We’re taking a weekend trip to Sebastopol. And I’m not worried at all about leaving our cat, Diego (aka. The Woogs), alone without a sitter. That’s because I have a team full of robots to take care of him.
Here are the products I use to keep my cat alive while I’m away…
Automatic cat feeders
This was my very first robot pet-sitter. I could stretch this from a two day feeder to a four day feeder just by filling up both sections with Diego’s food rations for the day. (He gets fed twice a day because he has no portion control.)
When we started going on longer trips, I got the PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed 12-Meal Automatic Feeder as a cat feeder. But although it’s very very highly-rated on Amazon, it’s probably because people use it non-stop. But since I was breaking it out only now and then, I found the programming process to be SO FRUSTRATING. So I switched to…
This is the best automatic pet feeder ever! It has a camera, it has an app that makes programing super easy, and (depending on how much you feed your pet) it stores about a month’s worth of food. (Not that I leave him alone for a month, I just make it very easy for my pet sitters to pet sit.)
Automatic water dispensers
If your cat needs running water (which The Woogs did for a while, and then got over it) the PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain is an awesome cat water fountain AND it stores extra water for when you need to set it and forget it.
The robot litter box
I took a gamble on the most expensive automatic litter box ever, and that gamble paid off. All the Amazon reviews were spot on — the Litter Robot is worth every penny. This baby is huge, and it looks like the boring uncle of BB-8…
But man-oh-man does this little ‘bot do the perfect job or cycling shit and hiding the smell. I love you, Litter Robot.
If any of you guys have more suggestions for robot pet sitting options, leave ’em in the comments. I’m always looking for new tech to make my boy happy.