Compassionate Cat Sitter In The Castro
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Rates start at: $45.50
Repeat clients: 6
Response time: 1 min

I'm James

A cat sitter in San Francisco, CA


You aren't charged until James 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 James | Cat Sitting in San Francisco, CA

Hello neighbor! I'm James, and I am an enthusiastic cat lover living in the Castro, San Francisco. I have rescued cats for almost 20 years. From all ages to all behavioral styles, my experience with cats has allowed me to care for a wide array of our feline friends. I have owned 6 cats during my lifetime, and while I no longer own any, I want to put my time to use helping with yours! I have strong experience with administering medication, managing temperamental and shy ani...

James's Reviews

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James is a fantastic caretaker. He has been taking care of our kitties for over 2 years now! I always feel safe knowing I'm leaving my cats in his care. Always going above and beyond!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 29, 2023

James is awesome! Domingo liked him immediately and so did we. He was punctual, caring, super responsive and sent us updates with photos every day. We will definitely be booking with him again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 15, 2023

James was warm, friendly and very thorough. He came over to meet our cat and get all the details right for his first visit. While we were away, he was excellent in communicating with us (and in engaging our cat, Nico, who can be a bit anxious around new people). We were surprised to get pictures of Nico cuddling on James' lap on his second visit--James really won Nico over quickly! We look forward to hiring James again in the future!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 20, 2023

James was an unbelievable cat-sitter. He went above and beyond for our cat, Sophie, and knowing the safe hands she was in while we travelled made a world of difference. We can't wait to book him again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 18, 2023

James is absolutely wonderful, a cat expert! We couldn't book James for the full extent of our trip this time, relying on a friend to watch our kitties on the days James couldn't. Where our friend struggled in working with one of our anxious cats, James was able to handle him with love and patience. I absolutely love having James watch our cats, it always gives me such piece of mind that I am leaving them in good hands.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 11, 2023
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James's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • 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.

Memorial Day is coming up soon (May 27th). 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 $42.00. 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.

Compassionate Cat Sitter In The Castro
5.00 • 18 reviewsFrom $45.50