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I'm Matt

Chicago, IL

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Repeat clients: 59
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Meow! I'm Matt, a Cat Sitter in , IL

Hi, I'm Matt, and like you I'm absolutely obsessed with cats. I'm an artist, teacher, dad, and huge cat lover! I have over 15 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 to make sure your cats are as loved and comfortable while you’re away as they would be if you were at home. As an a...

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We have 3 cats and one was recently diagnosed with diabetes and requires insulin 2x a day. Our prospects for ever going on a vacation again seemed quite bleak until we met Matt. He's the bomb and must be a cat whisperer because not only was he able to administer the insulin no problem, he even (almost) won over my queen bee kitty who never comes out for any cat sitter. Forever grateful and our future vacations will now revolve around Matt's schedule! :-D

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 8, 2023
review-img Theresa

Matt took excellent care of my "pride" of five cats, including one that needs meds twice per day. He coaxed the shy ones, played with the bold ones, and sent photos of every cat twice a day (!) along with detailed reports. I was able to relax during my travels, knowing they were in such competent and caring hands. He was equally careful about house security, mail pickup and other necessities. Thanks, Matt!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 14, 2023
review-img Amber

Our grateful thanks to Matt for stepping in at the last minute and making time to look after our kitties when our flights were changed. He's the best!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 2, 2023
review-img Amber

Matt is our "go to" cat sitter. He's the best!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 2, 2023
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Matt is the best! Our girl Sam is very shy & fearful of anyone who doesn't live in our home, but Matt was able to win her trust. She let him pet her & was purring & seeking more pets! He also was super attentive to feeding, etc, & sent detailed notes & awesome photos of visits. Highly recommend!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 28, 2022


  • Foster Parent


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car

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 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 earnings.

We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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 $29.00.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel. 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.