Purrfessional Cat Care - Made To Meet Your Kitty Sitting Needs
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I'm Julie

A cat sitter in Indianapolis, IN

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
42 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 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 org 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! 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, so I am very proactive in keeping us both safe ❤️ I am fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid. Back to cats! My first cat, Sam, was a Maine Coon who I took in off the streets when he was a few months old and I was 13. He passed in 2020 at the ripe old age of 17 from kidney disease, and he was my first love. We managed his kidney disease for two years before having to let him go, so I am very comfortable with administering both liquid and pill medication. My Russian Blue, Turtle, is a 15-year-old diabetic and so I’m current on insulin shot techniques as well! He was also recently diagnosed with a heart murmur, cardiomyopathy, and hypertension (high blood pressure), and has a seizure condition so is now on pill medications 2x a day. He’s extremely food motivated so I am used to having to feed everyone separately and ensure that nothing edible gets left out! My 17-year-old tiny calico Emma has colitis, so I’m used to administering medication when needed (either with pill popper or by hand) and in particular cleaning up messes. She actually was returned to the shelter several times due to her bathroom issues...

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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 my other three cats are Turtle, Emma, and Fancy Lady (a very niche Supernatural reference for any of you fellow nerds out there).

Julie's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Jennifer

Julie was absolutely amazing! All of our cats adored her, even our anxious high need kitty. 4 paws up!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 6, 2024
Ann

Julie was absolutely amazing with my Scottie and Sadie kitties. Scottie was recently diagnosed with diabetes so was reluctant to leave town and Julie made sure I knew she had everything handled with his care and medication. Sadie is a shy kitty and after the first day she was out and about with Julie. it was wonderful to see all the updates twice a day of my babies and also making sure my home was kept nice and clean. thank you Julie !! I will definitely use you for all my future kitty 🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛ care needs ❤️

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 13, 2024
Carl

we’ve been working with Julie for awhile now and I would have a hard time trusting anyone else with our car. she is fantastic! we have complete trust in her and know that while we are gone our car is in excellent hands! Julie sends great picture, videos, and updates! we always know what is going on with our car while we are away!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 19, 2024
Rebekah

Julie did everything we wanted and more. The fear we had leaving our babies behind while we travel went away as soon as Julie updated us on everything while we were away. She provided lots of pictures everytime she visited. Took great care of Litter and food. Gave the most amount of love to our babies while we were away. We definitely know who to hit up next time we need to travel. We Highly recommend Miss Julie.

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 5, 2024
Sarah

I can’t say enough great things about Julie. she always cared for max like he was her own, she took the best care of him every time we were gone! his food, water, litter box were in tip top shape. sad to be moving away and not have someone I can trust so well with my home or my furry family! We miss you already Julie!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 18, 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

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 $26.00. 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
5.00 • 42 reviewsFrom $28.00