Cat Sitting Manchester
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about us

Your Local Professional Cat Sitting Service

 
We are not a franchise or agency, we are your local well established and loving stay-at-home alternative to catteries
— Nicola, Cat Sitting Manchester
 

You want to know your pets and home will be well looked after, one of the best securities for this is selecting an established company with a proven track record. Cat Sitting Manchester is owned and operated by Dragonfly Pet Concierge, Manchester's Premier Pet Service Provider. Having been around since 2010 we really know what we are doing, and we can share this expertise with you. We choose to be fully insured and have a specially, legally prepared contract, unique to ourselves. 

You're in good company, from globe-trotting entrepreneurs, barristers, head teachers, doctors, police and fire officers to the likes of the BBC and ITV join the hundreds of Clients served by us. We have worked in the media since 2009 on projects such as animal handling whilst filming Coronation Street for ITV, caring for the Blue Peter dog on behalf of the BBC and animal photo shoots for national magazines.

At Cat Sitting Manchester we really care about our Clients.  We offer a fresh approach to cat care in a loving and safe environment - your home. Your cat(s) enjoy familiar surroundings and favourite cat nap places. The visits are often more cost effective than using catteries and you can benefit from all our extra services (which are all free of charge), knowing your home is looked after whilst you are away.

As with all our pet sitting services, prices are per household not per pet. We operate a 'stay and play' policy for cats who like attention, which means we will use the visit to attend to your cats needs and after feeding and cleaning duties, will use the full 30 minute or 1 hour visit to play and stroke/brush your cat(s) providing the love and attention they miss when you are away.

Clients may also use our services for ad-hoc feeding whilst at work, as well as in emergencies. If you are kept away from home for whatever reason, we will be able to attend to care for your cat(s).

We operate in all areas within the M60 and some surrounding areas. The northern border of our cat sitting service area is Middleton, the southern is Didsbury, Chorlton, Burnage and Withington. We go further west covering Stretford and Sale and as far to the east as Oldham, Tameside, Ashton-under-Lyne and Hyde. Meaning any areas in between such as Failsworth, Droylsden, Salford (inc. Media City & Salford Quays), Gorton, Chadderton etc. are all areas we operate. We have no 'per mile charges' all our customers pay the same.

If the rest of our website doesn't answer your questions or you would like to discuss your requirements in detail and receive a personalised quotation please contact us - we really love hearing from fellow animal lovers! Thank you for visiting our website.

...a really useful service we have three cats, and when we found out how much boarding kennels would cost, we nearly had to cancel our holiday plans... It’s so convenient for the cats to be looked after in their own home and we felt reassured that someone was keeping our house looking occupied while we were away
— Rachel (Cats: Guinness, Whispa & Spartapuss) - Firswood

FULLY INSURED INCLUDING EMERGENCY VET CARE

Your pet is important to us which is why when you make a booking, you'll be covered by our comprehensive insurance policy. Our insurance cover includes £5m public liability, loss of keys and the benefit of emergency vet care. All of our bookings are eligible for this cover at no extra cost.


Please feel free to take our service brochure:

or use the contact form below to request a copy


 
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SAY NO TO VANS

A van with signage clearly showing that you are using a pet sitting service is excellent for the pet sitter looking to gain new business but doesn't have any benefit to the client.  In terms of home security it offers no protection. Having a signed van turn up outside your house when you are away advertising pet services can be noticed by thieves as an alert that you are away. That is why we have always been committed to not using any vehicles with signage. By using an unmarked car we are not drawing attention to ourselves when visiting your home. What's more, with the addition of putting wheelie bins out, opening and closing curtains and turning lights on or off for example, we help to maintain the appearance that your property is being lived in. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Our Services

 
 

CAT SITTING

Our low cost alternative to catteries helps reduce stress allowing your cat to stay at home and relax - happy cats, happy customers. Full customisable, tailor-made to each Client and their specific set of requirements - our cat sitting service is just what you are looking for as it is flexible enough to become exactly what you need. Here at Cat Sitting Manchester, we know cats are important - in fact its our job to make sure they know it too - cats are part of the family and they deserve only the highest level of care. Understanding that each cat has its own personality with specific likes and dislikes helps us to make sure your beloved pet enjoys the care it receives.

House Sitting

We sometimes recieve visit requests from people without pets for the purpose of security and peace of mind. Perhaps you want your house visited whailst you are away and your wheelie bins taken in and out... whatever the reason we can offer a fully insured house sitting service. 

Thank you so much for taking care of our two babies, Milly & Macy. We loved reading the diary of their daily antics & they love the feather present you left them! It has been a massive weight off our minds knowing that they’ve been taken such good care of. Will be in touch again in the future & will definitely be recommending you!
— Gemma & Liew (Milly & Macy)
 

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complimentary Services

 
 

'Welcome Home'

We encourage our clients to leave a shopping list should you desire fresh bread, tea, coffee, milk, Continental or Full English breakfast on your return. If you have been away for a special occasion we can arrange fresh flowers, chocolates and champagne to keep you in the holiday spirit.

security

We are able to open/close curtains, turn lights/T.V. on/off as desired to give the illusion the house is lived in. We have experience in dealing with the Police in the unfortunate event of a break in and can arrange for new locks and boarding up.

Wheelie Bins

In recent times with fewer bin collections it has become more important to know your bins will be put out and pulled back on the correct days. We take care of this for you so you don't miss any collections.

plants & garden

We can water plants at your request both inside and out, as well as basic garden maintenance. We are experienced at maintaining house and garden plants.

