Comforting Cat Caregiver In Nyc
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Rates start at: $28.00
Repeat clients: 1
Response time: 23 min
Hello,

I'm Tess

A cat sitter in Ridgewood, NY

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
6 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Tess 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 Tess | Cat Sitting in Ridgewood, NY

Hello there, I'm Tess, a dedicated cat enthusiast residing in the NYC area. As a long-time cat owner and caregiver, I have honed my skills as a cat sitter over many years. I love providing companionship, attention, and care to cats while their owners are away. ❤️ My expertise in cat care ranges from catering to not only my own cat but also to the cats of my clients and even the neighborhood strays. I pride myself in being well-versed in all aspects of cat care, including specialized attention for cats with conditions l...

Learn More About Tess

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

What I enjoy most about cat sitting is the opportunity to connect with cats on a personal level and provide them with the care and attention they need while their owners are away. Cats have such wonderful personalities, and it's always fascinating to get to know them and earn their trust. Whether it's playing with them, grooming them, or simply spending quiet moments together, I find joy in building a bond with each cat I care for. Additionally, knowing that I'm helping to ensure the well-being and happiness brings me immense joy in my work as a cat sitter.

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

Yes! I have an orange and white cat named Baby who is two and a half years old. He was once a feral kitten living in my backyard. I spent two months feeding and spending time with him to make him comfortable around me. Once I was able to pet him, he turned into a cuddle bug and my permanent companion. I love spending my days with him from snuggling in bed to playing with his favorite feather wand toy. He is truly my best friend, (and is sleeping on me right now as I type this). ❤️

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

Ensuring the safety and security of both the cats and the home is paramount in my role as a cat sitter. I achieve this by conducting thorough meet-and-greets with you to understand your home layout and your cats' routines. Open communication throughout the sitting period ensures you are informed of your pets' well-being and any relevant home updates. Emergency preparedness includes having emergency contacts ready and knowing the location of your local vet. These measures provide peace of mind to you and ensure the well-being of your cherished companion.

Tess's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Celine

Tess is amazing with our socially anxious kitty, I’ll definitely ask her to cat sit again :) she gives detailed updates and went above and beyond to tidy our place up and pick up packages!! thank you!!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 8, 2024
Rob

Tess did a fantastic job watching our cat for a week while my fiancée and I were away! She sent detailed notes and lots of great pictures and videos each day. She even went the extra mile to clean up around the litter box and take out our trash. Would highly recommend Tess for anyone looking for cat sitting!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 5, 2024
Giovi

Tess provided a level of comfort and care for my cats I didn’t know was possible. Tess was communicative, kind and went above and beyond for my two elderly cats who have a lot of needs. I recommend Tess with my whole heart if you are looking for an angel to look after your babies. Look no further.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 31, 2024
Daniel

Tess was awesome and took such great care of our Nala! Will definetly be asking her to come back.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 26, 2024
Natalie

Tess was a wonderful caretaker for my cat! She provided super detailed updates and showed a level of concern for my cat that you don’t often seen in short-term cat sitters. She was professional and she eased my worries about being gone for a whole week.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 11, 2024
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Tess's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • T-N-R

Transportation

  • Walk
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • 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 $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.

Comforting Cat Caregiver In Nyc
5.00 • 6 reviewsFrom $28.00