Finicky Feline Friend
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Rates start at: $37.00
Repeat clients: 109
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I'm Racheline

A cat sitter in Brooklyn, NY

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
211 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Racheline 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 Racheline | Cat Sitting in Brooklyn, NY

GENERAL AVAILABILITY NOTICE: If you are an existing client and see days blocked off, please get in touch -- I can usually accommodate you and will open the days for your booking if so. Hello Meowtel Cat Families! I'm a life-long cat carer with particular experience working with special needs cats. I have experience with kittens, geriatric cats, feral rescues, and cats receiving cancer and other medical care. I know that each cat has a unique personality and that all cats tell us what they need if we just take the time to listen. I love playing with social cats, but also respect that some cats just want to hang out quietly, either with me or in their favorite hiding space. Because of my experience working with feral rescues, I am also comfortable with cats that might hiss, scratch, or otherwise respond intensely to a change in their environment and usual care routine. I get it, we're all creatures of habit. And I'm happy to work with those cats to make your time away as stress-free as possible for them. Please note: For cats that need insulin injections or subcutaneous fluids, I requ...

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

I’ve been sitting for almost five years now and do it essentially full-time around working on my other career as a romance novelist. As noted elsewhere, I have a lot of experience with high-needs cats, whether this is related to a medical situation, socialization concerns, or being a high-energy breed. If a cat can do it, I’ve probably seen it at this point. I am also regularly hired to be an extra set of hands for clients learning to medicate cats with newly diagnosed chronic conditions, so please feel free to reach out if that is your situation.

What is your typical process for working with a new cat parent?

I vastly prefer to meet-and-greets in person, and I require them for cats I will need to physically handle for medication or other needs. For cats that need medication I recommend that we do the meet-and-greet while you are medicating them, so I can see what they are used to and verify that they will accept this care from me. My schedule is highly flexible, and I believe I’m there to meet your cat-related emotional needs as well. Feel free to worry as much as you want and provide as much insight into your furry friends as pleases you.

How do you ensure the safety & security of the cats and the home while cat sitting?

I still wear a mask. I’m in and out of a lot of homes and around a lot of cats, and no one needs a kitty cold or Covid. I always wash my hands when I arrive as I am not here to test your cat’s immune system. Escape is a big concern, especially for people who live in single-family homes and first-floor apartments. I know, I get it, I’m in the same situation, and have a whole plan where I slip in through a barely opened door I’ve blocked with my backpack. Your cats are staying inside. I never mess with your windows unless I need to close them due to a storm.

Racheline's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Hilah Hadaway

Racheline has been taking care of my two kitties for 4 years and has always been a good friend to them. 2 weeks ago as I was preparing for a trip to Europe, Nostrand died suddenly. Hope and Nostrand were very close and immediately Hope displayed abject sadness. Nostrand's sudden passing was a heartbreaking shock for us. Racheline went above and beyond to soothe Hope in my absence. She stayed longer than required and helped him through some of his darkest hours when I could not be there. I want to extend my deepest gratitude for the incredible care and compassion she showed both of us. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for being such a wonderful friend to Hope and for the exceptional care she always provides.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 30, 2024
Rebecca

Another great stretch of Racheline visits. Our cats are happy and cared for! This time our return was very delayed and Racheline was exceptionally flexible when our flight was cancelled and we needed her for two extra visits. A+

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 28, 2024
Kate

Racheline is the absolute best of the best. We just rescued a fourth cat, which didn't faze her in the slightest --on the contrary, she couldn't wait to meet him. She is a total cat whisperer, extremely knowledgeable, and gets on famously with all feline personalities (humans too I daresay, I love our short hangouts). Our cats all adore her, rush to meet her at the door, snuggle, and play. Bonus: Racheline is a pro-grade cat photographer: her shots are so much better than mine; I keep them all. Grab a time slot if you can; you and your cats will feel very lucky!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 20, 2024
Cole

Rachel routinely goes above and beyond in her care and update for our cats. Her communication and flexibility make us feel good about leaving our cats in her care (we joke they'd rather live with Racheline since they're very comfortable with her!!)

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 15, 2024
Layna

Racheline is the best - she gives great, thorough updates every day and takes better pictures of our cats than we do. Having peace of mind when I travel is invaluable, and Racheline delivers that!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 14, 2024
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Racheline's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R

Transportation

  • Walk
  • Ground

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 $32.00. 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.

Finicky Feline Friend
5.00 • 211 reviewsFrom $37.00