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Have kitty? Will travel.

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  Complimentary Meet & Greet
  Drop-in visits to your home
$35.00 / Drop-in once per day
$70.00 / Drop-in twice per day
  Overnight stays
$95.00 / Overnight stays in your home
  Host in the sitter's home
$75.00 / Day of hosting (in sitter's home)
I have a 30% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
  Average response time: 120 min.
  Repeat clients: 0
Meow, I am Lydia!
Hi there!

I'm a startup entrepreneur who works from home in the Outer Richmond. I share my apartment with Zoe, my little 16-year-old diva who moved with me from New York. I rescued her and her brother, Zack as kittens from a bad adoption situation. Zack became very ill about 4 years ago and I had to make the hard decision to euthanize. I still miss him every day, so I understand the deep attachments we form with our pets.

I grew up on a farm in Kentucky so have been around animals all my life. My parents inspired me to have great respect, love, and empathy for all of them. My pets ranged from a lamb, to a Bantam rooster, to a quarter horse, to dogs and cats, and parakeets. I majored in Biological Sciences at University of Kentucky.

That regard for other species has only grown over the years. I definitely relate to the love and dedication others bestow on their furry family members. If the circumstances are right for all parties, I'll even travel, with Zoe if it's an extended stay, to care others' pets. I've even volunteered at The Marine Mammal Center and cared for seals and sea lions! That was a great experience and a special privilege.

I'm gentle in administering medications, liquid and pills and if you show me how you manage it with your kitty, I'm comfortable with administering injections, as well. I am meticulous about following your directions and fulfilling your requests. It's that Catholic school education! ;-)

I know how stressful it can be when arranging care for a furry family member. I think it can be even more challenging for cat people, so it's really reassuring to have another cat lover caring for your kitties in your absence as if they were their own. I even flew cross-country with Zoe, my own cat, to take care of an acquaintance's cat while she traveled for six weeks!

Whenever I travel, I always worry if the person is actually spending time with Zoe or just feeding her, topping off water, and leaving right away. You can rest assured that I will spend quality time with your babies, playing, cuddling, snuggling, or just talking to them while giving them their space!

Cancellation Policy
Moderate: 50% refund if canceled anytime up to 24 hours prior to the start of the reservation. No refund is issued if canceled within 24 hours of the start date.
  I ride public transit
Medication Experience
  Topical Ointments/Flea Preventatives
  Oral Medication/Pills
  Insulin Injections/Diabetic Management
  Subcutaneous Fluids
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Travel Area
Travels 6 miles