About us

Purrrsonalized Cat Sitting at its best!!

I’m so glad you have found my site. My name is Samantha Havill, and I am the creator & owner of West Island Cats. With a family of cats of my own, I was always wondering who would take care of them if I were in need? And finally… the giant light-bulb went off! I could offer an outstanding service to others who face the same situation, and thus West Island Cats was born!

West Island Cats is a home-based cat sitting service, where we come to you! No need to displace your kitty because truth be told, cats don’t typically do well with a change in their environment. So while you are away from home, why not allow them the luxury of their own bed, toys, litter box, and of course their routine!

At West Island Cats, our main priority is to keep those little fur babies happy! If they love to be brushed, we brush. If they love to play, we play. If they love to snuggle, we snuggle. If they are shy… we get to know each other at their pace. Hey, we’ve even put on their harness’ and taken them for walks!  We do what they love and pride ourselves on a job very well done.

Our entire staff is Pet First Aid Certified

Walks ’N’ Wags Commitment to Excellence - West Island CatsThis gold star signifies WIC’s commitment to ensure that each member of it’s team certified in Pet First Aid.

West Island Cats is proud to be the first Montreal based cat sitting service to have a completely certified Pet First Aid Staff. Each team member must participate in a 10 hour, graded, Pet First Aid course by Furry Friends First Aid, where they learn the Walks ‘N’ Wags Method of Pet First Aid. Our investment in education provides all of our clients with the peace of mind that their furbabies are in the hands of trained professionals who are able to provide the safest care possible while you are away. You can rest assured that we truly are the BEST and SAFEST option for your feline friends !

Check out our Testimonials for some customer feedback and our Resources area to help care for your pets.

West Island Cats is the biggest bang for your buck!  Unlike any other cat sitter, our simplest service is of 40 minutes. We have set very high standards and are sure you won’t be disappointed. Learn more

Our Services

We are committed to giving you the best customer & kitty service possible.

Let’s face it, cats are finicky! And no cat lover wants to disappoint them either. So if you have found this site, you are looking for a great home based cat sitting service. Search no more… you have found us here at West Island Cats, we are your gals!

West Island Cats personalized service is based on two things, Cat Care and Home Care. Each 40 minute visit you book, consists of the following.

Cat and / or small pet sitting

Cat-2

  • Feeding
  • Water change
  • Litter cleaning/change
  • Administering medications
  • Brushing and grooming (*excludes nail trimming)
  • Playing with your fur baby!

Home Care

Cat-3

  • Bringing in your mail while you are away
  • Watering your indoor plants
  • Turning on/off lights
  • Drawing or pulling back curtains
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Conducting a home perimeter check to make sure everything is all right.

Choose between the two following options, or mix it up!

We always encourage you to choose what is best for your cat. One visit per day will accomplish everything your cat needs and desires, however if  your cat eats or takes medication twice a day, then choose 2 visits per day. Or throw in a random double visit during your week away, some extra TLC can make all the difference!

1 Daily Visit

1 visit per day for $25/day

  • 40 minutes long

2 Daily visits

2 visits per day for $38/day

  • 1 visit-40 minutes long
  • 1 visit-25 minutes long

Although your furbaby may seem pretty independent, they feel your absence while you’re away. That’s why we at West Island Cats encourage you to book daily visits and will not allow more than 48 hrs between visits. A lot can happen in your home within 24 hrs; therefore, our minimum booking is every second day.

Methods of payment include: cash, cheque or e-transfer. (A 50% deposit is required if your contract is $100 and over)

So not only is your feline friend fully cared for, but so is your home! We provide you with updates throughout your time away from your pet. It’s always nice to be aware of what is going on!

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, for that reason, a trusted West Island Cats sitter will be the only one who will ever enter your home. That is a guarantee! And to put your mind even more at ease, West Island Cats is bonded with Binks Pet Sitting Insurance!

Terms and conditions

West Island Cats
Terms & Conditions For Cat / House or Small Pet Sitting

 

Last Updated: August 15th 2019

  1. 1  * West Island Cats is authorised to perform services as outlined by this contract. In the unfortunate event that the cat/pet(s) in question are in need of emergency medical care, WIC will do their utmost to get in contact and leave all decisions up the the client. In the case where the client can not be reached and the cat/pet is in need of emergency care, West Island Cats is authorised by signature below to seek emergency veteranarian care and treatment (excluding euthanasia) up to a maximum dollar amount of $____________________       Client agrees to reimburse WIC for expense incurred (time & transport fees), plus any additional fees for attending to this need or any expenses incurred for any other pet food/supplies needed.
  2. 2  * In the event of inclement weather or natural disaster, WIC is entrusted to use best judgment in caring for pet(s) and home. WIC will be held harmless for consequences related to such decisions.
  3. 3  WIC agrees to provide the services stated in this contract in a reliable, caring, and trustworthy manner.
    In consideration of these services and as an express condition thereof, the Client expressly waives and relinquishes any and all claims against WIC except those arising from negligence or willful misconduct on the part of WIC. Clients should take appropriate precautions when allowing multiple days between home visits.
  4. 4  In the event that the Client is also entrusting another individual outside of the WIC team to
    care for their cat/pet(s) or Home during the contracted period, WIC will not be held responsible for the actions or consequences of said Non-WIC caregiver.

