STAFF BIOS

The great sitters on staff that all have years of experience volunteering at shelters, owning cats themselves and even working with other cat sitting companies. They are all background checked, bonded and trained by us. They will absolutely deliver the same level of service as the owners deliver. We have never received anything but praise for the wonderful sitters on our staff.

Ciara

Ciara explains herself as a “natural born cat-lady” who grew up with cats as a child; she even has a ‘cattoo’ of her childhood cat, London, on her right shoulder.

During the day, Ciara works as a case manager for a program that advocates for at-risk youth in the community. Ciara also volunteers with SF AIDS Foundation some weekends and evenings. She is a music-lover who loves to go out for live music and appreciates the “little things” in life (food, laughter, friends and family). Ciara does not currently have a cat and enjoys caring for and making new cat friends to fill the void!

Karen

Cats have been a constant source of joy in Karen’s life since she begged to bring home a neighbor's kitten when she was eight.  Currently, she has four cats, Widgie (pictured), Mr Softee, Weena and Chubby.  After several years of fostering underage kittens at the SPCA, she ended up adopting a whole litter after her dear cat, Bunny, passed away.   Karen recently retired from her wedding flower business of 25 years, but still dabbles in freelance floral design.  In addition to snuggling with cats, she loves living in San Francisco, going for morning walks on the Embarcadero, and spending time with her husband and two teen daughters.  Karen is also certified in Animal Reiki.

Hiromi

Hiromi is a long-time SF resident (over 15 years) from North Carolina and a former biotech babe and Veterinary Assistant /Technician with a degree in Animal Science from NC State (GO WOLFPACK!!!).   She loves animals great and small, but has a special place in her heart for felines.  Currently, she is owned and cared for by 2 vocal mixed Siamese purr-men; therefore, she understands that cats need humans as much as we need them!   When she isn't snuggling with her boys in bed she enjoys spending her days on her bicycle, training for her next fitness event and concentrating on her future career in health and fitness.  She looks forwards to giving your kitty(ies) TLC while you are away! 

Mary

Mary has had a cat or cats, whenever possible, beginning with David Chuck Pepper in 1971 through Josie and Bridget today.  We make up songs in honor of our kitties, we talk to them, we kiss and snuggle them, we love them and all cats.  They have multiple nicknames and lined cardboard “cat boxes” all over the house for them to chill in.  They have toys and a kitty condo.  I will take excellent care of your cat!

 

Mary is also raising 2 insightful human children with her amazing husband in SF, reads paper books, swims and has been trying to make friends with a sailboat owner in the Bay Area for 17 years :)

MEGAN

Megan can't fathom the thought of not having cats in her life. A New England native, she grew up with adventurous indoor/outdoor cats and never lived in a household without a furry friend--until her college years in Boston. After 3.5 painstaking years without a cat companion, Megan moved out to San Francisco and made it her goal to meet as many cats as possible. She began working at a local cat cafe and as a sitter for friends, and is now thrilled to be a part of the Precious Fur team. Megan is also so happy to have started her journey as a cat parent to her fluffy son, Toulouse, in December 2018.

Nina

Nina, a SF native, has natural cat instincts. She grew up with two cats, and currently is a mother to three (Trixy, Tabitha, and Tuna). She is currently enrolled in Saint Mary's College of California majoring in Dance and Justice, Community, and Leadership and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Although she may not know what she wants to do in the future, she loves spending her time with kitties for now! Meow! 

Charlie

Charlie has called San Francisco home for 20 years and is a life-long lover of animals. His current in-house companion is a 3 year old, SPCA rescue cat named Meadow, a high energy Tortie! Charlie has great enthusiasm for the arts, yoga, meditation, community service (film festivals, SF AIDS Walk) and nature photography. He relishes the opportunity to give your cats the care and companionship they need while you are away. 

LEO

Leo, born with an unfortunate cat allergy, has made it his life's mission to be the ultimate cat dad. Thanks to likes of Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra, Leo has been able to spend 5 years volunteering at the SPCA where he recently won the Golden Heart Award for his passionate dedication to felines. Whether it be running around trying to feed 60+ kittens, leading the SPCA Macy’s Holiday Windows, or coaxing a grumpy cat out of her shell with treats, Leo has yet to meet a cat who hasn't immediately stolen his heart!

