Whether going on a holiday or if you just need someone to take care of your cat during your long working hours, finding a cat sitter is usually the better choice. Nevertheless, with so many cat sitting businesses in London and freelance professionals, how do you choose the best of the best? Here at Tailster, we have hundreds of cat sitters in London and based all over the UK so we've learnt a thing or two. To help you out, we've put together some information on how to find the perfect cat sitter for you.

Know your budget - a cat sitter in London may cost less than you think! 

Before you start looking for the perfect cat sitter in London, you should know your limitations. Allocating a proper budget and knowing your price range can help you better determine how your research will go. Of course, you should never settle for someone that doesn't meet your requirements based on a cheaper price. However, going for the most expensive cat sitting services only to find out that the price doesn't match your budget is not the experience you are looking for. 

Go local, broaden your search later

It's always better to hire someone that is close to your living quarters. That's why, starting your search for the perfect cat sitter should start in your area. On Tailster you can do this by entering your postcode and viewing a list of carers on a map within a 5 mile radius, or, pop a request on the site and we will do the hard work for you - providing quotes from local carers. Check out the local cat sitters and see whether they match your preferences. If they don't you can broaden your search to slightly further afield.

Have a meet and greet

Last, but not least, cats are picky individuals. Make sure that your sitter is able to meet your pet beforehand. Animals tend to have an intuition that drives them and if your cat doesn't like the individual you've chosen, then you must continue your search to make sure that everyone is comfortable. When your candidate meets your pet you will be able to see how they treat the animal in front of you and note any subtleties in their behavior, you'll then have the opportunity to ask the all important questions to ensure they're the right fit for you. Not sure what you should what exactly to look for in a cat sitter? We've put together some suggestions for you  here.

If you need any help finding the perfect carer for your pet, make a request below. It’s free and it only takes 30 seconds - let’s see who we can find for you.