Leo Loves Your Cats
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 4
Response time: 12 min
Hello,

I'm Leo

A cat sitter in Portland, OR

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
17 REVIEWS

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

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi, I'm Leo! I am an experienced cat caretaker with a special interest in rehabilitating and caring for disabled or medically complex kitties. I have volunteered at two shelters and fostered or collaborated with almost a dozen animal rescues nationwide. I have also independently rescued and rehomed cats from various dire situations when rescues and shelters were closed to admissions. This has helped me grow as a caregiver and learn so much about our fantastic feline friends. ๐Ÿ˜บ I believe that all cats are wonderful, quirks and all! Whether they are rambunctious youngsters, velcro kitties insistent on human pillows, or reserved old-timers, I try to adjust my energy and behavior to support them when owners are absent. My goal is always to have the least stressful and most beneficial interactions with your beloved kitties, even if that means giving them lots of space. ๐Ÿ’‰ I am comfortable giving oral medication, insulin + glucose tests, sub-q fluids, and other medications to even the spiciest cats. In addition, I provide comprehensive cat care services such as feeding, litterbox cleaning, and enrichment, AKA playtime! I am also happy to care for other animals; please specify additional needs in your reservation request. ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ› My cat is my best friend and inspiration for focusing more on this work. Tamarind, the leash-trained wonder, has a rare autoimmune condition that requires careful monitoring, medication, and frequent tests. Despite his struggles, his sweetness and evident gratitude serve as a model for my approach to living and motivate me to share that kindness and love with other cats. The bills from our vet have been hard to manage, but I am determined to keep us together while providing him the care he needs. So, I am also incredibly motivated to find and keep more regular clients! โœจ I have worn many hats, including sporadic work as a professional house cleaner ...

Learn More About Leo

What is your experience with cat sitting, and how long have you been doing it?

I have been cat-sitting and fostering kitties since I was a teenager- nearly 20 years! A lot of that time has been devoted to other projects, but I have been involved with cat care in some capacity for the majority of my life. Most recently, I have done a lot of TNR and DIY rescue work, but I am excited to start sitting for clients in their homes again more regularly.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

The cats, of course! But I also find caring for people, pets, and homes to be energetically fulfilling and vital work in a world that often leaves us too rushed to take care of ourselves, let alone other beings.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

I recently cat sat an older gentleman tabby who greeted me with so many mrows, mruffs and chirps at the door every time I arrived. He was in early kidney disease and by the time his humans came back home, his energy and coat had visibly improved during the week due to some small changes I made to his hydration sources. I was able to pass along that info to the owner and she was ecstatic to see him acting like a goofy kitten again. If I notice simple changes which might help an ailing kitty, I'll ask for consent and inform the owner. I treasure any chance to improve a cat's quality of life.

Leo's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Emily

We had never hired a cat sitter before, and WOW was I blown away by the care our kitties received from Leo. Excellent communication every single visit, photos, videos, and sweet little updates. It is clear that Leo loves and understands cats, and I felt very at ease knowing how well our babies were being cared for. We are so grateful for Leo and look forward to hiring them again.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 11, 2024
Rachel

Leo was super easy to work with and accommodated us on fairly short notice. They provided lots of detailed updates and so many photos! They were able to make friends with our elderly cat and give her twice daily medicine. Leo even helped take care of our two snakes! We felt very comfortable leaving our pets in Leoโ€™s care ๐Ÿ˜ป

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 9, 2024
Rex

Just above and beyond, in every way. The only badges I didn't give were because I have shy cats, so there wasn't any playing with them or things like that.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 7, 2024
Lucas

Leo was amazing! We booked her on short notice to watch our needy kitten and sensitive older cat and she couldnโ€™t have done a better job. We returned to happy cats and an impeccably clean house, with regular photos/updates while we were away. We would recommend Leo to anyone

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 7, 2024
Aaron

Leo was a consummate professional in all aspects of catsitting. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 30, 2024
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Leo's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management
  • 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.

Leo Loves Your Cats
5.00 โ€ข 17 reviews โ€ข From $30.00