Lara's Westside Cat Sitting Service
Meowtel Insured
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Rates start at: $27.00
Repeat clients: 5
Response time: 22 min

I'm Lara

A cat sitter in Portland, OR


You aren't charged until Lara 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 Lara | Cat Sitting in Portland, OR

Throughout my life, I've had many cat roommates. I love getting to know each cat's individual personality and go out of my way to say "Hi" when a potential new furry friend crosses my path. I have experience with giving cats medication including eye/ear drops, oral medication, topical ointments, and subcutaneous fluids. I am also very comfortable with handling multiple litter boxes, making sure the boxes and surrounding areas are tidy, and cleaning up messes that require enzyme cleaners. In addition to caring for your kitties, I am comfortable with watering your plants, bringing in the mail and packages, and taking out the trash when it is needed. I really enjoy the process of attaching a cat's personality to their name. I've lived with kitties named Fruitcake, Muffin, Lady, White Schmoa (AKA Koshka), and Brown Schmoa. I like how a cat's personality and cuteness become permanently attached to the name (which is usually creative and always cute as well!), creating a perfect match between the two. When getting to know your cat(s) I am patient and versed in cat body language. My top priority is making sure a cat is comfortable and well-loved. Aelfwynn, my furry...

Lara's Reviews

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Lara cared for our five kitty boys - she won over even our most skittish with patience and love. (One of them has never before come out of hiding whilst a sitter or guest is over, and Lara had him accepting treats and eating his meals like normal after just a few days.) Lara very clearly loves and understands cats (all personalities) and we felt so wonderful knowing our boys were with her whilst we were away. Thank you Lara!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 31, 2024

Lara is the perfect cat sitter! I truly could not ask for someone more intuitive with cats who is a great communicator and e extremely conscientious. Lara is just wonderful in all ways!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 26, 2024

Lara was great! My kittos are shy as they are formerly feral and it usually takes a long time for them to get used to new people. Yet Lara was able to get close to one of them fairly quickly. Updates regularly, good photos and everything handled well and within the windows of time that I requested. Will be taking advantage of her great kitto care skills again soon!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 26, 2024

Lara was wonderful with Jasper and gave him the company and playtime he really needs when we are away. Lara sent multiple photos and checked in with me on a potential concern with his health, which was much appreciated. I definitely recommend Lara to look after your cats and would love her to come back to look after Jasper next time we are away.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 22, 2024

Lara was amazing! she was scheduled to cat sit for us during the week of terrible snow and ice this winter and she still came every day and made sure that the cats were taken care of. She also sent very long and detailed updates every day.

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 22, 2024
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Lara's Qualifications & Experience


  • 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 $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.

Lara's Westside Cat Sitting Service
4.96 • 26 reviewsFrom $27.00