4b Client acknowledges that having caregivers other than WIC or other people entering their home during our contract completely voids WIC’s bonding & insurance policy and nulls all liability WIC has towards the Client and their property.

5 Payment & Cancellation Terms

Bookings made with less than 24 hours notice

Bookings (for brand new clients) made with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $45 last minute booking fee. Bookings (for existing customer, of whom which WIC holds their keys)made with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $20 last minute booking fee.
The fee is at the discretion of WIC

Contracts less than $100

There is no deposit required for contracts under $100
If booking of less than $100 is cancelled or modified with less than 48 hours notice, a $25 change fee will be applied If booking of less than $100 is cancelled or modified with more than 48 hours notice, a $15 change fee will be applied

Contracts of $100 or more

A deposit of 50% is required for any contracts of $100 or more. Deposit is due at M&G or upon booking confirmation. Deposits can be made by cash, cheque (to West Island Cats, dated the date of the M&G or upon booking confirmation) or by e-transfer to westislandcats@gmail.com
If booking of $100 or more is cancelled or modified(reduced) with less than 48hrs notice, deposit will not be refunded

If booking of $100 or more is entirely cancelled with more than 48 hours notice, deposit will be refunded less a $15 admin charge If booking of $100 or more is modified with more than 48 hours notice, a $15 change fee will be applied
NB – For Existing customers: Your Booking Confirmation must be in writing via email

No Cancellation Periods

Deposits for any and all bookings over the following time periods are due in full at M&G or upon booking confirmation
and subject to our no cancellation policy -which means, no deposits will be refunded regardless of advance notice of cancellation.

January 1st – 10th inclusive
Good Friday – Easter Monday Inclusive
Victoria Day Weekend Friday to Monday inclusive
June 23rd – July 2nd

6 Bounced Cheques

A 25$ service charge will be charged for any NSF cheques.

Labour Day Weekend – Friday to Monday Inclusive Thanksgiving Weekend – Friday to Monday Inclusive December 20th – 31st Inclusive

  1. 7  In the event of personal emergency or illness or scheduled absense of your cat sitter(s), Client authorizes a qualified WIC team member to fulfill responsibilities as set forth in this contract.
  2. 8  In the event that WIC is required to employ a locksmith to gain entry into Client’s premises (within the agreed upon cat/pet/House sitting term) due to a malfunction of the lock or a failure of the Client to leave a key, it shall be the responsibility of the Client to reimburse for all costs incurred including WIC time. The Client expressly gives WIC the authority to
    employ a locksmith on Client’s behalf in the event of the aforementioned occurrences.
  3. 9  *The utmost care will be given in watching your pet(s). However, due to extreme unpredictability of animals, WIC cannot accept responsibility for any mishaps of any extraordinary or unusual nature (example: biting, furniture damage, accidental death, etc.) or any complications in administering medications to the animal. Nor can we be held liable for injury, accidental death, or fines of pet(s) with access to the outdoors.

10 WIC reserves the right to terminate this contract at any time before or during its term if WIC, in its sole discretion, determines that a danger exists to the health or safety of the sitter while in your home or being with your pet.

  1. 10b  *If concerns prohibit the pet sitter from caring for pet, Client authorizes pet to be placed in a kennel, with all charges there from to be charged to Client
  2. 10c  Client agrees to leave their dwelling at a reasonable temperature of 17 degree celcius during the months of November through March.
  1. 11  In the case of an alarm not armed properly by WIC upon leaving therefor triggering it, WIC will tend to this at zero cost to the Client.
    In the case of an alarm being triggered during the hours of 7am and 8pm a WIC representative can be dispatched asap at a charge of $50 In the case of an alarm being triggered between the hours of 8pm and 7am WIC is not responsible to present at the house.
    Police should be dispatched to avoid any danger to WIC employees.
  2. 12  Privacy Policy: West Island Cats does not delete any client information once an account is inactive or canceled. WIC will deleteif requested by said client.
    Information Gathering and Usage: When you use West Island Cats’ services we ask for information such as your name, email address, billing address, alarm codes, door codeveterinarian details, home details etc…
    West Island Cats uses these collected information for the following general purposes: services provision, billing, services improvement, contact, and research. West Island Cats does not share your personal information with third parties.
    Data Storage: West Island Cats uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary software,networking, storage, and related technology required to run our business
    Disclosure: West Island Cats may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas, insurance claims or when your actions violate the Terms of Service of any of our applications.

