August's Compassionate Cat Care
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Rates start at: $37.00
Repeat clients: 30
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I'm August

A cat sitter in Los Angeles, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
60 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until August 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 August | Cat Sitting in Los Angeles, CA

Hi fellow feline loving friends! My name is August (they/them) 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈and welcome to my cat sitting page. I am honored you would consider me to care for one of the most important members of your family. Please read below to learn more about me and the services I offer! About Me: I am originally from the Inland Empire and currently live in Los Angeles. I am a proud parent of two 14 year old kitties that are my world! Karley is my cuddly, sweet tortoiseshell calico with kidney disease and asthma (she takes daily oral medication and an inhaler). Blake is my talkative, playful tuxedo kitty who loves to perch on my lap (she is doing so as I write this)! I have been cat sitting since 2015 and have been a full-time cat sitter for over 3 years now. My earliest memory that I can recall is meeting a stray cat for the first time that jumped the fence into our backyard, and ever since then I’ve had an unwavering love for cats. My childhood dream was to be able to work with cats, and for the early part of my adult life I pursued becoming a veterinarian. To prepare for veterinary school, I gained as much experience working with cats and other animals as I could. I worked as a veterinary assistant in an emergency animal hospital and I was the lead caretaker for an animal rescue in the neonatal kitten program. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Biology and attended a semester of veterinary school before realizing that my high level of intuition and empathy were not best suited for the veterinary field. Being immersed in high-stress environments and continually witnessing animal pain took a toll on me. I realized that my experience, knowledge, and skillset were of best use working with animals in their comfortable home environments. After leaving vet school, I rediscovered my love for cat sitting and decided to pursue it full-time. I found the perfect balance of utilizing my medical knowledge and skill sets, while still contributing to the best quality care to the cats I love so much. My experience puts me at an advantage to be able to easily recognize and address medical concerns, and provide care to just about any kitty with special needs. Here are some examples of past cat clients I have worked with, and I am highly comfortable caring for: High-anxiety cats that require behavior awareness and medication. Diabetic kitties that need insulin injections and blood glucose monitoring. Asthmatic cats needing daily inhaler medication. Cats with kidney disease that require subcutaneous fluid injections and oral medications. Sphynx, Persian, and Bengal kitties who need breed specific care and considerations. Senior cats who have mobility challenges and need extra medical support. Kittens and high-energy cats who need extra playtime and exercise. Semi-feral or very shy cats that need extra patience and time to get comfortable. Of course, if you have a healthy low-maintenance kitty I am very happy to care for them as well! If your cat has any special needs, please make sure to mention those when submitting a booking request. Depending on the nature of your cat’s needs, I may require 45 minute visits to ensure enough time and attention are spent giving proper care to your kitties. Why Choose Me: Being a cat parent myself who is anxious about leaving my cats in the care of someone else, I know what it is like to worry. I have made the mistake of asking friends to care for my cats and have come home to disarray and disappointment at the level of care they have received. I strive to be the cat sitter tha...

Learn More About August

What is your favorite cat toy?

Wand toys are my favorite because they are directly interactive between human and feline! It creates a bond, and we both are having fun. I like the rainbow ribbon wands with the clear handle best. The "Cat Dancer" (a wire with cardboard tufts at the ends) and "Da Bird" (iykyk) are also classics. Catnip dipped toy mice, little springs, laser pointers, and toy puzzles are fun too!

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

Routine is a cat's best friend, especially for scared kitties. I keep things as close to the same as possible as when the kitty's parents are around. I also am patient, gentle, slow, and never push any boundaries. I am an expert at cat body language, and can tell when it's time to give them a break. Sometimes it takes a few trips for especially anxious cats to come around, but it's always so rewarding to earn the trust of a shy kitty.

August's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Jennifer

August was fantastic and really spent the time to get to know my shy kitty. August sent daily photos, updates as well as check-in/check-out notices. I knew my kitty was in good hands with August, thank you August!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 12, 2024
Massiel

August was amazing with my two girls. My shy tortie was a little apprehensive but she warmed up to August fairly quickly. August was very attentive and detailed in their updates. They made sure to include every single detail and sent amazing photos of my girls. I felt at ease knowing my girls were in great hands. I highly recommend August and I will be booking again in the future.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 10, 2024
Anastasia

August was amazing! They did a great job communicating and made me feel so relieved knowing my kitties were being taken care of while I was away. I will definitely be hiring August again in the near future 😊

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 7, 2024
Janelle

August is amazing! They were excellent at sending detailed updates and great photos and videos of our cat while we were away. August was reliable and attentive. Our cat really bonded with them! We would be thrilled to hire August again anytime.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 1, 2024
Sam

August went above and beyond for my kitty. They sent great pictures and updates, and made sure Guru (my cat) was well taken care of and purring with glee.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 11, 2024
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August's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer
  • Vet Tech

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Inhalers

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 $39.00. 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.

August's Compassionate Cat Care
5.00 • 60 reviewsFrom $37.00