Sophia's Purrecious Catcare
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I'm Sophia

A cat sitter in Burlingame, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
5 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Sophia 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 Sophia | Cat Sitting in Burlingame, CA

I love cats and interacting with them! I am very respectful to cats and usually let them approach me and warm up to me and give them space if they are shy. I love cats because they are so sweet and loving :) I have cat sit numerous friends' cats when they were out of town or too busy to take care of them. When they were away, I fed the cats pristinely on schedule and disposed of their litters and had plenty of playtime with their cats so they are happy and healthy. I have experience with oral medication in pill pockets that are put in the cat's food and adding probiotics. I work in accounting in tech and I am available at early mor...

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What is your experience with cat sitting, and how long have you been doing it?

I have been cat sitting for two years! It’s wonderful and has brought my life so much joy and new kitty friends! I’m the default cat sitter for friends and neighbors when they’re away. Per my history with meowtel, I have always been asked back to catsit 😽and have recurring clients.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

My favorite cat sitting reservation was a shy and charming cat named Jackjack. His owner had mentioned he is elusive but likes company and especially when you talk to him. During my first visit, he was hiding and I started talking into the void, hoping he would hear me. It seemed silly at first since it looked like I was talking to myself in an apt, but by the end of the first visit he was peeking his head out. After each visit, he would get more curious about me and eventually he got comfortable enough that he would be sitting at the couch to greet me with chirps and raspy meows-which his owner says he only does if he really likes you! It taught me that cats all have their own bespoke language and that you have to approach them in their own special way🥰

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

For cats that are particularly timid or anxious, I usually give them space and let them approach me. There’s usually a reason for their anxiety whether it stems from their past or it’s just their personality, so I try to gauge how comfortable they are and try to bridge that gap. Cats are very sensitive, so I try to read their body language if they’re feeling confident, open to connecting or timid. My approaches are to gain their trust and also spark their curiousity. 😃

Sophia's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Catherine

My cat is scared of new people and has hidden from other caretakers for a week. Sophia’s energy and care was so awesome that he was out greeting her at her first visit and was even playing in no time. That’s never happened before and I’m so pleased to have found someone that makes my boy feel safe.

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 12, 2022
Kathryn

Sophia did a great job! She took very diligent notes during our meet and greet, and was extremely communicative with text messages and videos while I was away. Plus, my cats liked her!! Would definitely book her again.

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 11, 2022
Alex

Sophia looked after our 5 m/o kitten, Cliff, for a little over a week, feeding him and keeping him company while we were away. We were very impressed by her note-taking and thorough updates. She sent so many amazing photos and videos of our little guy playing and having fun. I would trust Sophia to follow anyone's cat sitting requests to a T.

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 30, 2022
Laura

Great experience with Sophia! She was easy to communicate with, always sending me photos of my cat. She also took great care of him, making sure he always took his daily medication. Highly recommend!

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 17, 2022
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Sophia is a cat sitter in the Berkeley area. Her profile has been verified and her references have been checked by Meowtel.

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 13, 2022
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Sophia's Qualifications & Experience

Transportation

  • Car

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 $44.00. 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.

Sophia's Purrecious Catcare
5.00 • 5 reviewsFrom $37.45