Professional Cat Sitter

San Antonio, TX
Part Time


Since 1994, we've been San Antonio's go-to for premium cat care. Back then, we knew cats deserved their own expert sitters instead of being an afterthought behind dog care. Today, our caring staff bring years of experience and serious fur baby love to every home. Unlike a random app sitting gig, this job offers working with loyal repeat clients and the same caring staff who've grown with us. We created reliable systems to give both kitties and their pet parents total peace of mind during trips. When happy purrs and thank-you notes roll in from clients, we know we're nailing our mission. So if you want to brighten days for cats and the people who adore them, join our employee team of compassionate cat pros!

As a professional cat caregiver, your days will be spent visiting various home environments and furry clients who are happy to see a familiar face. Through attentive care, your communication with clients will leave them feeling their pets and homes are well cared for in their absence. This part-time role is ideal for those with customer service skills and cat care experience seeking supplemental income, such as semi-retired, stay-at-home individuals, or adding part-time income doing something fun to supplement an existing paycheck. 

We’re looking for amazing cat-savvy people within proximity to our target service area, with great cat care and customer service skills to join our fun cat-centric team as a professional in-home cat sitter as we continue to grow!

Perks include:

  • Cat care specialists earn $16.50-24.00 per hour on average including tips earned on a per-visit basis
  • Holiday pay for major holidays
  • Client tips (can be generous at times)
  • Partial mileage reimbursement
  • Part-time work in a flexible schedule with room to grow with us
  • Fun team environment with support from team members and the owners
  • Freedom from desk and office confines
  • Light physical activity with varied environments and kitties
  • Full training and ongoing support from team members & original owners 
  • Education including pet CPR/first-aid, pet sitting training certification, regular feline educational material-Cornell University, and continued on-the-job learning
  • Automatic paycheck tax withholding vs annual lump-sum income tax liability of gig work  
  • Paid employer-portion social security & medicare taxes vs gig worker responsibility of employee and employer portion
  • Insurance, bonding, and worker’s compensation coverage for your protection
  • Employee status rights to ongoing training, guidance and support (contractor sitters as self-employed are barred from company training, guidance, support, & skill building)

 On a typical day as a cat sitter you will arrive at clients’ homes to

  • feed, clean litter boxes, administer any medications, and carry out other details
  • monitor cats’ well-being
  • lavish attention on and enjoy time with client cats 
  • visit anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes as predetermined
  • security check the home 
  • send the client detailed notes, photos and video links through your phone app
  • communicate with clients and team members on assignments through mobile apps
  • arrive for your visits during windows of 6-11:30 a.m. and/or 4-7 p.m. as scheduled
  • update online client notes and records
  • meet new clients in-person to gather care instructions
  • serve as reserve and backup for other sitters initially in this position
  • visiting schedule of 0-5 visits equaling 1-6 hours per day (busiest normally on: holidays, weekends, summer)

Other miscellaneous things you might expect

  • bring in mail and packages 
  • arming/disarming alarm systems 
  • water plants, fill bird feeders, empty pool baskets
  • troubleshooting, solving & reporting problems such as ill pets or household issues

Skills and requirements:

  • A special note: Reliability is essential in this position as clients are relying on scheduled visits to their cats. While unexpected emergencies may arise on rare occasions, applicants should have a strong history of attendance and be able to consistently fulfill visit commitments as scheduled. The team will work to cover any true emergencies, but regular attendance aligned with clients' expectations is a key responsibility of this role.
  • Be 21 or older
  • Be within a 4 mile radius of 281/Bitters (our service area hub)** important to make the position viable for you
  • Have reliable insured transportation & provide proof of insurance
  • Hold a valid driver's license with a strong driving history
  • Ability to complete job requirements: being floor level with cats, lift 40 lbs, climb stairs, stoop, bend, look under furniture for cats
  • Have a mobile device & proficiency with apps for accessing cat care details & communication with team/clients
  • Proficiency with mobile device to take great photos and videos and send to clients' 
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Open availability to work split shift windows ( 600am-1130am, 4pm-7pm)
  • Open availability to work weekends and holidays (busiest service periods)
  • Track record of dependability, punctuality and accountability
  • Solve problems confidently through logical, detail-oriented thinking
  • Proven successful experience as a cat owner (added experience working with cats a plus)
  • Highly committed with flexibility to step in for team members as backup coverage
  • Comfortable with being included in photos/videos for use on company social media pages showcasing cats and visits

 We are an equal opportunity employer

Our company service area:

north-central San Antonio zip codes: 78209, 78216, 78230, 78231, 78232, 78258, 78259,
78247: West of Bulverde Road  
78248: Elm Creek, Castlewood Forest, Hunters Creek
78212: Olmos Park 
78213: north of loop 410



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