Caring For Columbus Kitties
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I'm Janelle

A cat sitter in Columbus, OH


You aren't charged until Janelle 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 Janelle | Cat Sitting in Columbus, OH

Hello! My name is Janelle, and I am a cat mom to two special-needs loveable furballs. I’d love to give your cats the special treatment too!! I’ve been owned by cats most of my adult life. Currently I live with Cleo, my senior queen with diabetes and CKD who is allergic to almost everything, and Zorro, my 7-year-old blind wild child. Both of them require special medications and diets, and I would love to care for your cats the way I’ve cared for them over the years! I’ve also volunteered at SaveAGato in Puerto Rico and worked with my neighbors to help feed, care for, and trap local strays in Clintonville. I have been with Meowtel for about a year now, and I love meeting new friends! I have found that my specialty is sitting and waiting patiently for shy kitties to warm up to me and trying other tricks to get them to come out of hiding. I also have experience with giving various types of cat medications, including insulin or other types of injections, special foods/diets, eyedrops, inhalers, ear drops, pills, and more! I have been double-vaxxed and boosted, and I am definitely able to follow whatever COVID protocols you might have in place at your ho...

Janelle's Reviews

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We recently had the pleasure of entrusting our beloved cat, Sprinkles, to Janelle while we were away for two weeks, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with her exceptional care. From the very start, Janelle was incredibly communicative, making sure to coordinate times that worked best for us and ensuring that she had all the necessary information to care for Sprinkles. Sprinkles is an older, anxious, and territorial cat who can be quite a handful, but Janelle handled her with incredible patience and understanding. She provided us with detailed updates every day, including photos and videos, so we always knew how Sprinkles was doing. Janelle went above and beyond by noticing even the smallest details, like gunk in Sprinkles’ eye or her sensitivity to certain areas of the house. Her attentiveness to Sprinkles’ needs and behavior was truly remarkable. Despite the challenges of dealing with Sprinkles’ anxiety and occasional aggression, Janelle remained calm and caring, always finding ways to make Sprinkles more comfortable. She even managed to water our plants and handle unexpected tasks like a mistakenly delivered package. Janelle’s dedication and compassion made a world of difference, and we returned home to a well-cared-for and happier cat. We highly recommend Janelle to anyone in need of a trustworthy, attentive, and compassionate pet sitter. Her professionalism and genuine love for animals shine through in everything she does. Thank you, Janelle, for your outstanding care and for giving us peace of mind while we were away.

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Response from Janelle on Jul 10, 2024 "Wow...thanks for this lovely feedback! I am truly humbled by your detailed review and kind words. I'm glad I could help you have a wonderful time away since I know that leaving elderly pets behind can be so stressful."
July 4, 2024

Couldn’t recommend Janelle enough! She has been very quick to respond to my messages and sent tons of updates while checking on Pippin. Knowing she was checking on him made me so much more comfortable leaving him for a few days!

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Response from Janelle on Jul 2, 2024 "Thanks for the kind feedback! I was happy to visit Pip while you were away. I hope he feels better soon so we don’t have to bother him with icky meds! 🥰"
July 1, 2024

Janelle is awesome. she even has our sky kitties come out for her!

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June 10, 2024

Janelle went out of her way for me and helped me with a food delivery by unpacking it for me and putting it away in my fridge so that it wouldn’t spoil. So appreciative. 😻✨

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May 28, 2024

Janelle was a wonderful cat sitter, always sending pictures and updating me at every visit. I will definitely call on Janelle again for future visits.

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May 27, 2024
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Janelle's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • Inhalers

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 $30.00. 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.

Caring For Columbus Kitties
5.00 • 75 reviewsFrom $32.50