Text or email

If you are nervous about leaving your pet behind and want to know what they have been up to then you can receive texts or emails to find out just how they are getting on. Why not connect with us on WhatsApp or Facebook. We are able to send photos/video for your piece of mind. 

medication

We have years of experience in administering all types of medication including via syringe. Owners of pets in this situation need to know that they are leaving their pets in the care of professionals and we are more than welcoming to anyone who needs this extra attention as part of their care package, free of charge.

lIaise

We have experience liaising with Solicitors, Police, Care Workers, Builders, Plumbers etc. We can help manage, report on or organise services. 

Our complimentary services make your time away from home easier and worry free
— Cat Sitting Manchester
 

Free no-obligation consultation in your home

contact us to arrange at your convenience

 
 
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christmas 2018

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Limited spaces

Contact us to check current availability

It's that time of year again when bookings for the Christmas period start to come in from new Clients, with some of our regular Clients already having booked up-to a year in advance. One of the questions we always get asked in the months leading up to December is if we work on Christmas Day. We are please to let everyone know that we have always worked on Christmas Day so leaving your pets at home whilst you enjoy your festivities is nothing to worry about. Of course this is an exceptionally busy period for us. Over the years we have seen a huge increase in people going away over Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, the 27th, New Years Eve and New Years Day (24th-27th and 31st-1st inclusive, which are peak days), we operate a Utilitarian system (greatest good for the greatest number of people), and as such, can only offer one visit per Client on these days. This is unique to this time of year and has been successful over the last 8 years. Due to demand it is important we can offer care to as many pets as possible in our hours of operation as this helps so many of you enjoy your holiday with friends and family at this special time of year. Our Christmas Visits are designed to allow more clients to enjoy their Christmas Holidays in the knowledge that their pets are safe and cared for in the loving environment of their own home.

Contact us as soon as possible with your dates so that we can check availability for Christmas Visits against existing bookings. Our prices only vary for the holiday period and we will provide a full quotation for your consideration should a space be available for you. To assist us with this please provide your area or postcode. 

 
 
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rates

 
 

£8...

30-MINUTe VISIT

The pur-fect amount of time. Our 30 minute visits offer more time to complete tasks whilst still allowing for games or cuddles. All our visits no matter how long include everything you would expect from feeding, litter tray cleaning and TLC to our comprehensive list of free of charge services.

£14...

2 x 30-MINUTE VISITS (most popular)

A reduced rate of just £6.00 is charged for the second visit. This is our most popular booking and is excellent for all types of cat personalities from those who enjoy more visits for playtime and cuddles to those who like to adventure out in the daytime and need to be let back inside to sleep in the evening.

 

 

£10...

45-MINUTE VISIT

Our 45 minute visits are the right choice if you have more than 3 cats as it will allow for enough time for extra cleaning. They are also often booked by our Clients who require the administration of medications.

£18...

2 x 45-minute visits

We charge a reduced rate of £8.00 for second visits. This is the most popular choice for cats who require medication in the morning and evening. 

 

 

£12...

1-HOUR VISIT

Think Kittens! 1 hour visits are excellent for kittens who will love the extra playtime. If you have a new cat or have moved house the longer visits offer comfort and plenty of time to cuddle.

£22...

2 x 1-hour visits

Our special two 1-hour visits offer lots of play time in the am and pm, kittens and playful cats will enjoy the time spent playing with the laser pen and feather toys.

 
 
I would recommend this service as it is much better for the cats to be in their home environment than in a small cattery pen. Daily text reassured us that all was well. Good value for money too with the added advantage of having an eye kept on the house!
— Mrs. Burton (Kiev & Binky)
 
 
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Satisfied Customers

Our reviews are important to us, they are all handwritten and can be viewed at your no-obligation consultation; a random selection appears below

 
 
...lifted a weight from my mind! No more long car journeys before my holidays leaving my furry charges in strange places!
— Alison
...many thanks for your excellent service, we were very impressed p.s. thanks for going the extra mile
— Parwez
We have been so pleased with the services offered by Nicola. Not sure what we would have done - she went out of her way to help and beyond the call of duty
— Joanne, Anthony (Elie)
...think the diary idea is such a lovely touch and I know we will be using you next time we go away. Thank you so much
— Lucinda, Jason (Fabio & Rafael)
...you helped us out at very short notice and looked after Angel & Willow at our home beautifully, what a great service! ...we’ll be using the service again and again, in fact we’ve booked already
— The Elliotts (Angel & Willow)
An excellent alternative to using boarding kennels, We were concerned how our geriatric cat would cope with life at a cattery (particularly since she now requires medication several times daily), and so decided to use Nicola’s pet sitting service instead. We returned from our holiday to be met by a happy, contented and well-fed cat. There was even a diary recording what Allie had been up to, the rubbish bin had been put out and plants watered! Many thanks.
— The Parnham Family (Allie)
...in addition to the required tasks text messages [were sent] also a diary of events was kept which was a nice touch. My outdoor plant pots were watered for which I am very greatful. Would definitely recommend and use again. Very reliable
— Karen (George)
Thankyou for looking after my 2 kittens. Also for providing such an excellent service and the photos and the diary are excellent so nice and made me giggle hearing what they have been up to. I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends and family. And the kittens seem to be more relaxed and happier being able to stay at home
— Shell
...Winston appears very well cared for and I would most definitely use the service again and highly recommend it to others
— Mrs. J. Hardman (Winston)
...my cats were happy & contented on my return and I had regular updates through e-mail whilst I was away. Special thanks, a brilliant service I will use again
— Jan
I cannot recommend Nicola highly enough, daily texts so we knew he was doing so well ...any kitten owner will no doubt feel the same, great service! Couldn’t believe we were even left a present for Casper.
— David (Casper)
 
 

inc. satisfied manchester based MEDIA CLIENTS

 

(please send all media enquires to: media@dragonflypetservices.co.uk)

 

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CONTACT US

 

Limited Spaces for Christmas 2018, contact us to check availability

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