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.
** I cover Blackwater, Camberley, Farnborough, Farnham, Aldershot, Ash Vale, Frimley and Tongham. Occasionally I also travel to Bagshot, Lightwater, Sandhurst, Seale, Ewshot and elsewhere.
It was a relief to have someone who really cares about animals to look after my tabby cat while I was away. No problems. Everything worked out fine
We had never used a pet sitter before and it was our first time leaving our 11 month old boys to go on holiday, let alone for 4 weeks!
We just couldn't bare the thought of leaving them in a cattery!
We were very worried and wanted to make sure we found the right person not only to look after our boys but also to look after our home for the next month.
We had a few people come round but when Charlene came to meet the boys, they immediately came to say hello and seemed very relaxed around her!
She came in twice and day and made lots of time to play with the boys with their string and laser which was very much appreciated.
We got lots of updates during our time away and a note for when we came back and our boys seemed very happy and played with and mewed to her on her visits!
Our home was also in very good hands, we had a break in scare and Char was an absolute star, double checking the windows and doors were all secure.
We came home to some very well fed, very happy, super affectionate kitties and our home had been well taken care of!
I would recommend Char without hesitation to anyone looking to make sure their home and their furry best friends are in good hands.
Thanks again Char, we'll definitely be booking you to look after our boys again! Xx
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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