Cuddles Not Cages - Cats & Small Animals Only
Cuddles Not Cages - Cats & Small Animals Only

Cuddles Not Cages - Cats & Small Animals Only

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$45/day
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Introduction: Please read before contacting me as Thumbtack charges me to communicate with you :) Hello! My name is Jenney and I offer premium, a cat-exclusive boarding expawience second-to-none! I board cats (and small, non-dog animals) in my home in PLEASANT HILL; I board only one household at a time. This means your cat will have their own private large bedroom to themselves (or with other cats in your household) in a quiet, clean environment with a large window and plenty of treats, toys, cuddles and room to run around (see photos)! They won't be exposed to barking, dog smells or any other animals (including mine). I work from home too and have a flexible schedule that allows me give your kitty plenty of attention throughout the day! I offer discounts for stays of a week or longer as well as the option to board additional cats from the same household for a small fee. Please scroll down to the Question and Answers section for more details. A little about me: Although I'm fairly new to cat boarding (1+ year), I've been caring for cats personally and professionally for over 20 years. I've had a number of cats of my own and have worked and volunteered at shelters around the bay area, including SPCA in Santa Cruz, Tony LaRussa's Animals Rescue in Walnut Creek as well as more recently, Cat Town in Oakland. Several years back I worked the front desk at The Cat Hospital in Campbell, so I have some basic medical knowledge, can give medications and know cat CPR! I have experience fostering cats and kittens for Cat Town as well, working to turn them from feral to friendly so they're adoptable. All of this experience has helped allow me to learn to sense how cats are feeling, read their body language and sense how to responded in order to make them feel safe. Boarding can be difficult for some cats, but I have a number of tricks up my sleeve to bring out even the most fearful feline! It will also be important for me to chat with you to learn more about your cat(s) personality beforehand so I know best how to help them adjust :) Please note: I do have two adult cats (Leila and Lottie) of my own who are in excellent health, however your cat(s) will be housed separately at all times and will not come in contact with them or any foster cats who also have their own dedicated space.
Overview

Hired 26 times

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2 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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  • Suzie Q - February 2021

    Pet Boarding

  • Wiskerlifa - September 2020

    Pet Boarding

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

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Dominique D.
Oct 6, 2020
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Jenney was amazing. Her cat boarding area served as a Disneyland for our kitty. As our kitten is very social and used to human interaction, we didn’t want to leave him in a traditional one cell boarding facility. She understood that Whiskerlifa was our first pet and catered to our nervousness in leaving him for a the week. She’s quick to respond, sends updates and incredibly knowledgeable.

Details: 1 pet • Cat • 1 - 3 days • Feeding

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Abigail A.
Jun 6, 2021
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What can I say about Jenney? She is amazing. The room she has set up for the animals she cares for is fantastic. We boarded our two little guinea pigs and while they are pretty self-contained, the space was clearly created for the highest level of comfort for kitties. Through the boarding period of 5 days, I appreciated Jenney's check in with us. Seeing pictures of our little guys and hearing her tell us about the food stealing and chittering between them reminded us that they were in a good place. I would not hesitate to recommend Jenney to anyone (as a current guinea pig owner and former cat and dog and bird owner). If you are looking for someone you trust to care for your littles in the same way you do, Jenney is the one! All hugs from our family.

Details: 2 pets • Cat • 4 - 7 days • Feeding

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Nela E.
Sep 4, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Amazing!! We needed a sitter for a few days and didnt feel comfortable having someone stay at the house alone with him so we were thrilled to find Jenney! She has an AWESOME cat room, sent us pictures daily, and gave him his meds. This is the first time I've ever needed to board a pet and while it was hard to leave him, I felt totally confident after leaving my baby with her that he was in good hands. Also when we came to pick him up he was in his carrier all ready to go. Highly recommend!

Details: 1 pet • Cat • 1 - 3 days • Feeding

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Susanna S.
Apr 21, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I was so happy with Jenney’s care for our kitties. Her room setup is amazing, she provides regular pictures and updates, and she’s so good with the cats. Our incredibly shy cat was accepting belly rubs from her within a couple of days of being there. :) We were dissatisfied with the cat boarding options in this area, so we’re thrilled to have found Jenney.

Details: 2 pets • Cat • 4 - 7 days • Feeding

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Christian M.
Apr 4, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Jenney was a great pet sitter for my boy Appa! He was very shy at first but Jenney knew how to get him comfortable with her very quickly. She even sent me pictures of him while I was away on my trip which made me feel much closer to my cat while being away. I highly recommend Jenney for anyone who needs to have their cat taken care of. She has great experience taking great care of cats and is very knowledgeable.

Details: 1 pet • Cat • 1 - 3 days

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Jenney Odell

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Minimum stay is 2 days. Check-out before 12pm in order to avoid daily fee. $45 for 1 cat, $15 per additional cat. I offer a 5% discount for stays over a week, please inquire if interested.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1. I'll confirm availability for your desired boarding dates 2. I'll answer any questions you may have via chat, phone or video call. I can provide references as well upon request 3. You'll fill out a detailed reservation form about your cat 4. I will review the form and get back to you to confirm your reservation

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started boarding 'professionally' after my roommate moved out when covid hit. Instead of finding a new human roommate, I decided to convert the bedroom into an office/cat boarding room! Having boarded my own cats previously, I knew there was a need for cats-only boarding in a home-like setting where they would feel safe and have room to run around! In addition, the shift to working at home full time due to covid allows me a lot more time at home to dedicate to your cat. The room being a shared office also means your cat will have company a large part of the day, even when not being engaged with directly. Happy to provide a virtual tour upon request!

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