Rue's Kitkat Heaven
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Rates start at: $38.00
Repeat clients: 25
Response time: 10 min

I'm Rukana

A cat sitter in Sunnyside, NY


You aren't charged until Rukana 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 Rukana | Cat Sitting in Sunnyside, NY

Hey there! My name’s Rukana but you can call me Rue and I absolutely love cats. I have one little boy myself who has just turned two named KitKat. He’s a sensitive cat and has given me loads of experience dealing with his food allergies and giving medications to kitties who may need just a lil extra help. I’ve got experience hand feeding kittens as well thanks to him and have gained experience with a multitude of different cats with meowtel varying f...

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

I have been cat sitting for almost a year now and have loved every day of it! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many different types of kitties with varying personalities and have loved being given the opportunity to grow within my experiences with them!

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

I have taken care of many sweet cats that have a bit more trouble than others when it comes to meeting new people and always make sure they’re given the same care and attentiveness all the other cats are given. I make sure to give them lots of space and time to feel comfortable with me entering their environment and always make sure to listen to what they’re telling me using their body language so they don’t feel pressured by me in any way.

Rukana's Reviews

Attention to Detail

I’ve booked Rukana multiple times and plan to again! she was sweet with my baby, who’s shy at the best of times, and was wonderful with pics and videos that really made my day

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 23, 2024

Rue did amazing with our cat Milo! we had just moved in to town and had a trip scheduled for our wedding and were super nervous to leave him! Rue was able to connect with Milo very quickly and be the best caretaker for him! she would send us daily updates and noticed so many details about Milo which gave us a lot of comfort and assurance that he was in fantastic hands! we highly recommend Rue to care for your cat! I know we will connect with Rue again in the future for Milo!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 18, 2024

this is my third time using Rukana’s services and she never disappoints! She even got my shy kitty to come out, which never happens! Will definitely be using Rukana again :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 15, 2024

We are so happy to have found Rue as our catsitter. She took care of our kitties for 9 days while we were away and we came back to very calm and happy cats. Our boy Roar was a little shy at the beginning but Rue knew how to win his trust and make him feel comfortable. We got so many videos, photos and updates that gave us peace of mind and let us see how good our kitties were being taken care of. Rue, you are the best!!!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 12, 2024

We have had a great experience using Rukana to take care of our two kitties. She is knowledgeable about cats needs, detail oriented and caring. Thank you Rukana!! Rise and Roar look forward to see you soon :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 28, 2024
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Rukana's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent


  • Walk
  • 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 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.

Rue's Kitkat Heaven
5.00 • 59 reviewsFrom $38.00