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Find cat sitters in Chicago, IL

Find cat sitters in Chicago, IL

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Find cat sitters in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 cat sitters in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Wind Dancer Referrals LLC

Wind Dancer Referrals LLC

4.9Exceptional(51)
47 hires on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kenneth H. says, "Suzi not only knows the proper methods for training my dog but also understands what is in my dog’s head. She knows “dog psychology”. This also helped me to correct the errors I was making in trying to train her. I highly recommend Suzi with no reservations." Read more
Dina Cares

Dina Cares

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Liz A. says, "Dina is very caring with animals, as well as dependable, detail-oriented, and honest. I was completely at ease leaving town with her taking care of my apartment and dog. " Read more
South Suburban Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

South Suburban Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Cody L. says, "Great guy. Nice Dog park nearby his place. Feiensly and fair priced. Definitely an experienced gentleman. " Read more
Your Royal Pawness

Your Royal Pawness

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Your Royal Pawness (YRP) is a nanny service for Pampered Pets. We make your pet feel like ROYALTY. We offer dog walking and overnight pet-sitting services. Your Royal Pawness was born out of love for our very own Pampered Pet Gracie Bacie Kidd. Gracie was the first Royal Pawness to sass through life. Sadly, she passed away from stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease in late 2020. Gracie was indeed her Fur'rent’s rescue. She loved her Fur'rent, protected her, accepted her, and was beyond loyal to her. Gracie was royalty and lived a very pampered lifestyle. In her honor, Your Royal Pawness provides luxury care to all Pampered Pets....
Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Experience: I worked as a dog walker for an agency in Oak Park IL. for 7 years. I also worked 2 years at Pet Vets Animal Hospital in Oak Park IL. as well. I have years of experience of animal care and love for your pup! I also know how to administer medications and insulin and other basic injections if your dog needs special treatments in this regard. About this sitter: I have 15 years of animal care experience. I have had every type of critter you can imagine. Dogs, Cats, Ducks. Chickens, Roosters, Horses, Hamsters, Rabbits, Fish, Ferrets, Birds, Snakes, Iguanas, Turtles, Frogs, etc. I also have worked for a dog walking agency for 7 ...
ABC Photography & Video

ABC Photography & Video

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I advertise my business in newspapers & internet. Like doing creative kind of work.
Fetch! Pet Care Of Greater Chicago

Fetch! Pet Care Of Greater Chicago

5.0(1)
17+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Katherine A. says, "I frequently used Fetch Pet Care in the Beverly Hills/Los Angeles area. I found my sitter to be nice, caring & really accommodating. I got updates with pictures from each of her visits, easy to see she really loved my kitty! Very happy with the service & sitter!" Read more
Critter Sitters Pet Care

Critter Sitters Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
In your home pet and house sitting. I have been in business over 20 years. Excellent references, and fully insured. This is my full time business, and not a side job. As such, your pets receive my full attention while in my care. Senior, puppies, and special needs pets are a specialty, and I can administer pills and take care of most minor medical issues. I love caring for pets! They're always happy to see me, and I them. Since I care for them in your home, they get all of the attention, and are happiest staying in their own familiar surroundings....
Darlenes Dog Care

Darlenes Dog Care

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
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Fang And Pebble

Fang And Pebble

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I have cared for and about all animals for over 40 years I love animals very much and am quite conscientious. You may contact me 24/7. Excellent references available.

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 Chicago cat sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Dave J.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value We found Susie through HomeGuide and are so happy that we did. She is absolutely amazing. We have a 5 year old rescue bulldog/beagle and we were having trouble with her pulling hard on the leash and being very reactive to movement be it a squirrel, rabbit, a leaf blowing, etc. both on her walks, in our yard, and in the house. She would go into a frenzy at times yelping very loud and sounding like she was hurt. Susie came over and within an hours time was able to get our dog to sit, go down, wait, leave it, to look at you, and to not pull on the leash. She spent over three hours here working with our dog, going over nutrition, and giving us the advice and the tools we need to continue working with our dog. Our dog is much improved and it is a work in progress, but if we spend the time training her and being consistent we know that everything Susie showed us will work. Susie also followed up within 48 hours and we know that we can always call her and have her come for another visit. We are very glad that we did this and would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her to anyone. - Dave and Teresa Jackson
Wind Dancer Referrals LLC
Page B.
Friendly and experienced guy, didn't mind all of my specifications and managed to fullfill the request for my dogs. Very good service.
South Suburban Paws of Chicago- Pet services.
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