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Find cat sitters in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 cat sitters in San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Blueberry Mobile Pet Spa

Blueberry Mobile Pet Spa

New on HomeGuide
7 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
I have over 15 years experience in pet grooming and I work very well with dogs that have behavior or agression problems. We use all natural ingredient shampoos and conditioners and purified water for all our grooming services.
Hilarys Pet Care Plus

Hilarys Pet Care Plus

5.0(2)
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Libeth O. says, "We have used Hilary's Pet Care plus for Dog training, dog sitting and dog walking on multiple occasions. Hilary is great with our dogs." Read more
San Diego Dog Training

San Diego Dog Training

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Tori S. says, "The SDDT family changed our lives! Our puppy was too much to handle. She would bark throughout the night, pull on her leash, and wouldn’t get along with other dogs. Now we’re able to take her to the beach with the family and not have any concerns! " Read more
Coastal Canine

Coastal Canine

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
MARCIA M. says, "I was very pleased with Callie’s stay with Kayla. Kayla sent me a text and pictures of Callie and I felt like my dog was well taken care of. I would definitely leave Callie there again. I’m glad I found her." Read more
Paradise Pet Care

Paradise Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Paradise Pet Care (PPC) offers the best personalized in-home pet sitting and dog walking services in San Diego. We offer the highest levels of fun, safety and service for your furry family members. All of our pet sitters are very experienced in working with various pets. We all are great with dogs and cats, but we also have sitters who specialize in bird, rabbit and rodent care. We even offer plant care. Our team is very knowledgeable, and we all believe that the safety and comfort of your pets is our top priority. If you are at work or on vacation and you entrust your pets to Paradise Pet Care, rest assured that they will be well taken care ...
Responsible And Caring Sitter

Responsible And Caring Sitter

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Ann & R. says, "She was wonderful in every way. We trusted her completely. Would hire her" Read more
Jennergy Cleaning & Household Soutions

Jennergy Cleaning & Household Soutions

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Experience a transformational cleaning.
Avery Green

Avery Green

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I've worked with cats dogs and guinea pigs for 7 years I can give your pet special foods meds whatever you request
Handygirl-4-U / Jeanette's Grooming

Handygirl-4-U / Jeanette's Grooming

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I specialize in sanitation and pet hair removal, on your pet (GROOMING) or in your home, vehicle, or RV. (DETAILING) Steam Cleaning carpet extractors inside homes, businesses. Any surface: upholstery, car seats, mattresses. Using natural products, always finish with rinse = no residue. POWER-WASHING EXTERIORS, ROOFTOPS, RAIN GUTTERS, STUCCO REPAIRS, PAINTING AUTO & RV DETAILING 20+ YEARS PET GROOMER for 25 yrs (cats, birds, reptiles, dogs, livestock) I enjoy not being stuck at a desk all day long because I am a hands-on kind of gal, and I am not afraid to get dirty. I can clean anything, including impossible stains, out of any surface. I ...
San Diego Dog Walking

San Diego Dog Walking

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
5 plus years of professional experience and many positive reviews from multiple sources. I have genuine empathy for animals and understand them intuitively, with love. Being around love!

Your cat sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do cat sitters charge per day?

Cat sitters charge $10 to $20 per day or $30 to $40 per night, depending on your location, the number of cats, length of each stay, and if your cat needs any special services, like administering medication. Holidays typically add $5 per visit.

Do you tip a cat sitter?

Yes, tipping a cat sitter 15% to 20% of the total bill is standard. Tip on the low end if the sitter did everything they agreed to do. Consider tipping more if they went above and beyond, stayed longer, or handled any unexpected issues or emergencies.

What does a cat sitter do?

A cat sitter cares for your cat or cats in your home while you are away. Cat sitting visits typically last 20 to 30 minutes and include feeding, refreshing water dishes, cleaning litter boxes, and play time if your cat wants it. Most cat sitters also offer longer visits if needed.

Do cats need sitters?

While cats are very independent, they still enjoy the presence of humans. If you are planning to be away for more than 24 hours, hiring a cat sitter will ensure your cats are safe and cared for and help ease their anxiety while you are gone.

Cats are territorial creatures, and most don't like to be moved, so cat sitting is ideal in most cases. Still, if you are uncomfortable having a pet sitter in your house while you are away, consider cat boarding services instead.

How do I choose the best cat sitters near me?

When searching for a cat sitter, remember to:

  • Choose a sitter who has a business license and insurance.
  • Ask if they are members of any professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Check their profile and reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Schedule a meet and greet beforehand to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your cat.

What questions should I ask when hiring a cat sitter?

Ask the following questions when researching cat sitters:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • Can we arrange a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • Is there an extra charge if I have more than one cat?
  • How and when do I pay for the service?
  • How long do you stay?
  • Can you give my cat medication?
  • Do you offer any house-sitting services in addition to cat-sitting?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency, and my cat needs immediate medical attention?
  • How do I communicate with you while I'm away?
  • Do you update me after each visit?

Reviews for San Diego cat sitters

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Dayle V.
Hilary is an excellent trainer and walker. My dog, Gertie, walks nicely on a lead with no pulling. She also knows all the basic commands such as shake, sit l, down, leave it and others. Hilary also trains her when she walks her so that she reinforces Gertie's training. Hilary is also an incredible photographer and sends me pictures for most holidays.
Hilarys Pet Care Plus
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