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I'm Melanie

Oakland, CA

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Meow! I'm Melanie, a Cat Sitter in , CA

Hey there, I am Melanie, and of course, I love cats! I got my first cat Sammy, after a dentist appointment when I was 8 years old. My mom took me to the SPCA and told me to pick whichever cat I wanted. I chose the quiet long haired grey cat. I have shared my home with several cats over the years and have come to realize I don't want to live without one. For me, there is no greater joy than to come home to my cats greeting me at the door. I got into cat-sitting right before the pandemic, and it just became a thing I was really good at. My approach to cats is simple; I let them come to me. For a cat, I understand that it can cause them anxiety to have a stranger in their home while their human is gone. I do not want to add to that stress. I love to get down on the floor and play with my ...

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Melanie did such an awesome job taking care of my kitty, Mellie. She was on time from our first meet-up and had such a friendly, lively presence. She made sure to get the info she needed to care for Mellie and we shared some laughs over the struggles and joys of being cat parents. Each day Melanie made sure Mellie got the right food and sent cute pictures/videos of her visit. She spotted some puke on her first visit and made sure it was cleaned up, and she remembered we wanted our bedroom door to stay shut (she had to close it after our building maintenance left it open during a fire alarm check). She also asked in advance about bringing a toy to see if Mellie would like it, which I found so thoughtful and really showed she cared about my cat's happiness. :) Loved having her as a cat sitter and hope to book her again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 15, 2023
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Melanie is a cat sitter in the Oakland area. Her profile has been verified and her references have been checked by Meowtel.

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 10, 2023


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Medication Experience

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

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 Gift Card 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.

We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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

The average price for a cat sitter is $33.00.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel. 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.