From Howie Saunders
Chris and his team look after fish too! A previous holiday had ended in disaster after I had asked a neighbour to look after our tropical aquarium while we were away. On this occasion, I decided to hire a local professional pet minder during our absence on a month-long family holiday. The result was a tank full of happy (and alive) fish, plants that were watered, and a "lived-in" look to our house whilst we were away. The regular email updates reassuring us that all was well at home were particularly welcome.
From Maha White
Chris and Veronica have been great, before we went away, they came over to meet our three cats and took their time to find out a everything about the cats and their individual needs, likes and dislikes. I felt confident and assured that our home and cats were in good hands whilst in our absence and we have been very pleased with the service we have had, will definitely use Crystal Palace cat sitters again whenever we go away.
Chris did not mind being contacted or emailed when we were away and that was very comforting and re-assuring.
Veronica was lovely and gentle with our cats, she gave one of the older ones her medication with no trouble. We have come back home to content and well looked after pets. Thank you Chris and Veronica.
From Maha & Gordon
We definitely recommend Crystal Palace cat sitters, who charge reasonable prices and offer a reliable service.
From Emily Wighton
Would definitely recommend Crystal Palace Cat Sitters - Veronica was lovely and made sure we were totally at ease by popping round to meet the cats and go through all our (cats!) demands before we went away - Fidget and Lilith give her the paws up!
From James and Melanie Melvill
Louise looked after our 2 year old cat whilst we were on holiday for a week. She picked up the keys promptly and was very friendly and personable and a local from Crystal Palace who happens to live across the road from us. I texted her once during the week to check on the cat and I had a response the next day to let me know that all was fine. We arrived home to a happy and healthy cat. Thanks again to Crystal Palace sitters for a great service!
From Gill Francis
Crystal Palace Pet Sitters is the only company I found that doesn't double the charges over the holidays and that is very much appreciated. Amanda was great and our cat was in great form when we got in. Very pleased!
From Sophie Davies
Chris really helped us out at short notice when we needed help looking after our cat over Christmas. It was a brilliant alternative to a cattery which would have been a stressful change of environment for her.
We returned to find Lily extremely content and calm. Chris did a brilliant job looking after her and it was a huge weight off our minds knowing Chris had everything covered and under control. He immediately understood what was needed - and had an excellent understanding of cats and their behavioural habits.
From Mary Lobo
I cannot recommend Chris and Crystal Palace Pet Sitters highly enough! I called upon Chris' services when I was due to go into labour and needed someone to look after my Dachshund, Nero. Chris couldn't have been more accommodating considering I was unable to give him an exact date and he put my mind at ease when I was concerned about having to dash off in the night! It was such a relief knowing I didn't have to worry about Nero being cared for. As it turned out I had to stay in hospital for a week but again this was no problem for Chris who collected more food for Nero and gave me updates on how he was getting on.
Since having the baby Chris has been more than helpful going out of his way to provide me with information on how to socialise Nero with the baby so we are a happy family unit. When Nero returned from his stay with Crystal Palace Pet Sitters he was a happy well-adjusted dog who accepted our new addition without any problems. I know I always have Chris to call on should this ever change and Nero will always have a home from home when we go on holiday.
Thank you once again for looking after Nero. It is much appreciated!
From Andrea Smith
I was very anxious to leave my pet home alone and hand over the keys to my home. I need not have worried as both Amanda and Chris were very patient and understanding towards my concerns and provided a thorough briefing, always available to take my many calls before I went abroad. While I was abroad, I received daily text updates and returned home to a happy cat. I have already begun to recommend Pet Sitters and will definitely be using Pet Sitters again.
From Julia Evans
We were a little nervous about leaving our quite shy cat for two weeks for the first time but Chris did a great job looking after her. When we came back she was happy and healthy and had obviously been looked after well. We would definitely recommend Chris to our friends.
