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WELCOME TO CAT COMPANION

Sydney cat sitting & cat minding service

Book a Cat Sitting

Complete the form below to request a cat sitting visit from one of our Cat Companion team.

Our Fees

Cat Companion provides a personalised Sydney cat sitting and cat minding service that is friendly and reliable and can include as many additional services as you require, to ensure your cat is cared for and treated according to your instructions while you are away on holidays or business.

Cat Companion Fees

Cat Companions fees are fully inclusive of all taxes. All food and medication needs to be provided by yourself and available when your Cat Companion visits your cat.

Cat Companion's Sydney cat sitting services are available 365 days of the year, however it is essential that you book your cat sitting at least 1 or 2 weeks in advance especially during peak holiday periods such as Christmas & New Years. At these times we suggest you book a Cat Companion at least 4 weeks in advance.

Additional Fees

Key Collection: (after initial consultation) $15

Public Holiday Surcharge: A $20 per day surcharge applies for Public Holidays.

For More Than 3 Cats: Contact us for pricing.

Payment

Payment can be made via Paypal,Credit Card or Direct Deposit.

SINGLE VISIT

$35/VISIT
  • Feed your cat
  • Clean/change litter
  • Cuddle and play
  • Send a SMS with photos
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TWICE A DAY VISITS

$70/DAY
  • Feed your cat
  • Clean/change litter
  • Cuddle and play
  • Send a SMS with photos
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Client Praise

  • Sting is my beloved cat and has travelled the world with me. We have used many cat sitters in the past. I’ve never met anyone else who I would trust more than Claire to look after him.

    Sting is happier being at home than in a cattery when we are away. On travels I pine for him. The very best thing about Claire is that as well as his physical needs taken care of I know she’ll also takes time to play with him (which he loves) and makes a fuss and love him.

    For me this peace of mind is priceless. He also loves her and makes an effort to be around when she calls.

    If you want someone to love your cat as well as feed them and change their litter tray Claire is the best.
    Zoe
  • We have been using Cat Companion for over 3 years now and have no hesitation in recommending Claire and her team to anyone who needs a caring and trustworthy cat sitter.

    Claire runs the business with the utmost professionalism and care, with her veterinary background also providing us with additional comfort that Lola is well cared for while we are away. We receive regular updates and photos when away for more than a weekend, and always return to clean bowls and litter trays with an update on how she has been.

    One of our favourite sitters is Frances who is extremely caring and takes the extra time to comfort Lola while we are away. When we initially met Frances I could tell our cat was comfortable in her company, which is a rarity for strangers.

    I remember on one occasion Lola wasn't well while we were away - Frances had no hesitation in cleaning up the mess, extending the stay to have her settled, and then also checked in with us to see how she was after her sitting duties were finished. Frances is undoubtedly a very caring individual who doesn't just treat the sitting as a feeding exercise.
    Leah
  • I was a bit nervous about leaving my cat with a cat sitter for the first time but Melina helped me to feel at ease with keeping me updated about Tiger's progress. I'm happy to say all went well and that I'll be using Cat Companion again.
    Melissa
  • We felt so at ease knowing Sally was visiting our cat Cookie each day to make sure she was happy, fed & cuddled. It was so lovely that she sent us texts and pics of Cookie every day so we knew she was happy and in great hands! It's such a small cost for knowing our fur baby wasn't lonely while we were away.
    Rachel, Blair & Cookie
  • Melina is extremely passionate about animals and their welfare, which shines through when she cares for our cat Lola.

    Melina takes the time to understand their routine, likes/dislikes in detail and to the greatest extent possible ensures her routine is maintained while we are away.

    We receive photos and updates on a daily basis and Lola is always calm and happy upon our return.

    I have no doubt that Melina also takes the time to talk and play with Lola while we are away in addition to taking care of the necessities of feeding and cleaning kitty litter etc.

    Melina is a beautiful, caring individual and we are very comfortable having her look after Lola and our property while we are away.

    Frances and Melina are our two favourite sitters at Cat Companion.
    Leah

How Our Cat Sitting Works

Cat Companion is a personalised cat sitting and cat minding service covering Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Cat Companion allows you to travel whilst leaving your cat in the security and comfort of their own home offering a much better alternative than placing your cat into a cattery, where they often become very stressed and pine for their home and owners.



2. Meet and greet


3. Cat sitting visits


4. Feedback

1. Booking Form

Complete the Cat Companion booking form. The details you provide will allow us to pass on your details to the Cat Companion who is closest to your area and/or available during the times you have specified.



2. Meet and Greet

Your Cat Compassion will contact you to arrange a FREE initial consultation which will enable you to meet your companion and your companion to meet your cat and more importantly for your cat to meet us. You need to be entirely happy and comfortable with the relationship we have with your cat before deciding to go ahead.



3. Cat Sitting Visits

Each cat sitting visit lasts 25 minutes in which time we give your cat the loving attention it needs. Your cat will be fed, played with, cuddled, their litter tray cleaned and any medication required administered, at no extra charge. We can also bring in your mail, water plants, take bins out, close curtains, whatever it is you may need.

