Memorial Day Weekend officially kicks off six weeks from tomorrow. Are you going anywhere for the holiday? Don't forget to make sure you've set up cat sitting services for the feline members of your family! To book with us, just click on the "Contact" tab above and fill out the form. We will get back to you within 24 hours! #MemorialDay #2018 #catsitting #holidays
Much like my love for cats, I also have a strong love for travel. Thus, a few times a year, much to the cats’ dismay, I skip town. Betty, being the older one, has been around for this much more often than Marge. Betty, also being the co-dependent one who would prefer that I never set foot out of my apartment ever, isn’t much of a fan of these times. I can see the look of “Ugh, no, not *this* again” on her face the moment I drag the suitcase out. Once the suitcase is open and
New Years is probably my favorite holiday. You just get to start everything all over again. That also applies to this business. There are a couple of changes we plan on implementing this year that will be discussed in this post. - Changes to Service Area We have decided to restructure our service area. We will continue to provide service to the following suburbs in their entirety: Northfield Northbrook Glenview Winnetka Morton Grove Deerfield Glencoe Highland Park Wilmette Ev
Booking for the winter holidays officially opens for both new and existing on October 1st! Existing clients had an early-bird advantage, so we are already half full for a couple of the holidays. If you are a new client in need of our cat sitting services, I strongly suggest getting your request in as soon as possible, so as to do the meet & greet and what-not. We will be fully booked this year, so please do not wait for too long!
For November and December visits, please not
I thought I should put out a little note regarding phone calls. We get a LOT of calls on my phone that are pretty much spam and/or scam calls. So, unless we recognize the number (ie, it's on the contact list), we don't answer. As said in a previous blog, our preferred methods of conversation are email, texts, and phone calls - in that order. If you are a new client, it is preferable that you email us first. We can always do a phone call after that, but at least we will know w
Some may remember that last year, we donated a percentage of our September income to the Harmony House Walk for Cats, a 5k fundraiser. Well, we are doing that again! This year, we'll be donating 10% of all income from September visits to his fundraiser, which is taking place on October 1, 2017. Not in need of cat sitting services this month? Well, you can still donate via our fundraising page! Any and all donations will help. And since Harmony House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
And yet another holiday weekend is not far from mind! Independence Day is nine weeks away, can you believe it? With that said, booking is open for the July 4th Holiday! While we don't have any limits on how far in advance, this is about the time we start officially talking about booking for the holiday. July 4th Holiday is July 1st through July 5th. If you are thinking you'll be going away during that time, be sure to get your request in no later than Thursday, June 15th. Boo
If you take a look at the front page of this website, you may or may not have noticed this snazzy little badge got added this morning. That is because I am now officially certified in pet first aid and CPR! I've been wanting to get this done pretty much since I started my business, and now it has happened. I highly recommend anyone that is interested to check out Pro Pet Hero if they are interested in learning pet first aid. It is video based, and taught by an ER veterinarian
I know, I can't believe this date is only two weeks away either! But, two weeks from today is indeed May 4th, which is the cutoff date for any cat sitting bookings between May 20th and May 30th.
Do you already have plans on going on a mini-vacay for any or all of those dates, but still haven't arranged for a sitter for your feline companions? Don't dawdle on finding a sitter for your kitty! Make sure to get your request in now. Are you still on the fence about going away fo
Today is Cats are Family Too!'s nine month anniversary! I'm a fan of the number 9 for some reason, so this holds some significance for me. And today, I also got the certificate from the county saying our business name Cats are Family Too! has officially been registered! This is such a huge step for this business, and have no words for how exciting this is. I look forward to serving all clients, new and old, in the coming months and years! #cats #catsitting #petsitting #annive
At long last, Cats are Family Too! has a policy section on the website! For the most part, these have been in place since the beginning, but I never had them documented on the website. There is one new one though - the key policy. Basically, from here on out, with the exception of the meet & greet, I will be charging for key pick-up and for key drop-off (two separate charges). Each will be at the same cost as a visit. Why is this being done? Well, quite a few folks have been
Look at this happy boy, doing somersaults in anticipation of more sunshine!
Technically, there is no such thing as booking too early, but for holidays (especially the bigger travel holidays) I'll have an "open season" if you will. As of March 1st, booking is open for Memorial Day Week/Weekend! So if you are looking for a cat sitter for any time between 5/20 and 5/30, get in touch with me as soon as your finalize your own plans (not at the last minute! see note below) and we
Was looking at my schedule for February and it's definitely looking to be a busy month! Wow! I was thinking back to the holidays, and how some folks asked me, "What's it like to be a cat sitter?" I've really never been sure how to answer that, so decided to go through what a day of cat sitting is like. The title is a little misleading - some of this stuff is done days before the actual day of the sits! Last year, for Thanksgiving week, I closed down booking about a week befor
You'll want to grab onto this deal! We are offering a 5% discount off all sits occurring in April, 2017. In order to get the discount, the sit must be fully paid for by March 31, 2017. If you need a cat sitter for April (or any other time!), reach out us via our contact page. Any other questions? Just ask! #2017 #Promotion #April #5off #catsitting
It's been a long, crazy and really tumultuous year. 2016 will go down in history for a lot of negative reasons, that is for certain. On a personal level, there has been a fair share of both good and bad. While still mourning the loss of my kitty Lucky, my little Sara Bear got sick with the same god-awful disease he had, albeit for different reasons (both had acute on chronic renal failure). This ultimately took her on April 28th. However, this pushed forward a thought I'd had
Are you a client of Cats are Family Too! Cat Sitting Service? Did you love the service provided? Do you have a friend or family member with kitties of their own, looking for someone to provide excellent care for them in their absence? And finally, would you like to pay a bit less on your next visit? Let me introduce a new program being rolled out in 2017 - the Cats are Family Too! Refer-a-Friend Program. How does it work, you may be asking. Well, let me break it down here...
Don't worry, this pic is from almost six years ago (though it's pretty close to what we have now!)! But, I'm sure a lot of folks remember the Snowmageddon of 2011 - aka the Groundhog's Day Blizzard. I know I sure do! However, since this is obviously a real possibility, and we're having a pretty yucky snowstorm as I type, I wanted to cover some policies regarding inclement weather (that will be put on the website in the next few days). - If we have a blizzard/winter storm warn
December is right around the corner, which means the holidays are too! As we stated awhile back, we've been requesting that all booking be done at least a month in advance. Thank you to those who have already booked! We do have some space left over the holidays. However, all booking for the rest of the year, as well as 1/1/17, will be closed off as of 5pm on December 15th. If you think you will be needing a cat sitter anytime between 12/16/16 and 1/1/17, but are not sure of t
It's end of business on the 16th, which means booking for Thanksgiving week (11/21-11/27) is closed. My apologies in advance, but I will not be taking on any more business for next week. I am, of course, still here if you need a cat sitter for any time after 11/27. Giving another reminder to get in your Christmas and New Years booking asap! I am only taking on once-daily clients for 12/24-12/25 at this point, but otherwise am open to twice-daily clients (this includes New Yea
We are getting close to being booked for the week of Thanksgiving! At this time, not taking on anything other than once-a-day clients starting Monday, November 21st through Sunday, November 27th. We would not be able to space out the visits enough at this point. Only have a couple more spots left though for once-daily clients, so if you need a sitter, book soon!
Also, booking for the week of Thanksgiving is going to be cut off as of Thursday, November 17th. #holidays #Thank