If you are a cat owner and a customer of ProtectaPet, whatever kind of cat you have, whether you have a cool, calm customer or a cuddly, comfort-seeker, you’ll always worry about them when you go away. You know that your cat gets lonely without human companionship and we agree!
At TrustedHousesitters, we have a community of thousands of cat lovers who take care of cats when their owners are away from home. These cat lovers tell us that they bond with the cats they look after and that cats respond to having a loving sitter look after them. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, our cat sitters have looked after over 4,500 cats, so they know what they’re talking about!
To find out exactly what our cat owners have experienced, we set up a survey and found that 85% of cat owners said that their cats prefer to have someone to care for them at home when they are travelling.
We have about 8,500 cat owners who use our service for this very reason. This is also supported by a recent study from Oregon State University which has proved that cats are not just cupboard lovers, they will choose human contact in preference to food, scent or toys.
And it’s not just the occasional cat which loves a cuddle, 83% of cat owners who responded to the TrustedHousesitters survey said their cats loved a cuddle.
We understand cats at TrustedHousesitters. Our members have been on many thousands of cat sitting days and nightsand we have house sat for more cats than any other animal since we started looking after pets in their own homes. 54% of our pet-owning members are cat owners who trust our pet sitters to care for their cats.
Our caring pet sitters travel the world looking after all sorts of cats, ranging from rescue cats, to mixed breeds, British Shorthair, Maine Coon, Ragdoll and American Shorthair. These all have different needs, some need grooming, others like the outdoors. Our pet sitters make sure that they are safe and well looked after whilst their owners are away from home.