11 WIC allows 4 Free Key Shuttles per client. Once these 4 shuttles are used, there is a $15 fee for each shuttle. Client can agree to let WIC hold onto their keys to avoid such charges.
Client can also invest in a lockbox and assure to leave behind keys for WIC when bookings occur.
Any malfunction of said lockbox, West Island Cats will not be held liable.

Client Signature__________________________________________________________________

Date WIC Representative_________________________________________________________
* Note, some of these conditions do not apply to Clients who hire for House Sitting Only

Don't have a cat?

Going away and leaving your home unattended for a week? A month? Even longer?

Worried that something might happen?

Shy to ask your neighbors to look in on your home for you for the umpteenth time this year?

WE UNDERSTAND!!!

Your home is your biggest asset, not to be trusted to just anyone.

West Island Cats is a team of professional individuals and has been in business since 2013 taking care of many of Montreal’s Feline Friends.

House Sitting

1 visit per day for $25/day

Our 20-25 minute House Visit includes

  • Full Indoor and Outdoor Perimeter Check
  • Running taps and flushing all toilets
  • Checking all windows for any breakage or condensation
  • Making sure there are no floods or leaks in the home
  • Verifying the inside temperature on all levels to make sure all is still working properly
  • Watering indoor plants (large outdoor gardens would require a gardener)
  • Bringing in Mail
  • Light snow shoveling in the winter (entrance way only)
  • If you are gone for 1 month or more, we will vacuum and do a light dust on our last visit.

Following each visit we will send you a detailed update with pictures of everything to let you know that everything is safe and sound.

If in the case of an emergency that needs immediate action – WIC will act on your behalf all the while being in contact with you and therefor leaving the decision making to you.

Frequency of visits should be determined by what your insurance company deems necessary in order for your home insurance to remain valid.

Terms and conditions

West Island Cats
Terms & Conditions For Cat / House or Small Pet Sitting

 

Last Updated: August 15th 2019

  1. 1  * West Island Cats is authorised to perform services as outlined by this contract. In the unfortunate event that the cat/pet(s) in question are in need of emergency medical care, WIC will do their utmost to get in contact and leave all decisions up the the client. In the case where the client can not be reached and the cat/pet is in need of emergency care, West Island Cats is authorised by signature below to seek emergency veteranarian care and treatment (excluding euthanasia) up to a maximum dollar amount of $____________________       Client agrees to reimburse WIC for expense incurred (time & transport fees), plus any additional fees for attending to this need or any expenses incurred for any other pet food/supplies needed.
  2. 2  * In the event of inclement weather or natural disaster, WIC is entrusted to use best judgment in caring for pet(s) and home. WIC will be held harmless for consequences related to such decisions.
  3. 3  WIC agrees to provide the services stated in this contract in a reliable, caring, and trustworthy manner.
    In consideration of these services and as an express condition thereof, the Client expressly waives and relinquishes any and all claims against WIC except those arising from negligence or willful misconduct on the part of WIC. Clients should take appropriate precautions when allowing multiple days between home visits.
  4. 4  In the event that the Client is also entrusting another individual outside of the WIC team to
    care for their cat/pet(s) or Home during the contracted period, WIC will not be held responsible for the actions or consequences of said Non-WIC caregiver.

4b Client acknowledges that having caregivers other than WIC or other people entering their home during our contract completely voids WIC’s bonding & insurance policy and nulls all liability WIC has towards the Client and their property.

5 Payment & Cancellation Terms

Bookings made with less than 24 hours notice

Bookings (for brand new clients) made with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $45 last minute booking fee. Bookings (for existing customer, of whom which WIC holds their keys)made with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $20 last minute booking fee.
The fee is at the discretion of WIC

Contracts less than $100

There is no deposit required for contracts under $100
If booking of less than $100 is cancelled or modified with less than 48 hours notice, a $25 change fee will be applied If booking of less than $100 is cancelled or modified with more than 48 hours notice, a $15 change fee will be applied

