Amanda The Cat Lady
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Repeat clients: 30
Response time: 21 min
Hello,

I'm Amanda

A cat sitter in Oakland, CA

4.92/5.00
Exceptional
61 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Amanda 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 Amanda | Cat Sitting in Oakland, CA

I don't know where I would be without cats. They have helped me manage my anxiety for the past 2 decades. We currently own 4! Scout is almost 14, Pickle & Pippa are almost 12, and young Succotash just turned 3. Pippa has medical needs so I have experience administering pills and liquid meds. In the past we've fostered cats and kittens, both for rescues and neighborhood strays. It may also be how we went from 2 cats to 4 cats. 😊 A bit more about me is that I'm a voracious reader and have had past lives as a bookseller and Children's Books Specialist/Buyer. I also love boardgames, TV, puzzles, gin cocktails, comic books, trying new restaurants, and traveling with my friends! I'm currently available to cat-sit in the East Bay. I can take morning, afternoon or evening app...

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

I've been a catsitter for almost 2 years and a cat owner for about 20 years. It's been great for my mental health! I love meeting new animal friends.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Getting to know the personalities of all the kitties! I'm also partial to a True Snuggler of a cat.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

It's always nice when a shy kitty warms up to you, it's so rewarding. A client who's responsive to your daily check-ins is always a plus!

Amanda's Reviews

Attention to Detail
4.9
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
4.9
Elizabeth

Amanda is a caring and attentive cat sitter. Jocelyn loves her.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 7, 2024
Kayla

This is the third time Amanda has watched out kitties. She is an excellent cat sitter. She gives great updates, and takes very good care of my boys!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 21, 2024
Kara

Amanda did great with our shy cats, she texted the visit details every day which was reassuring.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 16, 2024
Stephanie

Amanda was amazing! She was communicative, helpful and tidy. We have a very shy cat and she was able to get him to come out of hiding and be social. Amanda’s communication was clear but also very warm and friendly. When we arrived home, our cats were well cared for and we were very happy with the care Amanda provided.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 29, 2024
Elizabeth

Amanda did a great job taking care of Jocelyn. She was very communicative and great to work with. I would happily recommend her.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 10, 2024
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Amanda's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • 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 $45.00. 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.

Amanda The Cat Lady
4.92 • 61 reviewsFrom $42.25