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Need It Meow - Cat Sitting By John
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 8
Response time: 73 min

I'm John

A cat sitter in New York, NY


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

Over 45,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm John | Cat Sitting in New York, NY

Why me! -I love cats! I am not afraid of cats! - I have two cats of my own (Tuna and Sesame), so I understand deeply the nuances of cat care AND the nuances of why caring for *your* cat(s) in the specific ways *you* want is important. I would want no less for my babies. - I have foster experience! Here in NYC I was a foster parent with Little Wanderers (a lovely organization). I fostered for about two years with them. Along the way, I fostered many cats of many ages with varying levels of socialization and behaviors. Some were totally feral, some had spent time with people and other felines. I was lucky to adopt my two babies through my experience fostering. - I have professional experience! I used to work at PetSmart in the PetsHotel department. While my main duties were centered around the Doggy Daycare aspect of the PetsHotel, we had a thriving customer base of Cats who boarded with us who required my attention. I was responsible for the care of the cats and the cleanliness of their housing. This included feeding, play time, brushing (if the cat accepted it), litter scooping, blanket washing, and cage cleaning...

John's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Incredible catsitter - John clearly has animal magnetism, as our cat takes very well to him. John spends good quality time with our cat and it shows, as our cat is less stressed after long trips when John is in charge.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 29, 2023

John was very communicative, thorough in his updates and above all so sweet with my little Zuri :) I am with her most of the time, and dread leaving her alone/with others, so it is always a huge relief to know that she’s in great hands! I will definitely book John again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 3, 2023

John was great. We have two cats with wildly different personalities, and he was able to meet the needs of both splendidly, to the point of feeding our shy one under the couch. On the second day she had hid in the drawers underneath the bed, and although it took him awhile to find her, he wouldn't leave until he made sure she was okay. While we were only gone for a few days, I would definitely be comfortable going on a longer trip and leaving our little ones in his hands. Highly recommend!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 6, 2023

Excellent! John's visits were at the same times each day, and his updates were prompt and thorough, walking me through everything that he did so that I know he understood and was following instructions exactly. He's also a cat photo taking wizard. I felt confident that my babies were in good hands.

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 4, 2023

John was AWESOME with my three cats. One of them has to take a medication in a pill pocket treat twice a day and John was so intuitive and patient with her and it put me at ease while traveling! Another one of my cats is extremely shy with new people and was previously hiding under my bed with other cat sitters. It was a delight to see him trust John more and come out from under the bed in photos John sent! John was very communicative and sent lovely photos and videos of all my happy kitties. Definitely looking to book him again for the next time I travel, no question!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 3, 2023

John's Service Area & Rates

  • Free Meet & Greets
  • Drop-in visits to your home
    $30.00 / 20min
    $45.00 / 45min
    $66.00 / 60min
  • Overnight stays
    $91.00 / Overnight stays in your home
  • John's Holiday Surcharge is 30%
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Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Doing so will ensure you fully qualify for all of the benefits of the Meowtel Promise, including speedy support from a real human and insurance coverage.

John's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent


  • Car
  • Ground

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 Gift Card 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

The average price for a cat sitter is $33.00.

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.

Need It Meow - Cat Sitting By John

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