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Shay's Bay Area Kitty Wagon
Meowtel Insured
Background Checked
Rates start at: $30.55
Repeat clients: 2
Response time: 21 min

I'm Shay

A cat sitter in Oakland, CA


You aren’t charged until Shay confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

Over 45,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Shay | Cat Sitting in Oakland, CA

I’m a natural with animals; I grew up owning cats and dogs. The cat I had the longest was about 15 years. He lived at my mom\'s house so I’d go back home and visit him from time to time. He unfortunately got sick a lot so I got used to taking extra care of him and learning how to give medicine to him. So I’m used to having an extra caring touch and taking the proper time with pets of all sizes. I’ve been doing animal care for years so I’m very good at feeling a pets vibe. I’m always able to find a way to work with an animal until we’re both comfortable with each other. a lot of that come down to just slowing down and finding the pace that each pet would like to go. You c...

Shay's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Shay is fantastic with my shy boy. Pippin needs a lot of patience to warm up to someone and both times I've booked Shay they've become friends quickly.

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 13, 2023

Shay was fantastic! I highly recommend him. very helpful and friendly and Everett loved spending time with him.

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 7, 2023

Shay did a fantastic job with my shy boy Pippin. They're the first sitter i've had who's actually managed to make friends with Pip! They followed all my instructions and were great with communication. They also sent lots of great photos. Definitely recommended!

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 3, 2023

Shay was amazing, he ended up making such a great connection with my kitty Luna. He followed all my instructions and was respectful of my space. I will definitely be using his services in the future.

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 13, 2023

Shay is a cat sitter in the Oakland area. Their profile has been verified and their references have been checked by Meowtel.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 18, 2023

Shay's Service Area & Rates

  • Free Meet & Greets
  • Drop-in visits to your home
    $30.55 / 20min
    $44.20 / 45min
    $55.25 / 60min
  • Overnight stays
    $90.35 / Overnight stays in your home
  • Shay's Holiday Surcharge is 10%
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Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Doing so will ensure you fully qualify for all of the benefits of the Meowtel Promise, including speedy support from a real human and insurance coverage.

Shay's Qualifications & Experience


  • Walk
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • 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 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.

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

The average price for a cat sitter is $41.00.

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.

Shay's Bay Area Kitty Wagon

from $30.55

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