Caroline

Caroline is a long-time resident of San Francisco, and has been working in the hospitality industry for over 15 years while pursuing career opportunities in varying fields. She has done everything from legal assisting to substitute teaching.  After her beloved cat passed, she explored the idea of fostering but eventually found the perfect opportunity to expense some of her love and passion for animals which had been stifled since losing her own. Caroline comes to us with great enthusiasm and a deep understanding of people's bonds with their cats, and displays it in the care she shows for every little furball she meets.

Gianna

Hello and thank you for reading! My name is Gianna, I am currently a student at USF and I LOVE cats. Throughout my upbringing, I have been close to many lovely feline friends. From my grandparents’ old pals Golden and Meow to my uncle’s lovely Matata, these cats have been my companions and I learned how to take care of them for many years. I always have the utmost patience when it comes to taking care of cats. I closely pay attention to their behavior to understand whether they demand a warm place to rest and petting time, or quiet time on their own. I make certain that when they ask to play or when they are hungry, they have what they need.  My love for cats has lead me to become a cat sitter. To me, every cat is the most precious treasure in the universe, and I treat them as such.  After all, there is nothing more enjoyable than petting the soft fur of a feline friend under the warm sunlight and listen to their purr.

Oriahna

Oriahna has grown up her entire life around cats, always having multiple from the time she was little. She and her family have always had a soft spot for ferals and strays. Her most recent rescue is an orange tabby kitten she found under her grandparent's house. She is a California native, and currently residing in the San Francisco as a psychology student at City College. She has one beloved calico kitty. Your furry friend will be in loving and caring hands!

Julietta

Julieta Roll was born and raised in San Francisco and has had a deep love for cats her whole life.  Along with being a mom to a furry friend herself, she has also volunteered in animal shelters and is an experienced cat sitter.  Julieta wants you to know that "I can’t wait to meet and care for your furry friend!"

Julee

Hailing from New York City, Julee has shared her life with many cats (Lola, Lucy, Mister Bopo, and Neus). She views cats as magical creatures who provide unconditional love and affection and who become family members or best friends to us. Julee's aim as a catsitter is to empathize and offer safety and kindness to these sweethearts. When Julee is not caring for cats (and her family's dogs, Pebble and Sandy) she is an illustrator/graphic designer ...who enjoys drawing cats.

Alex

Alex is a student at San Francisco State University and has spent her whole life living in Moscow, Russia up until her move to San Francisco. She's had cats her entire life (Shapkin) inspired by the Russian word for hat “shapka,” as he slept in a tabby colored fur hat as a baby, thinking it was his mother. He was her beloved cat who lived until the age of 10.  She is a huge cat fanatic but has love for all animals. She is ecstatic to be caring for all of your precious furry critters!

Daniela

Daniela, an East Bay native and SF resident since 2000, has had cats in her family her whole life. She thinks they’re the coolest creatures of all. She’s worked in the media sector for many years, loves storytelling, making new connections and asking lots of questions. Curious like a cat.  You can find Daniela at one of the numerous local film festivals, going to live music shows, walking through parks, rummaging through second-hand stores or running to catch Muni. Daniela doesn’t currently have her own cat but always loves meeting and making new furry friends. 

Joe
Nice to meet you! I'm Joe, and I'm a full-time grad student, runner, and crazy cat lover. I've always considered myself pretty easygoing, and that made cats the perfect companion animal for me. My family adopted three strays when we lived in the Philippines several years ago, and they were my little princesses (I still can't wait to see Phoebe, Poppy, and Bean Bean on the other side someday). Since then, I've been able to help take care of my brother/sister-in-law's kitties whenever I visit them. When I heard about Precious Fur from a friend a few months ago, I jumped at the chance to do part-time cat-sitting! Whenever I'm not working, you'll find me running, enjoying a good book, finding fun live music venues, hanging with friends, or just binging shows old and new.

Nathan

Nathan is a Bay Area native who grew up in a big family that included cats and other pets. Nathan has been involved in caring for others in one way or the other since his early adolescence. He spent a few years volunteering with a group that supported homeless individuals and later worked with developmentally delayed adults to help them gain independence. Nathan currently works in San Francisco doing maintenance and apartment construction at a SRO in SOMA. Him and his partner love cats and can't currently have their own so he's happy to connect and care for your kitties!