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Find cat sitters in Arlington, VA

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Top 10 cat sitters in Arlington, VA

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Vintage

Vintage

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
I’m a very friendly person, and love the interaction between clients, getting to know who they are and create a comfortable environment to communicate and interact with. I’m very patient and a great listener.
The Harvey Boneapart Pet Boutique

The Harvey Boneapart Pet Boutique

New on HomeGuide
6 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
We are a black family owned business that strives to be a bone apart from the rest by providing superior customer service in all the dog services and productz that we sell, male, or endorse.
TECH LEGENDS LLC

TECH LEGENDS LLC

5.0(1)
6 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Kevin C. says, "Excellent work. Juan is da bomb diggity. Don't be dumb call Juan. Make his phone go ring ring. Text works too." Read more
Excentiality

Excentiality

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Almost 25 years of experience taking care of cats, petting them, cutting their claws, brushing them, and so on and so forth. I also get along with the large majority of these amazing creatures, even the most evil ones! I am, of course, a cat owner myself as my current cat is only 18 years old and counting!
12/04/1984

12/04/1984

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Wanda R. says, "I was very happy with the service i received from Brenda. She made me feel very comfortable leaving Chico with her for a few days. Thanks so much. I will surly use her again." Read more
KJ’s Pet & House Sitting Services

KJ’s Pet & House Sitting Services

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Jo says, "lovely people" Read more
Cats R Us

Cats R Us

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Cats love how responsible and trustworthy I am. The two who are currently living with me would be happy to tell you how I always give them food and fresh water twice every day before I let myself eat. I also always play with each of them for about half of an hour each day. I love all cats, and I would be happy to help you care for yours. Since I am passionate about cats and their wellbeing, I always go out of my way to make sure that the two who live with me are well cared for....
Pooch Pals LLC

Pooch Pals LLC

5.0(1)
13+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Fadia G. says, "The thing I liked the most is how they love what they do! " Read more
Little Jodie's PlayHouse

Little Jodie's PlayHouse

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Tim says, "Little Jodie's PlayHouse goes over and beyond for my pets needs!!" Read more
Fetch! Pet Care

Fetch! Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Fetch! Pet Care offers friendly, neighborhood pet care, provided by loving and caring individuals skilled in delivering reliable and professional service. We are DC's premier in-home pet care service, offering dog walking, overnight pet sitting, concierge services, GPS tracking and care for special needs pets of all sorts in the comfort of their own home 365 days a year/7 days a week. Fetch! Pet Care serves all of Washington DC. Our Pet Care Providers are W2 employees, with clean criminal background checks and have full bonding and liability insurance. Give us a call today so we can learn more about your fur babies! "We've Got Your Tail Cover...

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 Arlington cat sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington area.
Yelena
We have two dogs and they absolutely love Michelle! We have been fortunate to know her and use her service for over 4 years. She is reliable, punctual and pleasure to deal with. I would recommend Michelle without hesitations.
Walk the Doggy
Michelle E.
Wanye and his team are you he best. My dog loves them all and enjoyed her stay this summer. Looking forward to future care from Biscuits and Pawz Paradise!
Biscuits Dog Walking
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