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Cat Minders at Home - The Cattery Alternative

Pet sitting in your own home

Listed on 'Best in Ireland' website as a pet sitter

Very experienced/working in pet industry for many years/lifetime experience of owning both cats and dogs

Garda Checked

Very competitive rates

Servicing Limerick and the surrounding area

Qualified in Cat care and training

Qualified in Dog Psychology

O.A. Dip.  Veterinary Support Assistant

Canine CPR First Responder 

Come highly recommended

Regular updates on your pet with pictures

I will take care of your pet in YOUR own home.

The stress free alternative for you and your pet!

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A Little about Me 

I am originally from England and moved to Limerick in 2003.   I live in Dooradoyle with my husband, 3 cats Lenny, Mia  and Freddy (all rescues) and they share our house with our cross Great Dane Tara ,Labrador cross Sadie and  Wire Haired Terrier Larry (also rescues).

I have had cats and dogs all my life and absolutely adore them so I love what I do. I am also qualified in cat care and training and dog psychology and have a Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant.  I also believe in supporting local animal charities and donate monthly to Limerick Animal Welfare and Limerick Feral Cats.   

I first decided to start up this service as I found our cats were very distressed after coming back from staying away from home and it took them a long time to get back to normal.   I have now been doing this for many years and have a lot of experience with all types of cats and dogs.

I started this service up for people in the same situation as us, who cannot put their pets into a cattery/kennel for one reason or another and need someone to look after them while they are away.  I find that it offers people peace of mind knowing that their pet is getting the best of care and their house is being looked in on while they are away.

Please feel free to contact me for any further information and to check availability.

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Cat Minders at Home Services

We Put Your Pets Needs First

Most cats are very territorial creatures and do not like leaving their environment, it can be very distressing for them and their owners.  When I visit pets in their own home, I treat them like my own and try to make their time away from their family as happy and as stress free as possible, keeping them in the same routine as much as possible.

Each visit involves feeding, cleaning out litter and playing with your pet and following any other specific instructions given, giving them plenty of attention and care.  I can do up to 2 visits a day with regular updates and pictures (minimum 1 visit a day).

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Free Introductory Meet and Greet within Limerick City and Suburbs

I offer a free introductory meeting to meet you and your pet to discuss your requirements and take notes on your pets food/routine/vet details and health.

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Visiting Hours

Visits usually occur between the following times.   I cannot specify the exact time of the visits but they are normally some time between the below hours. 


Morning visit between 6am-10am

Afternoon/evening visit (2nd visit) between 4.00pm-8.00pm

Daily visit (1 visit per day) anytime from 7am up until 8.00pm


Morning visit between 7am-11am

Afternoon/evening visit (2nd visit) between 4.00pm-8.00pm

Daily visit (1 visit per day) anytime from 7am up until 8.00pm

On meeting you and your pet, I will ask you to fill in a questionnaire about your pet and sign a disclaimer so that I can care for your pet while you are away. 

Each household must ensure that they have sufficient food and litter available while they are away.  The owner must also be up to date with yearly vaccinations if pet is not completely kept indoors or shares home with pets that go outside.  Pets need to be in a fit and healthy state. I reserve the right to look after any pet who I think is seriously ill and needs veterinary care which I cannot provide. However, if this happens on my watch, I will do all in our power to treat the cause of your pets illness or injury.  Vet fees incurred and any extra visits necessary for this treatment must be met by the client. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation within 24 hours no refund.

Please feel free to contact me for any further information and to check availability.



Cat sitting

Per household -  €20.00 per visit, this is for Limerick city and suburbs.  Extra charges apply for outside of this area and for households with more than 4 cats, please contact me for more information.

Rabbits/Guinea pigs

I also mind rabbits and guinea pigs in their own homes. Prices would be the same as cat minding.


Dogs can also be minded depending on suitability.  Please contact me for more details.  Prices start from €20 for up to 2 dogs for 30 minutes.  Each additional dog is €5 extra.  


Customer Reviews

Please also see my reviews on Facebook/catmindersathome and Google Cat Minders at Home Limerick

I am proud to share testimonials from happy customers. Cat Minders at Home - Limerick is dedicated to exceptional customer care, and will always go above and beyond to make sure pet is well cared for.

We have been using Niamh's services for years. We have 3 cats one of them is very nervous and gets easily stressed. Yet she loves Niamh. The three of them are absolutely mad about her. Whenever we go on holidays we always ask Niamh to mind them. We never had any problems. What else can I say? Just one thing I highly recommend her services to all animal lovers. It's a great alternative to leaving your cat in a cattery or an animal hotel. Niamh, thank you so much for minding our furry friend so well.

