Rue's Kitkat Heaven
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Rates start at: $34.00
Repeat clients: 20
Response time: 1 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

Ru was amazing and took great care of both my cats, including one who requires oral medication 2x daily! She followed all my instructions perfectly and went above and beyond to ensure the cats were safe and happy at all times. Ru also sent lots of cute pictures and updates daily which helped to make my entire trip stress free. I could tell my cats really loved her too! I would absolutely recommend Ru and hope to definitely book with her again in the future!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 31, 2024

My second time hiring Rukana and would definitely hire again! Very responsive, and takes care of my kitties perfectly. Thanks Rukana!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 21, 2024

everything was smooth and rue was just awesome with our kitty. she’s shy and a bit territorial, but by the end it seemed rue was able to get her to be friendly. Riis is hard to care for and other people who have helped have been scared off by her challenges but not rue. the vids and pics were so helpful along w the long messages!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 5, 2024

3rd time using Rukana now and she always does an amazing job!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 29, 2024

Rue was wonderful with our two cats. They can be difficult, but she was patient with them and provided thorough updates on each visit. She even visited them amid a snow storm, which was truly above and beyond. It made us feel at ease while we were away. She was great!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 26, 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.

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 • 42 reviewsFrom $34.00