Contracts of $100 or more

A deposit of 50% is required for any contracts of $100 or more. Deposit is due at M&G or upon booking confirmation. Deposits can be made by cash, cheque (to West Island Cats, dated the date of the M&G or upon booking confirmation) or by e-transfer to westislandcats@gmail.com
If booking of $100 or more is cancelled or modified(reduced) with less than 48hrs notice, deposit will not be refunded

If booking of $100 or more is entirely cancelled with more than 48 hours notice, deposit will be refunded less a $15 admin charge If booking of $100 or more is modified with more than 48 hours notice, a $15 change fee will be applied
NB – For Existing customers: Your Booking Confirmation must be in writing via email

No Cancellation Periods

Deposits for any and all bookings over the following time periods are due in full at M&G or upon booking confirmation
and subject to our no cancellation policy -which means, no deposits will be refunded regardless of advance notice of cancellation.

January 1st – 10th inclusive
Good Friday – Easter Monday Inclusive
Victoria Day Weekend Friday to Monday inclusive
June 23rd – July 2nd

6 Bounced Cheques

A 25$ service charge will be charged for any NSF cheques.

Labour Day Weekend – Friday to Monday Inclusive Thanksgiving Weekend – Friday to Monday Inclusive December 20th – 31st Inclusive

  1. 7  In the event of personal emergency or illness or scheduled absense of your cat sitter(s), Client authorizes a qualified WIC team member to fulfill responsibilities as set forth in this contract.
  2. 8  In the event that WIC is required to employ a locksmith to gain entry into Client’s premises (within the agreed upon cat/pet/House sitting term) due to a malfunction of the lock or a failure of the Client to leave a key, it shall be the responsibility of the Client to reimburse for all costs incurred including WIC time. The Client expressly gives WIC the authority to
    employ a locksmith on Client’s behalf in the event of the aforementioned occurrences.
  3. 9  *The utmost care will be given in watching your pet(s). However, due to extreme unpredictability of animals, WIC cannot accept responsibility for any mishaps of any extraordinary or unusual nature (example: biting, furniture damage, accidental death, etc.) or any complications in administering medications to the animal. Nor can we be held liable for injury, accidental death, or fines of pet(s) with access to the outdoors.

10 WIC reserves the right to terminate this contract at any time before or during its term if WIC, in its sole discretion, determines that a danger exists to the health or safety of the sitter while in your home or being with your pet.

  1. 10b  *If concerns prohibit the pet sitter from caring for pet, Client authorizes pet to be placed in a kennel, with all charges there from to be charged to Client
  2. 10c  Client agrees to leave their dwelling at a reasonable temperature of 17 degree celcius during the months of November through March.
  1. 11  In the case of an alarm not armed properly by WIC upon leaving therefor triggering it, WIC will tend to this at zero cost to the Client.
    In the case of an alarm being triggered during the hours of 7am and 8pm a WIC representative can be dispatched asap at a charge of $50 In the case of an alarm being triggered between the hours of 8pm and 7am WIC is not responsible to present at the house.
    Police should be dispatched to avoid any danger to WIC employees.
  2. 12  Privacy Policy: West Island Cats does not delete any client information once an account is inactive or canceled. WIC will deleteif requested by said client.
    Information Gathering and Usage: When you use West Island Cats’ services we ask for information such as your name, email address, billing address, alarm codes, door codeveterinarian details, home details etc…
    West Island Cats uses these collected information for the following general purposes: services provision, billing, services improvement, contact, and research. West Island Cats does not share your personal information with third parties.
    Data Storage: West Island Cats uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary software,networking, storage, and related technology required to run our business
    Disclosure: West Island Cats may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas, insurance claims or when your actions violate the Terms of Service of any of our applications.

11 WIC allows 4 Free Key Shuttles per client. Once these 4 shuttles are used, there is a $15 fee for each shuttle. Client can agree to let WIC hold onto their keys to avoid such charges.
Client can also invest in a lockbox and assure to leave behind keys for WIC when bookings occur.
Any malfunction of said lockbox, West Island Cats will not be held liable.

Client Signature__________________________________________________________________

Date WIC Representative_________________________________________________________
* Note, some of these conditions do not apply to Clients who hire for House Sitting Only

Meet our Team

Meet the gals who make up the West Island Cats Team!

Samantha, Creator & Owner of West Island Cats

Samantha
Owner

West Island Cats is purely an extension for my love of cats! Since a young age, I have always loved cats, and although I may not have always had them in my life, I am making up for that now!!   With 5 cats at home, I know what it takes to look after them, to keep them healthy, well-loved and happy!  They have made me the champion cat sitter that I am today!

