Crystal Lake Is For Cat Lovers
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Rates start at: $34.00
Repeat clients: 3
Response time: 22 min

I'm Samantha

A cat sitter in Crystal Lake, IL


You aren't charged until Samantha 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 Samantha | Cat Sitting in Crystal Lake, IL

I have been a cat mom for most of my life! There is nothing I love more than my fur babies :) At the most, I had 5 - currently have 2: Gracie and Benny. I have worked in education for the last 16 years, both as a middle school teacher and literacy specialist. I first began teaching in Arizona, as there were few openings in my home area of Crystal Lake for a new teacher with a double degree in teaching and English. I moved to Arizona with one cat, Alley, and returned with 4! There is a large stray population there, and I went from feeding them on my patio to letting a few in the apartment to claiming them as my own quickly. My goal is to ease your mind that a cat person is taking care of your babies while you're away from home. There's nothing worse than having to teach your animal sitter ...

Learn More About Samantha

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

Gracie and Benny! Gracie is 17 and Benny is just under 2. I’ve also loved Bandit, Bailey, Alley, Lucy, Mittens, and Cubby during their lifetimes.

Are you usually available during holidays?

Yes. My family is small and in the area, so we don’t often travel.

Samantha's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Samantha did everything I requested regarding taking care of my two cats while I was gone for period of time. Her text messages along with some accompanying photos gave me the confidence that all was in good hands. Highly recommended cat-sitter!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 5, 2024

Samantha did a terrific job taking care of my two cats on two separate occasions. She did exactly what I had asked her to do regarding the cats and always provided a text message report following each visit. I would highly recommend her Meowtel service to anyone looking for a really good and responsible cat sitter.

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 28, 2023

Samantha is wonderful with our cat. I feel so much better when I travel knowing that she is stopping by every day.

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 26, 2023

We appreciate Samantha so much. She was wonderful with Niles while we were gone, spending time with him and sending us photos and updates.

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 24, 2023

I'm so glad to have found Samantha on Meowtel! I travel a lot & have two highly social cats who need human interaction & meals specific to each. Samantha takes care of everything - no problems! I get a daily update & return home to happy cats & a clean litter box. Reliable -- and also a cool person. 100% recommended.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 5, 2023
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Samantha's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • 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 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.

Memorial Day is coming up soon (May 27th). 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 $30.00. 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.

Crystal Lake Is For Cat Lovers
5.00 • 18 reviewsFrom $34.00