Dory Whiskerson
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Repeat clients: 9
Response time: 7 min

I'm Dory

A cat sitter in San Francisco, CA


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

**Introducing Your Cat's Personal Vacation Ambassador!** Hey there, feline enthusiasts! I'm Dory, your very own Cat Sitting Extraordinaire! 🐾 Let me share a little bit about my purr-sonal journey that led me to this feline-filled adventure. Having relocated to the US five years ago, I left behind my beloved companion, Missy, in the care of my amazing parents. But let's be honest, I miss her terribly! So, what better way to fill the void than by providing top-notch care for your majestic furballs? Back in my homeland, I had a noble mission: rescuing stray cats and finding them their forever homes. It was a passion project that brought me immense joy and fulfillment. Alas, upon arriving in the US, I noticed a lack of strays—otherwise, I would have continued my mission here too! However, my heart still aches to shower some tender love and care on your regal kitties. I'm well-versed in administering medicine to our adorable whiskered friends. Through Missy's eye surgery, I became a pro at handling medication, from pills to eye drops and ointments. Rest assured, your fur babies will receive the utmost care under my watchful eye! But that's not all! Beyond my cat-loving superpowers, I have a background in architecture, having worked in the field for a considerable time. Now, I'm pursuing my BFA in fashion design at the Academy of Art Un...

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

I have been cat sitting for a little over a year. I mainly wanted to do this because I missed my cat and no one around me had cats 😺

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I’ve had cats for as long as I can remember and I just enjoy being around them all the time :)

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

It was mine and my client’s first reservation on Meowtel and it was about a year ago that I met the funniest most energetic cat named James 😻he’s a black kitty with the softest fur and I had the most fun hanging out with him that I usually stayed longer than I should have. I got a black stuffed animal and named him after James. He’s sitting on my bedside table ever since. 😸

Dory's Reviews

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As always, Dory took amazing care of my special needs kitties!! I can’t thank her enough for giving me peace of mind while I’m away from my boys 🙂🙏🐱🐱🐱

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 28, 2024

Dory is always the best with Famcy and Caesar.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 18, 2024

Dory always is amazing with my two cats!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 13, 2024

Dory stayed overnight with our two cats for five nights, including a holiday. She did great! Our cats eat different food at different times, and one is a kitten while the other is 10 years old, so the instructions for feeding and who sleeps where were complicated--and Dory kept track of it all. She played with them and sent detailed text updates and photos in the morning and evening. We were so grateful that our felines had such a loving human in the house more than half the time we were gone!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 3, 2024

WOW!!! Dory did SUCH an amazing job taking care of my 3 special needs cats! I couldn’t give a more enthusiastic recommendation, and she’ll be my go-to cat caretaker going forward. Dory took care of my 3 special needs cats 3x/day for 9 days. 2 of my cats require manual bladder expressions every 8 hours, and there’s a host of other meds. I usually find traveling very stressful. Dory did a terrific job of taking care of my cats timely (for almost 30 visits!), communicating this to me very smoothly, and really putting me at ease. Dory really went above and beyond, and most importantly, I felt that Dory took care of my cats as if they were her own. I’ve never had a sitter who loved them like I do, and I really appreciate everything Dory has done for all of us. Thank you so much, Dory, and I’d be super happy to serve as a reference if anyone would ever like one :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 27, 2023
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Dory's Qualifications & Experience


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car
  • Ground

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $46.00. 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.

Dory Whiskerson
5.00 • 19 reviewsFrom $42.25