Pet care

Pets can very easily become beloved family members. When you have to leave them, for whatever reason, it’s important to have a reliable “babysitter” to look after your animal companions. Barbara Borden has a whole lifetime’s  worth of experience when it comes to cats. She will come to your house (in the Amstelveen area) to give your pets the care and attention they need. As well as pet care, she will also look after plants and post and, it goes without saying, she will do her best to leave your house just as clean and tidy as you’ve left it!

I’m absolutely crazy about animals. A day without them, whether it’s the birds at the garden feeder, the cows in a nearby pasture or my own darling cats, is not complete. I know as well as anyone how quickly pets can become almost like children, and how vital it is to make sure they get enough care and attention while you’re away.

I have been involved in pet-sitting for almost 30 years. I also work as a volunteer at the animal shelter in Amstelveen. Here I am responsible for feeding cats, cleaning their enclosures, administering medicine and making observations about their health and behavior. I also help with the socialization of wild or traumatized animals. I have learned how to tell when a cat needs extra attention and when they’d rather be left alone.

I work very meticulously and will take care to keep the house clean and tidy. I will also water your plants and make sure your post is collected in a neat pile. Because of my own cats, I cannot take pets into my own home, but will gladly come to yours, in and around the Amstelveen area.

My fees for pet care

  • Introduction/registration
  • ca. 45 min.
  • Free
  • Cat care*
  • 1x per day, minimum 30 mins., 1 or 2 cats
  • 13,- per day
  • Cat care extra**
  • 2x per day
  • 22,- per day

*included in daily cat care:

– fresh food and water

– clean litter box

– medicine, if necessary***

– plants and post

– clearing up any “accidents”

– playtime and cuddles

** 2x /day: only available in Amstelveen

*** for 12-hourly injections there is a standard fee of €25 per day

 for more than 2 cats: €1 extra per cat per visit

– extra long visit (if available) +€5 per visit

Extra services: (price to be arranged)

– other small pets

– vacuuming or mopping

– visit to the vet

– grocery service: bread, milk, etc. upon return

*Standard fee for Aalsmeer, Buitenveldert and Uithoorn €14 per day

(pet care in Ouderkerk a/d Amstel is no longer possible)