Join our Tabby Team of Sitters

TABBY MANOR

Earn Meowney Making New Kitty Besties.

We are looking for experienced cat sitters in central San Diego to join the Tabby Team! If you are a cat whisperer who loves the unique personalities our feline fur-iends, we encourage you to apply.

Job Description

Job Title: Cat Sitter

Company: Tabby Manor

Workplace Type: On-site (in clients’ homes)

Job Location: Central San Diego

Job Type: Contract

Expectations:

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Must love cats! If you prefer dogs, Rover.com would be a better fit for you.

  • Must be committed to the cats during each visit. The cats and their care should have 100% of your focus for the entirety of every visit. You will be required to stay the full duration of the scheduled visit (30, 60 or 90 minutes).

  • Must have reliable transportation. This job requires you to visit kitties in their homes. Local travel is required.

  • Must pass a background check. This is for the trust and safety of our clientele

  • Must act professionally and respect the clients' homes. Show up on time, every time. Be communicative with the clients. Treat their homes with respect (remove your shoes, keep things clean and tidy, pick up after yourself). 

  • Must have basic 'tech savvy' skills. An app is required to clock in/out and document your visits, and you will be asked to upload photos & videos from your visits to a shared Google photo album.

 


Schedule:

As an independent contractor, you are able to set your own schedule. This is a perfect gig job for those with other full-time or part-time jobs. Our busiest times are holidays and weekends; that is when we really need the most help, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sitters keep 100% of the holiday surcharge.

Required Skills:

  • Must understand cat body language and behaviors

  • Ability to follow directions to a 'T'

  • Punctuality & reliability

  • Communicative

  • Professionalism 

  • Previous pet sitting experience required


 

Desired Skills:

1. Medical: As a premium service, we get a lot of kitty customers with special needs. We are looking for individuals with a veterinary background who are comfortable caring for cats with medical needs. We will give preference to sitters with any of the following skills*:

 

  • Administering oral medication - pills/tablets/capsules 

  • Administering oral medication - liquids

  • Administering eye medication

  • Applying topical medication such as ointments

  • AeroKat / Flovent inhaler administration

  • Diabetic care - AlphaTrak blood glucose home testing

  • Diabetic care - administering insulin injections

  • Administering other injectable medications (such as B12)

  • Administering GS-441524 injections for FIP treatment

  • Bladder expressions

  • Esophagostomy tube care

 

*Note: We do not expect everyone to have all of these skills, but those listed cover the needs of our client base. A skills test will be required to verify competency for any skill an applicant claims to have.

 

2. Basic Grooming Care: Sometimes our clients will ask us to perform basic grooming care during a cat sitting visit, or even have us come by solely for basic grooming needs (such as a nail trim). This is not expected of our sitters, but we do encourage those individuals with any of the following skills to apply:

 

  • Nail trimming

  • Nail cap application

  • Ear cleaning

  • Bathing, towel dry

  • Bathing, blow dry & brush out

  • Shaving mats

 

3. Photography skills are always a plus! Our clients LOVE getting beautiful pictures of their purrbabies during their vacations. 

 


Compensation:

Sitters keep 75% of earnings. You can find all of our prices listed at tabbymanor.com/cat-sitting.  Tabby Manor keeps a 25% commission which helps to cover costs of insurance and software for each sitter, as well as other overhead costs. Sitters keep 100% of the holiday surcharge fees and 100% of tips. 

 

Sound Meowvelous? Let's Get Started...

 

What to Expect Next...

If we determine from your bio that your background matches what we are searching for, you will receive an email with a link to move forward in the application process. 

Step 2

Take the cat sitter quiz.

Prove you know your stuff.

Step 3

Provide your references and availability.

Help us do our due diligence.

Step 4

Have an interview.

Allow us to get acquainted.

Step 5

Submit a background check.

Ensure trust and safety for our clients. 

Once You've Become a Tabby Sitter...

Training

We want to set you up for success. 

We'll send you a few documents to look over at your convenience with guidelines and best practices to be the purrfect sitter our clients expect.

Ride-a-Long

A practice run.

You'll accompany a veteran sitter on a real cat-sitting visit so that you can see how to make the best use of your visit time while providing our Tabby Manor gold standard of care. 

Go Get 'Em! Meow!

You're prepared & ready to cat sit!

At this point you will have everything you need to confidently provide purrfect cat care on your own . We will offer you cat sitting jobs as they become available. Get ready for all the purrs! We're always on standby if you need any assistance.