Cat's
Whiskers
Professional, Reliable Cat Sitting Services in North and East London

0207 359 1483
  • Unit K, Reliance Wharf
    2 - 5 Hertford Road
  • London N1 5EW

Our sitters are all trustworthy, reliable cat lovers who will always go the extra mile to ensure your cat gets the best possible care while you are away.

Our interview process is 3 stages and subsequent training lasts a minimum of two weeks so you can be sure that the entire team are experts in looking after your furry family.

Please note, we always ensure a minimum of two sitters can cover your area so that every booking can be accommodated. Therefore you will not necessarily have the same sitter doing every visit.

We are covered by Pet Business Insurance which includes cover for Public/Products liability, Care Custody and Control as well as Non-negligence.

Our sitters have a clean security vetting from the Criminal Records Bureau (DBS checked).


Meet the team


Laura Stafford, business owner, Cat's Whiskers London

Laura Stafford

Business owner Areas covered:
Bounds Green, Bowes Park, Harringay, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Palmers Green, Southgate, Stroud Green, Tottenham, Winchmore Hill, Wood Green

After having worked in the corporate world of data marketing, I decided that I needed to do something that was more fulfilling and I’ve never looked back! It’s not all about being paid to cuddle cats – although of course this is the best part of what we do – we truly do care for your cats as if they were our own. I’m currently “Mum” to Smudge and Moppet, two rescue kitties who have come back to England with me from Australia.

I am so proud of the work that we do and it’s all made possible by my team who are passionate about providing the best care possible. We often have team drinks and meals as we do feel like one big family – an atmosphere which is really important for what we do.

Kasia, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers

Kasia

Office manager

I joined Cat's Whiskers as a sitter in December 2018 and am now running the Cat’s Whiskers office - cats have been my family members since I was a kid. The picture to the right is me with my big love - Sabina. I love that every cat has their own personality (just like people) and I adore whisker kisses!

This job is not a job really - meeting new cats and learning their characters is such pleasure. My love for animals is the reason why I became a vegetarian. I am also a big fan of books and pilates and have worked as a freelance Visual Merchandiser in retail for fifteen years.

Janis, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers London

Janis

Areas covered:
Highbury, Holloway, Tufnell Park, Finsbury Park, Archway, Crouch End, Stroud Green, Harringay

I’ve been with Cat’s Whiskers since July 2014.

I currently have just one cat, Rosso, who is a 5 year-old Maine Coon. I recently lost my Russian Blue boy Mika so plan to get another when the time is right!

I love this job because I’m cat mad!!! I enjoy meeting, caring and getting to know my clients’ cats, building trust and ensuring they are well cared for and loved in the absence of their owners. I consider myself very good at reading their body language having taken various courses in cat behaviour/language.

I am also a freelance Graphic Designer who has worked in publishing industry for over 35 years.

Tony, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers London

Tony

Areas covered:
Islington, Highbury, Mildmay Ward, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Haggerston, Clapton, Dalston, Hackney

I’ve been with Cat’s Whiskers since July 2016 but I have many years of experience working with cats.

I have one cat of my own called Oscar – he’s a pure white domestic long hair and totally deaf!

I love this job as it is so flexible and I am an animal lover. I am also an Art Teacher and Artist.

Martin G, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers London

Martin G

Areas covered:
Islington, Haggerston, Clapton, Dalston, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Clerkenwell

I have been at Cat’s Whiskers since July 2017.

I love this job due to my love of animals - in particular cats!

I’ve owned 3 cats since the age of 26. My current cat Brian, is an 8 year-old Bengal cross who I love very much.

When I’m not visiting cats, I am also employed as Assistant Editor of a magazine, where I have been for almost 12 years. Outside of work I am very interested in yoga, health and wellness, and a wide range of sports from football to table tennis, badminton and indoor climbing, along with a strong interest in arts, culture and technology.

