Val's Vip Cat Care
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Rates start at: $25.71
Hello,

I'm Valerie

A cat sitter in West Berlin, NJ

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
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You aren't charged until Valerie 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 Valerie | Cat Sitting in West Berlin, NJ

Ever since I was a little girl, I had a deep connection with animals. I can understand how they feel emotionally and physically and what they're thinking or wanting. There hasn't been a moment in my life where I didn't share my home with an animal companion. My first ever cat was Cloie. She was the sweetest black kitty with the most beautiful green eyes I've ever seen. We rescued her from the streets when I was a little girl. I was at my grandmom's house sitting in my mom's parked car waiting to go home. A couple neighborhood friends were with me when all of a sudden this little kitten just appeared from under my feet. I was talking to her, petting her, and holding her. And well, she became my first ever kitty! Currently, I'm lucky to have Teddy and Talia, my two rescued American Pit Bull Terriers, however, there is a void in my heart without having my own cat anymore. Cat sitting through Meowtel allows me to get all the kitty interaction I could want! My journey in caring for cats began with volunteering at an high-intake county animal shelter when I was only 13-years old. Since then I have worked in various roles in the pet care industry (e.g., kennel tech, vet tech, pharmacy tech, cat/dog sitting, etc.). I currently work at a large emergency/specialty animal hospital 3-days a week as a pharmacy technician. While I don't work directly with cats in this role, I have gained lots of up-to-date medical knowledge from reviewing feline medical records and learning which medications and special diets treat various conditions. I gained most of my hands on medical experience with cats at a private, no-kill animal shelter. I had my own special room where I treated and cared for all the sick cats, kittens, and an occasional dog/puppy. One memorable experience I had was being able to safely obtain blood from a feral cat on the first try! Because of my background working in animal shelters, I've learned the power and effectiveness of positive, reinforcement based...

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

I’ve been cat sitting since 2014. I have experience giving medications (primarily insulin and oral meds), recognizing symptoms of sickness, fear, anxiety, and stress, potential cat hazards to look out for, and normal kitty care duties.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Cats are special in their own unique ways. They offer a different type of affection and have their own style of humor. They are also remarkably intelligent in a very naturalistic way. I just truly adore them and feel very calm around them! This is why I was so excited to join Meowtel since it’s a special network of cat owners and sitters!

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

It is really hard to just pick one because they are all my favorite! I have “triplets” named after the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” that I’ve been caring for since they were young cats. I have another family that I’ve care for various cats over the years— three of which are medical needs (oral meds and inhaler)! I also had a sweet senior kitty who needed thyroid meds. Her silly quirk was she would always drink water droplets from the tub and then sit on my lap the whole time.

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Valerie's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Shelter Volunteer
  • Vet Tech

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • 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.

Juneteenth is coming up soon (June 19th). 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 $30.00. 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.

Val's Vip Cat Care
5.00 • 1 review • From $25.71