will give your “Fur” Babies the attention and love they desire, enjoy, and deserve!!!!
If you are looking for the highest quality at home
personalized feline services, care and attention, look no further.
Here you will find a complete list of services we provide to keep your feline friends in PURR-fect comfort and safety while you are away.
We are a locally-owned and operated company, serving Richmond, VA and the surrounding areas, providing in-home customized cat-sitting services based on our individual client needs. Our primary goal is to ensure your “Fur” Babies receive the best care, comfort, and companionship while you are away. Our sitters work with you to identify the personalized services that you and your “Fur” Babies require.
Our sitters are bonded and insured with references available upon request.
Pre-visit meeting with clients before sits begin. Visit is for clients to meet their assigned sitter, introduce sitter to their "Fur" Babies, and to identify their specific needs/services for their in- home visits. References for assigned sitter available upon request.
Identify number of visits & services needed. Pricing per visit based on client's number of "Fur" Babies. Customized services available upon request. Holiday and Customized Service fees may be applicable.
Starting at $25
Transport and/or pick up feline(s) from vet.
Cost dependent on distance from home to vet office.
STANDARD VISITS INCLUDE
Feeding and water bowl changes
Litter box and area clean-up
Administration of medication as needed
Text/Email Updates (including "Fur" Baby photos)
Transportation of feline "Fur" Babies to vet as needed
PLAY and CUDDLE time
Security System(s) management (as instructed)
Mail, newspaper, package delivery pick-up
Open/Close blinds; Plant care (as instructed); Turn on/off lights
Other Misc. Items as identified at the MEET & GREET
Holiday fee when applicable
Personal references for sitter(s) upon request
North Chesterfield, VA
They were wonderful! My job requires me to be gone for
very long hours a couple months a year. I have a senior cat
that did not handle that well. He is very set in routine with
cuddle time and waiting 14 hours for his second meal was
too long. Two years in a row he stopped eating and became
very lethargic. I thought I would lose him. Third year I hired
PurrPals to come literally sit with him, hold him & feed him so
his meals were spaced a more normal 9 hours apart. I have
other cats too and they were all very well taken care of with
food, attention, playtime, and love.
I highly recommend PurrPals Cat Sitting not only because of the customized sitting they provide to each of my four furry family members but their professionalism and knowledge about cats. My sitter, Cathy, not only feeds and cleans litter boxes; she gives my senior cat her twice daily medication; plays with all of them; and makes sure that they get their (very necessary) daily cuddling. Cathy also sends me daily updates and pictures. Before every cat sitting visit series starts, Cathy contacts me to check in and get any updates. When I go out of town, she always ask if I need my mail and packages brought in or if there is anything else she can do for me while I am away.
Carina & Nick W.
We have been working with our sitter, Cathy, for awhile now. We are really comfortable leaving our baby & our home in her hands because we know she is responsible & will take care of our little girl very well. We are very happy we found her and PurrPals. We appreciate how she accommodates our often changing schedule & last minute requests. We also appreciate the daily update messages, phone calls, & photos letting us know our little girl is doing well.
The K. Family
If you are looking for a quality, caring, & responsible cat sitter for your "fur" babies while you are away, PurrPals is the answer to your prayers. Our sitter, Allison, took great care of our 3 babies while we were out of town and sent us photos and updates after each visit. Allison handled everything we requested around the house & spent time cuddling & playing with our babies. When the babies are content, Mom & Dad are too. We most definitely will continue using PurrPals knowing that we can always trust that our babies are in good hands until we return.
I recommend PurrPals without any hesitation whatsoever. Our sitter, Cathy, has taken care of our cats (& we have a lot of them!) for a year now & without exception the care has been excellent. One of our cats is diabetic & needs insulin shots twice a day at set times, including early in the morning. Cathy is always on time & stays to make sure he, & the other cats, are well & happy before she leaves. She plays with the cats & has really gotten to know each one - they look forward to her visits. She sends texts & photos after each visit & calls with any questions, which I find very assuring. Cathy & Allison are professional, dependable, conscientious, & caring, really all I could ask for in a cat sitter. I recommend them to friends regularly, and so do my cats :)
Anthony & Karen N.
