Mama Cow's Old Country Cat Cafe
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Rates start at: $35.10
Repeat clients: 3
Response time: 5 min

I'm Kelda

A cat sitter in Oakland, CA


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

Hi, I’m Kelda and I have been a pet parent my entire life and have been professionally cat sitting for 2 years. I love cats and understand a good amount of cat behavior due to my many years of volunteering at Oakland Animal Services, as well as fostering for various animal rescues. I have a lot of experience with shy and fractious cats and have worked with feral and former feral cats. whether it’s jus...

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

I’ve been cat sitting for friends and neighbors for 10 years and professionally for about 2 years. It has mostly been on a referral basis and I never advertised my services but it is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. I’m excited to expand my services and availability and I look forward to meeting your furry friends!

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Getting to know the cats! Just like people, each one is unique with their own special quirks. I love interacting with them (or not, depending on if they’re shy or nervous around strangers - one of my cats is very nervous around new people so I get it). I especially have a soft spot for the undersocialized kitties, who just need a calm presence to feel safe.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I have four kitties in my home - Toulouse, a fluffy grey cat, Mama Cow, a reformed feral cat (we joke she is from the “Old Country”), Oleander, a petite toothless wonder, and Cotton, my Grand Dame who has a lot of opinions on everything. Additionally, I have a feral cat colony in my backyard that consists of Boo-Boo and Mama Boo, a bonded pair of fluffy black siblings, Wren, a former Cat Town cat that needed an outdoor placement so I volunteered by backyard, and Paco, a tuxedo cat who showed up one day a year ago and never left.

Kelda's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Great communicator and detail oriented, Kelda is a cat whisperer. I had complete peace of mind while I was away. my cats were well cared for. I’ll be a repeat client.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 16, 2024

Our second wonderful experience with Kelda. Communicative, consistent, attentive.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 5, 2024

Kelda was ready and willing to feed my feral, my aquatic turtle and my fish as well as my indoor princess cat. I had no stress about my pets while I was traveling.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 25, 2024

Kelda is amazing - very experienced with cats, great communicator. I have two elderly cats and she was very attentive and caring. I could not have asked for anything more!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 4, 2024

Kelda is amazing! She is organized, detail oriented, and experienced with cats. I felt 100% confident leaving my little senior kitty in her hands. Every morning I would get cute photos, videos and updates. I was relieved to know that my kitty was getting a lot of pets, cuddles and care while I was away. I highly recommend Kelda hands down!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 9, 2024
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Kelda's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • 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 $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.

Mama Cow's Old Country Cat Cafe
5.00 • 12 reviewsFrom $35.10