Auntie Christine's Customized Cat Care
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Rates start at: $39.00
Repeat clients: 3
Response time: 30 min
Hello,

I'm Christine

A cat sitter in Chicago, IL

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
12 REVIEWS

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Over 50,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Christine | Cat Sitting in Chicago, IL

PLEASE: NONSMOKING HOMES ONLY. I'm a freelancer who started housesitting in 2016 to fulfill my love of cats and travel. After catsitting for eight years, I am now auntie to more than a dozen cats. They all call me the cat whisper: I love slow blinks, afternoon naps, toebeans and speak cat. I've cared for various cat breeds, ages and personalities, including more recently two 6yo chocolate Burmese who were the sweetest snuggle bugs who'd sit on my chest purring away; a pair of calico queens in Bucktown (with me their mere servant); a tuxedo brother-duo in Lakeview who were little rascals that knew how to let me know it's playtime (also the smartest boys who could open cabinets); and a 4yo shy baby whom I turned into a lap kitty (to the surprise and delight of her pawrents). Before the pandemic, I regularly housesat three pr...

Learn More About Christine

What is your favorite cat toy?

My favorite cat toy is whatever the cats like! Bc they definitely have their favorites and will let you know. Some like wands, some love their little mousies, or just brown grocery bags or even water caps that roll around easily.

How do you handle cats that are particularly timid or anxious?

I do this with every cat bc I’m entering their territory and cats are territorial. When I first come into the house, I crouch down and don’t move and let the cats approach me for sniffs. I always speak softly and don’t make any sudden or large movements. Once the cat has sniffed me I’ll get up slowly and quietly to not startle them. For shy cats I’ll often just sit there or lie on the floor near them for however long it takes for them to feel comfortable around me. I’m always mindful and respectful of their cues to make sure pets and scritches are welcome bc I don’t want to overwhelm or overstimulate them. It’s better to leave them wanting more than to overstay your welcome! Usually by day 2 or 3 the cats will warm up to me and beg for scritches and love, which I’m more than happy to give.

Christine's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Brian

I could tell from the videos just how much my Julie loved the visits while I was out of town!

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Response from Christine on Apr 28, 2024 "Thanks Brian! Julie is a sweetie pie!! She does the most adorable flat pancake crawl on the floor when begging for scritches, it is just the cutest thing."
April 28, 2024
Deborah

Christine is great. Pluto loved her! She took tons of phots and told me what was going on in Pluto's world. Will definitely hire her again!!

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January 8, 2024
Meghan

Christine was a fantastic caretaker for my 3 cats! She sent fantastic photos, and was excellent with communication. Highly recommend!

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January 4, 2024
Rosie

Christine was super flexible and communicated with me consistently. She took perfect care of my two cats while I was away for a week and even tidied up after them before she left. I’m usually nervous being away from them for too long but I felt very comfortable leaving them in her hands!

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January 2, 2024
Bonnie

Christine was a wonderful and incredibly thoughtful caretaker! The boys loved her and she made some changes to their routine that solved mysteries I hadn't been able to figure out!

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January 2, 2024
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Christine's Qualifications & Experience

Transportation

  • Walk
  • Car
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • 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.

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 $32.00. 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.

Auntie Christine's Customized Cat Care
5.00 • 12 reviewsFrom $39.00