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I'm Melin

A cat sitter in San Diego, CA


You aren't charged until Melin 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 Melin | Cat Sitting in San Diego, CA

I used to travel a lot for (work/fun) and would feel guilty and anxious leaving my cat behind. Especially when he became diabetic and needed daily insulin injections, special diet, and TLC. So, I know how important it is to have just the right cat sitter to love and care for my kitties when I can't be there. While my friends were available to help in a pinch, they can be unreliable since they were just doing me a favor. A professional sitter gav...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I just love cats and I'm obsessed with them! So hanging out with cats is bliss! I also feel great that I'm helping my clients feel less guilty and anxious about leaving their babies for several days. After each visit, I send details about what the cats have been up to, as well as several pic and videos of their cats. I had a client tell me that she got sick during her trip and all the pics and videos really helped her feel better.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I have two cats currently. Mika was a foster fail during the pandemic. Pepper was a rehome from someone who wasn't treating her nicely. They have very different personalities and I love them so much! They bring so much joy into my life.

What is your typical process for working with a new cat parent?

I usually meet the cat parent(s) and the cat(s) in their home ahead of time. There's where I learn their routine and expectations. It's always a great time to interact with the kitties.

Melin's Reviews

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Melin is the very best :) I loved my kitty updates

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 30, 2024

Melin did a wonderful job caring for our two kitties while we were traveling. She was extra patient with our kitty who needs insulin injections. He gave her some trouble but she took the time to gain his trust and soon became his ally. We were able to relax and enjoy our travels knowing that our kitties were in good hands! I highly recommend Melin and look forward to working with her again in the future

Meowtel-verified reservation
Response from Melin on Jul 4, 2024 "You are so welcome! I'm glad Milo was able to trust me enough to allow me to administer his insulin. ❤️"
June 26, 2024

Melin is literally everything we could ask for in a cat sitter. Our cats (who hide from everyone but us) love her so much and her updates are hilarious. We are able to relax and not worry when we’re away if she’s taking care of them.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 24, 2024

This was our first longer trip since adding a new med to our senior kitty's routine. I had zero worries leaving our cats in Melin's care! She is a pro with our senior cat's meds and always charms our picky princess. We received great updates and I could tell both cats loved Melin's company!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 16, 2024

love Melin. my go to every time I leave town.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 5, 2024
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Melin's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Bike
  • Car

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 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 $38.00. 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.

Cats Rule Cat Sitting
5.00 • 72 reviewsFrom $38.10