Will Smith Not The Actor Cat Sitting
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Rates start at: $29.90
Repeat clients: 8
Response time: 44 min
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I'm Will

A cat sitter in San Jose, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
21 REVIEWS

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I'm Will | Cat Sitting in San Jose, CA

Hello cat lovers! My name is Will Smith (like the actor) but I'm known to have more of Keanu Reeves vibes. I grew up on a small farm in Tennessee and also in Kochi Japan. I've been caring for animal companions my entire life. Cats, dogs and rabbits are my forte. My best friend growing up was my cat Keerz and he lived to be 16 years old (84 cat years). He was a mainecoon and taught me the values of compassion, loyalty, and perseverance. I believe every kid should grow up with an animal companion. The core values they will learn are so important leading into the development of adulthood. (Keerz is the cat sleeping on me in the photo gallery) I understand the perspective of a cat owner, the struggle when they are sick and the deep love that we cherish for them. Now that my Keerz has passed away, it would be an honor to help out other cats in need of that special love and care. A little bit more about myself, I do freelance work nowadays with social media consulting and I'm a Content Creator. Writing scripts, filming, acting, photographing and editing all my own work. I work as a body guard/ staff for talent during anime conventions like Anime Expo, as well as a visual jockey creating visuals for the live DJ performances. I used to teach as a skateboard instructor sharing my 17 years of knowledge. My very first dream was to get sponsored and become a professional skateboarder. Fun fact, I did an acting role in a Netflix original production. I love Karaoke, song writing, and singing. I was also a fashion model for a while working with Brands and doing fun product promotions. Being creative and living a healthy li...

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

My process begins with our in person meet & greet. I present myself in a professional manner because I do take all opportunity I get very seriously. As I enter your home, I'll have my notebook. I'll ask questions as we go indepth with your cats personality. Once our meet & greet is over I reorganize my notes. I send my notes back to the cat parent to make sure I heard everything correctly. I do this to give my clients peace of mind, letting them know I listened intensively to every detail. My goal is to put you at ease knowing that your cats are being provided the excellent care they deserve.

How do you handle cats that are particularly timid or anxious?

My mindset for handling cats with all different types of personalities is to mirror similar energy. For example, if a cat is shy I'll go to ground level so there isn't a towering presence above them. I'd follow up by sitting quietly near them so they can see me. Once they feel I'm not a threat, I'll start inching my way closer or I'll wait til they come closer to me. Depending how comfortable they become, I'll slowly reach out my hand and follow their lead. I will never disrespect a cats space. I'm a guest in your home so the highest level of respect is very important to establish trust.

Will's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Weronika

Will took care of my two very shy kitties for a week. He went above and beyond to accommodate their special dietery and emotional needs. Always on time, Will followed the detailed care directions and sent me thorough updates, including photos. I am thankful for the calm demeanor and patience with which he made Nutmeg and Cardamom feel comfortable, so they came out of their hiding and made friends with Will! With his positive attitude and remarkable communication skills, he truly is someone you can trust. I give him my highest recommendation!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 12, 2024
Roya

huge shoutout to Will for being an absolute rockstar in taking care of my fur babies 🌟this person goes above and beyond in making sure everything is organized, tidy, and just purrfect for my cats. He is not just about the basics - he really goes the extra mile to make sure my cats are living their best lives.And let me tell you, my cats are always over the moon happy when I get back home! It's like they've been pampered at a five-star kitty spa or something. 🐾💖Plus, he is always right on time, which is a huge relief for me!Thanks a bunch, Will. You're a lifesaver and my cats' new best friend.🐱✨

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 9, 2024
Grace

I wish I could give Will higher than 5 stars. My husband and I don't typically travel very much, but this past March we were doing a national speaking tour for our new book. We didn't feel super great about our first cat sitter (came recommended by a friend), and at the end of our second trip we came home to find the condo in shambles, the cats traumatized and underfed, and the litterbox atrocious. Unfortunately we ONLY HAD 48 HOURSE til our next flight... Enter Will...he: 1) answered my harried online inquiry within about 30 min even though I sent it AFTER 8 pm on a Wednesday night. 2) Scheduled a complementary meet/greet with. my kitties, and was very responsive and careful to accommodate their distinctive personalities even at the first meeting (one's extremely shy, the other's shy and aggressive) 3)Showed up with a notebook full of notes he'd copied off the online profiles I'd created for them, and continued to take notes the entire visit 3) Once we were gone, we got texts WITH PHOTOS, as well as after-visit summaries, for each visit, even though he was coming by morning and evening (they''re timed feeders) 4) He was very careful to check in about their emotional wellbeing and check which behaviors were normal for them and which might be signs of distress 5) He also asked about their favorite kinds of music/toys/treats to socialize with them during his visit and in a million other ways went above and beyond (including cleaning up hairballs/ cat vomit) And best of alll, drumroll please....the litterbox looked fantastic

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 5, 2024
John

Will was so great! He always gave detailed updates on his visits and shared nice pictures and videos. He was quick to respond to messages and happy to accept alternate ideas when discussing unexpected kitty issues. He was respectful of our home and the cats and was eventually able to win all three shy cats over with his patience and kindness. They were all lying on his lap eventually! On our initial meet-and-greet, he was attentive and took great notes to ensure he understood what we hoped and needed. Will also cleaned up and vacuumed our place before we returned home, so it was cleaner than it had ever felt with previous sitters. Thanks so much for all your great work and help, Will!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 24, 2024
Serendi

Will was fantastic helping out with my senior cat. He was consistent and timely with care, was conscientious of every detail requested for care, sent thorough and regular updates, and was generally just easy to work with! I really appreciate his positive attitude and care and would be happy to ask for his help again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 17, 2024
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Will's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $40.00. 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.

Will Smith Not The Actor Cat Sitting
5.00 • 21 reviewsFrom $29.90