Rio is taking a cat sitting hiatus

This cat sitter is not accepting reservations or messages until December 1st, 2023.

10+ Meowtel reservations completed
Verified Sitter (Background check & vetting completed)
Active in the last week
Meowtel Sitter for 1+ year
Rio's Cat Sitting Service
Meowtel Insured
Background Checked
Rates start at: $38.35
Repeat clients: 4
Response time: 49 min

I'm Rio

A cat sitter in Berkeley, CA


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

Over 45,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Rio | Cat Sitting in Berkeley, 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...

Rio's Reviews

Attention to Detail

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

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

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

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 30, 2022

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

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

Rio's Service Area & Rates

  • Free Meet & Greets
  • Drop-in visits to your home
    $38.35 / 20min
    $52.65 / 45min
    $63.05 / 60min
  • Overnight stays
    $104.65 / Overnight stays in your home
  • Rio's Holiday Surcharge is 30%
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Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Doing so will ensure you fully qualify for all of the benefits of the Meowtel Promise, including speedy support from a real human and insurance coverage.

Rio's Qualifications & Experience


  • 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

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.

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

The average price for a cat sitter is $42.00.

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.

Rio's Cat Sitting Service

from $38.35

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