Nicola's Compassionate Cat Sitting
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Repeat clients: 2
Response time: 15 min

I'm Nicola

A cat sitter in Portland, OR


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

Hi! I'm Nicola, a cat lover and graphic designer from San Francisco who now calls Portland home. I am very much a cat person. I had cats growing up, love meeting new felines, often catsit for friends, and volunteered with animal nonprofits! I rescued my cat Beelzebub from a feral cat colony here, and she has been my wild sidekick for the past 3 years. I get so much joy from meeting new floofs — I have fostered many kittens and volunteered at a farm animal sanctuary. As a teen, I even volunteered at the SF Zoo taking care of injured and non-releasable small animals — I've alway...

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

I’ve been catsitting with Meowtel for over a year now, and totally love it! Before that, I fostered kittens with the SFSPCA.

Are you usually available during holidays?

Yes, I am available for most holidays - my calendar is usually updated about 3 months out. Please ask if you don’t see the dates you want though!

Nicola's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Nicola was a great cat sitter! She bonded right away with our skittish cat and was very easy to communicate with during the length of our trip. We really appreciate all her help and would definitely book Nicola again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 24, 2024

Nicola is our go-to sitter for our two cats. she follows instructions to the letter and always provides great updates. highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable sitter.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 14, 2024

Nicola was great with our two cats! she sent great photos and spent lots of time with our cats playing and giving attention. she was super attentive and responsive and followed instructions to a letter. will definitely hire her again!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
Response from Nicola on Apr 1, 2024 "Thank you so much, Ed for the kind review!"
March 31, 2024

5 Stars. Nicola made our trip easy.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 24, 2023

Nicola was a fantastic cat sitter. Nicola posted updates not just issues/problems, was responsive, great communication, and followed directions. We travel a lot and I have never seen our cat as happy while we were away. Our cat was also in a way better place mentally than I have every seen her once we returned. I would recommend Nicola to anyone for cat care and house sitting.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 20, 2023
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Nicola's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Ground

Medication Experience

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

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.

Nicola's Compassionate Cat Sitting
5.00 • 8 reviewsFrom $29.25