Melissa's Meowtel Of Furtastic Fun
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Repeat clients: 3
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Hello,

I'm Melissa

A cat sitter in San Mateo, CA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
13 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Melissa 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 Melissa | Cat Sitting in San Mateo, CA

I love all things cats. I rescued my first cat, a Lynxpoint Siamese back in 2019 but I had unofficially adopted my husband’s cat prior to that for the last ten years of his life. I currently work from home, which allows flexibility in caring for cats throughout the day. I found Meowtel while looking for solutions for care for my cat while I was away, so I’m excited to b...

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

My first cat sitting experience was in November 2023. It has been really rewarding taking care of the kitties I’ve met. I still think about the cats I’ve cared for. :)

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I enjoy seeing all types of kitties and spending time with them. It is a seratonin boost to pet and play with cats. It’s a lot of fun.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I rescued a Lynxpoint Siamese in 2019. He was approximately 6 months old at the time. His name is Lynx and he is the best. You can follow his IG @lynxthelynx. :)

Melissa's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Vinesh

This was our first experience with Meowtel and we are happy with how Melissa looked after our boy Elfie for 2 weeks. Melissa is diligent, thoughtful, friendly, professional and came across as a natural at all things cat-related. We loved the numerous photos that she was sharing everyday. Elfie seemed to have a great time around Melissa. We would love to have Melissa look after Elfie again in future.

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July 19, 2024
Anastasiya

Melissa took great care of my two kitties. She sent me lots of updates and photos. She also offered to help with things that needed to get done around the house like watering plants and taking out the trash. I would definitely book with Melissa again and would recommend her to anyone looking for a kitty sitter!

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Response from Melissa on Jun 23, 2024 "I had so much fun with Billie + Barney! thanks for booking with me. ☺️"
June 19, 2024
Aine

Melissa always goes above and beyond, taking wonderful care of our boys, sending great updates, and being incredibly responsive. We are so grateful to her for taking such amazing care of our cats even when we’re away for a long time!

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Response from Melissa on May 31, 2024 "thank you so much! I loved hanging out with them again — they are the sweetest! ♥️♥️"
May 31, 2024
Melissa

Best cat sitter ever.

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Response from Melissa on Apr 11, 2024 "🥰 thanks for choosing me again! 🫶🏻"
April 10, 2024
Jacob

Melissa was amazing! She took really good care of my cat Sierra, sent me lots of pictures, and was super responsive. Highly recommend her to anyone!

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Response from Melissa on Feb 15, 2024 "Thanks for the kind words, Jacob! I had so much fun with Sierra while you were away. ☺️"
February 15, 2024
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Melissa's Qualifications & Experience

Transportation

  • Walk
  • 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 $45.00. 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.

Melissa's Meowtel Of Furtastic Fun
5.00 • 13 reviewsFrom $39.40