Former Vet Tech Turned Cat Sitter
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Repeat clients: 5
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Hello,

I'm Denise

A cat sitter in Los Angeles, CA

4.93/5.00
Exceptional
14 REVIEWS

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

HI!! Welcome to my Sitter Page. I was a Vet Tech for over 8 years and worked with so many different species. I had a career change during the pandemic and am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Traditional East Asian Medicine (Acupunture + Herbs). I hope to be able to bring this powerful healing modality to my community and later on collaborate with Veterinary clinics to provide relief for pets as well. Originally from Miami, FL - I have been living in Los Angeles for 3 years. In the past, I worked in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine Animal Clinics. I've also been an intern & employee of a Rehabilitation Center for Owl Monkeys in South Florida. I even participated in Research & Conservation at Miami Zoo. I guess you can say I know my way around taking care of all kinds of species. While I was a Vet Tech, I also worked with a Pet Sitting/Dog Walking company where the kitties were my specialty. Clients would consistently request me as lead pet sitter when booking services for their pets (but let's be real, they're family members ☺️). My knowledge about animals, their health, and well-being are also a plus, especially when dealing with special needs pets or seniors. Rest assured that if your cat needs medications to be administered, I can do it all. I also know some tips & tricks to help them take their medication - just in case they've already caught on and have become resistant. Every animal has a special place in my heart, even after one encounter....

Learn More About Denise

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

I have been a cat sitter for about 10 years while also working as a Veterinary Technician. While I no longer work as a Veterinary Technician, I still offer cat sitting services as I truly enjoy taking care of animals.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a cat sitter?

Be patient and trust your intuition when it comes to choosing a cat sitter for your beloved pet. If you have to go through several meet-and-greets to find the sitter you're comfortable with, that's perfectly okay. AND don't be afraid to ask all the questions that come to mind :)

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

I give them their own space but still do my best to make sure they know I'm friendly and mean no harm. I'll let them sniff me when they're ready and spend some time with them in the same room without the pressure to come out (if they're hiding). I'll also have treats on hand, but again no pressure for them to explore.

Denise's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Eric

Amazing! Happily will continue to work with Denise. What a delight for all involved!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 3, 2024
Melinda

this was our 4th time with Denise - our kitties love her and we feel very confident with her caring for them and our home.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 29, 2024
Esther

Denise is incredible :) Every time she is taking care of the fur babies, we know they are in good hands! She is responsive, goes above and beyond, and truly cares.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 6, 2024
Andrew

Denise is so wonderful with our cats! They look forward to seeing her each time!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 24, 2024
Melinda

Third time with Denise, and everything went smoothly as usual. Came home to happy kitties!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 19, 2024
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Denise's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Vet Tech

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

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

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 $43.00. 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.

Former Vet Tech Turned Cat Sitter
4.93 • 14 reviewsFrom $42.25