You will have a direct mobile number to contact your companion during your time away and your companion will send you updates after each visit.



4. Feedback

We are always improving. Your feedback is welcome.


Your Cat Companions

We have a number of companions who cover the Sydney Eastern Suburbs. All of them have been police checked and are fully insured.

Melina

Melina lives in Vaucluse and has 2 gorgeous cats; Simba & Serafina. Her passion is Holistic Animal Health care with emphasis on Feline/Canine Myofunctional Therapy, Nutrition & Herbal Medicine.

Melina adores cats and has a special bond with her existing clients and cats. She is compassionate, experienced, reliable and most important nurturing and caring.


Sally

Sally lives in Paddington with her partner Nick and their two 'very spoilt' Devon Rex, Pixie and Rex.

Sally grew up surrounded by animals including her 3 horses, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, mice, lambs, lizards and of course cats.


Nick

Nick lives with Sally and is the proud father of their two naughty Devon cats. He has had cats growing up all his life, Smudge being his first and truly enjoys meeting new ones.

As avid travellers Sally and I appreciate the value in having our cats well cared for when we are away and my roles in hospitality allow me to get out and about during the day for visits.


Kasia

Kasia is a full time student who lives in Kingsford. She had been looking after two cats of her own for some time and loves playing and meeting with different kinds of cats.


Moneera

Moneera lives in Coogee with her husband, son and their two Exotic Shorthairs - Sidhi and Delilah.

Moneera volunteers at The Cat Protection Society and when living in Istanbul, Moneera took care of the neighbourhood ‘Cat Pack’.


Chris

Chris is a Bondi local and covers most of the eastern suburbs. Animals have been part of his life since childhood, being brought up with a multitude of dogs and cats around. He is reliable, compassionate and most of all dedicated to being that loving and caring 'companion' for your cats whilst you are away.


Felicia

Felicia lives in Rushcutters Bay and studies floristry part-time. She has grown up with cats and loves to spend time with them whenever she can! She is friendly, calm and caring to the needs of all different cats.


Jess

Jess lives in Maroubra and has always had a special love for cats having been surrounded by them all of her life. She is currently the owner of 2 healthy 15 and 10 year old female felines and is very familiar with cat care and how to be affectionate and playful with different personalities. She loves to be in the company of cats whenever she can!

The Cat Companion Story

I've been a friend to cats for nearly all of my life. From the age of 10 I have loved and lost some of my closest friends and companions.

From Tiger, Mitzey, Kelly, Smokey and Bandit to my two loyal and loving companions Minnie and Jemima, who teach me more and more everyday about how to be a good cat owner and carer.

After more than a decade in advertising, I really wanted to put more of my energy into the animals I love. As a first step I decided to become a Veterinary Nurse to learn more about keeping animals, and especially cats, happy and healthy.

As well as completing my Veterinary Nursing qualification, I also completed an Animal Studies Certificate at Taronga Zoo, where I learned more about wild animals and of course the big cats, having spent 6 months in the carnivores section.

I spent two weeks of my South African honeymoon at an animal rehabilitation centre in Hodespruit where I got to spend time with servals, cheetahs, meerkats, caracals and lots of other gorgeous and adorable cats.

Somewhere in amongst these furry adventures I formed Cat Companion, an organisation that I now manage.

If that sounds like something you're about too, say hello.

Claire.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do you service?
We service the eastern suburbs of Sydney including Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Point Piper, Woollahra, Woolloomooloo, Watsons Bay, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Bellevue Hill, Bondi Junction, Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Queens Park, Waverley, Clovelly, Coogee, Randwick, Maroubra, Botany, Matraville, Kingsford, Malabar, Little Bay, La Perouse, Centennial Park, Paddington, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Moore Park, Kings Cross.
Do you need a key to my home?
Yes, we will need a key for your home and it will always kept safe and returned to you immediately afterwards. Don’t forget, all our companions are police checked and will treat your home with the upmost respect at all times.
Can I just leave a side door or garage open for you?
I prefer not to do this to reduce the risk of your home being entered by unauthorised persons.
What do I need to provide?
You need to leave enough of everything that your cat needs on a daily basis for the entire time of your trip away.  We will also need your contact details for while you’re away and the details of friends or relatives that we can contact should there be an emergency, as well as your vet.
Can I book without the consultation?
We like to meet you and your cat first and I’m sure your cat would feel more comfortable at least having met its companion once. It also helps us get all the important information we need from you first, before caring for your cat. It also helps to find out exactly what you would like us to do, including plant watering, bins out, mail bringing in, how locks or alarms work, and where things are stored.  For future bookings, you will not need a consultation, provided nothing has changed.
How far in advance do I need to book?
It is recommended that you book at least 2 weeks in advance and even sooner for bookings during peak times. 
What if I need to stay longer than I booked for?
Please contact us as soon as possible to organise this.  You may need to send additional funds for food etc if required.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once you make a confirmed booking and have made payment a minder is allocated to your cat, which means we may turn down other work in your area. As a result cancellations within 1 month of start of booking incurs a 50% cancellation fee of the total booking fee. Please note: there are no refunds for cancellations made within 1 week of start of booking.