From Elisabeth Watts
Our little dog stayed with Chris recently when we had to go away for a week. We knew that he would be in good hands because of Chris' extensive experience with animals, and this was definitely the case. When we got back, it was quite obvious that our dog had been well looked after and exercised regularly. We will have no hesitation in using Chris again when we next have to go away.
From Melanie and James Melvill
Chris did a great job whilst we were away on holiday for 3 weeks in January 2014. On our return our 10 month old cat was in a fit, healthy and playful mood and our flat was in perfect state. Chris's relaxed attitude put us at ease allowing us to enjoy our holiday in peace. We will definitely be using him again!
From Patrick Davies
We were delighted with the service offered by Chris,he clearly has a great way with animals .
Dixie seemed in great shape when we picked her up and had obviously eaten the correct amount and had plenty of exercise.
We will definitely be using Chris again.
From Ray and Maggie
As visitors to London Chris was helpful in meeting our requirements of two days and an overnight boarding stay. Our dog Bella came away with her tail wagging unperturbed by her enforced stay. We will use you again when visiting London, thanks.
From Anna McNicholl
Christian from Crystal Palace Sitters was really a life saver when we had to go away at the same time our gerbil George was so ill he had to be administered food and medication by hand. Christian clearly knows what he's doing when handling all types of animals and George has since made a miraculous recovery, thanks in huge part to the care he received while we were away. Christian was extremely friendly and interested in knowing absolutely everything about how we liked our animals to be looked after, he is clearly a great animal lover and is extremely knowledgeable about a wide range of species. I felt very secure leaving him to care for our cat and gerbils and wouldn't use anyone else to look after them.
From Emily Stocks
Chris did an outstanding job of looking after our two cats. I was worried about leaving them for the first time as they require a lot of fuss or they misbehave. Initially I expected to come home to mayhem but It was quite the opposite, Chris did a great job of keeping them happy and content.
I will be recommending Chris' services to my Friends and Family.
From Jenny Hayward
Thank you Crystal Palace Pet Sitters for the great service we received.
You service was professional and reliable. Thank you for the updates we got as well!
We will certainly use you again to look after our 2 cats!
From Paula Drake
I would like to spread the word on Chris’ great Pet Sitting service he offers! Usually I ask a friend to house sit when I go away as my cats don't like change and the one time I put them in a cattery they didn't speak to me for a week after I got back! This Christmas I decided to go to my Dads but as all my friends were doing similar things I was left to find another method of looking after my boys! I came across "Crystal Palace Pet sitters" on the internet. Not only did the price match my budget perfectly, Chris looked after the cats brilliantly! Even giving me little updates on how they were behaving!
From Montse Perez
I just would like to say how great and wonderful Chris was.
A friend of mine cancelled on me last minute, just the day before I was flying to Spain to spend Christmas with my family, I went mad as, I didn't have any one to look after my cat for 10 days! Then, I called Chris and, after a phone conversation, everything was sorted, we signed a contract, he picked up the keys and done. I don't have enough words to explain how thankful I am as, thanks to him, I was able to go away with a peace of mind. I would recommend Chris to anyone as, I believe, he is very reliable, truth worthy and responsible on what he is doing. Thanks a lot Chris!
From Georgina & Darran
Christian has been walking our border terrier Millie 5 times a week for 3 months now and we couldn't be happier with his service! In addition to having vast experience working with animals, Chris is reliable, trustworthy and flexible when plans change. He even goes the extra mile and clips Millie's claws. It's reassuring to know our pup's in safe hands when we're at work and great that we can depend on Chris to give Millie the exercise and attention she needs whilst we're away.
Chris cared for our Guinea Pig and two Rats for five days during the Autumn. He did an absolutely brilliant job, providing a sterling service beyond what we had asked of him. I will definitely be using his services again very shortly... (this Christmas in fact)! I will without doubt recommend him to my friends.
From Gemma & Lee
Chris cared for, fed & played with our kitten & cat for a two week period this Summer and did a sterling job. He also went above & beyond the usual cat sitter role for which we were incredibly grateful. We will certainly use his services again and would recommend him local pet owners.