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UPDATE - I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.
a handful of my clients offer Feedback and personal recommendations
(some with fur, some without)
Bella & Tum
Leslie has been wonderful and we highly recommend her. She has taken care of our two cats many times, both for short and long trips. While we are away from home, she will regularly update us with photos. It is obvious that the cats adore her - even Tum, who does not like strangers, will immediately come up to say hi when Leslie arrives. Our cats have very specific dietary restrictions that Leslie has handled with ease. It has been fantastic knowing that we are leaving the cats with someone dependable, responsive, and most importantly, with someone they adore.
Leslie is an amazing cat sitter! She was available fairly last minute even though it was over the holidays, and took wonderful care of our cat Trouble even as he was adjusting to our new home. Leslie is quick to respond, reliable, and sent us plenty of photos which gave us peace of mind even though we were away close to 10 days. It's clear she truly loves the pets she is caring for, and our cat Trouble got plenty of love and play during her visits. We've already contacted Leslie again for care during our next trip and would recommend her wholeheartedly.
-Mariah & Warren
Hayate & nimue
Leslie is a wonder. Our cats instantly adopted her as member of the family -- she has a clear knack with kitties. We travel frequently and Leslie keeps us up to date with quick notes and photos during our trips. One of our cats requires daily medication and Leslie handles it with ease. She is also delightful with people, too! We were so pleased to come home after a long work trip to find a hand-drawn portrait of the cats. We've now moved to San Francisco and are no longer in her immediate service area, but happily pay for her to spend the night to care for our cats.
Bella & benson
Leslie has taken care of my two cats on numerous occasions and I would highly recommend her. She is very responsive, dependable, and easy to work with. I found that she really takes the time to get to know their needs and genuinely enjoys interacting with animals. I appreciate that she provides regular text updates with photos, and helps with bringing in mail, etc. while we are away.
It’s been fantastic having Leslie care for Phineas whenever we’ve been away. He adores her, especially since she’s very accommodating of his ever-playful, super-energetic nature. From his view, she’s wonderful since she plays with him during every single visit, and from our (human) view, she’s wonderful since she gives him his allergy meds, keeps us posted with texts and pictures, and is completely on-top of it all. As any pet parent knows, it’s hard to leave four-legged kids behind, so having someone as knowledgeable, trustworthy, and responsive as Leslie is a blessing.
Birdie & Mouse
Our energetic indoor cats, Mouse and Birdie, met Leslie when they were just over a year old. They will soon be two and she has already cared for them multiple times, from several long weekends to a ten-day vacation. Recommended by our local, independent pet supply here in Northern California, upon meeting Leslie it quickly became apparent that she knew her way around cats and could readily adapt to the idiosyncratic food routines of our pair and the particulars of our home, including a security system. It’s a relief not to rely on well-intentioned neighborhood kids and friends but a professional pet sitter who comes twice a day, follows detailed instructions, quickly responds to questions about scheduling, and sends text and email updates. Not to say that Mouse and Birdie see Leslie that way; to them, she’s an affectionate playmate and caregiver who’s good with a wand toy or brush and can keep up with their naughty streak. Fortunately, the cats have never had a problem or been ill when we've been away, but we’re confident she would recognize any issue quickly and deal with it responsibly. When you come home everything is tidy—not kitty ransacked—and Birdie and Mouse seem somewhat disappointed that it’s you and not Leslie who has just come through the door.
I've always had a family member take care of my cat, Chloe, when leaving town, but traveling over the holidays left me with no options. I was in search of a cat sitter who could build a one-on-one relationship with Chloe. Thankfully, I came across Miss Kitty Poppins (aka Leslie). Her website was well-designed and informative. It was obvious that she genuinely loves cats... and they love her! Leslie communicated with me while I was gone and followed through with Chloe's specific needs. Upon my return, Chloe was happy and everything was tidy. I'm so grateful to have found Miss Kitty Poppins. She definitely lives up to her name!
Plato & Yum Yum
Miss Kitty Poppins has a natural ability to work with cats. She is reliable and professional. We highly recommend her for your cat sitting needs.
