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Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 14:51:11

Hi all. Me and my partner have just started doing Cat sitting. We just wanted a few opinions from people. Specially if your in birmingham.

This is our bio -

Hello and Welcome! Our names are Darren & Yvette. We are a couple who love our animals.... and we would love the opportunity to love yours too! We are new to Cat in a flat but definitely not new to being around and looking after animals. Our speciality is cats but we are great with all animals big and small. We currently have two fur children who we adore! You will get two of us for the price of one.... thats 2 x more cuddles and 2 x the fuss!!!! We both enjoy playing and fussing our cats and are complete animal lovers! We always carry a cat lazor pen with us as cats love chasing the little red dot! We both work for the NHS as caring professionals so we clearly care for people so we also want to care for animals too! We both have had numerous pets over the years with all different personality traits over the years, from cats to dogs to hamsters . Cat sitting services 30 minutes to 1 hour visit Service includes: Playing with your kitty. Feeding and putting down fresh water. Changing litter tray if necessary. Giving them some time outside if they go out. Giving your kitty some fuss and cuddles if that's what they like. Extras: Opening and closing curtains or blinds. Taking the bins out. Bringing in the post. Making sure your home is the way you left it. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and we look forward to working with you and your fur babies!!!

Would you take up such a service?

Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 21:30:41

Type the below link in to your browser and make a direct request to me with your requirements ... I will then respond.

It goes though tailster as they provide the insurance and vetting.

tailster.me/animalservices

Hope to hear from you

Pinkflower23 Thu 18-Jul-19 20:44:01

How much would your daily rate be? How can I contact you ?
Thanks

saraclara Thu 18-Jul-19 19:03:11

That's much better.

Also it's a bad idea to use 'furbabies' @idril because I know many pet lovers who hate the term! So they're going to be consciously or unconsciously put off by its use in an ad or profile.

idril Thu 18-Jul-19 18:32:02

Whilst I agree that the first draft is a bit wordy, as a user of cat sitters, I like to see some enthusiasm and love for cats come through. I think some cat sitters are mainly dog walkers and they fit cat sitting in with that and I want my cat to get lots of attention and fuss. So mentioning that you love cats in particular would be a positive for me.

Nothing wrong with calling your cats fur babies either! Not something I do but I get what you mean.

Things that I also look out for are daily updates with a photo. I worry about my cat whilst I'm away and I hate not knowing whether the cat been and how my cat is so even if it's just a "all fine" type message, it makes a big difference to me.

dementedpixie Thu 18-Jul-19 18:13:54

My cat sitter puts the bins out for bin day so we come back to empty bins (ours are on a 3 weekly cycle so wouldn't want to leave them). She sent us pictures every couple of days too which was nice.

Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 17:23:25

Myshitisreal - thank you. That's so helpful smile I really appreciate that smile

Myshitisreal Thu 18-Jul-19 17:21:58

Bugger its removed my list format after all that 😂

Myshitisreal Thu 18-Jul-19 17:21:22

I've tinkered with your words so just showing a different perspective. I personally would be put off by all the fluff. Is it possible to do a couple of free jobs for friends to try get some positive feedback??? I'm sure you will do well. Could you include cat pictures each visit as a nice touch that takes little effort? When I'm away and our two are being looked after, I need kitty pics 😺

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We are Darren & Yvette, and we both work for the NHS as caring professionals.. As dedicated cat owners, we are passionate about animals and are excited to offer a top quality service. 

We are new to Tailster and look forward to working with you in the future. 

We provide ....

* daily 30 - 60 minutes visit attended by us both 
* tending to basic kitty needs
* feeding/fresh water
* kitty play/interaction/fuss & cuddles (or peace and quiet) 
* litter changed as required 
* outside time if appropriate 

We tailor eack package to suit the individuals needs so please just ask us. We're more than happy to answer questions and consider all requests . We can also tend to other house needs such as bringing in post /owning and closing of curtains

Book here or contact us etc

Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 17:07:29

I mean for bin night. I would put them out for collection.
I will add I'm insured but this is already on the website I'm on. I just wanted a few ideas if you were looking for a cat sitter... I wanted to be able to stand out lol

chzarind Thu 18-Jul-19 17:00:34

Take 'if necessary' away from the changing cat litter. If the cats are home alone it's going to be necessary.

