A cat sitter in Chicago, IL
You aren’t charged until Carolyn confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.
I'm Carolyn | Cat Sitting in Chicago, IL
😻 𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆! 😻 𝐈𝐅 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐃𝐎 𝐍O𝐓 𝐒𝐄𝐄 𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐈𝐋𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 𝐈𝐓, 𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐒𝐊. 😻 I wark full-time (3 days at home and 2 days in the Loop). This is why my availability is only once per day and why it needs to be "anytime". I can easily sit in my neighborhood and off the following CTA routes: 22, 36, 76, 77, 151, and 156. 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐌𝐄 👩🏻 I'm a responsible Gen X woman who has had cats my entire life. My first kitten, Yes'm (named cause we adopted her on a vacation down south), became a part of my family when I was 9 and I've been a crazy cat lady ever since! 👩🏻 I'm an environmental paralegal and an aspiring independent paralegal career coach. I love to travel, experience live music, read and write, and visit museums and galleries. I returned to college as an adult and earned my undergrad from Cornell University and my paralegal certificate from Rice University. I've lived most of my life in Northeast Ohio but am a happy Chicagoan now! 𝐏𝐄𝐓 𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 (𝐏𝐑𝐄-𝐌𝐄𝐎𝐖𝐓𝐄𝐋) ✅ 2 weeklong sits for a friend (🐶 2020, Columbus, OH) ✅ 1 long weekend for a cousin (😺🐶 2017, Warren, OH) ✅ 3 weeks for my parents (😺😺 - 2017, Kent, OH) ✅ 2 occasions for ≈ 1 week each for an academic couple (😺😺🐶 2015, 2016, Ithaca, NY) ✅ 2-3 occasions in my home and a friend's home (🐶🐶2010-2014, Medina, OH) 𝐂𝐀𝐓 𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐒 🐈⬛ Giving pills 🐈⬛ Liquid meds 🐈⬛ SubQ fluids 🐈⬛ Diabetes shots 🐈⬛ Play 🐈⬛ Love 🐈⬛ 𝐌𝐘 𝐂𝐀𝐓 𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 👩🏻😽 It's now only myself and my house panther, Katarina, who is 13. She's a happy chonker who still hasn't needed any special veterinary care, though she is now eating a special kidney diet. She's kind of a diva and drama queen. It takes her a long time to warm up to someone new but she lets me smoosh on her belly all day! 😿 Roxy, my house tiger kitty, sadly passed away in December 2021 on her 18th birthday. She enjoyed a healthy and happy life despite being nearly blind for many years, hard of hearing, and on anti-seizure meds for the last 2 years. She was my heart and we miss her so much. 𝐕𝐎𝐋𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐄𝐑 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊 ✅ Portage County APL (2004-2005 - Ravenna, OH) ✅ Cats 'R People Too (2000 - 2002 - Warren, OH) ✅ Angels for Animals (approx 1997 - Canfield, OH) Cleaned cages, fed and played with the cats (and dogs sometimes), and occasional short-term fostering. Also did admin work in membership, volunteer recruitment, an...
Carolyn always goes above and beyond to make sure our kitty and home are taken care of. Whether it’s playing or giving pets, she gives our cat all the love while we’re gone which has always given us peace of mind. She gives great and frequent updates while visiting as well, which are so fun to see while we are away!!
My boyfriend and I were gone for two weeks and Carolyn did an amazing job taking care of our Millie! She’s very transparent and communicative and maintains a schedule for the cats. she sent plenty of photos and videos for each visit as well as a list of everything that was done. Our cat is extremely shy but she warmed up to Carolyn so quickly! we couldn’t be happier!
I would trust Carolyn with my kids! She was here when she said she would be and the kitties were so well taken of. She communicated with me at every visit, sent photos and I felt very comfortable leaving my fur babies with her. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.
Carolyn did amazing! she was able to see my boy for a quick stop to feed him and was very helpful the entire time. Thank you again!
Carolyn's Service Area & Rates
- Free Meet & Greets
Drop-in visits to your home
$40.00 / 20min
$60.00 / 45min
$80.00 / 60min
- Carolyn's Holiday Surcharge is 50%
Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel
Doing so will ensure you fully qualify for all of the benefits of the Meowtel Promise, including speedy support from a real human and insurance coverage.
Carolyn's Qualifications & Experience
- Foster Parent
- Shelter Volunteer
- Topical Ointments
- Eye/Ear Drops
- Oral Medication / Pills
- Injections / Diabetic Management
- Subcutaneous Fluids
Each Visit Includes
- Litter box cleaning
- Water refresh
- A text update with at least 1 photo
- Playtime and belly rubs
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
Gift Card 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
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
The average price for a cat sitter is $32.00.
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.