Cindy's Kitty Cat Care
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Rates start at: $33.80
Repeat clients: 5
Response time: 51 min
Hello,

I'm Cindy

A cat sitter in Oceanside, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
11 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Cindy 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 Cindy | Cat Sitting in Oceanside, CA

Meow to you, fellow cat lover! My name is Cindy and I live in Oceanside. Throughout my life, I have been a caring mommy to several cats - two of which lived to be 20! I've since added the sweetest little Jack Russell to the mix by the name of Bogart. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am pet CPR certified. I love being able to work out of my home now. That means my availability is very flexible. I am a former television and radio broadcaster of 25 years who turned to writing professionally. My book (Before the Rooster Crows Twice) was just published in March - very exciting! I own a house in Maine which I run as a vacation rental. It's exciting to meet the guests online. And the most fun job I have is this! I started boarding and caring for cats and dogs professionally about 7 years ago. Helping animal lovers care for their pets is so rewarding. As you already know, felines are super independent, but despite their oftentimes aloof demeanor, they want and need our love and affection. When parents are away and cannot provid...

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

I have owned cats my whole life, starting from when I was just a kitten, myself. They are unique creatures - that's for sure! Their individual personalities are intriguing, aren't they? I started caring for cats (and dogs) professionally about 7 years ago and have loved it ever since.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I understand that cats (or most animals) want attention and to feel love. What I enjoy most about cat sitting is that I become that surrogate parent for them while their real mommies and daddies are away. It's comforting to me and your cat to know that someone is looking out for them - to reassure them that they haven't been abandoned and that food and a clean kitty box will continue to exist!

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

Yes! One of my favorite cat-sitting reservations (and really, all of them have been wonderful) is when a cat mom told me that their feline was standoffish and didn't like people (aside from their owner.) But I was determined to change that. With patience and a soft loving voice, I was able to turn that standoffishness into a warm and trusting experience for their cat. They were eating out of my hand - literally! That tears me up.

Cindy's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Alexandra

this is the second time we’ve had Cindy over and it won’t be the last! she’s great with all our kitties, and takes excellent care of our home. I love the updates and photos! Cindy is super responsive and kind - all of our kitties (except for the youngest, but she takes a lot of time to warm up) like her already! thanks Cindy!

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June 10, 2024
Kim

Cindy was perfect for us and I will continue to book with her in the future.

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Response from Cindy on Mar 19, 2024 "Thank you so much for the five stars, Kim! It was a pleasure caring for Luna while you were gone! Always happy to look after her any time. 🐾❤️"
March 19, 2024
Kathryn

Cindy did an amazing job with our two babies and followed all instructions perfectly. I would definitely invite her to sit again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
Response from Cindy on Mar 14, 2024 "Thank you so much for the five stars, Kathryn! Your instructions were so helpful and easy to follow. It was a pleasure caring for Nigel and Simon while you were away and I would love to do it again!💕"
March 14, 2024
Heidi

Cindy is fantastic! I know I can trust my kitties with her and I’d definitely book her again!

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Response from Cindy on Jan 22, 2024 "Thank you, again, Heidi! Always a pleasure to care for your kitties. You’re an awesome cat mom!❤️"
January 19, 2024
Heidi

Cindy was very prompt in responding and did a perfect job looking after my kitties and sending me updates. thank you Cindy!

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Response from Cindy on Jan 5, 2024 "Thank you so much for the 5-stars, Heidi! Your babies were a breeze to look after and I am grateful that you trusted me with their care. I look forward to tending to your future cat-care needs. You're awesome!"
January 5, 2024
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Cindy's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills

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.

Juneteenth is coming up soon (June 19th). Meowtel cat sitters are usually pretty busy, don't forget to book your sitter!

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $32.00. 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.

Cindy's Kitty Cat Care
5.00 • 11 reviewsFrom $33.80