Our Sitters

Meet the team at Catcouver!

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Cat sitting and Cat Care in Vancouver, BC
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Andrea

Experience: Cofounder of Catcouver in 2018, VOKRA volunteer since 2016

Medication skills: pills, syringes, subcutaneous injections, inhalers

Favourite part about being a cat sitter:  When I build a strong relationship with very shy/scared cats after a few bookings. I find it very rewarding to gain their trust. I also have a soft spot for senior cats that need extra care and many meds.

Best cat name I’ve come across: Archie/Reggie (ginger and dark grey cat), Mr Mojo

Favourite memory: I’ve been looking after 2 cats for a few years. One of them is very timid and scared. My strategy was just to let her be and let her come to me when she would be ready. After 2 years, she finally walked toward me and bent down her head which meant ” you may start petting me now”. Ever since, she has been very friendly, purring and happy to be pet.

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: I think puzzle feeders is great for cats that are left alone for a little while. It keeps them busy and give them some rewards when they figure it out!

Favourite cat joke/pun: purralysis

Anna

Experience: 21 years and change with cats in general, and catsitting with Catcouver since 2023

Medication skills: pills, inhalers

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: meeting different types of cats and experiencing their different personalities

Best cat name I’ve come across: Cappuccino, I am personally biased on this one. Cappy was my late cat and he really looked like a soft cup of cap.

Favourite memory: I love cats so much. My favorite memory with a cat was honestly finding Cappuccino in my family’s local pool. He was a tiny kitten that was looking for food  and lots of love, both never faded.

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: Poof balls and feather toys!

Favourite cat joke/pun: That’s purrrfect

About Me: Honestly, I am and always will be a cat lady and I’m proud of it. I loved all the cats that have come and gone in my life. They all own a piece of my heart. I will definitely love your cat and treat them with the best of care.

Anne

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since June 2023, owner of three kitties, and proud VOKRA foster!

Medication skills: pills, syringes

About Me: I’m a specialist in grooming, kitty playtime and socializing shy cats.

Chie

Experience: Lifetime cat parent. Joined Catcouver in 2021, and have been VOKRA foster since 2016.

Medication skills: pills, syringes, subcutaneous injections

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: I love to work with shy kitties. Such a great feeling when a shy cat starts opening up to me.

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: I am a big fan of Da Bird and Bamboozler (both wand toys) and often bring them to sittings.

Coco

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since 2023, and 50 years caring for cats

Medication skills: pills, syringes, some subcutaneous injections

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: Getting to know each cat’s unique personality and building trusting relationships with the cat owners

Gael

Experience: Co-founder of Catcouver since 2018

Medication skills: pills, syringes, insulin injections

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: Having so many furry friends

Favourite memory: Lap cats are always the best moments 😸

Best cat name I”ve come across: Detective Button

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: Wand toys when the cat is really up for it is great!

Favourite cat joke: I probably use ”purrfect” way too often 😹

Jane

Experience: Lifelong cat owner, catsitter with Catcouver since 2019, VOKRA medical team member and trainer 2016-2020, and Catcouver’s catministrator since 2022.

Medication skills: pills, syringes, subcutaneous injections, inhalers

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: I love winning the affection of a shy kitty, and I have a big soft spot for senior kitties who need a little extra TLC.

Best cat name I’ve come across: Cowboy, my beloved soul mate

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: Something free, like a box or scrunched up paper balls! 

Jenna

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since 2023. I grew up taking care of, playing with and cuddling with so many amazing cats.

Medication skills: pills, syringes

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: When a cat starts to trust you after being scared of you at the beginning <3

Best cat name I’ve come across: Lady Fluffington!!

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: anything on a string

Favourite cat joke/pun: I’m not an introvert or an extrovert. I’m a catrovert!

About Me: I have a super shy kitty named Autumn, so I have a soft spot for shy rescues.

Julia

Experience: 15 years as a catsitter and with Catcouver since 2024

Medication skills: meds in food

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: Getting to meet all types of cats and helping them feel safe with my presence while their family is away.

Best cat name I’ve come across: Cricket

Favourite memory: Reaching the level of gentle affectionate head butting with a cat as a way to greet each other.

Favourite cat pun: “Purr-naby” (Burnaby)

Karen

Experience: 35 years of sitting, at least! I cofounded VOKRA in 2000. Catsitting with Catcouver since 2021.

