Lydia's Cat Sitting And Caregiving
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I'm Lydia

A cat sitter in Santa Monica, CA


You aren't charged until Lydia 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 Lydia | Cat Sitting in Santa Monica, CA

Hi, I'm Lydia! I'm a life-long cat lover and cat mom. I grew up with cats all my life and am very familiar with cat behavior, body language and needs. I'm extremely loving, diligent, and respectful and would love the opportunity to care for your cat(s). I love cats of all ages and would be happy to cuddle, play, or just spend quiet time with your pet(s) to make sure they are comfortable and well-cared for. I have fostered through Stray Cat Alliance and two of the volunteer coordinators there recently told me I am the most pleasant, responsive, and helpful foster they have worked with :) I'm easy to communicate with and have strong attention to detail. I know how important it is to have the comfort of knowing your cats are well-cared for, so I will send a detailed report and multiple photos of each visit. I am al...

Lydia's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Lydia was great. She sent us great photos and videos and was very detailed oriented. Even my very shy kitten adored her.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 30, 2023

I was away for a week and few days and needed a consistent cat care for my two loving fur babies. I had a neighbor check in once in a while, but I wanted someone to come in to care, comfort and clean up for my two kitty kids. I found Lydia at Meowtel and used this service for the first time. I highly recommend Lydia for cat care. She helped to assure to me that my cats, Lenny and Meow Meow were cared for while I was away. She sent me photos and updates of my cuties that made me smile and reassured me that they were happy & healthy. Thank you Lydia.

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 1, 2023

Look no further: your search for the ideal cat sitter ends with the incredible LYDIA! From moment one, Lydia's communication was clear, warm, and timely, and within minutes of our Meet & Greet I knew she'd be caring for my cat as if he were her own. But who knew that she would turn out to be such a rock star when it came to rolling with crazy changes prompted by my cat's last-minute gastrointestinal upset?! The morning I was scheduled to fly out, I had to take my cat to the ER and changed my flight to the next day. Happily, all tests were normal, but my cat did have diarrhea and was sent home with probiotics, which would need to be administered daily. Lydia didn't blink an eye when I described what was going on in the litter box, nor when I detailed how to give him the probiotics. Luckily, by the time I left for my trip the next evening, my cat's condition was vastly improved and his waste was solid; but Lydia's willingness to handle the situation was what made going on even a short trip possible. Moreover, when the plans of a friend who said she could help out also changed last minute, Lydia remained at the ready and took up the slack. She sent photos and a detailed report every visit -- a huge reassurance during an extremely busy and important visit with family. I tried to immediately book her for my next trip, but her dance cared is already full. No mystery there -- Lydia is truly the best. Book with her while you can!

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 26, 2022

Lydia was great! Super responsive to chat messages, sent great photos and videos, and most importantly she treated my cat really well! Would def recommend and hire her again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 6, 2022

This was our second booking with Lydia and she is awesome! She was able to help on short notice when our plans changed, and she was responsive and sent great pictures of our cat happily playing with her. Highly recommended!

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 17, 2022
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Lydia's Qualifications & Experience


  • Walk
  • Car

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 $43.00. 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.

Lydia's Cat Sitting And Caregiving
5.00 • 7 reviewsFrom $35.25