Nena The Neighborhood Cat Lady
Meowtel Insured
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Rates start at: $27.00
Repeat clients: 6
Response time: 11 min

I'm Dorcena

A cat sitter in Philadelphia, PA


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

Hey pawrents! My name is Dorcena, but you can call me Nena. I always had animals growing up and have been cat sitting over the last 10 years. I have cared for all spectrum of cats- kittens to oldies, friendly to spicy, healthy to special needs. I am active in animal rescue, specifically with fostering kittens through PAWS and other smaller foster organizations. I build strong connections and love for any animals in my care. I provide tons of pictures, updates, and am very communicative. While I love all animals, I am the neighborhood cat lady and have been since I first started petting stray cats as a little girl. I am a colony caretaker of a group of community cats near my home and have worked to TNR (trap-neuter-return) my colony. I have 4 cats myself, including a very shy tripod so I'd say I'm pretty well-versed in animal behavior and know how to meet them where they are. I always offer playtime and stimulation during my time with them. I have administere...

Dorcena's Reviews

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Dorcena is such a caring pet professional - she kept us informed, bonded with Neko and Stevie, and was always available.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 21, 2024

This was my first time using Meowtel and it was super quick and easy to find a cat-sitter. Dorcena was amazing! We set up a meet n’ greet before my trip and I felt so good about leaving Tuna in her care, it was very clear that Dorcena has a lot of knowledge and experience with cats. Dorcena sent me updates that were easy to check on Meowtel and I will definitely be contacting her again for future cat-sittings! Tuna is a shy cat but he loved Dorcena and was super comfortable and playful with her!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 13, 2024

Dorcena (Nena) was the ultimate pet professional (responsive, knowledgeable, kind and competent) and formed an attachment with our "golden girls" (Neko and Stevie) from the very start. Thanks tons, Nena!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 28, 2024

Nena went above and beyond taking care of my senior cat. She will be my first choice next time I need a sitter.

Meowtel-verified reservation
Response from Dorcena on Apr 9, 2024 "Thank you so much ❤️ Mr. Boo was truly a delight! I know you're going to give him such a wonderful life."
April 9, 2024

Dorcena was fantastic and took great care of Frank! She spent extra time with him and gave him lots of love and affection and provided great updates. I really recommend and will definitely have her look after Frank again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 9, 2024
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Dorcena's Qualifications & Experience


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


  • Walk
  • Car

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.

Nena The Neighborhood Cat Lady
5.00 • 9 reviewsFrom $27.00