Hello! I'm Char, animal lover and owner of two gorgeous feline fur babies, Sasha and Curly. I love all sorts of animals but have a soft spot for cats. My first cat sitting experience was when I was 14 (quite a few years ago!) when I cared for my school teacher's cat during summer holidays. More recently, I've worked closely with Cats Protection where over the last 10+ years I've enjoyed cuddles and rubs with more than 500 beautiful cats as the branch photographer.
I love working with every sort of cat breed, including marvellous moggies :-) I have been fortunate to work with pedigrees too and many of my clients own Siamese, Burmese, British Blue, Siberian, Ragdoll and Bengals. Through my work with Cats Protection I've also gained experience with Persian, Birman, British Short Hair and even massive Maine Coons.
I especially enjoy the challenge of working with shy or nervous cats. I have lots and lots and lots(!) of patience and love to see the beauty of shy or nervous animals relaxing and coming out of their shell.
I've cared for cats of all ages - kittens through to golden oldies :-)
I work full time as a pet carer so you can rest assured that I am available year round and not restricted by school term times or having to fit around other jobs.
If you have any questions or want to talk through specific requirements of your pets, do get in touch!
Looking forward to meeting you and your fluffy friends.
* If your cat needs an emergency vet visit during your booking I have my own car so can arrange transport. An additional fee to cover this service as well as my time spent waiting at the vet's office will be charged.
We were very nervous as had never used a pet sitter before, and because one of my cats was one week post-op from bladder surgery. Charlene is just amazing. She religiously visited twice a day whilst we were on holiday, and gave us text updates which made us know the cats were in good hands. She made the effort to find and get to know them and updated us via text if she had only seen one in a particular visit. They were very happy and relaxed upon our return. We were so reassured whilst away and will definitely be using her again for our next holiday. Thanks so much Char! X
Charlene did a wonderful job looking after my 3 fluffballs. She gave them plenty of play / TLC, they were super happy & content. I will definitely be using Char again for future holidays!
Many, many years experience with animals of all personalities.
Comfortable working with nervous or shy cats :-)
Happy to follow your cat's dietary requirements, no matter how complex.
Available days, evenings and weekends.
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