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Find cat sitters in Columbus, OH

Find cat sitters in Columbus, OH

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Find cat sitters in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 cat sitters in Columbus, OH

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Ton-sha’s Top Of The Line Dog Services

Ton-sha’s Top Of The Line Dog Services

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I trained rescue dogs for DASH Animal Shelter. Over the 2 1/2 years I was there, I successfully trained and helped to find 24 rescue dogs forever homes. I also provided Doggie Day Care services, in which I’d watched up to 8 dogs a night. Ranging from 4 lbs to 150 lbs at the same time. I trained them, bathed them, groomed them, and I even provided medical treatment on some occasions (suture removal, administering meds, etc). I’ve completed a Red Cross Animal First Aid course as well. And I also completed a two-year Animal Training program apprenticeship. I have personally rescued two dogs myself. I am so very passionate about dogs. I love the
Logan Pets

Logan Pets

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I love dogs and cats.
Sweet Stef's Pet Sitting & More

Sweet Stef's Pet Sitting & More

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Hi I've been a pet sitter dog walker for over 20yrs. I have many references upon request. I'd love to set up a meet-n-greet to discuss more about your needs.
Calm Canines Dog Training

Calm Canines Dog Training

5.0(1)
18+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Kitty B. says, "It is my great pleasure to write a review for Janel Biglin with Calm Canines Dog Training. We first met Janel when she was recommended to help us train our golden retriever puppy. Janel was very patient with our puppy and her new “parents”—she provided a calming influence and very specific easy-to-follow basic instructions. She utilized positive reinforcement to train and keep preferred behaviors. Once our puppy (and her parents) mastered basic commands, such as “come”, “sit”, and “stay”, Janel then helped us progress to more advanced skills, like “settle” on a mat (great for outdoor restaurants) and loose-leash walking (no pulling, even when squirrels run by). We also mastered front door greetings without jumping or barking. In addition, Janel provided written guidelines with every session, so that we could focus on the training during her visit instead of being distracted by taking notes, and were able to refer to these handouts as needed for reminders/refresher training. She is very creative in her approach, and adjusted her teaching style to fit both of our dogs and both people in the home. Janel also helped our older anxious dog adjust to the new puppy, and she provided guidance to help with our dog’s separation and thunderstorm anxiety. Her suggestions have helped us all get through year after year of spring storms and summer fireworks with minimal anxiety and frustration. Finally, Janel was willing to provide a dog-walking service for our pups, and during each visit she would reinforce the skills our dogs had learned while taking them on their walks. She is a great communicator and always let me know how our pups were doing when we are at work. She has been quick to respond to email whenever we have had an issue or just a training/behavior question. Best of all, our dogs (and our cat) absolutely love Janel. They are always excited to see her! We would highly recommended Jane’s training services, both for new puppy training and for older dog issues as well. She is an excellent trainer and clearly loves dogs, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have found her for our pups. " Read more
Three Musketeers Pet Care

Three Musketeers Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We care for pets like they’re our family! We want to give your pets the exercise and care they need. Whether you’re away for work, trip or just need help once in a while- we’ll be there for you!
Extreme Maintenance Services

Extreme Maintenance Services

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We offer on-time exceptional organizing, cleaning and post construction cleanup services. Client satisfaction is our number one goal I enjoy helping businesses save time. I enjoy providing businesses our worry free detailed cleaning and organizing services
The Dog Loft

The Dog Loft

5.0(4)
2 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Rose C. says, "Very professional. Really good with my dog. Fair pricing." Read more
Vogue German Pinschers

Vogue German Pinschers

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Quality, Integrity, Hands-On Care, Appropriate Socialization and Quiet Time, Professional Boarding/Grooming in a relaxed environment. No more than two client dogs on-site at any given time, calm and home environment. Everything. We LOVE dogs! Our goal is to have 100% satisfied dogs and humans!
Erik Pet Sitter

Erik Pet Sitter

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
One way my business stands out from others is that my passion for these animals is out out of this world, I take take my passion very serious for these animals as if they were my children they become my priority first I always want to make sure they have the love and care they deserve.
Animal Care/Animal Sitting

Animal Care/Animal Sitting

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
It starts off with me and my brother he went to school for dog obedience grooming ww can clean them feed them ww will do any needs neccesary for you at a good price

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 Columbus cat sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Julie M.
The Dog Loft
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