Bins would need to be taken out if changing cat litter... that's why I added it in

Surely you would just take the cat litter out and bypass the indoor bins?

catwithnohat Thu 18-Jul-19 16:51:10

Add watering the plants, and emptying the bin (first time you go) Nothing worse thatna bin going rancid when you're away.

Also consider something about being capable of giving a cat meds e.g pilling the cat smile and taking the cat to the vet if its unwell.

Stating that you're insured wouldn't go amiss.

I use Candyfloss cats in Glasgow who are on facebook if you're looking for ideas.

toldmywrath Thu 18-Jul-19 16:45:44

I like the bulllet pointed one op.
Perhaps add in that you're insured and happy to administer medication/take to the vet (but would check with cat's owner first) if needed

Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 16:43:01

Bins would need to be taken out if changing cat litter... that's why I added it in

LittleKitty1985 Thu 18-Jul-19 16:40:42

I would change taking the bins out to watering the plants. The bins aren't going to get full if no one's home!

Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 16:36:28

Thank you for all you helpful advice and doing it in a way that wasnt nastylu put. I've done this.....
Our names are Darren & Yvette. We both work for the NHS as caring professionals.
We love our animals.... and we would love the opportunity to love yours too!

We are new to tailster but definitely not new to being around and looking after animals.

You will get two of us for the price of one.... thats 2 x more cuddles and 2 x the fuss.

Cat sitting services
30 minutes to 1 hour visit
Service includes:
Playing with your kitty.
Feeding and putting down fresh water.
Changing litter tray if necessary.
Giving them some time outside if they go out.
Giving your kitty some fuss and cuddles if that's what they like.

Extras:
Opening and closing curtains or blinds.
Taking the bins out.
Bringing in the post.
Making sure your home is the way you left it.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and we look forward to working with you and your kitty Cats.

Is this any better?

saraclara Thu 18-Jul-19 16:34:32

If I was going to use a service like that I'd be looking for someone who sounds more professional. You sound well meaning but flakey. That's not what I'd be after.

Myshitisreal Thu 18-Jul-19 16:28:04

Prices /book us/get in touch
* £x per night
* Ring 079xxxxxxxxx or email 123@gmail. Com

Myshitisreal Thu 18-Jul-19 16:26:05

Definitely bullet points split into a couple of sections?

.......
Background
*
.......
What we provide
*

Vesperia Thu 18-Jul-19 16:17:31

I would add any extra services you are able to offer (if any) such as administering medicine

RedForShort Thu 18-Jul-19 16:13:08

^ bullet point suggestion is perfect.

RedForShort Thu 18-Jul-19 16:12:25

I suggest shortening it a good bit. It's a bio not a essay!!

Especially if it's online. The reality is people read very little of the contents on a screen.

chzarind Thu 18-Jul-19 16:07:35

Bullet point what you do. I couldn't be arsed reading all that to find out. If I'm looking for a service I want it to be clear.

Pipandmum Thu 18-Jul-19 16:05:26

Yes too many exclamation points and too much info. It’s fine to say something about yourselves but at the moment it doesn’t sound professional an comes across a bit flakey. Just edit it by half and put what your services are at the beginning, not the end.

GuacamoleWithNoHesitation Thu 18-Jul-19 16:02:47

Sounds great apart from the fur babies and the laser pen, laser pens are not really advised for cats anymore as they can be really bad for a cats mental health as they never get to ‘catch’ something.

Yvette0121 Thu 18-Jul-19 16:00:01

I was just thinking as I would be a stranger to someone that a little flowery bio as someone has put would be a comfort to someone looking for a cat sitter. I see my cats as my fur babies... I dont find that hideous! People arent as lucky to have a friends teenager.... I would be insured so if anything is wrong with the animal I could get it looked it... rather then a teenager who may not spot an animal being unwell. But thanks for some of the input. All noted.

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