Tabby shorthair cat
  • 1 Daily Visit £9
  • 2 Daily Visits £16

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About Me

I've had cats and other animals my whole life. Growing up on a farm in New Zealand, they were an important part of the every day. Cats kept us warm at night, company while we went on adventures. They bought us "rabbits trousers" during baby rabbit season (I'll let you work out what they are) when they would vanish for weeks at a time and come back fat shapes, then sleep for days on end. I was bought up to treat animals with respect and love, and have been looking after them for as long as I can remember.

I had a pet rabbit when I first moved to London. When he died, my boyfriend and I swore we would never let another furry beastie steal our hearts again. Obviously, this lasted mere months and we now have a tabby monstrosity called CRICKET who rules our lives. We both like to travel, and I know how difficult it is to find someone suitable to look after your little treasure while you go off on an adventure. We're lucky enough to have friends nearby, but they have very busy lives and can't always give Cricket the ATTENTION he needs. So I come to you with the understanding of how difficult that can be, and will always go above and beyond to keep the little fluff happy while you are away. I generally stay at your flat for up to 40 minutes (or until the cat gets bored) on at least one of the visits to make sure they get a good belly rub and smooch, and I'm happy to accommodate any specific needs to keep your cat happy while you are away. I'll even water your plants!

Some actually useful information - I'm in my 30's so I guess I'm a "grown up", meaning I will respect your home and space as you would hope and expect me to. I've lived in Crouch End for about 8 years and know the area well. I work full time at a local brewery and taproom, which can effect the time I am able to visit in the evenings Fridays and Saturdays. Check with me before booking, and we can chat about how I can make it work for your cat!

Please also note that if I need to get any public transport to your home I will need to add this cost, and if you have more than 2 animals (I'm also good with herbivores!) I might need to adjust the price according to how much additional time this will add on to make sure everyone is well looked after.

Recently, I was in Scotland on holiday and woke up to find a wee cat had wandered in to my tent and made a nest next to me. My travel companion was amused, and called me a "cat witch" because this kind of thing seems to happen rather a lot. I have a whole instagram account at www.instagram.com/catbookirl of the cats I meet along the way. I think your cat and I will get along famously.

As your next local and insured cat sitter, I will send you daily photo updates and spoil your furbaby with playtime and cuddles.

My Reviews

  • 23 Aug 19

    Tiffany W

    London

    This is the second time Dianne has looked after our cat. Dianne is reliable and friendly and sends regular WhatsApp updates whilst we’re away. Would recommend.

  • 5 Aug 19

    Kate L

    London

    Dianne looked after our cat brilliantly and was super at keeping in contact. We arrived home to a very happy cat. We would definitely recommend Dianne and wouldn’t hesitate to ask her to catsit for us again. Thanks Dianne!

  • 4 Apr 19

    Noemi R

    London

    Dianne is a wonderful cat sitter and I trust her 100%! She was very quick to respond to my original email and it was very easy to arrange to meet and give her the keys. She looked after Dash very well, sent us regular updates and spent some time playing with him as well. I would heartily recommend hiring Dianne as a cat sitter!

  • 17 Feb 19

    Christina G

    London

    Dianne once again took incredible care of our fur baby while we were away for two weeks. She always spends extra time with our Tonka so he doesn’t get lonely and sends daily updates so we know he’s safe, warm and happy. We even forgot to replace our scooper and she kindly bought us a new one!!! We are so so grateful for her help while we are away and couldn’t ask for a better, more loving cat sitter!

  • 14 Aug 18

    Olga Z

    London

    Brilliant as always. Thank you so much for looking after our cat!

  • 31 Jul 18

    Andrew L

    London

    Dianne,

    Was great, even when Peggy was unwell. She sent us regular text and photo updates.

  • 15 Jul 18

    Christina G

    London

    Dianne is absolutely wonderful. She sends daily updates and pictures and I know my furry baby is in good hands when we are away. This is the second time I’ve used her and can’t speak highly enough of her! She’s trustworthy, professional and really loves the cats she takes care of.

  • 11 Jul 18

    Jessica Black B

    London

    Dianne was great and we came home to happy and relaxed cats. Would definitely book her again!

