My areas of service: To make sure I provide the best possible care for the cats I look after, I can only provide cat sitting services to my East Village neighbours and in the following neighbourhoods: Downtown West, Eau Claire, Beltline, Connaught, Victoria Park, Chinatown, the flat part of Sunalta, Mission, Bridgeland, Inglewood, Ramsay, Kensington, the flat part of Hillhurst, and Sunnyside.
COVID-19 pandemic precautions: I wear a cloth mask and nitrile gloves that I can use hand sanitizer on and wash my hands while wearing. As noted below, my son will not be accompanying me on any cat sitting visits for the time being. My son will also be doing his schooling completely online.
About Me: I completed Start a Pet Sitting Business from Medicine Hat College; hold Cat-Care Specialist and COVID-19 certification for pet sitters from Pet Sitters International; have pet first aid certification from Walks N Wags; completed Essential Cat and Kitten Care, Care of the Senior Pet, Animal Training & Pet Sitting, and Animal Psychology from Holly and Hugo; finished Feline Behaviour & Psychology and Cat Anxiety & Stress (both with Higher Distinction) from Oplex Careers; and am a professional cat sitter with an official membership in Professional United Pet Sitters.
I've been a cat mom for 20 years, so I understand firsthand that it's much easier for your pets and you if your pets are able to stay at home while you are away. I am originally from Sydney, Cape Breton, and moved to Alberta in 2002. I grew up with cats at home. When I was a child, I loved nothing more than to spend time and play with my pets and those of friends and extended family. I rescued one of my cats, Sabrina, when she was abandoned outside in winter as a four-week-old kitten; I was fortunate enough to have Sabrina as a companion for 17 years.
My wife, son, cat, and I make our home in East Village. Tom, our spunky rescue cat, is the newest member of our family. It was important to me that my son was able to grow up having a cat as a companion, so Tom's arrival and presence in our lives has been such a blessing. Tom loves to cuddle on me and often falls asleep curled on me.
During summer months or on weekdays my son has off school, my son may need to accompany me on my cat sitting jobs. (Please note: for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, my son will not be accompanying me to cat sitting.) You can see pictures of him with our cat and clients’ cats in the photo gallery. My son is extremely respectful of being in someone else’s home and loves helping me look after cats and giving cats lots of love and cuddles and play time. I always advise clients in advance if I have to take my son with me on particular days.
My services: I will treat your cats with the love and care that I have always treated my own. I will provide you with daily photo updates along with a written summary of your pets' well-being. While my service focus is cats, I am happy to feed fish as well. For cats, I can groom and administer medications, as well as provide regular feeding, water, and litter maintenance. I carry a pet first aid kit with me to each pet sitting job in case of medical emergency. I can also check your mail and, as an avid gardener, take care of your plants.
My zero-emissions green commitment: I walk, cycle, and/or ride the train to get to and from all pet sitting appointments and meet and greets. I also have a tree sapling planted by Tree Canada for every cat I care for. When you choose me as your pet sitter, you can also feel reassured that you are making a green choice for the environment.
Beatrice is amazing! I was worried about a lot of things for our time away from home, but one thing I wasn’t at all worried about was my fur child, because I knew I could absolutely trust that Beatrice would care for her like her own. Beatrice is communicative, highly skilled, and very easy to get along with, and she bikes to her appointments which is a huge plus in my book! Beatrice lives up to her cat mom company name, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Excellent service as usual!
Official Member in Good Standing of Professional United Pet Sitters:
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