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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:02 am 
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Hi guys

Just a quick question - do you use professional cat sitters ( paid) for your cats during holidays and if so how do you find the best ones ?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:51 pm 
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I'm not in the UK, but the only time I've had to leave Raiden, I boarded him in the cat room at the vet. They have three-story condos for each of the kitties and a huge cat tree in a play room for individual play time. When I had an outdoor kitty, I had a pet sitter come by and make sure there was food and water out there, but I did not use her for Raiden. He tries to sneak out whenever someone opens the door and I did not want her to be responsible. There are also some swanky "cat hotels" where you cat will be treated like royalty, for a hefty price.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:53 pm 
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Typhast Bengals in Shepperton have a boarding cattery ....Ive left girls at stud with them before and were v well looked after

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:30 pm 
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ohh .. i am just so not pro-cattery person...
i know lot of people do it and its fine but i am just not there yet..
i always asked my family to cat sit, but now looking for more convenient option for my relatives. lol

Claire,
Breeders cattery - i looked into that, sounded good idea.
Only Clive's breeder does similar thing, but i recall how Clive came to us - with giargia, runny nose and sneezing - i obviously wont take them there

So as you can see I have lot of justified reasons not to consider catteries ))

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:36 pm 
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In the past I alway put my cat at a pet resort. The cat didn't like it and it was very expensive. Now I am lucky. My neighbor comes and feeds my cats and I do the same for her when she goes away. This way my cats don't have to go someplace foreign and it is less traumatic for them.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:43 pm 
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laurel wrote:
ohh .. i am just so not pro-cattery person...
i know lot of people do it and its fine but i am just not there yet..
i always asked my family to cat sit, but now looking for more convenient option for my relatives. lol

Claire,
Breeders cattery - i looked into that, sounded good idea.
Only Clive's breeder does similar thing, but i recall how Clive came to us - with giargia, runny nose and sneezing - i obviously wont take them there

So as you can see I have lot of justified reasons not to consider catteries ))


Yes I always have my mum to stay with them as I think they would be too traumatised going elsewhere etc, but she is getting older now and lives 80 miles away so I would also like to find a way to make things easier for her! I did google this and there is a company called Animal Angels that is apparently nationwide, but I've never used them - there are very good testimonials on the website but I also couldn't work out the cost.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:52 pm 
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I've use Animal Angels and they are fab! I am very lucky as have had the same lovely lady 3 summers going and she even feeds my goldfish free of charge. She can't do enough and when I get back everything is spotlessly clean and more importantly cats very happy. Much cheaper than a cattery too.

I have had very bad experiences in the past with using catteries and would NEVER use them again.

I had two cats who were inseparable and I made it quite clear they were to be housed together. When we picked them up they were in separate pens, obviously lost weight and unwell. I was so shocked when I saw them. They had obviously been extremely stressed being kept apart and I was so annoyed!

I had to take one of the cats to the vets as he had picked up an infection. They were both indoor cats. Never ever again!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:02 pm 
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Eggman wrote:
I've use Animal Angels and they are fab! I am very lucky as have had the same lovely lady 3 summers going and she even feeds my goldfish free of charge. She can't do enough and when I get back everything is spotlessly clean and more importantly cats very happy. Much cheaper than a cattery too.

I have had very bad experiences in the past with using catteries and would NEVER use them again.

I had two cats who were inseparable and I made it quite clear they were to be housed together. When we picked them up they were in separate pens, obviously lost weight and unwell. I was so shocked when I saw them. They had obviously been extremely stressed being kept apart and I was so annoyed!

I had to take one of the cats to the vets as he had picked up an infection. They were both indoor cats. Never ever again!


Hi Debbie,

That's good to know - I always feel guilty asking my mum but now I have another option, not that we go away that often and I do always drive to collect her and take her home, but even so I feel bad! Fortunately she loves the boys and doesn't seem to mind, but I can't keep putting on her!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:09 pm 
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Tabitha wrote:
laurel wrote:
ohh .. i am just so not pro-cattery person...
i know lot of people do it and its fine but i am just not there yet..
i always asked my family to cat sit, but now looking for more convenient option for my relatives. lol

Claire,
Breeders cattery - i looked into that, sounded good idea.
Only Clive's breeder does similar thing, but i recall how Clive came to us - with giargia, runny nose and sneezing - i obviously wont take them there

So as you can see I have lot of justified reasons not to consider catteries ))


Yes I always have my mum to stay with them as I think they would be too traumatised going elsewhere etc, but she is getting older now and lives 80 miles away so I would also like to find a way to make things easier for her! I did google this and there is a company called Animal Angels that is apparently nationwide, but I've never used them - there are very good testimonials on the website but I also couldn't work out the cost.


I have one Angel living 2 houses away from me, would not use her though, unfortunately.
she had 2 accidents with 2 different dogs over period of 2 years i think and recently 1 accident with a cat, cat lost her leg as a result. ( but "they are insured" !)
I guess it all depends on the person , not the company really
Angels are a big franchise who hire all dog walkers/sitters all over uk . how would they know who is good there.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:16 pm 
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Tabitha wrote:
Eggman wrote:
I've use Animal Angels and they are fab! I am very lucky as have had the same lovely lady 3 summers going and she even feeds my goldfish free of charge. She can't do enough and when I get back everything is spotlessly clean and more importantly cats very happy. Much cheaper than a cattery too.

I have had very bad experiences in the past with using catteries and would NEVER use them again.

I had two cats who were inseparable and I made it quite clear they were to be housed together. When we picked them up they were in separate pens, obviously lost weight and unwell. I was so shocked when I saw them. They had obviously been extremely stressed being kept apart and I was so annoyed!

I had to take one of the cats to the vets as he had picked up an infection. They were both indoor cats. Never ever again!


Hi Debbie,

That's good to know - I always feel guilty asking my mum but now I have another option, not that we go away that often and I do always drive to collect her and take her home, but even so I feel bad! Fortunately she loves the boys and doesn't seem to mind, but I can't keep putting on her!



yes ,the same here.
we used to go away at least 2-3 times a year before cats
now feeling a bit constraint due to using my mum, so its once a year or none.
I would love to find an experienced bengal sitter, not just a pet sitter.
probably thats asking too much now. lol
I hear cat sitter cost anything from £10 to £20 per day/night.
not cheap - but i would pay that if my babies are safe and well looked after

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:22 pm 
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I don't like leaving Raiden and the time we boarded him, it was necessary as we had to travel to Florida to see my sister who was extremely ill at the time. I inspected the facilities at the vet -- luckily, there weren't many cats scheduled to be boarded at the same time. My pet sitter is wonderful. I think it's best if you find a service who is bonded and insured! Truly, the only other alternative is to travel with your pet, which mine would not enjoy! There is a good chance you would not enjoy your vacation as much. Family and friends are great, but I knew that having Raiden boarded at the vet (and they have someone there 24 hours a day) would be the best route to take in the event something happened to him.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:26 pm 
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We travel frequently and take both our dog and cat with us, when possible.
When we have to fly, we leave them at home. We have been fortunate in being able to find friends and neighbors who are willing to look after them. I think that, if we were not able to make such an arrangement, we wouldn't go away on those trips that require us to leave the pets at home.

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