Joanna, owner and founder of Forest Cat Sitting, is a self-proclaimed cat lady. Such is her adoration for these beautiful feline creatures that she decided to provide a caring, homey alternative to cat boarding in Sydney’s northern suburbs.

A cat whisperer if ever there was one, Joanna has over 7 years’ experience in cat sitting. She has undergone a thorough police records check and holds both a National Police Clearance Certificate and Animal First Aid Course Certificate, so you can holiday in peace knowing that your furry friends are being looked after with the ultimate care in the comfort of your own home.

Make a first free of charge consultation with Joanna today to see for yourself how devoted she is to tending to your cat’s every need, from feeding and cleaning litter trays to cuddling and playing with your cat. We know that each cat’s personality is unique and we cater to a variety of temperaments.

Feed and provide
water to your cat

Clean your cat’s
litter tray

Wash food and
water bowls

Turn lights on and off depending on how ‘lived in’ you want the space to be and what your cat prefers

Water your plants

Bring in your
mail and newspapers

Open and close curtains and windows for sunlight and fresh air

Take out and
bring in bins

Forest Cat Sitting is fully insured through
MA Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd for your peace of mind.


If you live in an area outside of Forest Cat Sitting’s regular service zone, additional travel fees are applicable. Please discuss this with us over the phone upon initial enquiry.

Christmas Day and public holidays incur an additional fee of $20 on top of the regular price of our cat sitting service.


Our current pricing scheme is as follows:

One daily visit for one cat



One daily visit for two cats



Two daily visits for one cat



Two daily visits for two cats




Jo is not your average cat sitter — and we’ve had a few over the years. She genuinely cares about our fur babies’ welfare which means we can relax knowing they are in loving, caring hands. We know she spends quality time with them each day, something most sitters claim but rarely do, and keeps us updated on their antics, which are many!

We feel blessed we’ve found Jo as even our extra requests are never too much trouble — from watering the plants on a hot day to bringing in the bins. We can’t thank her enough for her extra care and concern.

Amy and Family, Frenches Forest

Jo has been our cat sitter for over 2 years and we can’t rate her highly enough! Jo is reliable and trustworthy and really looks after our timid cat Fletch. We really love the fact she spends time with him when we are away rather than just rushing in and out. Collecting our post and making sure al...


James, Allambie Heights

Whenever we want to escape Sydney for a long weekend, Jo is our go-to cat sitter to look after our much loved Lucy. We can go away safe in the knowledge that she will be well looked after, fed and cared for. I don’t think Jo sees this as a job —she loves cats and I genuinely think she enjoys it....


BSR, Forestville

Jo has been our go-to sitter for our two fur kids for years, and we love her! I feel much better knowing that our girls are in their own home, being looked after by someone who has the same high standards of care as us. Jo is reliable, trustworthy, and we recommend her highly! Thanks Jo!


Kate, Seaforth

Joanna is extremely trustworthy, easy to communicate with and most importantly our two British Shorthairs just love her! There are very few people we trust to look after our pets and Jo has never let us down. It's made long weekends so much easier, as we now don't have to rely on favours from fam...


Mary, Belrose

We moved to the Belrose/Frenchs Forest area about 3 years ago and fortunately for us we discovered a cat sitter called Jo from Forest Cat Sitting. Jo has looked after our ginger tabby, Billy, several times while we've been on holidays. She has loved him like her own pet, not just feeding him but sit...


Miranda, Balgowlah North

Joanna has been looking after our much loved cat since 2012 and it is without hesitation that I recommend her services. She is very caring, thoughtful and reliable. Joanna is happy to accommodate specific requests and is fantastic at communicating while we are away. Your pets and home will be in exc...


Sandra & Martin, Dee Why

We can highly recommend Joanna and her cat service. Over the years, she looked after our two cats while we were on holidays or away. She looked after them not just for food, but also gave cuddles and hugs. We highly recommend Joanna and are happy to engage her services to look after our cats again.


Maeve, Queenscliff

“Complete confidence” is the phrase that springs to mind when I think of Jo at Forest Cat Sitting. She has been minding my cats for the last five years when I have gone away. She has a genuine rapport with and love for animals that is evident to them (and their owners!). She not only feeds your ...



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