Kathleen's Worry-Free Cat Sitting
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Repeat clients: 15
Response time: 13 min
Hello,

I'm Kathleen

A cat sitter in Orland Park, IL

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
26 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Kathleen 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 Kathleen | Cat Sitting in Orland Park, IL

Cats have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and still are. I currently have 4 cats, Cosmic (16 years old), Jingle (14 years old), Berri and Gerri (5 years old). I used to foster for a local rescue and that is how I welcomed Berri and Gerri into my home, I was a "Pandemic Foster Failure". I wanted my children to grow up wih cats, like I did and that is how Cosmic came into our lives when he was a kitten from P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park. Cosmic was adopted with his sister Daisy, but unfortunately Daisy was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of one. Daisy passed from complications with epilepsy and Cosmic was lonely for a sister. That is how Jingle became part of our family right before Thanksgiving from P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park. With having four cats right now, it is more difficult for me to foster, so now for the past 5 years I have volunteered at P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park with my daughter. By working at P.A.W.S. and fostering...

Learn More About Kathleen

Are you usually available during holidays?

Yes, I usually am available during the holidays. My family is local, so I still have time for the kitties.

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

First rule, always go slow. I find that if you get down to their level and just talk to them, it eases their anxiety. Never force anything a cat will come to you if they are comfortable and want to.

Kathleen's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Shabano

Kathleen is a warm and loving caretaker who took care of our shy cat and gave us a lot of updates and quick feedback. We were able to enjoy our trip knowing she was caring my and diligently looked after.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 19, 2024
Jamie

Kathleen was great! Comforting communication each day, with photos!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 10, 2024
Katie

Very prompt and follows instructions to the letter. Having Kathleen around to take care of our kitties helps us rest easy and relax while we are out of town. She is our go-to cat-sitter anytime we need one and we will confidently continue to book her services in the future.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 11, 2024
Tina

I’m anal and detail oriented. Kathleen not only addresses my concerns and must-haves for my fur babies, she consistently goes above and beyond with timely and stress reducing feedback and documentation. We (and my sweet 4-legged boys) are so fortunate to have Kathleen to count on. I can travel with ease.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 31, 2023
Kate

This was our first time leaving our fur babies and we were nervous about how they would react to someone new. Kathleen was amazing, met our cats and they were instantly drawn to her. She was punctual, trustworthy, consistent and gave our kitties the essentials and extra attention that they needed. Her updates and pictures helped put us at ease. Working with Kathleen was a wonderful experience and we will definitely have her care for them again.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 27, 2023
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Kathleen's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops

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 $36.00. 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.

Kathleen's Worry-Free Cat Sitting
5.00 • 26 reviewsFrom $37.00