Matt's Cats
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 62
Response time: 3 min

I'm Matt

A cat sitter in Chicago, IL


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

Hi, I'm Matt, and like you I'm absolutely obsessed with cats. I'm an artist, dad, and huge cat lover! I have nearly 20 years of experience caring for cats of all ages from kittens to seniors. From raising my own kittens through adulthood to fostering and socializing semi-feral cats, I'm skilled at gaining the trust of cats with a wide variety of personality types and love meeting cats on their own terms. I also have extensive experience administering a variety of medicines and treatments ranging from the relatively simple (pills and ointments) to the more intense (insulin injections, asthma inhalers and subcutaneous fluids). If your cat needs any kind of special care I'm more than happy to provide it. It’s my goal ...

Matt's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Matt has been watching our fluffy terrorist for years now. He always sends the best updates and I can tell from the photos that Junior is getting the best care even if he’s terrorizing the whole house while we’re gone.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 12, 2024

I have absolute confidence in Matt- from his affection and attentiveness towards my felines, to making sure the house is secure when he leaves. I can focus on whatever I'm doing instead of worrying.

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 26, 2024

Matt has been a truly amazing cat carer each time we have had the pleasure of welcoming him here. Our shy kitty Sam adores him and even came right to him for pets after a six-month break between care visits! Matt is the very best!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 14, 2024

we could not have been happier with our experience. the website was easy and intuitive to navigate. the onsite previsit to discuss our cats routine and exchange keys was professional and reassuring. Matt was above and beyond taking care of our shy cat - from making sure she received her medication, giving her loving social time eith cuddles, ensuring she ate and regained weight, and cleaned up litter around the litter box too!! his write ups and photos were blog post worthy. we could not be happier we went with Meowtel and Matt.

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 26, 2023

This was an extra night added on to a longer reservation -- as previously discussed in our other review, Matt is fantastic -- our normally super-shy kitty warmed up to him so amazingly well! We highly recommend Matt! 🙂

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 8, 2023
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Matt's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

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

Matt's Cats
5.00 • 92 reviewsFrom $30.00