We are so lucky to have Cathy watch our cat! We were introduced by friends who were also happy customers and have had nothing but great experiences! Knowing that we have kind and trustworthy people to watch Arya when we are away makes traveling much less stressful and much more enjoyable. I cannot recommend PurrPals highly enough and look forward to PurrPals watching Arya whenever we are out of town.
I recently relocated back to the area & needed someone to watch my two Ragdoll kitties when I traveled. A friend recommended Cathy (PurrPals). As soon as I met her, I knew she was the one! She came to meet Lucy & Lily & learn about their routine. Her interactions with them, & the fact that I was so comfortable with her myself, put me totally at ease while planning my first trip. It was clear to me that Cathy takes her responsibilities seriously. She explained everything PurrPals had to offer & how it would fit into my Furbabies routines. She was there for THEM, but also to do other small things for me; open/close blinds, pick up mail during her twice daily visits. She emailed or texted me each day with updates & pictures which gave me peace of mind. I could relay any info/questions & always receive a quick response. She played with my babies, brushed them, & although she said they missed me, I’m not so sure! They were two pampered babies while I was away! I highly recommend PurrPals to anyone who wants a responsible, trustworthy, & reliable cat-sitter to care for their precious Furbabies too!
Stephanie & Adam C.
I highly recommend PurrPals Cat Sitting/Cathy. I completely trust Cathy coming into our home and taking care of our multiple cats. Cathy goes above and beyond what is expected. She is attentive to our cat's needs, their regimen, and spends quality time with each of them. It is reassuring to know our cats are well taken care of while we are away.
Rebekah & Chet F.
My husband and I are extremely pleased with the care provided by PurrPals Cat Sitting and Cathy. They are very knowledgeable and flexible which was just what our situation required. All four of our cats received the attention they needed which kept their stress levels to a minimum. As all cat owners know each cat is unique and Cathy quickly recognized the care needed by each of them. She provided updates and pictures on each of her visits which we truly appreciated. When we returned home it was almost like we had never left. We highly recommend PurrPals and will definitely use them next time we are out-of-town.
Cathy is the “cat whisperer”. She truly loves cats. I was ill for several months and used Cathy’s (PurrPals) service 3 times a week to subcutaneously inject my cat (Lucky) with fluids to treat his chronic kidney disease. Lucky quickly took to Cathy. She has a very loving and gentle nature with cats. She would at times surprise me with some special treat or toy for my Lucky. She loved my cat and we cried together when he reached his inevitable end of life. I highly recommend Cathy (PurrPals) for care of your cat. She is trustworthy, offers flexible scheduling and is so good with cats.
Cathy was great on the Meet & Greet. She brought treats for my kitties, but they were too shy. She sent pics and updates every day on her visits with my kitties and as the week went on the kitties were clearly coming out to greet her on visits. Everything was just so nice when I arrived home and I could tell my kitties were well cared for while I was gone. I would definitely recommend Cathy to my friends and family for services. Thank you!
This service is incredible! Cathy is so professional and thoughtful and she took great care of my cats, even winning over my shy one! I was nervous leaving them for over a week but immediately felt at ease knowing Cathy was there! I came home to a very tidy apartment with very spoiled cats. I have already been referring her to my friends and absolutely will be using again!
This was the most wonderful experience. I had never left my two cats (15 and 6 years old) for any length of time and was a bit anxious. I needed to visit my 90 year old mother in Louisiana for two weeks Cathy came to my house for an interview and introduced herself to the Boys. The 15yr old is very social and the 6 year old not so much. During the two weeks I was gone Cathy updated me on every visit and she even sent pictures. She spent quality time with Bud and even vacuumed him (he loves that). She even laid on the floor and talked to Little Bud while he was hiding under the bed. Working with Cathy was wonderful and she is the only one I will leave the Boys with. Mom was as anxious about them as I was, but when I showed her the emails and pictures from Cathy, she was thrilled and impressed and her mind was put at ease. Thank You Cathy! See you again soon.
Cathy is really great! I was worried because I have never trusted anyone but family to take care of my four cats before. One of my cats has his own room because he tries to kill the others. I immediately felt at ease on the first Meet and Greet. Cathy took pics of the cats and sent daily text updates. She even fed three aquariums of fish, outdoor ferals and brought in the mail and packages. I will use her services from now on and will highly recommend her.
