Gretchen Cares For Cats Columbus
Meowtel Insured
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Rates start at: $27.00
Repeat clients: 16
Response time: 47 min

I'm Gretchen

A cat sitter in Columbus, OH


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

My name is Gretchen and although I've only been a cat parent myself for about 7 years, I've always loved cats. As a kid when my parents didn't want to adopt a cat, I befriended a neighbor's outdoor cat, who began to come by and hang out with me on the porch every single day. All of my friends are cat-lovers, and I've become the go-to sitter among my friend group. I'm responsible and have so much fun hanging out with animals. I love sending cute photos and videos to the pet parents to make them smile while they're away, and assure them that their pets are in the best hands. Full time, I work AV for live events ...

Gretchen's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Gretchen was incredible with both Muna and Numan. Muna requires medication and this was my first time leaving town while Muna needed meds. Gretchen went above and beyond to ensure she received her medication and gave updates along the way. I would gladly have Gretchen back to take care of my fur babies.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 7, 2024

Gretchen is simply outstanding.

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 4, 2024

Once again Gretchen saved the days for us so we could explore Italy. she is in a word outstanding! way above the normal. Couldn't have pulled this off without her. Thanks ever so much.

Meowtel-verified reservation
September 25, 2023

Gretchen did a great job taking care of our 2 kitties! She sent us an update and photos each time she came. She also took care of watering our little terrace garden. We will definitely book her again for our next trip.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 24, 2023

I had peace of mind knowing Gretchen was watching my girls!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 2, 2023
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Gretchen's Qualifications & Experience


  • Walk
  • Car

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 $27.00. 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.

Gretchen Cares For Cats Columbus
5.00 • 29 reviewsFrom $27.00