Cara's Cat Corner
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Rates start at: $34.00
Repeat clients: 15
Response time: 4 min
Hello,

I'm Cara

A cat sitter in Chicago, IL

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
40 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Cara 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 Cara | Cat Sitting in Chicago, IL

Hi there! I'm Cara, a feline enthusiast, and hopefully your new cat sitter. I have always had cats growing up and my current kitty companion is Vader, who is my best friend and furry overlord. My long-time love for cats led me to the PAWS Chicago Medical Center Cat Care Team. My experiences in both volunteering and fostering have given me valuable insights into cats of all sorts such as bottle babies, senior cats, timid cats, and kitties who just required a little extra care. It was also with PAWS where I learned to understand cat behavior, health, medicine administrations, and the art of creating a stress-free, comforting environment for them, all of which make me confident and ready to care for your furry family member in your absence :) With my own cat, Vader, I understand the feeling of leaving them for an extended period of time and wanting them taken care of and stress free. Whether it's a play session, a cozy cuddle, or just a calming presence, my priority is making your kitty feel content during your absence. Your cat's happiness and well-being are my top priorities, and I am ready to provide them with all the love, care, and comfort they need so both you and your kitty can relax during your time apart. I do Me...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love getting to meet and interact with different cats and to see all their different personalities. I also love sending all the cute photo updates to my clients during a reservation. They always love getting photos of their furry family members and I like being able to put their minds at ease while they are away.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

It is hard to pick just one as I've had so many great cats to watch! One that still sticks with me is a client had two cats, one of which was super shy, and they didn't expect me to see her at all during the reservation. To both our surprises though, she was out and about with me by the end of the very first day! It made both my client and myself feel at ease knowing she was comfortable and relaxed enough to come and hang out.

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

With my experience at PAWS as well as cat sitting, I have learned to let the cat initiate and control the interaction to the level they are comfortable with. Whether it be watching me from across the room, a few sniffs, or nothing at all, it's all up to the kitty and that's completely fine!

Cara's Reviews

Attention to Detail
4.9
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Caitlin

Cara took great care of my two kitties while I was on vacation! She was able to charm my usually shy cat by her second visit, and made sure they had plenty of food, water, and love while I was gone.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 13, 2024
Breno

Cara was amazing again - great care to our two cats, and they really like her! I love how careful Cara is with our instructions down to the details. We now have peace of mind when traveling that haven’t ever had. Thanks!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 2, 2024
Sabina

Cara did a wonderful job taking care of my kitties while I was out of town! She sent great updates and made me feel very comfortable leaving my kitties in her care!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 8, 2024
Emily

My cats love Cara and she took extra good care of my anxious boy!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 22, 2024
Spencer

Cara was so great with her updates and I could really tell she was playing with our sweet boy and giving him the best time while we were away! thank you!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 14, 2024
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Cara's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • 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 $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.

Cara's Cat Corner
5.00 • 40 reviewsFrom $34.00