Katera The Kitty Whisperer
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Rates start at: $24.50
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I'm Katera

A cat sitter in Jamaica, NY


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

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I'm Katera | Cat Sitting in Jamaica, NY

Hi! My name is Katera and I’m a second-year student St. John’s University. Growing up surrounded by cats, I've developed a deep love for these beautiful creatures. My love for cats has led me on a journey filled with meaningful experiences that have not only strengthened my understanding of cat behavior but also fostered my ability to provide exceptional care. My feline family currently consists of two adorably unique cats: Nemo, my sweet and gentle girl. She came into my life as a rescued stray with a broken paw, much like Nemo from Finding Nemo with his injured fin. Then, there’s Milo, another rescue stray. He's a ball of energy, always up for a good chase or playful pounce. They may be as different as they come, but together they bring endless joy to my life! I had the pleasure of cat-sitting for a family with four cats – each with a uniquely different personality! – from 2022 up until they moved away earlier this year. From playtime to administering oral medication, I ensured each cat got the care, love and attention they deserved when their owners were away. In...

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

I cat sat for a family with four cats from May 2022 up until earlier this year when they moved away. Each cat had their own distinct personality with different needs, and this experience has taught me how to care for a variety of personalities when it comes to cats.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love the process of developing a sense of trust between myself and cats when cat sitting. No two cats are alike, so whether that connection is created by engaging in a playtime session or understanding that they would prefer some space at first, being able to learn how to best develop a connection when cat sitting is so special to me.

How do you handle cats that are particularly timid or anxious?

As an owner of a shy cat, I know how important it is to give anxious cats space. It can be hard for them to warm up to new people, so I will keep my distance while ensuring they know I am here to care for them. Patience and gentleness are necessary when caring for all cats, especially those that are timid and anxious.

Katera's Reviews

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Katera was awesome! In addition to taking care of the necessities (feeding my kitty and taking care if her litter box), she really took the time to play with her and cuddle with her every day so that she'd have company while I was away. I'll definitely be hiring her whenever I go on a trip again.

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Response from Katera on Apr 20, 2024 "Thank you so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure being able to take care of Whiskey!"
April 20, 2024

Katera is a background-checked cat sitter in the Jamaica area. Their profile has been verified and their references have been checked by Meowtel.

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March 29, 2024
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Katera's Qualifications & Experience


  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $31.00. 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.

Katera The Kitty Whisperer
5.00 • 2 reviewsFrom $24.50