Chelsea Chats With Your Cats
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Rates start at: $23.50
Repeat clients: 32
Response time: 7 min
Hello,

I'm Chelsea

A cat sitter in Tempe, AZ

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
61 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Chelsea confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

Over 50,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Chelsea | Cat Sitting in Tempe, AZ

Have you ever seen the video on YouTube for "Why Cat's Are Better Than Dogs" by comedian Zoltan Kaszas? That's why cats are so special for me. 😊 🐈 I've been around and loved cats my whole life! I've volunteered with a few shelters, most recently with Kitt's Kitten Rescue, and adopted both my sweet boys from the same rescue. I have experience administering oral meds (liquid and pills), insulin injections, and subcutaneous fluids. 💻 I work for a tech company as a Demand Support Specialist, so I love troubleshooting things and problem solving. 🏠 I live in Tempe, b...

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How do you ensure the safety & security of the cats and the home while cat sitting?

I'm always cautious when simply opening the door to enter the home, as I've had previous clients with kitties who will try to bolt out the door. Once I'm in, I immediately lock the door behind me, and do a quick scan of the living space (that we went over during the Meet & Greet) to ensure nothing looks awry. I then seek out the kitty, to ensure all is well and they're happy and healthy (even if they're a timid kitty and hiding). Once all tasks have been completed, and the duration of the visit is over, I do one more scan of the living space before leaving and locking up.

How do you handle cats that are particularly timid or anxious?

The most important thing with timid kitties is making them feel safe, and allowing them to come to you. You never want to force yourself on a timid kitty. I typically will get as close as they'll allow before running, then get as low to the ground as possible (either sitting on the floor during the meet and greet, or fully laying on my stomach during the first visit). I'll extend one arm out to allow them to approach my hand to sniff it, when they're comfortable, and only speak very softly and positively to them while in the home until they're ready to approach me.

Chelsea's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Amber

We have booked Chelsea several times for Aries and each time it’s been an absolute joy having her take care of Aries. Chelsea updates with great pictures and videos. We appreciate her so much for allowing us to enjoy our vacation knowing Aries is in good hands.

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Response from Chelsea on May 20, 2024 "Thank you so much for the review, Amber! I always look forward to time spent with my little god-daughter, Aries! 😹 She's such a dream to see, and it's always lovely to hear from you. 🫶🏼"
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Ezekiel

Chelsea did a great job with Pepper and provide lots of updates !

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Response from Chelsea on Apr 4, 2024 "Thanks for the review, Ezekiel! 😊 Pepper was an absolute sweetheart, I had a hard time saying goodbye! I hope to sit for you again in the future. 🙏🏼"
April 3, 2024
Kathy

We were so pleased with Chelsea's care of our cats! She was very communicative & responsive. It is evident that she genuinely cares about & loves cats! Both of our cats, even the shy one, warmed up to her right away. We requested that she brush our long haired cat a couple of times during our trip, but she brushed him everyday! Excellent service - We will definitely request Chelsea again!

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Response from Chelsea on Mar 27, 2024 "Thank you so much, Kathy! I was pleasantly surprised to hear of Mallory's shyness with how friendly she was with me. 🥰 And Sterling was just so happy to be brushed, I had to do it every day! Thanks again!"
March 27, 2024
Shelley

We are repeat customers because of the excellent service provided by Meowtel. The app is easy to navigate, the customer experience is fantastic, and the price is competitive. It's a great platform and product!!!

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Response from Chelsea on Apr 3, 2024 "Thank you so much, Shelley! I absolutely adore how different Misa and Merlin's purrsonalities are. It's always SO fun hanging out with them! 🥰 Thank you for your continued trust in me. 🙏🏼"
March 26, 2024
Annie

Chelsea was amazing and went so above and beyond to take care of my cats! she was attentive to detail and I could tell took extra time to play with them, give them cuddles and all the love they needed. I felt so comfortable leaving them in her care which is huge since I have such anxiety about leaving them while I’m out of town. the next time I am traveling I will be sure to request Chelsea first! thank you! 🤗

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Response from Chelsea on Mar 20, 2024 "Thanks so much, Annie! Cricket and Toothless are the sweetest girls, and I'm still obsessed with their fluffy squirrel tails! Can't wait to see them again in the future. 😻"
March 20, 2024
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Chelsea's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • Subcutaneous Fluids

Each Visit Includes

  • Litter box cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Water refresh
  • A text update with at least 1 photo
  • Playtime and belly rubs

Cancellation Policy

Customers may cancel within 24 hours of making their reservation and receive a 100% refund and the sitter will not receive any earnings. After the first 24 hours, the following cancellation rules apply:

Customers will receive a 100% refund to their Account Balance if they cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the start date of the reservation and the sitter will not receive any earnings.

Customers will receive a 50% refund and the sitter will earn 50% of their planned earnings if the customer cancels between 24-48 hours of the start of the reservation.

No refund will be issued within 24 hours of the reservation and the sitter will keep 100% of their planned earnings.

The Meowtel Promise & Satisfaction Guarantee

We are proud to provide each of our independently-contracted Meowtel cat sitters with the full benefits of our Meowtel Promise on eligible reservations. For reservations where each visit is at or above $20 and paid for through Meowtel, your cat(s) will automatically be covered under our insurance policy in the event that things don't go as planned.

If you are not fully satisfied with your sitter after the Meet & Greet or during the reservation, please call 1-844-636-9835 so we can help you re-book with a new sitter to ensure we can deliver on our purrfect hospitality promise.

Memorial Day is coming up soon (May 27th). Meowtel cat sitters are usually pretty busy, don't forget to book your sitter!

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $28.00. Prices will also depend on how long your cat needs company for, whether that be a drop-in visit or overnight stay in your home. Meowtel sitters offer 20, 45, and 60-minute drop-in visits that allow for fully tailored care for your kitties. Your caregiver may also need to charge a little more if they have to travel far, so we'll match you with the best options which are close by.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel on eligible reservations via our Meowtel Promise. To ensure total peace of mind while you're away, every Meowtel reservation comes with a free Meet & Greet so you (and your kitties!) can have full confidence in your sitter before you leave.

Cats are territorial animals and don't do well in new environments. The presence of other cats, dogs, and even birds in kennels or animal hotels cause an immense amount of stress for your kitties. This is why Meowtel was created, so tailored in-home care is brought to you.

We recommend that you book daily visits with your sitter to keep your cats in their routine and to help minimize feline anxiety while you're away.

Each Meowtel cat sitting visit will include the whole 9 yards: feeding, refreshing the water bowls, litter box scooping, tidying up, medications, updates with photos, lots of playtime, as well as any special requests you may have. We know every kitty is different and that's why we offer tailored, in-home services since cats don't do well outside their own homes. Plus, every reservation comes with a free Meet & Greet so you can meet your sitter before you leave to ensure it will be a purrfect fit.

Chelsea Chats With Your Cats
5.00 • 61 reviewsFrom $23.50