Cat Nutritionist In Training With Injectable Meds Experience
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Rates start at: $39.00
Repeat clients: 66
Response time: 44 min
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I'm Melanie

A cat sitter in Los Angeles, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
116 REVIEWS

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

👋 I’m Melanie. I’ve been a cat lady ever since I can remember. My best friend as a toddler was my mom's siamese, Mitzi. I had to say goodbye to the love of my life — a tuxedo named Maxwell Wellington on 12/6/20. I found him as a young adult stray September 2006. He had hyperthyroidism, IBD, chronic pancreatitis, hip dysplasia and cognitive dysfunction (kitty dementia). Because of this, I am skilled in administering various types of medication including subcutaneous fluids. I volunteered for years with a LA based cat rescue. This allowed me to help socialize and care for many different types of cats as well as personality types. I am happy to say I’ve been called a cat whisper on multiple occasions. 🥰 CURRENT & PAST KITTIES INCLUDE: *multiple kitties with kidney failure (subcutaneous fluids and b12 shots administered) *kitties with congestive heart failure (oral meds) *kitty with mega colon (multiple oral meds twice daily) *kitties with IBS & IBD (meds, special diets) *kitties with asthma (inhalers required) *kitties with various cancers (some on chemo) *diabetic kitty (insulin injections twice daily) *blind kitty with a heart condition (oral meds twice daily) *multiple cats with thyroid conditions (oral/topical meds daily) *partially blind & partially deaf cat (oral meds, eye drops) OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES: *Any reservation requests or messages sent after 8p will be answered the following day. Pet sitting is my FT job so I look at this as office hours. *Generally speaking, I require at least 7 days notice. I understand emergencies ...

Learn More About Melanie

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

I have been pet sitting on and off since high school. I finally made it my full time job in 2019 after leaving the tv and film industry.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Getting skittish and untrustworthy cats to trust and love me.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I don't currently have a cat as my soul baby, Maxwell Wellington, passed away 12/20. He taught me so much and has left a tuxedo cat sized hole in my heart.

Melanie's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Darius

Melanie was amazing! Took amazing care of our little angel. Gave us amazing updates. Dodge loved her.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 20, 2024
Tiensirin

My cat sitter Melanie was FANTASTIC. Before my cat and her met Miss Pinky was going through it being in and out of hospitals. She was be able to implement medicine routines and able to come with creative ways of getting her to eat more during her discovery with treats provided by me. Miss pinky is an extremely skittish cat and she allowed Melanie to pet her! Omg! I was so happy as I was away on my business trip to receive that Video from her! A++++++++++ Highly recommended! Your baby will be SO well taken care of!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 19, 2024
Kylen

Melanie was amazing with our cat Hiro! Hiro is definitely a sassy guy, but Melanie was great at finding ways to keep him occupied and had the cutest and most thorough updates. It's so apparent how much Melanie cares about cats and she's super knowledgable-- we felt so confident that our cat was receiving he best care while we were gone because of her!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 15, 2024
Mikki

I have a lot of anxiety about leaving my cats behind, especially since my older one has both diabetes and kidney disease. But Melanie was the most reassuring and capable sitter I could have asked for, a total pro at giving them their meds, and sent me detailed updates each time she visited them. She has a great rapport with cats (and worried cat parents--she's a lovely person in general!). I would absolutely hire her again the next time I'm out of town, because I know my cats will be so well looked after AND thrilled to see her again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 14, 2024
Naoko

I usually get very nervous before leaving for a vacation, but Melanie took very good care of my boys (7yr brothers) while I was away and sending updates with many photos on time so that I fully enjoyed my vacation without worrying about them. She paid attention to details and one of my cat who is shy also opened up to her very quickly. Highly recommend Melanie if you are in her area.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 9, 2024
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Melanie's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Shelter Volunteer

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.

Memorial Day is coming up soon (May 27th). 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.

Cat Nutritionist In Training With Injectable Meds Experience
5.00 • 116 reviewsFrom $39.00