Carmela, West Island Cats Team

Carmela

I’ve discovered that when people talk about me, it goes a little like this: “Carmela? You mean the girl who really loves cats?” And I’m totally okay with that! My love for cats has become a characteristic that others distinctly remember me by 😉 I’ve lived with cats since I was twelve years old. I currently have two adorable little furballs of my own who absolutely mean the world to me! My princess Misty and snuggler Dizzy are pretty much my life. They are my love and support, and I couldn’t imagine life without them! I know what it’s like to be away without your little ones. I can barely spend a night without mine! I guarantee your kitty cats will get all of the love and care that they need!

SJ, West Island Cats Team

Sarah Jane

Let’s face it, pets are family. When I was growing up, my “family” included a continuous rotation of three cats, one dog and a motel for strays that my mom had going on in the backyard. My family today includes my cat Scout, who lacks in smarts, but makes up for it in spades in the “cuteness” department. So I understand the worry that comes with leaving behind your family temporarily. And that’s why for that time that you’re away, your cat becomes my cat and gets the same treatment I’d give mine. Do they want to chat? Are they students of the brush arts? Do they wish to practice their hunting skills? Would they like to set up an illegal poker game with the dogs next door? It’s all possible and my pleasure to help. Thanks for letting me extend my “family” a little bit at a time!

Mattie - West Island Cats Team

Mattie

Most of my earliest memories involve Bart, my parents’ gentle and loving tabby. He was always a tolerant and affectionate soul, even back when I was a toddler-sized demon! Growing up with a cat by my side helped shape the bulk of my childhood interests. Animals, particularly cats, were always the conversation topic of choice. The books I read in elementary school tended to feature cats as their main protagonists. The first things I learned how to draw were, you guessed it, cats. So I suppose it would be an accurate assumption to say that cats have had a humongous impact on my life, and working with them as an adult is my way of thanking them for everything they’ve done for me. Also, they’re like, really cute!

You don’t need me to tell you that the cuteness factor isn’t the only thing that makes cats special. I’m drawn to their individual personalities and quirks, and maybe also their silky fur and soft squishy toe beans. Nothing makes me happier than having the privilege of getting to know your furry friend. Pets are family, and it’s an honour to be trusted with the well-being of your cat. Each cat I meet and spend time with is a new experience that I will cherish forever. I can’t wait! See you soon.

Serena - West Island Cats Team

Serena

I love animals very much. Since I was a child, I have lived with dogs, rabbits, hamsters, and cats. The latter are my greatest love. I’ve always been fascinated by cats and the aura of mystery that surrounds them.

My parents gave me the best gift for my 5th birthday: a beautiful kitten who lived with me for many years. Since that moment I have always had cats!

Now I have four cats, two senior cats that live in Italy with my family; and two young troublemakers that I brought with me when I moved to Montreal. They make all my days happy! I can’t image my life without my little furkids.

In Italy I always took care of a friend’s cat. We laughed saying I was the “auntie” who was with her for the holidays. When I moved here I thought “why not become a cat sitter?” and I found this wonderful job. I love getting to know new little furkids and taking care of them as if they are my own.

Catherine - West Island Cats Team

Catherine

Growing up I always wanted lots of animals but my parents weren’t too keen on the idea because they thought I wouldn’t take care of them.
I had to slowly prove them wrong, first with fish, then a budgie and then finally…..we got a family dog!!!
I had always wanted a kitty but my parents weren’t cat people. Since my doggo Spudsters stayed with my parents when I moved out, I adopted a chinchilla named Eid that I still have today. She’s the best little cloud and she’s been a great companion.


Now, my fur-family has grown even more to include 3 wonderful kitties. They make my life feel complete and they bring me so much joy. It’s always so hard for me to leave them when I’m on vacation, and I’ve always used WIC because the service is above and beyond.
Now I get to live the dream and have the opportunity to watch over your furbabies and give them all the love
and care they need while you’re away!!!

Elodie - West Island Cats Team

Elodie


Growing up, I was always “that kid” who wanted to pet every animal I encountered. It brought me a very profound joy and happiness! All animals are so cute and adorable I can’t imagine why you would not want to interact with them.

Having two cats of my own, I discovered that they have their own very distinct personalities. Every day, I discover something new about them. I’ve especially learned that even if they are very independent, they need our love and attention.


Meeting new furbabies and having the chance to take care of them is the best part of my day! I can’t wait to meet your furbabies and cherish every moment with them!

Faith

I have a connection with animals. They like and trust me and I love them! Walking down the street from the bus stop, cats walk up to me or I approach them and they purr and demand to be pet.

One year, (8 years ago) my mom got me a kitten for Christmas and from that moment on I have absolutely adored cats! My baby Noelle has been there for me through thick and thin, she’s my ride or die and the love of my life. Although I have a super close connection with Noelle, like we all do with our pets, I adore all cats. Cats make me so happy!! 

