|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
The Cat Nanny
About this pro
Joyce was a great friend to our cat George while we were traveling. We look forward to working with her again!Jun 11, 2018Verified
Joyce was great with our cat Clover. She came over to meet her before we left and to go over the routine. Clover is an adopted stray and isn't great with new people but Joyce was really patient with her. After we left I got lots of texts with photos which were reassuring and showed Clover to be settled and happy. When we got home it was like we never left!Jun 21, 2017Verified
Very great communication, easy to work with, and clearly loves cats!Oct 16, 2017
Joyce is the definitive cat nanny. I'd add cat-whisperer to her resume.Jul 31, 2017Verified
Joyce is wonderful and I will tell everyone about her and use her again😸😻😍Jun 19, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $30 per visit and spend 30 minutes with each client's pets. If you require two visits per day because of their diet or medication needs, I would charge $25 per visit. For long term care, (3 weeks or longer), I can give you a 10% discount. I do charge $10 if I have to pick up the key from you prior to your travel. Many clients give me a set of keys to keep, some people have lock boxes and give me the code, and some people will drop off the keys prior to their leaving.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The initial consultation is free. I like to meet you and your pets in their environment first and find out their personalities and likes and dislikes, their eating habits and any other information you may want me to have. Hygiene and the health of your pets are very important. My visits include cleaning the food dishes and utensils, feeding, scooping the litter box and cleaning around the litter box area, and at least 15 minutes of play time as this simulates cats' natural instincts of hunting. I will also groom your pets if they like that (most cats do), and/or just generally socialize with them. I'm always open for specific needs of the pet. I always send a text or email with a picture of your pet every day - and sometimes a video if they are doing something especially adorable.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I volunteered as a cat socializer in Shelter Medicine at the SF SPCA for 4 years. I am used to dealing with cats who are stressed because of being in the shelter. I have had training in working with shy/undersocialized kittens and cats, affection eaters, and cats with aggressive behavior or who get overstimulated easily. My approach to new clients is always to let the cat get used to me, I have a very soft voice and gentle approach and am usually very successful in coaxing out even the shyest cat.