Sonja's Superb Cat-Sitting
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Repeat clients: 4
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I'm Sonja

A cat sitter in Philadelphia, PA


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

My name is Sonja, and I’d love to be your cat sitter! While I’ve always liked cats, the real spark for me came in high school when my parents got a beautiful gray 6-month-old kitten for our family. She was quiet and cuddly at first, so I named her Pia (short for Pianissima, like the musical term for very quiet)... and then of course she grew up to be very loud and expressive with her meows! I love her and other cats for exactly who they want to be—whether that’s loud or quiet, affectionate or shy, bolting around the room or sleeping on the bed all day—and I take care to meet them where they’re at. I don’t have a cat of my own, so taking care of other people’s fluffy companions brings me a lot of joy! I’ve been the doting aunt to...

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

I have experience taking care of many different cats with a variety of personalities and needs. I first started cat sitting for neighbors in high school, took care of friends’ cats intermittently in recent years, and in the last year have expanded through Meowtel.

What is your typical process for working with a new cat parent?

In the meet and greet, I’ll want to get to know about your and your cat’s needs and preferences—not just how much food, but what are the cat’s favorite toys, or what do you particularly want me to keep tabs on.

How do you handle cats that are particularly timid or anxious?

For timid or anxious cats, often I will give them some time to get used to my presence. I might hold out my hand to be sniffed, or just quietly sit on the floor nearby. If they’re hiding and I have a reason to want to coax them out, I also might use a treat. I follow any tips or guidance the cat’s person has for interacting with their cat.

Sonja's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Sonja was awesome with our cat! We loved seeing him so happy everyday while we were gone, and she was very attentive to problems that arised.

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 9, 2024

communicative and thorough! sent great pics of my cat :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
August 4, 2023

Sonja was really great with communication during booking, was quick to respond and answer all my questions. She took good care of my fur babies while I was gone all day, keeping them company. I came back to settled kitties, plenty of water and a clean litter box. I liked that she sent pics, asked questions to get to know them better, and provided me updates so I didn’t need to worry. She also tidied up after herself. I definitely plan to book her again!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 16, 2023

Sonja was professional and responsive throughout the entire reservation. She sent detailed daily check-ins and photos of my kitty, watered my plants and brought in the mail. There was one snafu with the front door lock which was stressful but she was very responsive and we worked it out. I can tell she cares for the kitties she watches so I recommend her!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 9, 2023

Sonja was great with my sick kitty. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and communication

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 25, 2023
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Sonja's Qualifications & Experience


  • Walk
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • 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 $32.00. 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.

Sonja's Superb Cat-Sitting
4.89 • 9 reviewsFrom $29.25