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56, retired

Hi, we are Chris and Cath. We have been together for 34 years. We have both recently cut our working life back so we can now do what we want, when we want. In those years we have had two rescue cats Foxy and Ester. Foxy was black and white and small; she was also very Jackel and Hyde in regards her temperament. Ester on the other hand was a big tabby and always wanted to be by you. We sadly lost both of them several years ago now and both within 12 months of each other. We have not had any more since as the loss was too great. So, this is why we have decided on sitting with them while their mums and dads are away. We did at one stage have a black stray that kept coming into our garden, so we decided on putting out a bit of food etc. Then after a few weeks the black stray decided to bring his girlfriend round also. So now we had 2 so the only thing left to do was to buy 2 furry igloos for when we went out, otherwise they both lived in our house. Then once their paws were under the table, they decided to have a couple of kittens. Sadly, they don't really have much to do with us any more as our new neighbor feeds them fresh fish every day. To be completely honest when it comes to cats the more the merrier. We have just shown interest in a local animal charity where they have a standalone cattery so fingers crossed that will come off sooner rather than later. We are also lovers of dogs who don't mind a fuss. We both feel that keeping the pets in a surrounding that they are used to is paramount as this puts less stress on the animals as well as their owners. Plus with the prices of both kennels and catteries increasing this is also a viable option. While sitting we tend to WhatsApp the owners daily with pics to reassure the owners that all is ok. Thanks for taking the time to read and if you need any further info, please feel free to contact us. Ideal locations are Staffordshire, Cheshire, Manchester and Merseyside etc. as we have family in the area as well as surrounding areas. We have both up to 11/10/23 had 5 jabs to protect us from covid 19, and to date we HAVE NOT had covid. We are also non smokers. We do charge for the pet and house sitting service. This is due to the reviews we have been getting and the repeat sits and referals which we are getting from all our sits, both through the website and private. We do book up quickly so if you like what you see and you know your dates we recommend getting in touch sooner rather than later. Where possible we have been to see the owners/pets before commiting to the sit so that all parties can meet and to meet the pets. If this is not possible due to distance then a WhatsApp video chat is the norm for us. But please feel free to contact us if you are nearby any of these areas, and also if you have any other questions.

Reviews (9)
Chris & Cathy were very friendly and reassuring from the outset. They visited us prior to our holiday which helped put our minds at rest. They took great care of our cat, Parker, giving him all the love and attention he demands (you've got yourself a new furry friend). We received daily updates & photos. Our home was treated respectfully and was spotless upon our return. They are gems of a find. Chris & Cathy are returning to us again at the end of October and we will be giving them first ... MORE
 
PAUL & PETE (Walkden , Sep 2023 - 1 week 1 night - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Many thanks for the review guys. It was an absolute joy to look after Parker in you gorgeous home. Take care and see you all soon. Yours C&C.
Chris & Cathy were brilliant house sitters. The dogs seemed to really like them and they left the house spotless. 10/10
 
JOANNA (Shrewsbury England, Nov 2023 - 1 week)
Thanks Joanna. Hope to see you again.
This is the first time I have left my cat Marmie with live in sitters, and I was so lucky I chose Chris & Cathy. They were fantastic and took such loving care of my beautiful shy cat. From the initial contact they sought to reassure me she would be in good hands. They even visited prior to the sit to see if Marmie would be comfortable around them. She took to them immediately, so I needn’t have worried. During the cat sit, Chris & Cathy sent me updates and pictures, I could see just how ... MORE
 
MARY (Altrincham England, Nov 2023 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
Evening Mary. Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to sitting for you and the lovely Marmie ASAP. Hope the cold and jet lag leaves you soon. Please give Marmie a cuccle from us.
Another fab house & cat sit from Chris! Thanks again for spending the time to take care of Parker and our home. We really landed on our feet when we found you! I'll be in touch when I know our April dates, it will be great to have you back again.
 
PAUL & PETE (Manchester England, Oct 2023 - 3 nights - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Evening guys. It was my pleasure to sit for my furry nephew again. Really enjoy spending sleepy time with Mr Parker. Take care and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
This is the second time Chris and Cathy have house/pet sat for us this summer. From first communication they put our minds at ease knowing that our pets and house would be well looked after! While we were away we received daily updates letting us know how the dogs and rabbits were, it was really reassuring! We came home to a clean house, bed stripped and a lovely gift to thank us for letting them house sit! Will definitely use again and would absolutely recommend to others!!
 
JENNIE (Audley England, Aug 2023 - 1 week)
Hi Jennie hope alls well and thanks for the review.
Chris and Cathy are the best sitters you could ever ask for. They’re kind, friendly, responsive and took care of our home and 3 dogs with the best care we could have asked for. We’re already in the middle of organising them to sit again for us as we were so unbelievably happy with them. They came the evening before so we could all meet and the dogs could get used to them and we thoroughly enjoyed their company. They left our house immaculate and sent daily updates on how the dogs were doing ... MORE
 
NICOLA (Wrexham Wales, Aug 2023 - 1 week 4 nights)
Chris and Cath have been fantastic house sitters. Their communication right from the first response to our ad has been excellent and we felt instantly reassured. We had daily messages and pictures to show us that both dogs were settled and happy and they were clearly following our routines to the letter. The house was spotless on our return! I highly recommend Chris and Cath to care for your house and animals! We will most certainly be in contact with them again! Deborah and Mike
 
DEBORAH (Middleton England, Jul 2023 - 1 week)
Many thanks guys. You know where we are if we can help in the future. C&C.
I cannot praise Chris and Cath too highly. I met them the evening before to save them a very early start the next morning and immediately felt at ease with them. We had regular contact via WhatsApp and I was able to relax and enjoy he holiday confident that my 2 cats were being well looked after and getting lots of fuss. On my return they had washed all the bed linen and towels and hung them out to dry, the cats were happy, the house was immaculate and I can't imagine how long they spent ... MORE
 
SUE (West Midlands , Jun 2023 - 1 week)
Hi Sue, thank you so much for your amazing review. It was a pleasure to take care of your cats and home. Hope to see you again and take care. Cuddles for the boys
Chris and Cathy were an absolute delight. Lovely friendly couple who Oscar took to immediately - as did we :) They were overly accommodating as we were in the process of selling our house so they endured 3 viewings and a survey. Luckily it was good weather so they could sit in the garden but still over and above what they’d signed up for. Our agent thought they were lovely too and said how well they had presented the house. Cath had even washed the sheets and towels which we hadn’t asked for. ... MORE
 
COLETTE (Altrincham England, May 2023 - 7 days)
 
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