Category: Cats

2022 Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics in the DC Area

As a D.C. area cat sitter, people sometimes ask me where they can access low-cost vaccinations for their cats or dogs.  The Humane Rescue Alliance has the most low-cost and frequent clinics.  DC’s free clinic which is held annually in each ward won’t be happening until later this fall. HUMANE RESCUE ALLIANCE Medical Clinic 71… Read more »

Cat Video Fest 2020

Everyone loves a good cat video! Get your tickets now for Cat Video Fest 2020! Support Alley Cat Allies and enjoy 80 minutes of curated cat videos on the Big Screen! Tickets are from $8 – $13. Buy in advance, if possible, since it can be a sellout crowd. Showtimes are 1:30 on February 22nd… Read more »


Organized By: DC’s Department of Health, Animal Division   The morning clinics are usually 8:30am -1:00pm The afternoon clinics are from 1:00pm-4:00pm First come first served. There is a small tent for the cats. Please bring vaccination certificates/papers if you have them. Date of Event: April 27th Ward 1- Kalorama Park, 1865 Kalorama Rd. NW… Read more »

Making Sure Your Cat Stays Safe as You Celebrate Chanukkah!

This evening begins Chanukkah which will end on December 20th.  As a Washington, DC pet sitter, I would like to encourage you to do a quick review so your pets have an enjoyable time during the festival of lights. CHOCOLATE, LATKES, & DONUTS, OH MY! Make sure the foods are placed where curious four footers… Read more »

A Cat Accident Waiting To Happen That YOU Can Easily Prevent

One of the six most preventable cat accidents is a feline injured when hiding in the washer or dryer. I noticed a rash of incidents on Facebook this summer where a kitty was injured when the machine was started while they were inside.  It is our worst nightmare! After a friend had a near miss… Read more »

Stylish DC Cats Who Go Outdoors Need to Wear This Vibrant Collar Cover.

As a DC catsitter, there is nothing more distressing than Kitty bringing me a beautiful songbird as a gift. In fact, on our local neighborhood Discussion Board, a neighbor made an announcement that he was picking up any cat entering his yard to protect the songbirds and taking it to the Humane Society. I suggest… Read more »

How to Talk to Your Vet About Healthcare When Your Budget is Tight

By Kathleen Rodgers We’re all familiar with Murphy’s Law: “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” There seems to be a version pertaining to pets too: your pet will get sick on Friday night of a three-day weekend, probably when your budget has already been strained to capacity. If you’re feeling the pinch of difficult… Read more »


The Halloween decorating and parties are in full swing between now and November 1st.  Time to take a few minutes to review your safety plan for your dog or kitty.  Many neighborhoods in Washington, DC are in the top ten for trick or treating as well as the Beverage Council has been successful in marketing… Read more »