Cat Purrfessor In Pasadena Ca
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I'm Laurel

A cat sitter in Pasadena, CA


You aren't charged until Laurel 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 Laurel | Cat Sitting in Pasadena, CA

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” Leonardo da Vinci's observation could not have been more accurate. I love all animals, but I especially have enjoyed living with and caring for cats all my life. I appreciate every cat for his or her own unique purrsonality and like to get acquainted with them on their terms. Everything I do as a cat sitter is rooted in building mutual trust through love, compassion, respect, honesty, and lots of patience. I have been cat sitting regularly since 2019. While I frequently get repeat customers, I welcome new kitty clients too! I have enjoyed establishing strong, positive relationships with the kitties I care for so that they feel comfortable and secure with me when their families are away. I'm a former college professor with a Ph.D. in Psychology (Animal Behavior, Conditioning, and Learning). I often apply training techniques when I work with kitties to make brushing and other treatments as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. I love playing with cats during my visits to give them exercise and prevent boredom. I will do my best to provide your kitty with the same kindness and quality care that I would want my own cat to receive. I can never replace your presence, but I will try to replicate your daily rou...

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

Cats have always been a part of my life. I grew up with my family’s cats, took care of neighbors’ cats, and had two wonderful kitties as an adult (they lived to be 16 and 17 years old). I have been cat sitting professionally since 2019, and it’s been a wonderful balance for my other job as an online tutor for ELA/English, writing, and psychology. After working with students much of the day, I am eager to get out and play with the cats I am caring for in the Pasadena area. It’s such a nice change of pace, and I find it incredibly relaxing to be with the cats in my care. I learn something new from every cat I work with, which is always exciting and enriching for me as well.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

One of the things I love most about cat sitting is that I can help make it possible for people to travel and do what they need to do without worrying about their cats while they are gone. I take careful notes on what clients tell me about their kitty care routines and try to replicate them as much as possible to put clients and their cats at ease. It’s so fulfilling when clients tell me they have peace of mind while traveling because they know their cats are well-cared-for at home.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a cat sitter?

During your meet-n-greet, allow time to sit and talk with the sitter in the presence of your cat (even if he/she is hiding nearby) so that your cat can become accustomed to the sitter's scent and voice in association with your positive, relaxed reactions. If possible, book your new cat sitter for a longer visit on the first and last days of the reservation so that they have some extra time to get to know your cat when they are alone with them for the first time and have a little extra time to clean up more thoroughly during the last visit. Make a list of all the tasks required, including bringing in mail and/or watering plants if needed, and don’t forget to factor in play time for your cat. Then, consult with the cat sitter to see if the amount of time you have booked them for looks appropriate.

Laurel's Reviews

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Laurel is as amazing as always!! my cat had some changes to his routine and Laurel was so willing and happy to make sure my cat was well taken care of. the best ❤️

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Response from Laurel on Jul 15, 2024 "Thank you again for your feedback, Melissa! I always love looking after sweet Mimikyu for you. He's such a loving kitty."
July 10, 2024

Wonderful experience and kept me informed. I felt good leaving my kitties in her care plus my cats loved her

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Response from Laurel on Jul 15, 2024 "I'm so glad you felt good about leaving Brick and Shelby in my care. I loved looking after them for you, and we had fun together. You have two sweet kitties."
July 8, 2024

Laurel was great in taking care of our two cats during a month-long vacation. She sent us videos, pics, and updates every single day. We plan to have Laurel watch our cats in the future since they are so use to her now.

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June 22, 2024

Laurel always keeps our kitties happy. We are so lucky to have her!

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Response from Laurel on Jun 2, 2024 "Thank you, Betty. You know how much I love spending time with Didion and Hodge. I am happy to help out any time!"
May 28, 2024

How great is it to have someone come in to take care of your kitties who is an amazing caretaker, not just of the cats but also their humans???? Meowtel in general, and Laurel in particular, have made a huge difference in our lives. Never ever worry for a moment about taking a trip.

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May 16, 2024
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Laurel's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained


  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Inhalers

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 $43.00. 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.

Cat Purrfessor In Pasadena Ca
5.00 • 101 reviewsFrom $38.10