10+ Meowtel reservations completed
Verified Sitter (Background check & vetting completed)
Active in the last week
Meowtel Sitter for 3+ years
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Meowtel Insured
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 4
Response time: 71 min

I'm Marissa

A cat sitter in Portland, OR


You aren’t charged until Marissa confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

Over 45,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Marissa | Cat Sitting in Portland, OR

My name is Marissa. I thrive on caring for and connecting with animals. I’ve owned several cats throughout my life and have gained a great deal of knowledge of cat behavior over the years. In addition to tending to a cat's basic needs, providing a stimulating environment is important for a cat's wellbeing. A well enriched cat is a happy cat! I am comfortable administering various medications if needed. Your cat will be in good hands with me! I work full time as a Research Associate at OHSU. I have a background in psychology and biology from UC Davis. My work hours are Monday through F...

Marissa's Reviews

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Marissa did a great job looking after our cat Lola, who can get a bit stressed and grumpy when we leave town. Marissa kept us to date with photos and updates while we were away, and also did a great job with Lola’s complicated feeding/medication routine. We would definitely recommend Marissa!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 22, 2023

Marissa was great, easy to work with, communicative, shared updates and videos and most importantly our cats warmed up to her quickly, which is no easy feat with one of our kitties who is extra shy with strangers. 10/10 would book Marissa again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 13, 2022

Marissa is a bonafide cat whisperer! My antisocial cat is in love. She is professional and caring. I came back from vacation to a happy cat.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 31, 2022

During our meet I notified weve taken our cat to the vet 3x & has a skin condition. It got worse while we were away & reported us to the app & animal control officer. I already said we will take him to the vet when we get back. Cameras shutoff & we couldn't see what she was doing the hr she was here

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 13, 2022

Marissa was absolutely perfect as a cat sitter and definitely would recommend if you need a sitter for the short or long term! She watched my cats for 3 weeks and everything went great and was always able to provide me updates on how the cats were doing!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 6, 2021

Marissa's Service Area & Rates

  • Free Meet & Greets
  • Drop-in visits to your home
    $30.00 / 20min
    $40.00 / 45min
  • Marissa's Holiday Surcharge is 30%
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Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Doing so will ensure you fully qualify for all of the benefits of the Meowtel Promise, including speedy support from a real human and insurance coverage.

Marissa's Qualifications & Experience


  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Subcutaneous Fluids

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.

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

The average price for a cat sitter is $30.00.

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.

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