Can I Pet Your Cat
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I'm Marissa

A cat sitter in Escondido, CA


You aren't charged until Marissa 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 Marissa | Cat Sitting in Escondido, CA

I have been kitty -obsessed- since the day I was born!!! I have lived with cats all of my life and am the current guardian of one 12-year-old black cat named Frankie. I am very passionate about pet care and will treat your babies like they were my own. *new customers save 10% at checkout* Quick Facts: -Owner of a clothing brand inspired by black cats - Bottle baby kitten foster and foster kitten socializer for ...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

What I enjoy most about cat sitting is meeting new kitties!!! I love making friends with all the cats. It also brings me joy to meet other people that are obsessed with their kitties.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I have 1 cat named Frankie, she is a senior gal and only child. She doesn't like other cats or I swear I'd have 10.

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

I believe the best way to handle an anxious or timid cat is to just be calm, quiet and patient and let the cat come to you. Soft sweet talk, slow blinks, no loud noises or sudden movements and just lay down on the floor and let them come check you out. Never force your love upon them, you just gotta be patient.

Marissa's Reviews

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She was so great with our babies! Such great updates, photos, and everyone loved her.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 18, 2024

Marissa was amazing as usual. Having someone as dependable as her there makes going on vacation a little easier. And Data loves having her company!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 1, 2024

Marissa is great with our kitties! She even gets our shy boys to open up. She spends a good amount of time playing with them and giving them love (if they want lol) and she makes sure everything is taken care of (water, food, litter, other household stuff like bringing in mail and trash cans). Thank you, Marissa!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 29, 2024

Marissa was great. My kitty loved her. She sent great photos at each visit. I will definitely use her again when I need a cat sitter.

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 28, 2024

Data was very well taken care of by Marissa! I loved seeing how happy the guy was receiving food, love, and attention! He even gave her a ton of head butts! Marissa was also super communicative, her updates made me feel reassured, and she was proactive in every way! Definitely recommend her!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 10, 2023
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Marissa's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops

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.

Juneteenth is coming up soon (June 19th). 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 $32.00. 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.

Can I Pet Your Cat
5.00 • 12 reviewsFrom $29.25