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A Little Bit Of Love

I'm James

Portland, OR

Meowtel Insured
Background Checked
Attention to Detail
Repeat clients: 6
Avg. response time: 18 min

Meow! I'm James, a Cat Sitter in , OR

I have a unique ability to connect with animals, especially cats! ❤️ I've had dogs and cats most of my life. I grew up with kitties as a child, but it was when I was in about the 7th grade that I realized I had a special relationship with Kitty, my Calico! I noticed how she responded to me when I talked to her. She would come to me when I called her just like a dog would. I was her person. She was an indoor/outdoor kitty and sometimes would loudly call for me from outside my bedroom window to show me her latest "present!" Throughout the years into adulthood, I became known in my circle as one who will house/pet sit and take great care of all the things! I was also the designated airport shuttle! I have always had a knack for connecting rather quickly with kitties who don't normally warm up to strangers. I currently have 2 cats, Jack and Puppy, and have had up to 4 at one time. Puppy Cat earned her name for her watchdog skills and a little bark-like squawk she uses when she talks to you. Jack is an immensely gregarious Tuxedo with a huge personality. He is highly communicative and intensely passionate. He adopted me last year and now has convinced me to leash train him so he can go outside to explore. You may see him riding in a carrier on my e-bike sometime next spring cruising around Portland and meeting people and their pets! Or maybe on the trails hiking Portland's amazing trails! I believe he would love to be with me wherever I go. I would love to meet you and your kitties and become your Reliable and Trusted Cat Sitter! When I come to visit if there is a cat in the room, I tend to address them right away so don't be surprised if I start talking to them while we are visiting. This allows me the opportunity to see how they respond to me. We will pick up the conversation where we left off. I always introduce myself with a hello and sweet words for them. I get down...

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review-img Makenzie

James is phenomenal! my cat is very shy to new people and James put the work and time in and my car Vader felt comfortable and trusted him. Now my shy sweet boy has a new bestie and I’m so thankful! He is the best!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 15, 2023
review-img Luis

James was a great sitter, very friendly and reliable. We are new to the site and needed a cat sitter over the holidays, James was available and upon meeting him felt it would work out perfectly. He was very accommodating to our last minute travel updates and provided great communication and updates during each house visit. Thank you James!

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 6, 2023
review-img Amber

James comes highly recommended by me and the kitties! He was flexible when weather botched and rearranged our travel plans and he rolled with it and was able to accommodate new dates. We had James come 2x a day to care for our 4 kitties and he always gave detailed notes of in/out times and the food/litter and cat status. He made friends with one of the shy kitties and would send much appreciated photos and videos of the cats at every visit. We felt the babies were in excellent hands and will definitely be using James again next time we travel! :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 3, 2023
review-img Kyle

James was fantastic. He bonded with our kitty, Joey, and took great care of him while we were out of town. He was great about letting us know each time he visited and sent pictures showing our kitty so we wouldn't worry.

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 1, 2023
review-img Noreen

James was wonderful! One of my cats requires daily medicine and he was great with the difficulties that come with that. We loved all the photo and video updates! Will definitely hire again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 29, 2022


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  • Bike
  • Car
  • 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 Gift Card 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.

We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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

The average price for a cat sitter is $29.00.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel. 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.