What's the difference between cat sitting and cat boarding?

Cat sitting is a great alternative to cat boarding and catteries. While Cat sitting Services come to your house to take care of your cat, cat boarding or catteries require your cat to change location. Cats are far more relaxed when left in the comforts of their own home, so this is why Cat in a Flat only offers an in-home cat sitting service customized to suit you and your cats needs. 

Cat sitting at your home

Cat sitting is a service where a trusted cat sitter comes to your home to care for your cat while you are away on vacation or for a business trip. This pop-in service allows for affordable, stress free pet care as your cat will remain safe and happy at home.

Currently there are two types of Cat in a Flat cat sitting services available:

1. Daily in-house cat visits:

A daily drop-in visit is when the cat sitter visits your kitty either once or twice a day. Each visit can last between 20 - 30min depending on your cat's needs and personality, so please discuss this with your cat sitter. You can read more about what to expect during a drop-in cat sitting service here.

2. Overnight stays / House sitting:

Some Cat in a Flat cat sitters also offer overnight stays, this is when a cat sitter will spend the night in your home with your cat. This is a great service, especially for kittens and elderly cats as it allows the cat sitter to give your kitty even more attention. You can read more about what to expect from overnight stays here.

What is Cat Boarding?

Cat boarding is when your cat is temporarily taken to a new location to be cared for while you are away. In most cases cats find this very stressful as they do not like new environments full of unfamiliar smells.

Why cat sitting is a better option to boarding catteries

  • Keeping your cat at home drastically reduces the stress on their mental and physical health

  • Cat sitters are near your home. They can care for your home as well as your cat. 

  • Local cat sitters are affordable and charge per household, not per cat

  • Cat sitters offer a personalized cat sitting service adapted to your cats needs.

  • Cat in a Flat provides a choice of hundreds of trusted cat sitters in your area. You do not need to be reliant on the location and availability of the one cat boarding facility closest to you.

You can read more about the pros and cons of cat sitting and cat boarding here.

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