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Cat Sitter 23 Dec to 18 Jan, Luzern

Hi everyone!

I've been searching around with people I know, with no luck so far - so here I am! I'm returning to the States for the holiday season, and am in need of some help with my cats. I leave the evening of 22 December '17 and will return 18 January '18.

I live in Emmenbrücke, just a few minutes outside of Luzern. I have 2 cats - a boy named Binx and a girl named Treble. I will need someone to come to my apartment every day I'm gone to handle the litter box, replenish their food and water, and play with them for a while so they get some love and exercise.

I would prefer someone who has experience caring for animals. I can offer monetary compensation for your time, or alternatively I can watch your own pets while you are on vacation.

Please let me know if you are willing to take care of my babies!
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Old 28.11.2017, 10:57
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Re: Cat Sitter 23 Dec to 18 Jan, Luzern

You're going away for quite a while in which case shouldn't you consider a professional?

When I go away I take my two boys here:

https://www.cats-residence.ch/cats-residence

One of my cats has asthma and needs special care. Manuela (of Cats Residence) is amazing and I can only recommend her very professional services.

It's more a 5* hotel for cats than a kennel :-) My boys get a suite to themselves (exclusive double room) and they are very well taken care of. They get very special treatment and I can relax, safe the knowledge that my kitties are well loved in my absence. I also request updates by Whatsapp, which they send me :-)

If you do contact Manuela please tell her that Felix and Moonbeam's daddy gave you the reference :-)
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Re: Cat Sitter 23 Dec to 18 Jan, Luzern

Thank you! Her website did pop up when I was looking for professional places and sitters.

I would love professional help since like you said it is such a long trip, I just wish I could actually afford the professional care

That's why I'm hoping there's someone out there willing to just pop by my apartment and make sure the cats are alive and functioning - it's much more affordable!
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Re: Cat Sitter 23 Dec to 18 Jan, Luzern

You could try advertising on Petsitting24, a platform that connects sitters and owners.

https://petsitting24.ch

You can browse to see if anyone suitable is in your area, but be aware that you have to pay a membership fee in order to contact a sitter. And be aware that the going rate seems to start at an average 25/hr plus transportation if the sitter is an adult.

Also consider that care over the holidays often commands a premium.

All in all, Traubert's recommendation looks like the cost effective solution.

Pet care is expensive in Switzerland. Even if more than you had hoped to spend, a recommendation for a responsible sitter, one who truly loves animals, who has the skill needed to provide the care your cats need, whom you can rely on without worry, is worth it's weight in gold. When gone that long, you really need someone who comes highly recommended.

Hope a solution is found.
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Old 28.11.2017, 13:42
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Re: Cat Sitter 23 Dec to 18 Jan, Luzern

I, and a number of other EFers, have had good success with Trusted Housesitters

www.trustedhousesitters.com
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