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I'm Susan

A cat sitter in Valencia, CA

5.00/5.00
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43 REVIEWS

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I'm Susan | Cat Sitting in Valencia, CA

Hey there! My name is Susan Edwards and I am a crazy cat lady from Santa Clarita, CA. I wear that title with honor and pride. I am currently owned by four cats of my own. My interest in pet sitting began in 2016 while volunteering at a local cat rescue. My experience there led me to some of my very first jobs. In the beginning of my pet sitting career, I was a full-time sitter for all types of pets. I cared for cats, dogs, bunnies, and an assortment of other small creatures. When the pandemic hit, I temporarily cut back on pet sitting and transitioned to a full-time admin job. That job ended in 2021 and I am back to pet sitting as my primary job. This time I am focusing on cats. My experience spans various types, ages, and personalities of cats, largely gained through my work with the Heaven on Earth rescue. As a volunteer there, I assisted in adoption events, cared for the cats at the local Petsmart, and spent countless hours at their sanctuary, helping socialize the shyest and most spirited kitties. As of July 2022, I am now volunteering for Kitten Rescue, where you may spot me caring for the cats at the Stevenson Ranch Petsmart. Feel free to come say hello! I am skilled in administering insulin, giving oral medications, applying topical ointments, and dispensing eye/ear drops. I have some experience with sub-q fluids. I was trained on a cat that required two people to administer the fluids. I am hoping to gain more experience in time. Additionally, I hold certification in animal CPR/First-Aid from the Red Cross, and am privately bonded and insured through Pet Sitters International. When it comes to your pr...

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

Technically I have been cat sitting for friends and family for decades, however that doesn't necessarily translate into professional experience. My first jobs came in 2016, while volunteering at a cat rescue. By the Summer of 2018, pet sitting had become my primary source of income and I now considered myself a true professional in the field. In 2021 I decided to start focusing on cats only.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

It's tough to pick a favorite, so I will go with a notable one that I get excited about whenever it comes up. It is the biggest cat household I have ever taken on. The number of cats varies per booking. It has been as low as 12 and as high as 17. All of the cats are (or were) local community cats. The client has taken it upon herself to T'n'R the entire neighborhood. Some cats are forever feral so they stay outside. The rest she finds homes for or keeps them herself. The last booking there was 13 total. 4 upstairs, 7 downstairs, and 2 outside. It's a lot of work but I love every minute of it.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I do! I have four. "Sir and the Nuggets". The Nuggets were an accident. Sir is my senior rescue boy. He's approximately 14 years old. I adopted him in 2016. In early 2019, I lost my soulmate cat. He was almost 19. My plan was to adopt another older cat when I felt ready. Six months later, the Universe dropped three kittens into my life. Ralphie, Crackle, and Pippi were born in my Mom's backyard. I took on the responsibility of getting them ready for adoption. They got fixed and had their last round of shots just before Covid shut the world down. Well they got comfortable in my home and my heart, and now I have four cats. It happens. Momma cat (Lucy) is now fixed and living her best life indoors at my Mom's house. She sure picked the right backyard to have her kittens in.

Susan's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Julie

Susan Edwards is fantastic. First of all, at our Meet 'n Greet, she got down on the floor, eye-level with our cat Pearl, and Pearl came right out to her--as if she were a long-lost friend. Pearl loved her. Susan speaks "cat", and she was able to get an up-close photo of Pearl that was as good as a professional photograph. I've never gotten one like that! Her photos were perfect. We received updates at each of her visits, & great videos, with commentary! Susan made sure everything was clean & neat before we returned home. Not only did she do everything we asked, she even cleaned the floor around the litter boxes, which I hadn't mentioned. When we got home, Pearl seemed relaxed, happy, & un-stressed. I could tell that Susan loves what she does, and she is very good at it. She is the best pet-sitter that we have had. And, having lived in several cities or towns in Iowa, Texas, & now California, we have gone through several of them. Your kitty will be in excellent hands with Susan.

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Response from Susan on May 21, 2024 "Thank you Julie for such a wonderful and detailed review. I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I had so much fun with Miss Pearl. She is a fantastic feline model. 😻 Looking forward to seeing her again."
May 21, 2024
Cassidy

Susan was fantastic! I was gone on a family vacation for 12 days, and Susan made sure my cats were safe and sound!! She notified me of some issues with the AirBNB that I have been staying at, which could have been a MAJOR safety issue for my cats with security issues with the door. I was able to notify the landlord and get the door fixed, thanks to Susan recognizing the issue. This was above and beyond care for my cats. Susan went above and beyond with fantastic communication and I am so glad that I booked with her and used Meowtel.

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Response from Susan on May 14, 2024 "Thank you Cassidy! I am so glad I was there at the right time to catch the door problem before it become a serious issue. 🙏 Your girls are beautiful and I hope to see them again. 😻😻"
May 14, 2024
Nima

Susan fixed the feeder again, and took videos and photos of our cats. It's so calming knowing that she will be there. She messaged me and when I didn't respond, she reached out via WhatsApp because I was out of the country. She wanted to be sure I got the updates. She is exceptional!

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May 7, 2024
Natalie

I am so glad that I hired Susan. She was so detailed and had good communication with me. Susan was very patient and willing to go above and beyond. I will definitely hire Susan for petsitting again.

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Response from Susan on Apr 20, 2024 "Thank you Natalie for the review! You have a fun feline trio. 😸😸😸 I also really enjoyed learning more about the non feline gang.🐓🐓🐓🐓"
April 20, 2024
Nima

one of our naughty kitties opened the lid to the automatic feeder. Susan noticed and sent pics. We decided to let them free feed until we came back home. if not for Susan we would’ve never known and it would’ve been a mess. Sure they were a bit chubbier when we came home. but in all fairness so were we! hahaha.

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Response from Susan on Apr 11, 2024 "Ha! I’m cracking up! Thank you Nima for always taking the time to write out a review. It is always a pleasure to hang with Lord B. and Lady M., even when they act naughty. 😹😹😹"
April 11, 2024
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Susan's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Inhalers

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.

Lovecats Scv - Feline Specialty Pet Care
5.00 • 43 reviewsFrom $32.50