Working at WIC, I have been able to work with so many different types of cats and the most rewarding part of my job is encountering a kitty who is shy or hesitant and winning them over. Seeing their complete change in personality when they learn you are trustworthy makes me feel an indescribable amount of goodness. It’s also a blast when you get to take care of a young kitty who is running all over the place, wanting to play the whole visit! Every cat is different and I love finding out their personalities; likes, dislikes as well as just spending time with them!

I think we can all agree cats are the best!!!

Alexa

Since I was very young, my life has been consumed by animals. At the age of 5; when I finally understood that there was no possibility of me growing up to be a bird or fish, I decided that I wanted to become a veterinarian.

We never had cats when I was younger because my father was allergic, but I was able to develop my passion with dogs, birds, chinchillas, and a lizard. However, my love cats developed outside of the house.

Specifically, this love developed when I volunteered at the SPCA and an animal hospital. While volunteering, I got to do amazing things that I never imagined I’d be able to do, such as caring for very young kittens in multiple ways and assisting in a minor surgery.

Finally, a cat came into the family picture in May of 2018, and we fell in love with her. It’s very important to me that while we’re away, my dog, cat, and bird get cared for as they should and so it’s very easy for me to translate into my own work! I can promise you that I will do my very best to keep your cat(s) as happy as possible while you’re away and make sure it seems like nothing has changed since you left!

Kim - West Island Cats Team

Kim

I’ve always been an animal lover for as long as I can remember, especially cats.

I love their varied personalities, from cuddly and affectionate to shy and aloof; their assorted shapes, from sleek and regal to fluffy and stout; and of course their differing characters, from frisky and playful to mischievous or recluse.

I think of pets as family members, as much a part of the household as anyone, and treat them with the care, love and attention they need and deserve. These wonderful creatures are worthy of the best life. I just love looking after them.

Kandice - West Island Cats Team

Kandice

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved animals and taking care of them. Growing up, I was known in my neighbourhood for my connection with them, taking them in when injured or lost, much to my parents’ chagrin.

As an adult, I’ve become known as the lady that carries treats in her pocket, has several bird feeders hanging from her balcony (year-round) and talks to the local wildlife. I’ve volunteered with several rescue organisations over the years and I love being the designated ‘Cat Whisperer’ as cats especially seemed calmed by my presence.

My own menagerie has included birds, rats and several rescue and feral cats. Each has had their own distinct personality and I love them all.

Client Testimonials

Humans: Leanne & Sonia

Cat: Peanut

Peanut

West Island Cats sitters are the best!

Their people are well versed in cat-language, very reliable, and extremely loving with our cat Peanut – whenever we arrive home he is always super well after his time with them!

It’s one of the best options for us when we need to be away.
Our boy is diabetic and we have complete trust in their care of him.
We happily recommend them to everybody for their services, especially if your furry best friend requires that little bit of extra attention or care.

😻😻😻😻😻

Human: Mike

Cats: Ginko and Molly

Ginko & Molly

Samantha, just wanted to let you know that the care provided by Krystina and Noemi to our furbabies Gingko and Molly was first class.  They clearly got all of the love and attention they needed (both ways!), and it was good for us to know – so far away – that everything was under control.

Humans: Amy & Jesse

Cats: Bandit & Trouble

Human & Amy

Dear Janie, I cant begin to put into words how grateful Jesse and I are to have had you over the past week. With the detailed daily letters and photos and a tear jerking gift when we arrived home. I have never been so thankful to have you looking after our furbabies while on our honeymoon.

Your letters brought tears and laughs to us both. It is so hard to trust in someone, and I will continue to call upon you and West Island Cats for any future furbaby sitting needs. If there were ways to give you more than 5 stars, we would give 100!!

Human: Karen

Cats: Remi and Leon

Remi & Leon

Noemi u r wonderful!!!!! I can never thank you enough! I was blessed to find West Island Cats and Noemi!!!

😻😻😻😻😻

Humans: Anne and family

Cat: Teeny

West Island Cats Testimonials - Teeny

Just wanted to say we are SO impressed with West Island Cats !!!!! Not only did Krystina take excellent care of Teeny, the house and even watered my flowers, but she even took the time to leave us some goodies!

I cannot emphasize enough how amazing it felt to come home after an 81/2 hour flight to see not only my home in perfect order but our beloved cat happy, healthy and the cat litter cleaned!! Thank you sooo much to Krystina and we will always always use West Island Cats every time we travel! 😻😻😻😻😻

Check out Teeny's Instagram page!