I was never happy with the idea of putting my cats in a cattery and didn't want to pass the responsibility of looking after them to family or friends so I was delighted to discover Niamh's website on Google. Just reading about the service offered by Niamh encouraged me to make plans to escape from my two bossy flatemates, Tosca and Ming. The initial meet and greet went as I had hoped it would, with T&M taking to Niamh immediately. I felt very confident that I was leaving T&M in good hands. As promised, I received updates with photos on a daily basis and I found this very reassuring. I would have no reservations about recommending Niamh to other and I will be booking her again in the future. Thank you Niamh. Deaglan


We came to live in Adare 5 1/2 years ago along with our 2 cats Masie & Holly (a.k.a. the girls). As we travel a lot we need a cat minder on a frequent basis and we could not believe how lucky we were to find Niamh. She is a gem, an amazing person, professional, trustworthy, reliable and so kind and gentle with her care for animals. She took the time to get to know Masie & Holly before minding them and created a bond and they love her. Whenever we are away Niamh keeps us updated on how they are doing and we know they are safe and happy. Excellent first class service provided by Niamh who we would highly recommend to anyone who wants their pets minding. Great value for money. Thank you so much Niamh...your the best Sue, Andy & The Girls

Sue and Andy Jones

We returned home and were greeted by Oreo in the same way that he would greet us had we gone out for an afternoon stroll....he was happy,carefree and not stressed at all...this shows what an excellent job you did with him.
very happy with service

A lovely lady who is gentle with animals, and provides a very scrupulous, caring service. My cats love her a lot every time she comes. highly recommended.
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Discovering Niamh was both a relief and a delight. We have two very sensitive cats and going anywhere in the past had always been pretty traumatic both for the puds and for us. We had tried catteries in the past but found the cats were so stressed it would take weeks for them to settle back into home life and often ment dealing with "puddles in undesirable places" and other such stress related behaviours. Last December we first contacted Niamh as we were going away for a week very near to Christmas and in fact including Christmas Eve! I was so stressed but as soon as i met Niamh all such worries melted away, her wonderful manner and amazing way with cats shone through, she kept me in touch with what was going on with the cats throughout the week and for the first time in years I felt totally relaxed having left them. When we did arrive home we were met by two very happy relaxed cats amazing!! I really could not speak highly enough about Niamh and the service.
Zoe Stiles
Amazing Service and two very contented cats!

We have two very spoiled cats that are not good with change and whenever we go away for even one night they let us hear about it, forcefully!! We were going away for a month last year and we were at a loss as to what we could do. Luckily our Vet recommended Niamh and I cannot speak highly enough of the service we received. Simply put, our cats didn't even notice we were away! We will be using Niamh for all our holidays from now on.
Glenn & Evelyn
Very satisfied clients

We first used the Limerick catmindersathome service when we both had to go away one weekend at a moments notice. After exhausting every option amongst our friends/relatives, this service was recommended to us. We could not have been happier and made feel more at ease by Niamh in the way she related to our tempermental six month old moggy,and were safe in the knowledge she was in familiar surroundings. We have now used this service on five other occasions for weekends and for a two week holiday period. Niamh is a natural with cats and that is self evident from the moment anyone sees her interact with them. We cannnot recommend this safe,reasonable and valuable sevice highly enough. The happiness of the cat is more than evidence enough of how good this service is.
Leah Walsh
Would highly recommend this service to anyone with a cat!

I have 2 house cats and I was very glad to have met Niamh. For the first time, I didn't fret over my cats while I was away, I would recommend her service to anyone.
Angela Grimes
Happy client

Niamh is a real gem..kind,reliable, professional and gives 100% and more. She had her hands full minding my 2 house cats and my 2 lovely semi ferals for 10 days. They were royally treated..I got pics/ reports but most importantly I had no worries. Niamh is one in a million.. I was delighted with her.
Mary O' Malley

Niamh looked after my boy Oscar while I was on holidays recently and completely reduced the stress around looking after Oscar when I go away. He usually travels to my parents, but he finds the car super stressful, so I decided to try Niamhs services. It was great knowing he was happy at home and not too lonely. I'll definitely be reaching out to Niamh again in the future, and I'm very happy to recommend her services!
Great kitty sitter!

I was delighted to discover Niamh. At the time I had a number of cats to be cared for while I was away. One in particular was ill, had to be kept indoors and needed quite a lot of additional care and attention. Niamh's care meant the cat could remain in her own home and space. I absolutely recommend Niamh and the excellent service she provides - it is a great stress free option for cats and owners. Seán Ó Donncha

I have two house cats, four outside cats, and one very demanding rabbit (!) so arranging care for my pets when I'm away can be challening and a worry. I found Niamh over a year ago and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is trustworthy, reliable and incredibly kind, both to the pets, who absolutely adore her, and to fretful owners! I now never worry when I'm away because I know my 'babies' are getting the best of care!

I have a very old cat of 22 years and for this reason, cannot put her into a cattery as she is too old and it would be too much for her. Niamh's services are great, she comes in and looks after Coco while I am away, she often grooms her too. Coco is always happy and contented on my return, I would recommend Niamh to anyone! I also know that if there is ever a problem with Coco's health that Niamh is able to deal with this in my absence! Very professional and value for money!
Joan Byrt
Very happy

We use to travel quite often and find some nice place to let my three cats it´s difficult, and they hate to go away. Niamh makes all easier, as she come home and handle everything. The best proof: my cats love her, when she comes home they run to say hello!!
Very happy client

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