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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 50,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Marissa | Cat Sitting in Portland, OR

Hi there! My name is Marissa. I thrive on caring for and connecting with animals, especially cats. I’ve owned several cats throughout my life and have gained a great deal of knowledge of cat health and behavior over the years. I am the go-to pet sitter for friends and neighbors. In addition to tending to a cat's basic needs, providing a stimulating environment is important for a cat's wellbeing. Whether your cat prefers human interaction, certain toys, or watching cat TV, I'll be sure to find something to entertain your cat while you are away. An enriched cat is a happy cat! I am comfortable administering various medications if needed. My oldest cat recieves a daily transdermal medication and an inhaler for athstma which I administer using a feline AeroKat inhaler chamber. I utilize positive reinforcement techniques to make medication administration as enjoyable as possible. Your cat will be in good hands with ...

Learn More About Marissa

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I have two cats. Moo is a sassy siamese/tabby that I've had since she was a kittten, she is now 11 years old. Milo is a sweet grey and white tuxedo I rescued from the Pixie Project about 5 years ago.

Are you usually available during holidays?

I am almost always available during winter Holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). I am sometimes avaialble for summer holidays.

How do you handle cats that are particularly timid or anxious?

Timid or anxious cats require a lot of space and time to gain trust. I let them decide when they are ready to interact.

Marissa's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Marissa has been such a great caretaker for our fur babies over the past several years. We never have to worry about them while we are gone knowing she will take great care of them and sends great updates and photos. We appreciate her and how responsive and communicative she is

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 26, 2024

Marissa was fantastic! She did all we asked of her and more; she brought him treats and interesting toys to explore so he wouldn’t be too bored between visits. Even watered plants and brought in the mail. She’s very observant and notices when something isn’t as it should be, and quick to communicate any concerns. We couldn’t have left our fur beast in better hands. We’ll definitely have her take care of him again next time we need to leave him.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 1, 2023

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
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Marissa's Qualifications & Experience


  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • 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 $33.00. 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.

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