Humans: Marek & Julie

Cat: Minou

When our senior cat Minou was diagnosed with diabetes we were worried we would have trouble getting someone to give him his daily insulin shots. He’s a little set in his own ways and can be a bit cranky at times. Sam and her team didn’t even blink and they worked hard to make sure the transition was not stressful for him. We know that when we are away Minou is in safe and loving hands. It’s a relief for us to know we have sitters we can trust.

Human: Andrew

Cat: Nunu

I tried a few different pet sitting agencies before I found West Island Cats.The difference is night and day. The sitters are wonderful. They’re caring, considerate, and my cat loves them. They know cats well. which is far more important than most sitters think.For example, they know how important it is to spend some social time with your furball each visit. They also know that the most valuable service they provide is peace of mind. They do their utmost to make sure you know your furry friend is well cared for and happy while you’re away. I’ve recommended without hesitation West Island Cats to all of my friends with cats.

Human: Anita

Cat: Dusty

My husband and I are the owners of a beautiful, extremely spoiled, soon to be 16 year old grey, wonderful pet. Through a good friend we learned of  “West Island Cats” and have used their services 3 times and with the exceptional care they give, we will continue being a client. Our little fellow tore his achilles tendon a few years ago and has a problem with his other paw hence he requires more attention than young, spry felines. He gets so much attention and care when we’re away, he seems to miss us but only slightly when we return. We can only say how pleased we are with this group as they take such special care of our wee pets as they do with the parents . We cannot recommend them more highly and wish them great continued success.

Human: Rory

Cat: Chelsea

I had an amazing experience with WIC. I get to go on work trips knowing my fur ball will be taken care of. The people at WIC welcome you back with cute gifts such as framed pictures and other cat accessories. They also provided me with some guidance with cat related questions. I am so happy with all of their services!

Human: Suha

Cat: Shadow

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Shadow loves when Camille from West Island Cats comes to take care of her.  The services that they provide are really super, and they are in fact quite accommodating to my varied needs.  Sometimes I leave my cat with a friend a few doors away and West Island Cats is happy to go to my friend’s house if additional care is needed rather than mine on those occasions.  I love that Shadow’s routine does not change much when I have to leave town.  When I get back, she is very happy and excited when I get home.  She gets so much affection, with brushing and playing every day even when I’m not there.  I really love it when Camille sends me pictures of Shadow daily showing me that she is getting love and attention and is just fine.  It helps easy any anxiety I may have for not being there.  Thank you so much West Island Cats!!

Human: Kathy M.

Cat: Rocky

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I am very pleased with West Island Cats and feel so lucky to have found such a great service. I know that my cat Rocky gets plenty of love and playful activity when I’m away. Also I really appreciate the emails with updates and pics of Rocky, it’s a special touch that means a lot to me. Thanks for always taking excellent care of my cat!

Human: Stephanie & Andre

Cat: Cleo

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We were so pleased with the service and care that your company and Carly provided!

After our first meeting with Carly, we already felt confident about her and your company but it was after the first email that we were really relieved and happy with our choice. The daily emails and pictures were an absolute joy to receive!

Human: Ashton

Cat: Jax

West Island Cats has always been great to me and my crazy bengal! I have used them several times now and they always leave me 100% assured and comfortable that my kitty is in good hands. It has always been a struggle bringing strangers around Jax as it takes him a while to warm up, but as soon as he met both Carly and Carmela he warmed up to them right away like he always knew them! I always receive daily email updates with photos and videos. and he is spoiled with tons of love and attention and toys. Even when I need a last minute cat sitter, I always know that I can count on WIC to help me out. I will always use West Island Cats and highly recommend them to everyone!

Human: Amanda

Cats: Dumbles and Redcat Loki

It was late and I was up searching the internet for an “at home” petsitting service. Would the service be available for my days? Could I trust strange people with my two boys? Could I hand over the keys to my brand new house? I found West Island Cats, spoke with Sam and I knew! That crazy gut feeling and a good conversation assuaged my fears. The proof was there with my cats when we returned. Not only were my two cats taken care of (food, water and litter), but they were loved. The professionalism and the care Sam and her team provide is second to none. I will be using her services for years to come.

Photograph Features: “Rexcat Loki”

Human: Val

Cat: Snoopy

West Island Cats has become an integral part of our travel plans. Just like booking a flight, reserving my catsitting is next on the list! Before WIC, our cats would be moody and sullen for about 24 hours; upset that we had left them on their own, cooped up in the house with nobody to snuggle and play with. Now, because of Michelle at WIC, my cats are probably bummed when we get home because our she gives them more love and attention than we do! Michelle sends us pictures, videos and emails telling us all about the cute and silly things our babies have been up to. It’s so reassuring to know they’re doing well while we’re gone. The peace of mind we get from WIC is really priceless. Finding WIC has been a game changer for us, I can’t recommend using WIC enough!

