Find a cat sitters in San Jose, CA

Find cat sitters in San Jose, CA

Find cat sitters in San Jose, CA

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Find cat sitters in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 cat sitters in San Jose, CA

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
My Boo's Pet Care

My Boo's Pet Care

5.0Exceptional(6)
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Dorothy F. says, "We love this pet sitter! We highly recommend Janice, a truly unique affordable pet sitter. Giving your pet(s) to Janice is like sending your pet to summer camp, with a range if activities all day. She has dozens of unique toys and games, and takes your pet(s) on long hikes in nature and much more. We recommend Janice without reservation!" Read more
Wilfs Place Pet Services

Wilfs Place Pet Services

4.8Excellent(6)
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mike S. says, "I felt my dog was not only in safe hands but having a great time. I got lots of photos and saw him out on walks,exploring parks, playing and just being happy. Emma is also a dog trainer and she was able to give me insight into some of his issues that has helped me since I came back from vacation. " Read more
Petsittingyourhome

Petsittingyourhome

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I am a professional petsitter and dog walker who is bonded and insured thru Petsitters Associates. I can meet with you and your pets and give you a free consultation.I love working with animals and whether I stay at your house or come by to walk your dog or visit your cat you will notice how relaxed your pet is when you return home.
GL Services

GL Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
What I like to do is spend me time and perfection into your project from the smallest details to the big finish we will make the effort for the satisfaction of your wantings
Beyond Pet Sitting

Beyond Pet Sitting

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hello! My name is Rachel. I have always loved dogs and animals. I have grown up with dogs since I was a toddler. I take care of my clients dog as if they were my own, I spend lots of time with them . I take them On walks, play with them, send to you pictures and videos daily, dogs get exercise everyday on my 5 acres off leash. I love to see my clients and pets happy. I have been getting recommended in my area of Morgan Hill. I enjoy it and love to have repeat and new clients.
Mia's Doggy Boarding

Mia's Doggy Boarding

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I take the time to learn about your pet and ensure that they are happy. I have a dog of my own and we do a meet and greet before to ensure they are compatible. I love dogs and have them in my life since I was young. I enjoy taking them on walks and playing with them in my huge fenced back yard.
All Pet Services

All Pet Services

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Donna F. says, "They are gentle and expert. Great service!" Read more
Bay Area K9 Association LLC.

Bay Area K9 Association LLC.

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
The Bay Area K9 Association looks at each dog and handler as a unique team that requires individualized attention. Each member of the Bay Area K9 Association has had extensive training in all aspects of dog behavior and will provide you with the knowledge necessary to build a working relationship with your dog. We pair our experiential knowledge with a strong foundational methodology that consistently provides lasting and reliable results for dogs and their people from all backgrounds!...
Juana B.

Juana B.

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I love spending time with dogs, make them comfortable, happy, and as a family. spending playtime, and cuddles.

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 Jose cat sitters

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Indira A.
Your truly loving and attentive care, you took Sheila outdoors and gave her plenty of exercise and fun! You kept me posted with lots of pictures
My Boo's Pet Care
Max E.
Emma has been a lifesaver with our pup with reactivity issues. She's been able to help work with my wife and me, building a bond between our beloved Daisy and us. We both have felt confident in her ability to handle our dog and trust her to care for her when we leave town. We recommend her for house sitting and training!
Wilfs Place Pet Services
Kannie L.
Very patient and friendly with the animals
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