10+ Meowtel reservations completed
Verified Sitter (Background check & vetting completed)
Meowtel Sitter for 1+ year
Rio's Cat Sitting Service ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

I'm Rio

Berkeley, CA

Meowtel Insured
Background Checked
Repeat clients: 4
Avg. response time: 81 min

Meow! I'm Rio, a Cat Sitter in , CA

Hi fellow Kitty Parents! My name is Rio and although I was raised in Texas, I'm grateful to call the Bay Area my home. Growing up we always had cats in our house, whether through adopting at a shelter or taking in cats from outside of our house. I love being around and taking care of animals who show affection so tenderly. Even if they do not always like to show it, it's the little things that cats do (like their otherwordly sense to know to comfort you when you're sad) that make me love them even more. Outside of cat-sitting, I work at a non-profit organization that provides free lunch and transitional housing programs to unhoused and low-income seniors. I recently graduated from college where I...

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As always, I'll never use a different sitter if Rio is available. Rio does an amazing job with Stella, sending us updates and confirmations throughout our trip. Rio even helped out and went the extra mile when I made a huge booking error. So thankful to have Rio when we're away

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 16, 2022
review-img Tina

I am a repeat customer of Rio's! As always, they did an amazing job looking after my cat! In addition to always sending pictures each day, Rio responds to my messages very quickly and keeps me informed about how each visit went. I can always enjoy my time away knowing that Rio has everything at home under control. I would highly recommend Rio to everyone!

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 3, 2022
review-img Lindsey

Another amazing experience with Rio! So lucky we have such a reliable go to when weโ€™re away!

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 30, 2022
review-img Tina

I would highly recommend Rio! They took excellent care of my cat for a week. When something unexpected happened, they adapted and took care of everything so I wouldn't have to worry while I was away. They had quick response times to messages and even sent daily pictures so that I knew my cat was happy. Rio is a very professional and responsible cat sitter and I will definitely ask them to take care of my cat again in the future!! Thanks Rio :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 23, 2022
review-img Lia

Rio was a perfect fit for our cats. We got updates and photos everyday, and Rio even got our cats to come out and play, which is a rare feat. In our initial meeting Rio asked thoughtful questions and I feel completely comfortable leaving our cats in Rio's care anytime. :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 19, 2022


  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • 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
  • Plant watering
  • Bringing in mail & packages

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 Gift Card 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.

We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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

The average price for a cat sitter is $33.00.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel. 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.