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I'm Rachel

A cat sitter in Chicago, IL


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

I'm the person who spends the whole party sitting on the floor with the cat. I have two kittens, Bear and Bean (named for the city of Chicago!) and have spent my entire life around cats. I know how scary it can be to leave your pets, so my goal is to give you peace of mind so you can enjoy your trip and know your kitty will be safe and sound when you return. I'm extremely diligent and thorough, so expect high-quality and very adorable photos of your cat and very detailed notes from my visits. I have experience with many different cats: I grew up with two very large tom cats who are not the friendliest, I have my kittens who are the cuddliest little ladies you'll ever meet, I've fostered extremely vocal and needy cats, and a momma cat with a litter of five. Since working with Meowtel, I’ve watched kittens, senior cats,...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love getting to explore new-to-me Chicago neighborhoods, and get to pet all the cats!!

What is your favorite cat toy?

I love the tiered ball toy, it’s so funny when the cat tries to grab it with both paws and is like hugging it. Also love the pure joy that comes from a perfectly sized box/paper bag.

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

Before the visit, I talk to the parents to gauge their comfort level, their favorite hiding spots, and to confirm the parent is OK with less photos and videos so I don’t stress the kitty out more. I want to ensure the cat is comfortable and feels safe! During the visit, I like to make my presence known by saying hi when I come in, then i talk to them while I do the food/litter, etc. so they know where I am in the home and know they can hide if they want. If they do decide to come out, I’ll give them some treats (if the parent says OK!) and sit with them and let them dictate the visit and if we play, do any pets, etc.

Rachel's Reviews

Attention to Detail

can’t recommend Rachel highly enough. she is dependable, great communicator, and sends awesome pics - from which I can tell my boy is happy and relaxed.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 21, 2024

Rachel is a phenomenal sitter, great updates, and my cat, Zeus, loves her. I highly recommend Rachel.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 1, 2023

Rachel was AMAZING with our cat Pierre. He took to her so quickly, and she gave him all of the attention that the little cuddle bug desired. Rachel provided detailed updates and so many pictures—we couldn’t have asked for more! We definitely will be booking again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 25, 2023

Wonderful pics and my normally skittish and shy girl loved her both times she’s cat-sit for me. It was so nice to have someone who clearly loves and understands cats to check in on my baby while away, it took away so much anxiety for me and my cat!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 31, 2023

this was the second time Rachel sat our teenage kitty. couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 24, 2023
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Rachel's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • 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 $35.00. 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.

Chicago's Purfect Pet Playmate
4.96 • 27 reviewsFrom $43.50