Human: Sophie

Cat: Micio

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Micio is so well taken care of by West Island Cats that I think he misses the team when they leave. Not only does he get snuggles and brushes and games, but he forgets how much he loves food, if not for a couple of minutes. I highly recommend Samantha and her team. It is obvious they love cats and this affection is carried over in everything they do for our pets.

Human: Cara

Cat: Mimine

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You know when you read about how someone goes above and beyond the call of duty? Well, here’s someone who really, truly does. I’ve only used Samantha’s services twice and already I can’t imagine NOT having her to rely on. I travel a lot, often on a moment’s notice, and Sam always goes out of her way (often literally!) to make sure Mimine is well cared for and loved. She always adds that little extra that goes a long way in building relationships and trust. I won’t use anyone else now. Thanks, Sam!

Human: Natasha

Cat: Gord

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I found Samantha and West Island Cats through her Facebook page, and I’ve been lucky to have her come and look after my cat for nearly 2 years now. I travel a lot for work, and for fun, and she’s been incredibly reliable, flexible, and professional. I trust her 100% with the care of my 12 year old cat, and with my home. She’s a true cat lover and coming home to a calm and happy cat after each trip is a relief!

Human: Adam

Cat: Hurly

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Ms. Havill is friendly, trustworthy and always professional. It is a comforting feeling knowing that while I am away, my cats and my house are being taken care of by someone who cares. Whenever I am not in town, Samantha will be the first person I call.

Humans: Helene & Elias

Cats: Felipe Ricardo el Grande & Hubert Theodore Ronronneur de la Bath

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Samantha est toujours disponible et à l’écoute, toute l’organisation de West Island Cats en fait une compagnie de confiance que je recommande vivement à quiconque doit s’absenter et souhaite que quelqu’un prenne soin de son ou ses chats de manière professionnelle et avec beaucoup d’amour!

Thank you so much West Island Cats for helping us in our 2015 life changes 🙂

Felipe Ricardo el Grande and Hubert Theodore Ronronneur de la Bath are very grateful too and look forward to your visits !    

Human: Barb

I can’t say enough about how much West Island Cats dramatically improved our recent vacation. Knowing our furry family was so well cared for and in the environment they are comfortable in, by someone we adore and trust, made it so much easier to relax and vacation guilt free. Simply amazing! Thanks so much to our sitter Shannon, you were wonderful!

Human: Edward

It’s really great to be able to relax on vacation knowing that the boys are being well looked after. We really appreciate the regular updates.

Human: Colin

This has been five-star cat-sitting; I couldn’t have hoped for better.

Human: Melissa

I’ve used West Island Cats many times to watch over my two senior cats. They are professional and caring. Michelle is my sitter and right from the beginning I could tell she adores cats and would take great care of them. There is no one else I trust now and I’m able to go away from home without a single worry.

Human: Inge

Coralie was very well and lovingly taken care of, thank you again, Samantha.

Deanna & James

Kandice-Grace was amazing. She won over our temperamental cats with ease, sent us very regular updates with photos, and we arrived home to a set of very happy and calm cats – something that has not always happened after previous trips with other cat sitters. Highly recommended.

Human: Belinda

Cat: Our 4 cats!

I just wanted to compliment Noemi on her cat sitter skills during the the week I was not here.

Noemi spent quality time with my four cats and much to my surprise even the shyest of my cats took a liking to Noemi.

Noemi sent me updates every day with pictures and videos and I felt at ease that my children were in safe hands. She printed and framed a picture for me which brought tears to my eyes. It was such a sweet gesture.

I had gone to the USA last week and was working 14 hr days. It was VERY important to me not to have to worry about my fur children. Noemi helped so much with putting my mind at ease so that I could focus on my work.

I would recommend you guys and of course Noemi to everyone!

This has been five-star cat-sitting; I couldn’t have hoped for better.

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Areas of Service

We currently service (roughly from west to east):  Ile Perrot, NDIP, Vaudreuil, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Senneville, Baie D’Urfe, Beaconsfield, Ste. Genevieve, Kirkland, Pointe Claire, Pierrefonds, DDO, Roxboro, Dorval, Lachine, Lasalle, St. Laurent, TMR, Cote St. Luc, Hampstead, NDG, Montreal West, Westmount, Verdun, Pointe St. Charles, Nuns-Island, Old Port, Plateau/Mile End.

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