Purrfect Kitty Companion
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Rates start at: $35.00
Repeat clients: 4
Response time: 6 min

I'm Lara

A cat sitter in New York, NY


You aren't charged until Lara 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 Lara | Cat Sitting in New York, NY

I'm Lara, and my life has been graced with the company of cats since I can remember. I've not only been a lifelong cat owner but also a passionate advocate for their well-being. My understanding and love for these wonderful creatures deepened when I rescued a kitten named Charlie. His journey from being a timid stray to a confident, loving companion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As a lifelong pet owner and lover, it’s important to me that your cat feels loved and social even when you're away. I pride myself on being an expert in cat beha...

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Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

My pets are my family. In my home, I have 3 amazing rescue cats - Charlie, Cece, and Milo - they fill my days with joy. Each has a unique story: Charlie was discovered as a stray, while Cece and Milo joined the family through adoption.

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

When meeting a new cat owner, I always set up a meet-and-greet first. It's vital for me to ensure you're completely at ease with how I handle your cats and your home. During my cat-sitting sessions, I'll make it a point to notify you as soon as I arrive to spend time with your cats, respecting any specific schedules you might have. Plus, after each visit, you'll get a detailed update from me, along with cute photos and videos of your kitties.

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

As a Meowtel client myself, I understand the importance of entrusting your cherished felines to someone who can create a deep, comforting bond with them during your absence. As a cat sitter, I prioritize establishing a strong connection with your kitten, with special emphasis on our initial meeting. This first interaction is crucial for building a lasting bond, ensuring your cats feel secure, loved, and at ease while you are away. My commitment is to provide your beloved pets with not just care, but a companion they can trust and feel at home with.

Lara's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Lara has been a fantastic car sitter on many occasions. She truly goes above and beyond. On her last visit she helped care for and monitor one of my kitties who was having some mild urinary issues that I thought had resolved before I left. Her attention to the situation made me feel so much better about not being there myself. Lara is a true pro and we are so glad to have her help.

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 21, 2024

Lara is so very reliable and takes the best photos and videos. She plays with the girls and gives them sweet pets. They absolutely enjoy her company, which makes me feel assured while we’re away. She is a go-to for sure. We’re happy to have her. Thank you, Lara!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 7, 2024

Lara was a true lifesaver during the Christmas season, providing exceptional care for Mia and Micah. Her genuine concern, attentiveness, and playful interactions with them made a significant impact. The regular updates through photos and videos kept me informed and reassured about my kitties' well-being. Without a doubt, I'll be turning to Lara for my future cat-sitting needs!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 2, 2024

Lara was a fantastic catsitter and I couldn't recommend her enough. She helped me out somewhat last minute to take care of my kitties over the holiday season, and sent detailed daily updates with pictures and videos. My cats loved her and she took meticulous care of them!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 29, 2023

Lara is amazing! the updates and pictures she provided were a joy to my day- I’m so glad Skelly was well taken care of. Words cannot express how thankful I am that Lara was able to care for Skelly during the holidays. I came back to a happy cat 🫶🏽 Well definitely love for Lara to care for Skelly in the future (:

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 28, 2023
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Lara's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Ground

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.

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.

Purrfect Kitty Companion
5.00 • 26 reviewsFrom $35.00