Carolyn's Purrfect Paws - New Client Discounts
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Rates start at: $38.00
Repeat clients: 9
Response time: 7 min

I'm Carolyn

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.

Over 50,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Carolyn | Cat Sitting in Chicago, IL

πŸ—“οΈ ππŽπŽπŠπˆππ† March, April, May, June, and early July 2024 ❓ πˆπ… π˜πŽπ” πƒπŽπ'𝐓 𝐒𝐄𝐄 π€π•π€πˆπ‹π€ππˆπ‹πˆπ“π˜ π…πŽπ‘ 𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐍 π˜πŽπ” 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 πˆπ“, 𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 π€π’πŠ. πŸ’ΈNew clients will save 5% when booking at least 3 days. 😻 I work a full-time hybrid schedule so my availability can only be "anytime" once daily. π€ππŽπ”π“ πŒπ„ πŸ‘©πŸ» 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, learn piano, 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 now a happy Chicagoan now! 𝐏𝐄𝐓 π’πˆπ“π“πˆππ† π„π—ππ„π‘πˆπ„ππ‚π„ (𝐏𝐑𝐄-πŒπ„πŽπ–π“π„π‹) 😺🐢 βœ… 2 weeklong sits for a friend (🐢 2020, Ohio) βœ… 1 long weekend for a cousin (😺🐢 2017, Ohio) βœ… 3 we...

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

βœ… Meowtel in Chicago since March 2022 βœ… 2 weeklong sits for a friend (🐢 2020, Ohio) βœ… 1 long weekend for a cousin (😺🐢 2017, Ohio) βœ… 3 weeks for my parents (😺😺 - 2017, Ohio) βœ… 2 occasions for β‰ˆ 1 week each for an academic couple (😺😺🐢 2015, 2016, New York) βœ… 2-3 occasions in my home and a friend's home (🐢🐢2010-2014, Ohio)

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love meeting so many different purrsonalities! Each cat is so unique and I enjoy getting to know them, to learn what they like and don't like, how they interact with toys, and what kind of attention they enjoy the most.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

πŸˆβ€β¬› My house panther, Katarina, is my world She's a 13-year-old smooshy chonker who enjoys weekly nipspot nights, Greenies, summer walks in her stroller around Lincoln Park, and napping in one of her 10 favorite spots. She has early-stage kidney disease so she eats mostly KD and other wet food, but sometimes she just really appreciates having her kibbles. She's a bit of a diva and drama queen. It takes her a long time to warm up to someone new but once she does, she's yours for life! πŸˆβ€β¬›

Carolyn's Reviews

Attention to Detail

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!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 27, 2023

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!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 20, 2023

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.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 9, 2023

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!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 20, 2023

Carolyn is so great! She is communicative, reliable, and takes great care of our kitty. Our cat can be shy with strangers but Carolyn is patient and still spends time giving her company which is exactly what she needs when we are out of town.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 25, 2023
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Carolyn's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Ground

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.

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.

Carolyn's Purrfect Paws - New Client Discounts
5.00 β€’ 23 reviews β€’ From $38.00