Animal lover and in particular cats. (I love dogs, but don't provide dog services at this time).
I've been catsitting for over 5 years.
I love all animals but especially cats, and consider myself very conscientious of their needs and behaviours. I believe they need someone who wants to play with them and keep them company and not just be there to feed them.
I love to send photos and videos to owners while they're away, so they're not missing their kitties too much and to show how happy the pets are. I've experienced all kinds of cat personalities, from young, old, very playful, aloof, fussy eaters, to rescue cats who are very shy. Many people comment on how relaxed and calm their cats are after I've looked after them.
Cats can get stressed when put into catteries and are happier and anxiety-free when kept at home and have a loving, friendly companion keeping them company. You can rest assure that I will be that companion. I'll also take good care of the house and plants for your added security and am very respectful of the property.
I have many references who will vouch for my house/catsitting profile that I've gained over the years. Please contact me so I can show you all of them, as I'm new here and have no reviews on this site as yet. Here's a few reviews from elsewhere:
I think my cats may wish that Kristi was staying and I hadn't come back! They seem to love her. Kristi kept me up to date with their mischief and took great care of the apartment. Don't hesitate to book Kristi! - Tracey
Kristi looked after my 2 cats Bella and Lulu for a week. Lulu is a problematic eater and shy to boot, so was a bit worried about leaving them. However Kristi did a great job of looking after them, and put my mind at ease with regular communication and video/photo updates. I can tell she really does love cats and knows how to look after them. Her communications were excellent, both before and during the housesit, and I appreciated that she came here twice before the housesit. Would happily have Kristi look after my cats again! - Marlena
Highly recommended! Would like to thank Kristi for looking after my much loved kitty, Wicket. I was worried about leaving him as he's not great with strangers. Kristi completely put me at ease, quickly making friends with him and had him eating out of her hand - literally! She took time to play with him, make him comfortable and sent me regular videos and pictures. The house was spotless when I returned and Wicket was a very happy kitty. Amazing communication along the way. Thank you again, Kristi! - Julia
My service: I will catsit/housesit in the Porirua-Lower Hutt-Wellington suburbs district, for a minimum $100.00 for anything up to 7 days, and then $25 per day after that. I'm available for short or long stays and can negotiate a discount for stays longer than 2 weeks. (Please note that 19% commission goes to pawshake).
Hope to care for your house and beautiful cats soon.
(Please note: I have a car and will need somewhere to park. If in the city district, coupon parking can be used, to be included in an agreed price. Please discuss as I'm willing to park further away if there is somewhere. I'm also willing to look after fish, birds, reptiles, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents).
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