  • 18 Jun 18

    Nicola B

    London

    Dianne is very lovely and friendly and has taken care of our two cats and our hamster Caramel twice now. She sent us pictures and clearly gave the cats lots of strokes as well as keeping them well fed and watered. I would highly recommend her as a cat siter.

  • 15 Jun 18

    Richard C

    London

    Dianne is great at looking after our cat, we have used her many times and higly recommend her.

  • 21 May 18

    Olga Z

    London

    Dianne has looked after our cat Perry on several occasions now, and it's been great to have her!

  • 13 Feb 18

    Richard C

    London

    We've used Dianna a number of times now and she's always been great. Our cat is always well looked after and happy when we get home.

  • 16 Jan 18

    Christina G

    London

    Dianne is wonderful in every way and did an amazing job taking care of our little fur baby. She provided daily updates and made sure we were at ease being away from him for the week. When we got home, he was happy and relaxed. Definitely highly recommend Dianne!

  • 12 Jan 18

    Ellie W

    London

    Dianne did a great job looking after my cat over Christmas. It was my first time using someone to look after him. He wasn't very friendly or sociable(!) but she was very communicative and sent me lots of updates.

  • 6 Jan 18

    Hannah C

    London

    Thank you for looking after Sheila over Christmas Dianne!! Always 5 Star! Xx

  • 3 Jan 18

    Anne C

    London

    Dianne was wonderful! We had never left Rosa in the care of a pet sitter before, and were a little nervous. Dianne couldn't have been better. She communicated well before, during, and after her booking - sending us messages and photo updates, and being more than accommodating to our schedules. We came home to a happy cat, and would recommend Dianne!

  • 24 Sep 17

    Laura L

    London

    Fabulous as always, Dianne communicates each day with a pic or a message and Barbara is always relaxed and happy on our return. Well recommended!

  • 30 Aug 17

    Becca S

    London

    Dianne did an amazing job looking after our ginger tom. He has been sick the week before, so we were nervous about going away, but we needn't have been! Dianne looked after him amazingly and sent us lovely snaps every day to keep our mind at ease. I will be using her again for sure!

  • 28 Aug 17

    Katia d

    London

    Dianne was great - she bonded quickly with our cat Inkie and sent messages and photos with each visit to update us.

  • 24 Jul 17

    Laura L

    London

    Dianne was great with our cat and really kept us informed whilst we're away. Highly recommended!

  • 23 Jul 17

    Hannah C

    London

    Dianne was great, she kept in touch with daily updates and photos of Sheila. Sheila was really happy and chilled whilst I was away. I'd definitely recommend Dianne and use her again! X

  • 19 Jul 17

    Nick S

    London

    Dianne looked after our two cats perfectly as always! Lovely updates coming in from her each day too (she's an ace photographer!)

  • 6 Jul 17

    Steve Hewitt

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    Diane was a great sitter and looked after our cat very well!

  • 10 Apr 17

    Laura L

    London

    Thanks for looking after our Barbara so well, especially when she brings in pigeons! A great and reliable sitter.

  • 27 Mar 17

    Olga Z

    London

    Dianne looked after our cat Perry for four days while we were on holiday, popping in twice a day to feed and play with him. She's great with cats, very friendly, and Perry has immediately taken to her. He even allowed himself to be brushed, and he hates brushing! For peace of mind, it was wonderful to have Dianne there during our time away.

  • 20 Feb 17

    Laura L

    London

    Dianne was a great cat sitter for our Barbara! We had a pre-meet to say hello & then there were regular updates & pictures whilst we were away so we knew our cat was doing ok. We will definitely be using Dianne again & would thoroughly recommend her!

  • 17 Jan 17

    Richard C

    London

    Dianne looked after our cat for 4 days and he was well looked after. She sent us pictures of him each day and we came home to a happy cat.

  • 4 Jan 17

    Tahita B

    London

    Di did an excellent job looking after Mimi, my Tortie! I got lots of photos and updates twice a day and Mimi got lots of attention, playtime and cuddles while I was away. Very happy and will definitely ask Di to cat sit again in future. A ++++

  • 29 Dec 16

    Nick S

    London

    Dianne was very reliable and looked after our two young cats very well. It was obvious that they had been well looked after as they were super friendly when we returned. Dianne sent us comical photos and videos of them playing over Christmas which was great! We'd definitely ask Dianne to look after them again, Nick

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