Leo Loves Your Cats
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Repeat clients: 11
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I'm Leo

A cat sitter in Portland, OR

4.97/5.00
Exceptional
36 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

👋 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, and I recently dove back into pet sitting full time. 😺 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. I prioritize building trusting relationships with the cats in my care. 💉 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 can no longer provide the add-on of dog care at my Meowtel rates, but I am usually happy to care for any other animals. Please specify any additional needs upfront in your reservation request, including any history of behavioral, medical or bathroom issues your pets might have. 📝 I also ask that all pawrents and kitty caretakers provide detailed written instructions, either through digital file sharing and/or a physical copy at the home. It's often helpful to see these prior to the meet and greet, so I can ask any questions at that time. This approach is intended to help everyone avoid any confusion or miscommunication. ⏰ IMPORTANT: please clearly communicate any expectations you have around scheduling. If you book "anytime," that quite literally means anytime between 6a-11p with variability day-to-day. If you want consistency, a particular time of day, or need specific timing on certain days, please tell me when you make the request! I need to have explicit knowledge of your actual expectations to be able to meet them, as my responsibilities, route and schedule all change daily. Please do not try to offer flexibility you are not actually ok with for my sake, as this typically winds up increasing my overall stress and operating costs. 🐈‍⬛ My cat is my be...

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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, and did kitty-sitting full time March-April 2024.

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
4.9
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Sara

Leo is a fabulous caretaker for our kitties. Their updates are very detailed and informative including noting any changes in behavior or appearance. This is super helpful for our girls who struggle with allergies and constipation so Leo could care for them as needed day to day. They were able to administer oral syringe medication to our resistant kitty as well! We would not hesitate to book them again.

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Response from Leo on Jun 30, 2024 "Mu is such a sweetheart, and Epsilon is an extremely cute ball of rage. I enjoyed my time with them, especially bribing them with churus. thanks again Sara!"
June 28, 2024
Marissa

Leo was wonderful! They provided detailed updates with photos and really took care to love on and play with my kitties while we were gone. This really helped give us peace of mind. We’ll definitely continue to work with Leo for our cat sitting needs. We highly recommend them!

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Response from Leo on Jun 22, 2024 "Thank you so much Marissa! I hope I can win over cautious Pretzel next time, and Huey already feels like a close friend. 😺"
June 19, 2024
Sylvia

I don't even know what to say. I have a formal feral rescue cat who hates everyone and hides, and LEO—the cat charmer—got her to come out, allow pets, and even give head bumps! She is the empathetic cat whisperer and my new favorite person so that I can actually leave my house without feeling terrified and sad. Myaktah Pyewacket, the high-maintenance roommate and best fur friend, now has a secondary friend. I can honestly say this is someone I would like to know on a personal level. Absolutely UNBELIEVABLE.

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Response from Leo on Jun 22, 2024 "Thanks Sylvia! Your roommate is such a sweet girl once she feels safe. I look forward to spending more time with her 😻"
June 13, 2024
Heather

Leo exceeded my expectations when they recently stayed overnight for 3 nights of cat sitting. I have 2 cats, one of them is on twice daily meds and has some mild behavior issues. Leo was great about checking in a couple of times a day with photos and updates on how everything was going. I could tell from our interactions that Leo had read and understood the detailed instructions I had left on the meds, feeding and Kitten’s behavior issues. My cats really took to Leo, they were able to draw out my shyer cat by playing with her favorite toy. What I wasn’t expecting was to return home to an apartment that was cleaner than I had left it. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Leo again, and in fact have already booked them again. Leo truly is the best cat sitter we’ve ever had.

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Response from Leo on Jun 2, 2024 "Heather, it's truly heart-warming when a client so clearly sees and values the time and care I put into this work. Thank you for your kind words, I can't wait to hang out with Kitten and Emmy again! 😻"
May 31, 2024
Kristen

Leo was amazing with my shy tortie! She also took so much care in communicating and enhancing Phantom’s time with us gone. Leo goes above and beyond!

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Response from Leo on Jun 2, 2024 "I LOVE PHANTOM. Torties are the best! Thanks for the opportunity to spend some time with the belly rub queen. 😺"
May 21, 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 $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.

Leo Loves Your Cats
4.97 • 36 reviewsFrom $34.75