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I'm Julie

A cat sitter in Indianapolis, IN

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
57 REVIEWS

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I'm Julie | Cat Sitting in Indianapolis, IN

Hi everyone, I’m Julie and I’m so excited to meet you and your furbabies! Here’s a little about me, my cat-sitting experience, and my own cats, each of which has made a permanent impression on my heart ❤️ Me: I’m a professional musician based in Indianapolis (I do opera and musical theater!) so my schedule is generally flexible (with the exception of occasional performance/rehearsal evenings), and I work for a nonprofit arts organization as well. With cat sitting, I have at times taken reservations that were last-minute or outside of my area, so please always message me to see if I can help you! My sitting schedule is often packed so I do block off some of my calendar to protect down time, but like I said, if you’re ever in a fix or just planning a trip and see that my calendar is closed, reach out to me first and we’ll see what we can do! Also, if you request “anytime” visits vs. a specific time of day, it’s more likely I’ll be able to fit you in last minute ❤️ As a sitter, I love taking notes, paying attention to the details, and giving your cat the space or play they need to be their happiest, healthiest selves. And speaking of health, I will always mask at meet-and-greets if requested! Also if you or your kiddos just have a cold but you have to meet before you travel, please just let me know and I'll mask up! That way I can aim to be my healthiest self while taking care of your kitties too. I am my mother’s caretaker and she's immunocompromised due to chemo, so I am very proactive in keeping us both safe ❤️ I am fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid. I deeply understand how hard it is to leave your babies at home, especially when they have extra important needs like scheduled feedings and medication. It can feel really scary to trust someone else with them but can be such a huge relief when you know you have a sitter you can count on! In particular, my sweet cat Turtle was abused before he was rescued, and so he was TERRIFIED of strangers, but as a diabetic he had to have his insulin shots like clockwork. After 8 months of getting to know our own beloved sitter, Turtle no longer tried to hide or flee, but instead became his completely sweet and chatty self when she was around, and even let her pick him up and hold him! I've had the same kind of experiences with my own skittish kitty clients, and I know how special that is and how wonderful it is to give your clients that same peace of mind that my sitter provides for me. I want to pay that forward and provide that exact same level of care for your babies when you're on the road. I do have a car and happily service Indianapolis, including but not limited to the neighborhoods of Irvington, Woodruff Place,...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love getting to meet so many different purrsonalities and create bonds with each and every one of them. It's incredibly special to me when the cats who are more shy or territorial (or had a difficult life before adoption) come to trust me and even let me love on them! Sometimes this takes a week, a few months, or even longer, but it is SO worth the wait. My second favorite part is sending my clients updates - cat photography is a hobby of mine, and I love catching mlems, biggg stretches, silly antics, and just photographing your babies' beautiful selves! It truly gives me a lot of joy.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

In 600 characters? No. But snippets, yes. 1) Theo absolutely hated me at our meet-and-greet; he was super spicy and let me know exactly what he thought. By the end of our reservation, he was on my lap and chest, purring all the time, and it made my heart swell a la the Grinch when he experiences FEELING. 2) Dean had a terminal diagnosis, and I had the privilege of spending his last week with him. He was incredibly sweet and serene, and he passed a couple of days after my time with him ended, but in that time he permanently stole a little piece of my heart. 3) They're all my favorite.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I do! My first cat was Sam (named after Samwise Gamgee, the biggest hero in the Lord of the Rings), and I also had two kitties Emma and Turtle who recently passed. We now joke that our house should be called the nine lives rescue because since then we have adopted a total of 9 cats (yes, I am a 100% certified crazy cat lady and can show you my credentials anytime 🤪) Read my bio for more info on all my wonderful cats ❤️

Julie's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Hazel

Julie did SUCH a wonderful job with our three kitties. She went over and above to accommodate a last minute reservation, sent so many updates, and really charmed our two shy kitties into being friends after only two visits! Our experience was amazing and I’m so happy we’ve found her!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 1, 2024
Misty

Easy to make reservations with her — if the day is X’d out, I just messaged her and we worked out the dates! She’s an amazing kitty photographer, definitely a cat whisperer and she worked out our baby to get him moving everyday!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 15, 2024
Sadie

Julie was great, just like last time! Her photos, videos, and messages are very detailed, and she also includes images of the fresh food, water, and litter. She also includes lots of details about my cat's play, whether she used her scratcher, etc, so I really feel like I'm still there with my kitty! My cat can be finicky about taking all her medicine, and Julie makes sure she gets the whole pill with her treat! I am grateful for Julie's help when I travel :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 9, 2024
Jenniver

Julie was great! It's so nice to have peace of mind while we're away.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 30, 2024
Montserrat

This is our second time with Julie and there will surely be more, having her care for our kitties makes our trips so much calmer, and we trust her 100%. she is equally great with our charmer cat and our more “difficult” one, and we appreciate everything she does to help all of them. I would recommend her to anyone without a doubt!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 21, 2024
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Julie's Qualifications & Experience

Transportation

  • Walk
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • 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 $29.00. 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.

Purrfessional Cat Care - Made To Meet Your Kitty Sitting Needs
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