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ISO Bonded/Insured Cat Sitter

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My 3 and Me 1
AwesomeTattooedDragon 1
RedMulch 1
Four of Us 4
SagaciousSighFiGurl 1
PreciousAngel 1
TinktheSprite 1
a3529387uu 1
the Markster 1
GrandPoobah 2
Fat Orange Cat 1

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Four of Us --- 2 years ago -

Need recommendations for Cat Sitter to take care of my 2 kitties while we are out of town for a week. References would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! 

RedMulch --- 2 years ago -

I always use Kingwood Kennels. My cats love it there. They don't like strangers coming into their house and they do love to be around other cats. 

GrandPoobah --- 2 years ago -

I'm not trying to be snarky here, but, I don't understand what, exactly, you would like the cat sitter to be insured for, and what kind of bond does a cat sitter need?

This person is a cat sitter. I'm betting that a cat sitter isn't going to have the resources to purchase cat insurance.

If you are looking for someone who has liability insurance covering them in case your house is damaged in someway, then, you probably are going to be looking for a long time. Any injury they receive while being in your home makes you liable for their injuries. Their insurance, even if they had it, isn't in play.

A bond is put in place to insure that the work being done in your home is finished and in the event it isn't, the bond will pay you for what ever portion is left undone so you can make up any losses you incurred from the original cat sitter not completing their work.

Again...doesn't seem plausible.

Hire a local neighborhood teenager with a vehicle and ask them to come in a couple of times a day and feed the kitty. We've been doing it for years and have had no issues. 

PreciousAngel --- 2 years ago -

I'm not trying to be snarky here, but, I don't understand what, exactly, you would like the cat sitter to be insured for, and what kind of bond does a cat sitter need?


What if they get hurt at your house? What if they rob your house?



If you are looking for someone who has liability insurance covering them in case your house is damaged in someway, then, you probably are going to be looking for a long time. Any injury they receive while being in your home makes you liable for their injuries. Their insurance, even if they had it, isn't in play.

Sure it is! This isn't a friend visiting your house it's a vendor hired to do wotk. Different thing that is. 

Four of Us --- 2 years ago -

Unfortunately, no neighborhood teens known. The insured/bonded is standard with licensed pet sitters. There are a few on the internet that I have found, but would like to get reference, if someone has used previously. It's a little scary giving a stranger your key. 

Four of Us --- 2 years ago -

Exactly PreciousAngel! 

Four of Us --- 2 years ago -

Red Mulch.....I always use Kingwood Kennels. My cats love it there. They don't like strangers coming into their house and they do love to be around other cats.

I am worried about taking them to kennel. They were shelter babies...afraid they will think I am abandoning them! :) 

a3529387uu --- 2 years ago -

If you google licensed pet sitters Kingwood/Humble there are several that pop up. I guess you could start from there. And yes, having someone who's insured and bonded is very important. Unless you have someone you know really well and trust. 

GrandPoobah --- 2 years ago -

Sure it is! This isn't a friend visiting your house it's a vendor hired to do wotk. Different thing that is.

You need to go read your homeowners insurance policy. Any one on your property that isn't specifically insured for the activity that they are there to perform are automatically covered by your homeowner's policy.

A great example is the scam run by so called "tree trimmers" They will knock on your door and claim that they were trimming tress just down the block and noticed you could use some pruning. They appear to be legit because they are wearing a logo shirt and seem to have all of the tools of the trade. They make you a great deal because they are already in the neighborhood. They get started and before you know it, one of them has "fallen" from your trees and is hurt.

Next move, insurance claim. The tree was diseased due to improper care in the past and these poor migrant workers should have been properly warned before being allowed to climb YOUR trees.

They claim a soft tissue injury, which is almost impossible to refute, and the insurance company pays them for their "doctors" bills as well as pain and suffering. It usually doesn't amount to more than a few thousand dollars, but, since your deductible is probably more than that, you'll be on the hook for it. If you don't agree to pay for it, then they'll sue you in a civil court where the lawsuit will be for substantially more than the insurance claim and then you'll need to pay for a lawyer to defend you.

It'll be 50/50 that you win.

As for the bond, I pretty much explained what a bond does and it doesn't apply to what you are looking for.

In the end, if you don't know any high school age kids that can come over a few times a day, then you pretty much should kennel them. If you are going to be gone just a few days, then put down enough food and water for the kitty and let them be. Cats are pretty low maintenance when it comes to that kind of alone time. 

Fat Orange Cat --- 2 years ago -

I didn't care for cat sitters. You know, the truth about sitters is that they don't do anything you couldn't already have done before you left the house. If you give me enough food, water, toys, and a large clean litter box, I would be fine for a month.

Do you really think we cats need your caretakers? NO! We do what we want, when we want, where we want. It's always been that way, it always will. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 2 years ago -

And how do you keep water fresh for a month? You think a cat is going to use aLitter box that hasnt been cleaned in a month??


LOL. You must not really be a cat! 

TinktheSprite --- 2 years ago -

I use Creature Comfort Pet Sitting and have never ever had a problem. In fact, my house looks better when I come home than when I left it. My pets appreciate being at home with a new friend coming over to visit and play with them. They act like I never left. 

the Markster --- 2 years ago -

Need recommendations for Cat Sitter

Kennel. 

My 3 and Me --- 2 years ago -

Kingwood Pet Services 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 2 years ago -

OMG, litter unchanged for a month? You'll have lots od surprise presents waiting for you- cats are clean animals and won't use a litter box that's full! Lol! 

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