Ginger domestic longhair cat
  • 1 Daily Visit 14
  • 2 Daily Visits 35
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About Me

Hi, I'm Ruth, privileged "owner" of 3 beautiful cats. (Owner in quotes, as we all know they own us really!). 😻😻😻

Ernie is a shy, loving, affectionate 13 year old black beauty who adopted us 6 years ago. He was a stray and used to wander my neighbourhood. When I opened my door to him one day, he came inside and promptly jumped on my lap for a snooze! I was hooked and he's been the best companion ever since then, by my side through good times & bad times, including serious illness, and beyond.

Millie is a funny, mischevious, affectionate little cat whom I adopted after she was found abandoned, aged only 6 weeks 😞 (the vet reckons she was born around mid-August 2016). She's a gorgeous long haired tabby, with the softest coat ever! The fur on her legs looks like little high heels! 😆

Our newest feline family member is a 3-legged cat called Captain Henry the Third (or just Henry for short). He came from the DSPCA. He and Millie have become best friends (that's them stealing my lunch in my profile pic!😆). They are leaving Ernie alone to observe them from a comfortable distance! If you'd like, you can check out my guys in my Clients photo gallery. I also have a Facebook page so please pop over and join us for some feline fun - https://www.facebook.com/ruth.petsitter/

I am a volunteer with the DSPCA and the cats are my favourite (shhh, don't tell the dogs!).

The cats and I have great chats and I've become an expert at chin, ear and back rubs! If they allow me the privilege of belly rubs my day is made 😊

It's a big deal to introduce a stranger to your precious cats and your home. I'm happy to come and meet you all before you make your final decision (one meeting free of charge).

I am available while you're away on holiday/business or even out of the home for long periods during the day (e.g. Long shifts, commutes, etc).

I can also send you regular photos or short videos so you'll see how they're doing. More than one cat or other small furries? No problem! Want the post moved from the front door or plants watered? I can do that. 😊 (Please note: There may be an extra charge for mileage and/or for multiple pets). Unfortunately I can no longer offer a twice-a-day visit option, hence the price (software does not allow removal of 2nd visit).

  • My Area Sandyford (3.5KM)

    • Years of cat care
    • Owns/Owned a cat
    • Can administer medication
    • Travel long distance
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My Reviews

  • 12 Apr 18

    Julian Girdham G

    Dublin 16

    Ruth was great and plainly Tiggy was very comfortable with her. All worked well, and he was excellently looked after during our holiday. Thanks!

  • 9 Feb 18

    Marie D

    Dublin16

    Ruth was absolutely fantastic looking after our Cat while we were away at Christmas. We had daily updates on how he was getting on. He had lovely play time with Ruth when she called & he was a content kitty when we got hope. I highly recommend Ruth, thank you!

  • 5 Jan 18

    Monika

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    Ruth is a wonderful cat minder, she took care of Alfie when I was away and updated me every day on how the cat was :)doing. I would definitely recommend her

  • 3 Jan 18

    Laura M

    Sandyford

    First time using this service and couldn't recommend it highly enough! Ruth was a fantastic sitter, great communication throughout and brilliant to see Luna so relaxed around her :)

  • 12 Nov 17

    Serafina

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    Ruth is amazing! She took great care of our cats and they felt comfortable with Ruth straight away! Will definitely ask Ruth to take care of our cats again!!

  • 12 Nov 17

    Rachel O'Leary

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    A wonderful cat sitter, highly recommended. Reliable and kind.

  • 29 Sep 17

    Ula S

    Dublin 18

    I have two very, very shy cats - Frank and Miranda. And i was in positive shock when Ruth sent me a photo showing that Miranda gave her a belly to rub! I can honestly say that Ruth is one of the best cat sitter I have ever met (and I've met good few of them). I am so glad that she sent me a photo every day, and my cats look so relaxed during her visit. If you are looking for best cat sitter, do not hesitate to contact Ruth!

  • 11 Sep 17

    Agata B

    Dun Laoghaire

    This was second time when Ruth was a cat-sitter for our fur baby - Lila. Again - we cannot say anything wrong about her and her service - Lila was happy, apartment was fine, everyday we received a photo relation of how our cat was going during the day. I am more than happy to recommend Ruth as a cat-sitter!

  • 20 Aug 17

    Robyn M

    Dublin

    Ruth is really lovely to deal with we would highly recommend her. She's a true cat lover so you know your cats are in good hands. She helped us out with a first time/late booking and was very accommodating around meeting to arrange everything. She took care of administering some meds, lots of playtime and sent on great updates with photos. Jynx & Carrie were very happy and recommend her highly too 😊

  • 15 Aug 17

    Andrea R

    Stepaside

    Ruth took care of our little Hermione for 6 days and she was absolutely brilliant! We received videos and photos with news from them everyday. From the first meeting Hermione just loved Ruth! She brought toys to play with her. She is honest, trustful and a cat lover! We highly recommend Ruth to take care of your furry ones! 5 ⭐️+

  • 29 Jul 17

    Kate D

    Dublin 4

    I would definitely recommend Ruth as a cat sitter, she is friendly and reliable and a real cat lover. We hadn't used the service before but she put our minds at ease when we first met. She was very conscientious about getting the routine right for Ralph and as he is on medication twice a day she took great care to make sure this was done right. She sent us pictures/videos on each visit and even took the time to check with us that his breathing was okay with one video as he can tend to snore a bit when he breathes. Ruth is an honest and reliable cat sitter. She even let us know when he got a little out of sorts (bitey) on the last day. We still returned to a very happy chappy. This is a wonderful service to allow your cat maintain their regular routine as much as possible when you're not there, especially for outdoor cats. Will be using Ruth's services again. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 10 Jul 17

    Hyemin C

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    Ruth is a five star cat sitter. My cat really liked her from the first visit. While I was away Ruth kept me updated with photos of my cat and even brought toys to play with her. She left the place very neat and clean as well. I highly recommend Ruth!

  • 11 Jun 17

    Agata B

    Dun Laoghaire

    Ruth was our cat-sitter for our cat Lila for 6 days. She is very open, kind and communicative. We had no trouble getting in touch with her and arranging meet-and-greet, as well as key handover. Lila had a great time with her, we received photo-relations every day! Lila definitely recommends Ruth to other kitties!

My Furry clients

  • Deborah

    Dublin 14
  • Miranda & Frank

    D18
  • Bassy

    Sandyford
  • Jynx&Carrie

    D18
  • Hermione

    D18
  • Mimi

    D18
  • Ernie, Millie&Henry

    D18
  • Ralph

    Sandymount
  • Lila

    Dun Laoghaire
  • Capt Henry the Third (or just Henry!)

    D18FN22
  • Millie

    D18 FN22
  • Ernie

    D18 FN22

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