20+ Meowtel reservations completed
Verified Sitter (Background check & vetting completed)
Speedy Sitter/Quick Response Time
Active in the last week
Meowtel Sitter for 1+ year
Kalina's Feline Friend Care In Philly
Meowtel Insured
Background Checked
Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 4
Response time: 9 min

I'm Kalina

A cat sitter in Philadelphia, PA


You aren't charged until Kalina 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 Kalina | Cat Sitting in Philadelphia, PA

➡️About me⬅️: My name is Kalina, and I’m a scientist at Columbia University, working remotely. I live in the Bella Vista neighborhood with my partner and our 3-year-old tuxedo kitty, Zara! We adopted Zara in September 2020 in Austin, TX, and she has been a core part of our little family since! Together with Zara, we’ve learned harness training and many different tricks and skills through clicker training! She has also moved with us across states in planes and cars and has become an expert traveler in the process. Zara has chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dental issues, so caring for her has been nothing short of an adventure! Because of Zara’s conditions, I had to quickly learn new skills, like giving her medication (oral, eye, topical), using an auto-feeder for wet food, making homemade cat food, brushing her teeth, and having a basic understanding of lab work. I also took a course from the American Red Cross for pet first aid and received a certificate. Through this journey with Zara, I have become very passionate about feline nutrition and behavior. Having a cat with unique care has helped me learn so much about c...

Learn More About Kalina

What is your experience with cat sitting, and how long have you been doing it?
I have done some cat sitting for friends and fellow students back in Austin, TX; though, I began regularly sitting through Meowtel in Spring 2023. I have one cat of my own and a lot of knowledge of cats in general. These days I cat sit for existing clients or new clients near my home as I focus on my primary career.
What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?
Cats are so unique and lovely. I love getting to know each of their personalities and learn even more about their behavior. They're absolutely fascinating and so lovable, and I strive to give them my best!
Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?
I have one kitty named Zara! She is 4 years old and has chronic kidney disease. Caring for her has been such a formative experience and has helped me learn so much about cats as a whole.
Cat Parents
Love Us
Excellent rating
on TrustPilot
Love Us
100% Satisfaction
Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Always Communicate & Pay Through Meowtel

Doing so will ensure you fully qualify for all of the benefits of the Meowtel Promise, including speedy support from a real human and insurance coverage.

Kalina's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • Walk
  • 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 $29.00. 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.

Kalina's Feline Friend Care In Philly
5.00 • 9 reviewsFrom $30.00