The Neighborhood Cat Lady Cat Care
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I'm Jess

A cat sitter in Altadena, CA


You aren't charged until Jess 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 Jess | Cat Sitting in Altadena, CA

I'm a lifelong cat lady! My childhood cat Figaro taught me how to care for cats and also endured silly things like me dressing him up. These days, I'm cat mom of 2, brother and sister Theo and Dottie. My husband and I also foster cats regularly. We've hosted at least 20 cats. It's so rewarding to help them find the perfect forever families. I also TNR (trap, neuter, return) feral cats regularly and sometimes find friendly ones to adopt out. I love how cats express their personalities and I follow their lead. If they want to play, I love giving them some exercise with their favorite toys. I'm also happy to take it slower and let them get to know me on their own schedule. I care for your cats' health and safety obsessively. If they tend to dash out an open door, I will ensure that every door and window is closed after...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love showing cats love and affection and giving them comfort while their humans are away! My own cats are lap hogs, but I love showing cats attention in whichever way they prefer.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a cat sitter?

Ask about how a sitter would spend their session with your cat. After all the “chores” are done, I love to engage with your kitty. I’d also pay attention to the questions that the sitter asks you.

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

I keep an eye out for potential hazards on my visit, like string, hair bands, or other things kitties might have found while you were gone. My childhood cat has a close call with string, so I take that very seriously. I also double check all doors and windows before I leave.

Jess's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Jess was an amazing cataker! She was immediately responsive to our inquiry and lovely at our meet and greet. She kept us updated on our kitties and they were very grateful for her care and attention.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 4, 2024

Jess is our kitties’ new best friend - we love her updates, photos & videos, and all the attention she gives to our wild crew of 4! She gives them lots of playtime, cuddles, one on one attention, and is thorough about our elder kitty’s medication. We look forward to booking her again for future travels!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 17, 2024

Jess was great! I looked forward to the updates I would get from her everyday that would entail a detailed write up of her visit, how my cat was, if he wanted to play/cuddle etc! I was able to focus on my trip with the peace of mind of knowing that my cat was in caring hands 😌💗

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 28, 2023

Jess was so sweet and attentive with our kitties!! They took to her right away, even our shy guy 😻 We have an older kitty who is a little grumpy and needs extra attention and medication, Jess took great care of her and was so attuned to her needs and bouts of grumpiness!! As a fellow Catsitter, I’m picky about my kitties’ care and she really nailed it! We’ll definitely be booking her again soon!

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 12, 2023

Jess is the best! She was completely professional, paid attention to all my many details, and updated us regularly. Best of all, you can tell she genuinely loves cats! We have a tricky situation with our 2 cats who don't quite get along yet and Jess made sure to give each one the attention it needed. One of our cats is still a kitten and has a lot of energy, but Jess was an expert and knew how to play with her. Our older cat needs daily medication and Jess handled that like a pro. On top of that our older cat also had just gone to the vet and wasn't feeling well right before our trip. But I felt so comfortable leaving her in the care of Jess, which is saying a lot. We came back from our trip to an impeccable apartment and could tell our cats were very well taken care of. I couldn't have asked for a better caretaker! We're so happy to have found Jess.

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 5, 2023
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Jess's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R


  • Walk
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $42.00. 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.

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