Wellness Checks:

Taking Your Cat To The Vet.

For Clients:

Taking your cats/cats to the vet can sometimes be a challenge, but with a little guidance, some training and stress reduction techniques both your and your cat can make this happen.

Phone consultations available by appointment.

Fee $50

Speaking engagements:

I am available to speak at pet shows, conventions and other events with an engaged cat loving audience.  My goal is to educate, encourage and bring attention to the importance of veterinary wellness checks.  It is possible through regular vet visits to both detect and prevent illness.  Early detection can save lives!

(cats are 50% less likely than dogs to receive regular wellness visits)

The Contented Cat's Services

Contented Cat Sitting

The Contented Cat is happy to now offer full service Contented Cat Sitting.  Do you work long hours?  Does you cat spend a lot of time alone?  Or are you planning a weekend away or longer vacation?  

I know all too well how important it is to be able to relax and not worry about your cat when you are not home.  I also know how important it is for cats to not only be fed and have the litter scooped, but also have proper enrichment and playtime.  As a behavior consultant I see what can happen when cats become bored and frustration turns into behavior issues.  For the lonely cat midday visits can prevent these issues and a happier cat is the result.  For traditional vacations morning and evening visits keep your cat happy, well fed and litter boxes clean.  All of these visits have the same result, a Contented Cat.

TCC Midday Visit- $25 per 30 minute visit with a focus on enrichment.  I will bring my proven winners in the cat toy department and be sure to get your cat moving.  If your kitty is senior and just in need of lap time and snuggles I am a trained Animal Reiki practitioner and have studied Tellington Touch for enhanced relaxation.

TCC Traditional Cat Sit- $20 weekdays and $25 for weekend and holidays for 30 minute visit.  The traditional sit focuses on feeding, litter box maintenance and limited playtime.  (Additional fees for over 3 cats)

(Sorry overnights are not available.)

If you have a shy or aggressive cat I am trained to handle the challenges that can arise so you can relax and enjoy your time away.

Areas I service: Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Red Bank, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Atlantic Highlands and Middletown.  

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.

All payments to be made by cash or check and paid upon first day of service.

Call 732-245-8321 to set up in home consultation.


If you are looking for a gentle and noninvasive technique for supporting feline wellness, look no further than Reiki. Reiki can create relaxation and peace in even the most stressed cats.  Reiki can help to speed healing after surgery or illness, reduce side-effects of medicine and other treatments, relieve pain, improve behavior problems and heal anxiety-related problems.

(available to work with dogs too!)


$50.00 per 45 minute session

$250.00 for 6 sessions (package discount)

*additional fees for travel over 30 minutes

Behavioral/Socialization Visits

Does your kitty hide or is he/she nervous and skittesh?  Or do you have issues with aggression and destructive behavior.   Do you work full time and just don't have the time to devote to working through these behaviors?  You might benefit from a socialization visit.  This visit is similar to a pet sit, but the focus is on increasing confidence and decreasing undesired behaviors.  By using different techniques depending on your cat's issue I can change his/her current state of mind. Through a combination of play therapy, clicker training, Tellington Touch and Reiki any of these behaviors can be addressed.

$50 per 45 minute session

*additional fees for travel over 30 minutes

Adoption Counseling

I will provide you a list of must-haves and make recommendations on how to set up your home for the new kitty.  If introducing a new cat to a resident kitty I will provide you with an action plan to make the process as smooth as possible.  Arrangements can be made to help during the adoption process as well.


$50.00-$75.00 for 60 minute in-home consultation

*additional fees for travel over 30 minutes

Behavior Consultations (limited)

The Contented Cat will continue seeing behavior clients on a limited basis.  Please call 732-245-8321 0r email