-Toby & Pete
Raji, sona & Asha
I cannot recommend Leslie highly enough. She has been caring for my cats for a number of years. It began when she was my student at Cal State Long Beach. She offered to cat sit for me after hearing about my Abyssinian kitten, Raji, the apple of my eye. I’m an avid traveler, but I refuse to go anywhere if I don’t have someone I can count on to care for my kitties. I never looked back after the first weekend she stayed with Raji. I had found the perfect cat sitter! Raji was always happy as could be, and bonus, shiny and handsome from daily brushing, when I came home from a trip, no matter how long I’d been gone. My place was always left neat as a pin, too.
Fast forward to a few years ago when I inherited my dear Mom’s two cats. I went from having one cat to three, and faced the enormous challenge of helping them become a blended family. I don’t know what I would have done without Leslie to help ease the transition. She stayed with Sona and Asha for several months before I was able to move to the house, and formed a permanent bond with both cats. She showered them with love and attention, and helped them recover from the trauma of losing their mom. Sona was rescued as a tiny kitten and has always been very skittish and mistrustful of anyone but his mom. Leslie quickly earned his trust and helped him become the lovable guy he is today.
So Cal’s loss is definitely Nor Cal’s gain. In short, you couldn’t ask for a more loving, attentive, and responsible pet sitter.
Camille, Oso & Duke
I've known Leslie for fifteen years and have known her to be very kind and loving toward animals (and people!). I knew her devotion toward her house pets and how she and her family rescued and re-homed (and adopted) kittens quite often. As an owner of three dogs, one of the biggest challenges I face when traveling is finding a trust worthy person to care for my pets. While Leslie is well known to be a cat lover, I can count on her 100% to take excellent care of my doggies as if they were her own while I am away. Knowing she was home giving them belly rubs, feeding them, and playing with them while I was gone, allowed me to enjoy my travels without the constant anxiety worrying over my beloved pets' well being. For Leslie, caring for my dogs is not just another transaction. She truly cares and strives to give excellent customer service. While I was traveling, Leslie stayed in touch with me and sent me pictures and videos of my dogs who were very happy to be in her company. She understands our love for our pets because she is an animal lover herself. I cannot recommend her enough. Your pets will be in great caring hands and you will be able to enjoy your travels having peace of mind.
Cinnamon & Peanut
Leslie has been caring for my animals for a number of years. She is very responsible in everything she does. There have been times when medication is involved and she has followed through very carefully. The house has always been neat and tidy on my return, and my beasties have always been happy, relaxed and contented. She usually has sent a picture of my animals sometime during my absence, which I appreciated. My only complaint is that she has moved to Northern California and is no longer available to me. Drat!
I highly recommend her, you can't do better.
Leslie was highly recommended to me by a mutual friend who I knew wanted outstanding care for her pets. I have a female Labrador Retriever who had always had one dog sitter in the past and was used to premium care. Since my lab was well into her senior days I didn't want to leave her (or my home) in the hands of someone I didn't trust. After meeting Leslie I knew I had found a great dog sitter to replace the one who retired.
She showed a lot of interest in my dog's overall care, her medications and routine. After a summer vacation I came home and barely noticed that anyone had been staying at my house and caring for my dog. The house was clean, towels/sheets were washed, house was locked up and my lab had obviously bonded well with Leslie.
Leslie watched my dog several times after that initial vacation and each time the results were the better than I had expected. When I traveled I never had to worry about what was going on back home and I knew my dog was in good hands.
I highly recommend Leslie for your pet sitting needs.
Nikki & Bogie
Leslie has taken care of our cats for over 17 years. I find her to be very responsible and professional. She has a genuine love for animals and provides daily pictures and updates. We now have an extremely active rescued kitten.
We were concerned about leaving him because he was feral and terrified of strangers. Within a day, he and Leslie were great friends. She sent pictures of them snuggling and playing. We had a very relaxing vacation after that. He is still very wary of people, but loves Leslie.
At this time, we live in Santa Barbara County and we willingly pay travel expenses to have her stay with our kitty.
I have known Leslie for many, many years. She is a very warm and loving person. She has cared for my four legged babies with the absolute best care, love and devotion. She is very trustworthy and reliable. Leslie has taken care of my pets in my home, kept their feeding and daily walk schedule. My fur babies love her so much and so do I. I’m so blessed to have her care for my fur babies.
It’s such comfort to know that my babies are in the best of care and in good hands. THANK YOU for all your tender, loving care…..kindness and compassion. I could not ask for a better pet sitter. YOU’re the BEST!!!!
- Mayra M.