The Pampered Cat - Bangor
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Rates start at: $25.00
Repeat clients: 15
Response time: 5 min
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I'm Jen

A cat sitter in Bangor, ME

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
29 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Jen 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 Jen | Cat Sitting in Bangor, ME

Hello! I moved back to Maine in 2020 and am happy to be able to provide services here! I was a volunteer at the San Diego Humane Society for 3 years; I worked with cats on the adoption floor and with difficult cats in the behavior center. I have been cat sitting for 19 years and have experience caring for cats on special diets, giving insulin shots, and giving medications in any form. I am certified in cat CPR/First Aid. I worry about my cats when I travel, so I understand wanting to find someone you can trust to watch your cats. I will provide you with many pictures and updates. I also will bring trash to the curb, bring in packages/mail, water plants, and anything else you need! I always let the cat(s) decide how they want the visit to go; if they are feeling affectionate and want lots of pets, if they just want to play and get th...

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

I have been cat sitting since 2004 - it's been 20 years! I started cat sitting just for friends & family, and then while living in San Diego I was looking for a way to make extra income and discovered Meowtel. I started cat sitting with Meowtel in 2016 - shortly after the company was created! I also used to work as a barista at the San Diego Cat Cafe and had ~12 cats to care for as part of my job duties. I had so many absolutely wonderful cats that I watched in San Diego, some of them were regulars and some were just one time, but all of whom I still occasionally think about and miss! I now have a great handful of regular clients in Maine. I still cat sit for friends & family and I've even watched a bearded dragon and a pig!

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love getting to know each cat and seeing all of the different personalities! I love when I have finished all my cat sitting duties and can just spend the rest of the visit either cuddling with cats or playing with them - or both! Another unexpected perk that I really appreciate is getting to explore different neighborhoods or areas that my clients live in, places I might not have known about otherwise. I got to visit so many different parts of San Diego for example and since I was still new to the area, I really enjoyed/needed that. Sometimes I would walk around the neighborhood after my visit or I would go to a nearby coffee shop, park, etc. I discovered a lot of cool places that way!

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

I would have to say my very first reservation, which also became my first regular client. This was all the way back in 2016 so it was a long time ago, but I still think about Mama and Boobers. They were two incredibly sweet, fluffy cats with the cutest faces. It was one of those neighborhoods I mentioned in my previous answer that was actually pretty near my house but it was still a totally new neighborhood to explore so that added to the excitement I felt over my first official Meowtel reservation. I loved spending my evenings with those two cats in my client's quiet and peaceful home. It really set the stage for how awesome my time with Meowtel has been.

Jen's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Jay

This is the second time Jen has taken care of my kitties while I'm on vacation. The first time was an amazing experience, but this one -- it may be the best service I've ever had... ever anywhere. Her communication is top-notch, with lots of information and messages about how my little cat monsters are doing, how much they ate, cat box concerns, and just plenty of details to help me feel connected to them while I'm away. Beyond that she sent lots of pictures and videos that showed how much fun she was having with the kitties and how much fun they were having with her. One of my kitties is shy and didn't interact much with Jen the first time she helped out, but this time my shy little princess kitty was fully engaged and excited to play and show Jen around the house. Lastly, both times Jen has taken care of the kitties they have been in a great space when I returned and there was none of the usual distance they exhibit when I've left them for days. I cannot recommend her enough. Single best service I've ever experienced -- and that matters to me because these are my little babies.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 5, 2024
Rachel

I could not recommend Jen more. She truly went above and beyond to make sure our cats were cared for and comfortable. We were uneasy after a bad prior experience with a different person and we had to go out of town for medical reasons, so we were very nervous. Jen immediately abated any concerns by giving thorough and regular updates with pictures and quickly earning the trust of all of our cats. She took extra care to make sure their food and water stayed fresh, quickly adapted when one of our litter robots had errors, and even checked on the cats during a bad storm (and brought in and saved some soaked packages). She spent time with each of our cats and played with them. It was clear that this was the best experience our cats have ever had with us out of town, and I am so grateful.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 21, 2023
Lauren

My cat soon learned to trust Jen and react happily when she visited, per her excellent photos and videos of their encounters. She's a caring, detail-oriented sitter.

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 31, 2023
Jay

Jen was just awesome. My cats have always had family take care of them whenever I go anywhere, so I was unsure what this experience would be like. Right from the "meet & greet" I felt confident in Jen, though, and after this trip I am certain that my confidence was not misplaced. Her daily messages were wonderful - detailed, contained stories about the kitties along with pictures of them, info about the food and water they ate, and specifics about when she'd be back to see them again. She played with them, brushed them, and just did a phenomenal job and I am very appreciative. And the best part is, when I returned, my little cat monsters were happy and friendly and didn't show any signs of feeling like I had neglected them by going away for a couple days (as they have at times in the past). I will certainly be asking Jen if she'll help for all of my future trips!!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 1, 2023
Laura

Jen did a great job with our kitties! They were in a new home and were slightly nervous at first (their owners too!). She sent detailed updates, photos, and paid very close attention to detail. Jen knew when to play with one kitty and give the other a little space to warm up. We couldn’t recommend a better sitter!

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 21, 2023
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Jen's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • 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.

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 $25.00. 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.

The Pampered Cat - Bangor
5.00 • 29 reviewsFrom $25.00