Mary, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers London

Mary

Areas covered:
Islington, Canonbury, Haggerston, Clerkenwell

I joined the Cat’s Whiskers team in April 2018, but have had cats my whole life.

I have an extensive background in customer service and I have the pleasure of being human mummy to my three very lively and very lovely cats. Here is a picture of one of them, he is called Wally.

I am really enjoying working for Cats Whiskers as it gives me the opportunity to meet lots of other lovely little characters... it really doesn’t feel like work at all!

Claudia, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers

Claudia

Areas covered:
Barnsbury, Canonbury, Holloway, Caledonian Road

I started working part-time for Cat’s Whiskers in August 2018, and have loved being part of a team that shares the same passion for animals as I do!

I previously did my studies in animal care, and as a result completed my level 2 diploma in animal welfare. I have also had years of experience caring for my 10 year old baby Pepper, she has given me plenty of training in dealing with all things cats :)

I am currently doing a degree in journalism and hope to incorporate both passions in the near future.

Dottie, cat sitter, Cat's Whiskers

Dottie

Areas covered:
Islington, Clerkenwell, Hackney, Tower Hamlets

Cats have always been an important part of my life. Having housed many feline friends from a young age, I can hardly imagine living without their ever-humorous, often inconsiderate, but utterly comforting presence. Currently the family cats are: Timmy the greedy chops; Maybelline the drama queen; and Lennie (pictured with me here) who really doesn’t know up from down.

I joined Cat’s Whiskers part-time in August 2018 and love the work so much! I am hoping to study Veterinary Medicine in the coming years so while this job is wonderfully enjoyable it is also excellent work experience.

I can’t wait to meet some new furry pals and also reignite old friendships!

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Notice (last updated 24/5/2018)

Privacy Policy

Type of Client Data held

The type of Personal Data held by Cat’s Whiskers for clients consists of:
Contact details (Name, Email address, Phone number, Address); Access information e.g. security/alarm codes; Information required for the care of your cats e.g. food, litter, medication, vet contact details

Why is the Client Data held?

Cat’s Whiskers only holds clients’ personal data, as above, for contractual purposes to allow Cat’s Whiskers to supply the services booked by their clients.

Who has access to the Data held?

Laura Stafford (as the owner of Cat’s Whiskers) is the Data Controller and has overall control of all data provided by the client and handled by Cat’s Whiskers.  In addition to the Data Controller, the Office Manager and sitters have access to necessary client data in order to run their aspect of the Cat’s Whiskers business.

How Data is handled by Cat’s Whiskers?

Information provided by clients in person or by email/telephone to the office is used to create a Client File which is stored in a cloud-based software.  The details collected are as outlined above.

Email addresses are used solely for service-based communications which may include (but are not limited to) reminders, booking cut-off dates, price increases and essential information about Cat’s Whiskers which relate to the contractual arrangement in place. 

Where clients have consented and chosen to follow us on social media platforms, a photo of the cat is taken during the visit and shared accordingly.

How data is secured

Client Files are stored in cloud-based software which is password protected. The Owner, Office Manager and sitters have access to this information via Mac/PC and mobile phones which are also password protected.

Third Parties

Prior to Cat’s Whiskers providing any of its clients’ personal data to a third party, Cat’s Whiskers confirms that it has undertaken necessary steps to ensure that the third party is GDPR compliant.

How long is the data held?

Client Files are accessible by the Owner, Office Manager and sitters if they have made a booking in the previous 2 years. For any client who has not booked within this timeframe, their details will be archived for up to 6 years in a password protected cloud-based environment. Any unnecessary client data which is over 6 years old and currently held by us will be deleted by Friday 25th May 2018.

Data Access Request

Clients of Cat’s Whiskers can ask to see what data is held about them.  They can also ask that their data be removed and/or changes made.  Cat’s Whiskers confirms that they will respond to any Data Access Request within the required timeframe.

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