It was very easy to work with PurrPals for pet sitting. Cathy was so sweet and came to go over our two cats’ routines and even brought them toys! We felt totally comfortable knowing our fur babies were well cared for while we were on our extended vacation. They also helped with house sitting items such as bringing the mail in and cycling lights. I loved getting daily text updates with photos of the cats while we were away. When we returned, Cathy had left us some personalized stationary with our cats photos and our cats were just as happy as ever. Thank you!
Marie & Sam E.
Cathy far surpassed my expectations. I contacted her last minute because I had to travel out-of-state unexpectedly and needed a quick solution for my two cats while I was gone. She was very professional and the whole process was simple and straightforward. She brought toys for my cats, made sure they had food and water every day and even took the time to take pictures and send me an email every single day, which I totally did not expect but greatly appreciated. When I returned home I was greeted by a nice card and an adorable calendar with pictures of my cats. I already have plans to hire her again next month! It's such a convenient service and she goes above and beyond on every aspect.
Cathy and her team are awesome! They pay such close attention and care at every visit. We have two anxious rescues with lots of specific behavioral and food needs. Before even sitting for our two cats, PurrPals came out to meet Bongo and Gomez and us and discuss everything in detail. Most recently, we had them come for a week while we were away, to feed and play with 3 times each day. We got photos and updates about the cats every day. We thought for sure that Gomez wouldn't come out from his hiding spot all week, but by day 3 she sent me a photo of them playing together and they were buds for the rest of the week! It was so wonderful to see. Bongo pees on things when he is stressed, but he didn't seem to do that while we were away. We assume that means he wasn't stressed and was getting the attention he needs even though we were gone. When we got home, the cats were casually lounging around, the litter trash was emptied and the cat fountains were full. Their work is thorough and generous and their prices are reasonable. We will definitely be hiring them again for our next trip!
We inquired with Cathy about 5 days before a planned trip as we had been having troubles with our previous cat sitter, and needed reliable help quickly. Cathy responded almost instantly after I reached out and scheduled an appointment to come meet us (and our sweet kitty) prior to us leaving for the trip. Cathy came over and was so prepared with all of her rates and itemized pricing printed out for us, a special treat for the cat, and other items for us! She did a great job explaining her services and was extremely transparent with what she offered and her timing of visits. We were extremely impressed with her visits! We could tell via our security system that Cathy spent time with our cat, administered her medications as prescribed, and didn’t simply come to feed her and leave! She sent us daily updates and pictures, and even made a greeting card featuring our sweet girl that was displayed on the counter when we got home. It was so comforting to know that our cat was getting the love and attention she normally gets when we are home. We have already booked Cathy for our next vacation and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs her services!
Britton & Jim T.
Cathy was wonderful! She brought kitty toys for all the kitties to the Meet and Greet, and was attentive to our complicated list of kitty-care needs. Communication was great! We received emails with photos every time she came to check on the cats, and she came at great times for our kitty crew. All the cats did great with her. She also checked on plants and our pool, and everything looked great when we got home. We will absolutely be asking Cathy to watch our kitty crew the next time we go out of town.
Cathy did an awesome job of taking care of my kitties for me. She sent me texts and pictures everyday to let me know how they were doing which I loved. My kitties certainly enjoyed her coming over every day and playing with them. They got plenty of attention which is something I really wanted. I would highly recommend Cathy to take care of your kitties as she did an excellent job.
Cathy was very personable and I could tell immediately she was very cat friendly. Cathy met me for a consultation and to meet my cats prior to her first visit. She was professional and very attentive to my cats including one that was recovering from a critical care situation. She made me feel at ease and comfortable with leaving my cats in her very capable hands. Cathy sent emails with updates and pictures of the cats after each visit. She was also very professional in every way and added many unexpected touches including bringing cat toys upon her first visit as well as left cards, note pads, and letters with pictures of the cats included after each visit. All of these were greatly appreciated.
