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I'm Melissa

A cat sitter in Fleming Island, FL


You aren't charged until Melissa confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

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I'm Melissa | Cat Sitting in Fleming Island, FL

I have had cats as part of my life since infancy (Puddy) and was caring for kittens and giving insulin injections to one of my cats at the age of 10 (Bitsy). Over the years, we have had -- LOTS of cats as part of our family, always rescues (except McKenna, our irresistible Scottish Fold). Once they become part of our family they are a part of it for life. I have cared for cats as old as 19 years old (Bubba) and as young as 2 weeks old (Bear - now a healthy 2 year old). I've given pills , injections, and subcutaneous fluids to cats. But mostly, I love to play with, love on, pet, and just hang out with, cats of all kinds. Cats are fascinating and ever-evolving, and there is always more to learn about them. My husband and I share our home with six cat...

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

Professionally, I was a cat sitter in Phoenix for about a year, and then we moved to Michigan, where my husband and I owned and operated Pet Sitting Plus for about 12 years. I have had cats as a part of my family all my life except about a year when I lived on campus at school. I spent three months in Brazil and managed to find a litter of kittens there who needed to be bottle-fed so I even had cats there! I've cared for kittens two weeks old and sick, elderly cats 19 years old and every age in between.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I enjoy experiencing the different personalities and quirks of each cat, and getting to know them over time. Cats are so unique, with different color and breed patterns and of course different behaviors. It really seems like cats are evolving and are so much MORE than they ever used to be!

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

My favorite cat sitting job would have to be for a client who deployed to Iraq and needed someone who could care for his three babies in their own home for several months. They had distinct personalities of course and I got to spend significant time and gain the shy one's trust. Mellow was the kitty I remember the most -- he was elderly and just wanted to be cuddled.

Melissa's Reviews


Melissa is a background-checked cat sitter in the Fleming Island area. Their profile has been verified and their references have been checked by Meowtel.

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Melissa's Qualifications & Experience


  • Car

Medication Experience

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

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 $26.00. 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.

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