British Blue shorthair cat
  • 1 Daily Visit £9
  • 2 Daily Visits £15
  • Per Night Stay £30

About ME

Hi. I'm Sarah - just a massive cat lover who understands the concerns involved when you need to leave your little furry/furries behind for a few days.

I founded, and now run, a registered charity (Chaffinch) working with children in the Kibera slum of Kenya. I'm also studying a degree in Childhood Studies with the Open University.

A percentage of my earnings are donated to Chaffinch for the provision of food, shelter, and education for the 101 slum children who currently call me Mama.

I've been owned by cats for about 13 years. I currently have a big softie called Ebony who is now 7 years old. Ebony detests taking tablets so I've become quite the expert at getting them into her - if your cat needs medication, it shouldn't be a problem.

I've got experience with nervous cats so I do the 'slow and gentle' pretty well. I've also dealt with the less friendly, 'scratch-happy' cats so not daunted!

Special skills: cuddles, belly rubs, and under-the-chin-scratching. I also have a range of interactive toys that I can bring on visits for your cat to enjoy. If you have toys that your cat loves, I'm happy to indulge in a play session.

I have a level 3 qualification in 'First Aid for Cats and Kittens' (Higher Distinction), and I am DBS checked.

As I don't drive, I'm reliant on the buses and my own two feet. This means I can only take bookings in reach of a bus route (this is usually only a problem in some of the more remote areas on Sundays or public holidays).

I will supply photos at each visit (via Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger or similar) plus a Dropbox link upon your return with lots more pictures, which you are welcome to download and keep.

Always happy to do the little extras - putting out the bins, picking up the mail, watering plants etc.

  • My Area YO24 (20.0KM)

    • Years of cat care
    • Owns/Owned a cat
    • Can administer medication
    • Police checked
    • House sitter
    • Travel long distance
  • My Availability

    Available
    Unavailable

My ReviEws

  • 2 Jan 18

    Penny C

    York

    A Total Star

    This time there were unforeseen problems one of which a concern that Bonnie our Cat was unwell. But everything was handled professionally and although we felt anxious Sarah went the extra mile to ensure we had all the information to make an informed decision. She kept Us fully informed all the time and dispelled our fears as soon as possible. We always feel Bonnie is in the very best hands when we leave her in Sarah's care. Highly recommend Sarah she is totally trust worthy in every respect.

  • 29 Dec 17

    Samantha C

    York

    Sarah was Great

    Never used this service before but defo will be doing again! Sarah was great at updates & keeping in contact and we & our cat Mi-Go are very grateful for her help :)

  • 21 Dec 17

    Penny C

    York

    Excellent

    When Sarah looks after you’re Pet you have total peace of mind. We can not recommend her highly enough as she is just excellent.

  • 6 Dec 17

    Penny C

    York

    Cat adores her

    We leave our cat knowing that Sarah is going to look after her well. Bonnie obviously adores her we are very happy .

  • 18 Nov 17

    Jono A

    York

    Excellent

    Excellent as ever!

  • 27 Oct 17

    Amanda

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    Absolutely Brilliant

    Sarah was absolutely brilliant with my kittens. While I was away she kept me up to date with pictures and little notes on how they were getting on.

    She spent time cuddling, playing and brushing my two and they were well looked after while I was away.

    I would most certainly use her again and recommend her to my friends. Thank you so much Sarah!

  • 8 Oct 17

    Carole P

    York

    Highly Recommended

    We have just come home to three happy, naughty cats! They love Sarah looking after them and we are so pleased that we can relax on holiday knowing that our babies are so well looked after. As usual Sarah sent us lovely pictures of all three cats every day along with a humorous commentary which was much appreciated. Many thanks again Sarah, we can't recommend you highly enough!

  • 24 Sep 17

    Jono A

    York

    Excellent

    Sarah was excellent as ever!

  • 27 Aug 17

    Pam Stones

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    Highly Recommended

    Sarah was excellent. She sent me pictures and kept me informed whilst I was away at my son's wedding. I would highly recommend Sarah!

  • 18 Aug 17

    Penny C

    York

    Professional and caring

    Well what can I say Sarah has just gone above and beyond to ensure Bonnies well being and keeping Us informed with daily reports and photographs. Bonnie is the most relaxed I have ever seen her so happy in Sarah's company and when we arrived home. Cannot recommend Sarah highly enough you can be totally rest assured your beloved Pet is being completely cared for in a Professional and caring way. We will never use a cattery again!!!!!

  • 23 Jul 17

    Jono A

    York

    Sarah's a star

    Sarah's a star. Helped us out at short notice with a single evening visit whilst we popped off to get married. No fuss, no pain, great work!

  • 24 Jun 17

    Jono A

    York

    Fantastic

    Sarah was fantastic from start to finish.

    She went above-and-beyond to make us feel comfortable, confident and reassured throughout the whole process.

    Whilst we were away, she took great care of Patch (and our plants, and even the rubbish collection)!

    Couldn't recommend more highly.

  • 3 May 17

    Carole P

    York

    Stress-free holiday

    Another stress-free holiday for us as Sarah takes such good care of our three Siamese babies. We had no hesitation in booking her again after our previous experience and once again our three have been very happy and relaxed with her. The house was also left spotless so very nice to come home to. We would thoroughly recommend Sarah to anyone who wants a kind, caring person to look after their special cats. We will certainly ask her again and will hope that she is not too much in demand!

  • 11 Feb 17

    Carole Parkhouse P

    York

    Highly recommend her

    Sarah stayed over four nights to look after our three Siamese cats who can be hard work believe me! She had to give them four meals a day as they are fussy and lots of play time. Our babies are in great spirits and have obviously had a great time with Sarah and it has been so much better than a cattery. Sarah sent us lovely photos every day of each cat with a commentary! The house was left very tidy and we are extremely happy. We would certainly use Sarah again and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a cat sitter.

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    Bonnie

    YO30
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    Indy

    YO10

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