Welcome to Vanilla Whiskers

Working away? Going on holiday?

Don’t send your cat away to an unfamiliar place where he/she may be stressed and have his/her routine disrupted. I visit and look after your cat in its own home environment so it is cared for exactly as if you were there. Plus you have the peace of mind that your cat is in good hands.

“I am Carol Finan, an experienced, qualified Veterinary Nurse and I started Vanilla Whiskers cat sitting service because I understand the stress that many cats endure when they are taken out of their own environment. Cats do not know if their new environment is safe and therefore it can be really traumatic for them.

I have worked as a Veterinary Nurse for many years and I know cats inside out, what makes them tick and what doesn’t, their habits, health, diseases and personality differences. As any cat owner knows they are a law unto themselves and fantastic creatures! So when you are away you can be sure that you are entrusting your cat to a like-minded “cat” person.”

The services I provide (although these will be designed to your particular requirements) include:

  • Daily cat sitting service for any situation / absence.
  • Care for your cat, in your own home to your requirements.
  • Regular play and activity sessions if required.
  • Specialist veterinary nursing care for cats with medical needs including the administering of medication.

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Would never leave my cats in a cattery now. Fantastic friendly reliable service, even removes traces of feline parties by hoovering, would highly recommend.
Tina Knight
Reliable, knowledgable and friendly! Cats much happier than at the cattery!
Rhys Hainsworth
Always feel better when Big G stays in his own environment when we go away. No better person than Carol to look after him (and my hanging baskets!!)
Lee Sugden
My cats have been very happy! Thank you so much for looking after them x
Louise Brooke

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Our Services

You can be assured that the welfare of your cat is always my top priority and I will make sure that he or she receives the right care and attention.




Here at Vanilla Whiskers, we pride ourselves on the high quality services we provide, but don’t just take our word for it. Browse some of the testimonials.




We regularly take photographs of our feline clients during a visit, with the owners consent of course! Click below to browse through our gallery.



Our FAQ’s

Have a question? Click below to see if we have already answered it. Alternatively, contact us on 07734 817 788 or email us on vanillawhiskers@hotmail.co.uk