Playful Paws Cat Sitting
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Rates start at: $27.95
Repeat clients: 4
Response time: 17 min

I'm Kellie

A cat sitter in Santa Cruz, CA


You aren't charged until Kellie 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 Kellie | Cat Sitting in Santa Cruz, CA

MEET KELLIE Hi! I currently live on the border where Capitola, Santa Cruz, and Soquel meet, with two affectionate and mischievous Tortie kitties who are certain they own me (as opposed to the other way around). I’m a compulsive cat rescuer ... in my lifetime I've found homes for six cats, including an abandoned 2 week old feral kitten who was too sick to find a home for, so I nursed her back to health (took six months) and she was a beloved member of our family for 17 years. Brings tears to my eyes to even write about her! I'm very good at being patient and "still," talking softly and allowing cats to come to me. Even cats that clients have said never come out of hiding for other sitters have come out for me after a few days. For me, having a shy cat learn to trust me is the most rewarding part of the job! EXPERIENCE I have four years of full-time professional pet sitting experience. No matter what happens with your house or your kitties, I'm the cat sitter you can count on! About 20 years ago I had my own in-home pet sitting business. I took on jobs full time and I had three contractors working for me as well. I sold it because I was having twin boys! I became a personal and business coach so I could work from home, and I still do that. However, now my boys are turning 20 (!!!) and I can't think of any activity more fun to add to my current life than making new kitty friends! SERVICES I am a big fan of communication, so in addition to a free initial Meet & Greet, you'll always get texts and pics (as desired) letting you know everything that's going on at home while you're away. I offer a free, comprehensive Meet & Greet, with a detailed Client and Pet Profile I fill out to be certain I have all th...

Kellie's Reviews

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As always Kellie took great care of our cats and house. Thank you!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 11, 2024

As always, Kellie took great care of my two kitties and our house while we were away. would def recommend her. Thank you Kellie!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 28, 2024

Kellie always takes wonderful care of our cats and our house. I’d recommend her to anyone. Thank you!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 4, 2024

Kellie is a wonderful sitter! Great communication & she made sure my kitty had all the love and playtime he needed while I was away. Highly recommend :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 27, 2023

Kellie is a reliable cat sitter. I always feel confident that my cats are in good hands and I can relax.

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 13, 2023
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Kellie's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent


  • 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.

Juneteenth is coming up soon (June 19th). 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 $34.00. 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.

Playful Paws Cat Sitting
5.00 • 16 reviewsFrom $27.95