August's Cat Care
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Rates start at: $35.75
Repeat clients: 28
Response time: 23 min
Hello,

I'm August

A cat sitter in Oakland, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
48 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 Oakland, CA

Hi fellow feline loving friends! My name is August 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: My pronouns are (they/them) 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈, and I am from the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. I have been a full-time cat sitter for two years now, and I have a plethora of other cat experience under my belt too. I've been a part of the cat rescue world for over a decade and have experience veterinary assisting, caring for kittens in shelters, and even founding my own non-profit organization focused on helping feral cats. I’m a proud cat parent myself, and share a home with a cuddly tortie, a talkative tuxedo who are my world. Why Choose Me: I am a highly intuitive person, especially when it comes to cats. I connect with cats in a way that comes very naturally, and can attune to their energy and needs. Having worked in the veterinary and animal rescue fields for quite a while now, I am very familiar with cat medical care and behavior. I am highly experienced with giving medications and caring for kitties with kidney disease, asthma, and diabetes. I’ve cared for cats of all ages, from newborn bottle baby kittens to hospice senior cats. I know what it is like to worry and be anxious about the care of my cats when I need to be away from home. So I know just how important it is to ensure they're well taken care of for peace-of-mind while on vacation. I am a true animal-lover to the core, and feel deep empathy and compassion for all our animal friends. The best part of my job is getting to know each of my kitty clients and developing a bond with them, while knowing I am also allowing my human clients the ability to relax and enjoy their time away from home stress-free. What is Included Each Visit: Food Routine: Any grub your kitty needs. Kibble, wet food, raw, water mixed in, topped with morsels. Whatever they need they get it! Fresh Water: No stale water bowls while I’m around. I refresh the water bowls or fountain once a day to keep any debris from accumulating and to keep the water fresh and appetizing to keep them hydrated. Litter Duty: I’m familiar with all kinds of litter types and box st...

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
Jesse

August was a great caretaker for our cat Charlie. Lots of updates, reliable, and friendly!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 6, 2024
Terri

August was great with my cranky old lady cat. They were quick to respond and sent lots of great pics! I would absolutely hire them again.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 19, 2024
Casey

August is amazing- super caring, responsive, and reliable!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 18, 2024
Steven

August was amazing with our two fur babies! Despite our complicated setup, they expertly tended to their needs and provided detailed updates during their visits. 10/10 would recommend!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 11, 2024
Tiana

august was a lifesaver for my ten day vacation abroad! my cats had never been without family for more than 2 days and august helped all of us cope by giving timely updates (for me) and checking in and playing with the cats every day. both my cats can be shy but i could tell they warmed up to august quickly from the photos- they loved sitting on the couch together and getting pets! aside from that, august went above and beyond to help adjust my security camera after the cats messed it up, and also helped bring in packages that had piled up in our absence. we cant recommend them enough!! so thankful for a great first experience with a catsitter :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 1, 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

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 $41.00. 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 Cat Care
5.00 • 48 reviewsFrom $35.75