Fantastic! Cathy is absolutely the best Cat Sitter I have even used. When I am not home for whatever length of time, I have no concerns about the care of my cats. I could not be more pleased with her care, professionalism, and ease of scheduling her visits. She and her company are simply the best!
Cathy is a wonderful cat sitter! She is very patient with my old picky finicky kitty AND with me!! I always have lots of orders and she listens. She knows what my kitties like and need and they always seem so happy when I get home, which tells me they were well taken care of. Cathy is great with daily updates which gives me peace of mind. Not only do I appreciate all of her special touches I can tell my kitties love Cathy too! She is definitely this household choice while mommy is away!!
Jen & Jim W.
North Chesterfield, VA
Cathy was both professional and caring. We were away for about three weeks, the longest we had been away from our rescue cat, and Cathy not only fed her, she gave her attention and love. She also watered our house plants and brought in our mail and papers. We received daily email updates accompanied by photos, so we felt pampered as well. I would definitely have Cathy sit for us again.
Cathy has cat sat for me many times and I plan to continue using her service! I have a shy cat named T. Rex. Cathy was patient and gave T. Rex her space, but she earned my cats trust and they are buddies now! The first time I arranged for her to cat sit Cathy arranged a Meet and Greet free of charge. She came to my house before my trip and let me show her where all of T. Rex’s things were and she of course met T. Rex as well. T. Rex was shy of course, but Cathy came prepared with a little catnip toy that she gave to my cat! So sweet! T. Rex has now opened up to Cathy and will play and hangout when Cathy cat sits! This is a big deal for a shy cat like T. Rex. Highly recommend!
I would highly recommend PurrPals to anyone. We have three cats that all have different personalities and needs and she quickly won them all over. We have a scaredy cat that was completely in love with her at the end of her initial meet and greet. Cathy’s knowledge and obvious care for our cats makes us confident that they’re being looked after properly when we’re away. It’s so nice to know that a fellow cat lover is taking care of our “fur babies”.
Can’t say enough about Cathy and PurrPals! You can tell how much she loves and understands cats from the first time you meet with her. My cats were comfortable around her in no time. I have one that takes a while to warm up, and on the first feeding she hid under my bed but Cathy wouldn’t stop trying to make sure she was fed. When she returned on her second trip later that same day, my skittish cat came out and ate all her food. Cathy spent lots of time with them, playing and loving on them. No sitter has ever left their litter box area looking so neat and the bowls I had portioned out their food in were washed too. She goes above and beyond, as if she were with her own cats! I am so relieved to have found a responsible and caring sitter for my two babies! It takes a load off my mind if I leave town.
Cheryl & Dean T.
We were going out of town and needed someone to take care of our 12 year old kitties Zia and Lucy. We usually have a neighbor take care of them, so I was nervous to have someone care for our babies that we didn’t know. Then we met Cathy and felt 100 percent comfortable. Not only did WE feel comfortable, but MY KITTIES loved her as well! She is truly a caring cat person. Cathy did a great job taking care of them in terms of feeding them, cleaning up after them, but just as important she spent time with them - loving and petting them. Cathy sent daily updates with how our kitties were doing and precious pictures of them -each time I read the updates I smiled and knew the kitties were doing great. I would definitely call Cathy again to care for our kitties. She is awesome!
Cathy has been a DREAM to work with! You can tell she loves what she does, and when it comes to my two babies, I wanted to make sure they would be taken care of when I was away. She did a FREE initial visit and listened to all the nuances I had about my cats, followed up timely via email about our contract, and the 3 days she came to sit with my 2 cats she followed up with pictures and a recap of how the time went. Talk about peace of mind when you’re away! I even came home to a homemade sign welcoming me home (from the babies lol). I cannot recommend Cathy highly enough and when it comes to trusting someone with your most precious family members, she’s top notch!
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You will love being taken care of by your PurrPals sitter when your humans are away. You will be treated just like you were their own baby.
Being made to feel so very special, since WE all know WE are, is simply
PurrPals currently serves the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, and Henrico, along with the City of Richmond as well as Ashland, Atlee, Bon Air, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Innsbrook, Lakeside, Laurel, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Old Church, Sandston, Short Pump, Studley, and Varina.
Whenever you need us, we are ready!!!
“One Purr at a Time!”