5-Star Shelter Volunteer Cat Sitter
Meowtel Insured
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Rates start at: $26.00
Repeat clients: 6
Response time: 6 min
Hello,

I'm Debbie

A cat sitter in Quincy, MA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
25 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Debbie confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

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I'm Debbie | Cat Sitting in Quincy, MA

Hi my name is Debbie, I'm in my 40s, and have been married for 25 years. We have a six-year-old cat named Noodles, a kitten named Pinto Beans, and a six-year-old dog named Ferdinand, and they are our babies!   I have had five amazing cats in my life, but I also have a lot of experience cat sitting for friends and family through the years.  Additionally, I am a long-term volunteer (10 years and their Kitten Adoption Coordinator) at a local animal shelter and have done cat care, TNR, foster team work, fundraising, and over 1200 adoptions there, so I have worked with both a lot of cats and people.  I am passionate about all animals, especially cats. I am detail-oriented, reliable, organized, conscientious, and very aware of the importance of following directions when it comes to cat sitting. I want what is best for the cat(s) and their people.  I feel that feeding cats and cleaning their litter box(es) is just as important as playing with them - unless they don't want to play, of course!  Sometimes just spending time near a cat is exactly what they crave for their own comfort and security. Over the years, I have learned a lot about reading cat body language and understand that every cat is different and has different needs, likes, desires, quirks, and dislikes. But this is what we all love about cats: their idiosyncrasies! My five cats were all very different from each other, which I was fascinated by. I love getting to know cats and learning about their individual preferences. Of course, nothing feels better than that moment when they trust you and show affection. It's magical. I had a semi-feral cat that took seven months to win over, but it was SO worth it!  But I also know that it doesn't necessarily happen with all cats, and that is absolutely fine. It's important that the cat is comfortable in their home, not that I feel loved! For example, if a cat is showing signs of needing alone time, I quietly sit in the room with them so they know I'm there if they change their mind, but I don't force myself on them. If they hide; I let them hide, as they are saying very clearly that they don't trust me yet. But if they come out to say hello, I take it slowly and follow t...

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What is your experience with cat sitting, and how long have you been doing it?

I have been a volunteer at a local animal shelter for 10 years. My husband and I have had five cats over 21 years. I've been cat sitting for friends and family since I was a kid, but professionally for about a year.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Everything! I love meeting new people and their cats , and especially learning about their cats' quirks. I absolutely love spending time with the cats and I find it so rewarding when they begin to trust me. I even like taking care of all of their needs, including feeding them, cleaning up, taking care of their litter boxes, etc. Whatever they need is just part of making sure that they feel safe and secure.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

There are so many! But possibly the one where the first few times I cat sat, I was lucky if I saw a furry blur run by. But the second time I cat sat for them, the cats must have recognized my smell or something and started to trust me and come out and show themselves. They even got close enough to smell me. It was so incredibly rewarding! By the third visit one of them was eating out of my hand! I was very proud of them.

Debbie's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Nicole

This is our second time having Debbie watch our two cats, and she continues to be amazing! She made unbelievable progress with our shy cat who is extremely wary of new people. As always, she was thorough and communicative. We always know that our cats are well taken care of when Debbie is around!

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May 29, 2024
Dana

Debbie is seriously an animal whisperer. I am starting to believe Cece likes her more than me! Debbie goes way above and beyond, truly loves cats, and understands them. She provides the best updates on not only the essentials, but also how your cat is doing emotionally. She provides amazing photos too! Debbie is #1!!

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Response from Debbie on May 27, 2024 "Awwwwwww!!! Thank you so much! I absolutely love CeCe, and I'm glad that she let me in. I feel truly honored. She's definitely a special girl. And thank you so much for being so flexible and communicative. 😻"
May 27, 2024
Robert

Debbie totally won over our extremely skittish cats on her third time watching them. This is on top of her usual top-notch professional service.. It is a huge relief to see how relaxed our cats are when we're away.

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Response from Debbie on May 14, 2024 "Thank you so much for this positive review! I was so honored when your girls trusted me enough to come so close and even take treats from my hands. I felt like I won the day! 😂"
May 14, 2024
Judith

Debbie is the best! She sent super detailed updates, pictures, and videos every day, and took amazing care of our cat while we were away. Our cat is usually very nervous around new people but Debbie was so patient with her and they ended up becoming the best of friends. She even watered my plants and fed our bearded dragon, and kept the place super clean. We will absolutely be reaching out to Debbie for future cat sitting!

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Response from Debbie on May 13, 2024 "Thank you so much for this amazing review! I'm the lucky one because I got to spend time with your beautiful, sweet Pearl. I appreciate how responsive you are the whole time. Thank you!"
May 13, 2024
Karen

Once again Debbie was fabulous!!! She gives my kitties the best attention and care. Her updates are beyond thorough! She even went above and beyond rearranging our multiple litter boxes to help address the messes outside the box. At least now they use all 3 even if they still aren't quite getting it right. My only hesitation in recommending Debbie is that more people will seek her services and that she will be less available.

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Response from Debbie on May 12, 2024 "Thank you for this incredibly kind and thoughtful review! I love working with you and taking care of your beautiful girls. it's always a pleasure!"
May 12, 2024
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Debbie's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills

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.

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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.

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