Medication skills: pills, syringes, subcutaneous injections, inhalers

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: I like meeting new cats and making a connection with them. Sometimes hard to get them to trust , sometimes a big surprise when it happens fast!

Best cat name I’ve come across: Uboo is the best name I know

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: I love the round spinning ball toys , with a round of cardboard in the middle. Cat dancers

Lisa

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since 2022

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: Getting to meet and cuddle so many sweet cats

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: For food-motivated cats, I like placing kibble in an empty egg carton. It provides mental stimulation and slows down insatiable eaters

Mag

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since 2022, long-time pet owner

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: getting to know the kitties and all their preferences and quirks 

Best cat name I’ve come across: Poltergeist

Favourite memory: 3AM snuggles from a very shy kitty 

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: usually those feathers hanging off a stick

About me: I haven’t gotten cats since mine passed away so super happy to get my kitty dosage from Catcouver 

Megumi

Experience: Catistting with Catcouver since 2023,  20+ years of being a cat mommy, 2+ years of cat foster mom with VOKRA

Medication skills: Oral meds, inhalers

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: Being able to meet many different cats and get to know them. Helping cats and helping cat parents!

Favourite memory: Every memory is unique 😀

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: A wand toy! And of course cardboard boxes!

About Me: I love cats! I have an allergy to cats and I take allergy meds so that I can live with or spend time with them. Crazy cat lady? That’s me! 😀 Every cat is unique and my role is to understand who they are and make them feel comfortable while you are away.

Nicole

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since 2022, lifelong cat owner, VOKRA volunteer since 2017

Medication skills: pills, syringes, subcutaneous injections, inhalers

Favourite part about being a cat sitter: I love cats! I love taking care of people’s loved ones when they are away and making them feel stress free that their cats are being spoiled with love

Best cat name I’ve come across: So many! Coco is my favorite though

Favourite memory: Having a foster who was pregnant and she gave birth to 7 kittens

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: Best cat toy is a box!

About Me: I am very thankful for VOKRA and Catcouver for all they do and love that proceeds from Catcouver go to VOKRA

Samareh

Number of years working with cats: 7 years, with Catcouver since 2022

Favourite part of cat sitting: meeting new cats!

Best cat toy: feather wand + cat nip toys

Sandi

Experience: Catsitting with Catcouver since 2021, lifelong cat owner, proud VOKRA volunteer since 2021.

Medication Skills: Inhalers, oral, and ear meds

Favourite part of cat sitting: Getting to snuggle and have great conversations with all my new fur babies! Getting to know their personalities and listening to a cat purring is like the magic of music.

About Me: I go back to the 60’s as a cat owner! I’ve had 2 devon rex cats and many other rescues over the years. My one devon lived to be 20! At one time, I had 2 dogs and 3 cats (2 devons and 1 oriental shorthair,  Beck, Lola and Harper).

Sharisse

Experience: lifelong cat owner, catsitting with Catcouver since 2023, VOKRA volunteer since 2021

Medication Skills: pills, syringes, subcutaneous injections, inhalers

Favourite part of cat sitting: To be able to spend time with the cats and make their place still feel like home when their dad and mom are away/busy! 

Best cat name you’ve come across: Raccoon (it’s the name of my first cat when I was kid… I guess I was creative enough to think my cat’s tail looks like a raccoon so we decided to name my cat a different animal!)

Favourite memory: Anything that involves cats!!! (sniffing my own cats, cuddling and playing with them, as well as sharing yogurt with them :))

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: catnip kicker (since that’s what my cats like the best)

Tanya

Experience: I’ve had cats for most of my life. I’ve been catsitting for close to 12 years, and with Catcouver since 2024.

Medication Skills: pills, syringes, inhalers

Favourite part of cat sitting: Getting to be with cats all day, everyday! Also, is there anything better then a purring cat? It is the most soothing beautiful sound ever!!

Best cat name you’ve come across: Cleocatra, Chairman Meow and Slow Mo

Favourite memory: Rescuing a half frozen kitty as a child.  She was named Slow Mo because everything she did was slow motion.  It would take her forever to make it onto your lap and once she finally did she would happily drool all over you. 

Best cat toy/enrichment tool: Boxes and paper bags-after you spend lots of money it seems these free things are a favourite!