Maria's Cat Magic
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Rates start at: $30.55
Repeat clients: 6
Response time: 4 min

I'm Maria

A cat sitter in Escondido, CA


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

H! My name is Maria and I have been a big cat fanatic my whole life thanks to my grandma. I started volunteering at The Rescue House and Cat Sitting after I graduated from USF and moved to San Diego 4 years ago. It is one of my biggest passions to love on rescue cats until it’s their time to nap in the sun at their forever home. **10% off your first booking auto applied at checkout ** I am excited to meet your fluffy family member during our complimentary me...

Maria's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Maria did a fantastic job taking care of our cats. Our male cat loved her immediately. Maria was even able to get our shy cat to come out and play with her. She sent us a lot of great pictures and updates. She exceeded our expectations, and we will definitely try to have her take care of our cats in the future.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 18, 2024

Maria was awesome! Quick responses, detailed updates and went above and beyond to make sure my cats felt comfortable! I would definitely recommend her!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 22, 2024

she made a terrific attempt to locate my shy Houdini cats, getting pictures of them.

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 21, 2023

Maria was able to get a couple of my furries to come up to her on the intro visit which is rare. she may just be a cat whisperer. I am feeling very comfortable heading out on a 4 day trip and having her stay with my boys and grand kitty.

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 8, 2023

Maria was amazing at caring for our kitties while we were away! It really took the stress off knowing that our babies were in such good hands. We got all the updates for each visit with cute photos and felt so reassured knowing they warmed up to her so well! She really went above and beyond thank you Maria! will definitely reach out if we need someone again ❤️

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 6, 2023
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Maria's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • 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 $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.

Maria's Cat Magic
5.00 • 11 reviewsFrom $30.55