeseen circumstance.


“A loving cat sitter is the best gift you can give your cat this Christmas.”


Just before you leave:

  • Keep everything the cat sitter needs in one area – food, toys, treats, fresh litter and cleaning products.
  • Make sure you’ve left the sitter clear instructions and emergency contacts.
  • Close windows and adjust the thermostat to a desired temperature suitable for your kitty.
  • Give your fur babies an early Christmas present – a few new toys will help keep boredom at bay.
  • If your cat is nervous around strangers, set up a diffuser, to create a calming environment.


Find your purrfect local and insured cat sitter at Cat in a Flat – The Trusted Cat Sitting Community