Alayna's Paw-Some Cat Sitting
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Repeat clients: 89
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I'm Alayna

A cat sitter in Austin, TX

4.99/5.00
Exceptional
153 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Alayna 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 Alayna | Cat Sitting in Austin, TX

Hello! My name is Alayna, and my cat Specks and I live in the North Austin area. I’ve been a cat sitter on Meowtel since January 2022, and after cat sitting full time for almost 2 years, I’m scaling back as I explore new career options. That being said, I’m always looking for new clients that need flexible, anytime visits that I can fit into my new busier schedule. I have experience taking care of cats with special medical needs, including administering ear drops, inhalers, oral drops and pills, as well as topical ointments. I find that even the most stubbornly shy cats tend to warm up to me! I tend to get booked quickly, so my availability can look a little closed off. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly before booking, as I can often be flexible depending on your needs. During the past few years of cat sitting with Meowtel, I've pet sit for homes with multiple cats, and I'm great at focusing on the little details th...

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

I've ben cat sitting since I was in college, and have been a sitter with Meowtel for 2 years now--and I've been doing it full time for over a year and a half! I've watched cats of all ages from kittens to 19 year old ladies, taken care of households with as many as 8 cats, and even watch a bearded dragon from time to time!

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

When taking on a new client, I always make myself available for assistance with the booking process, answering any questions they may have before they even make a reservation request. After booking, I schedule a meet and greet to go over care instructions, meet their cat, go over entry instructions, and most importantly make a face-to-face connection. This always makes the reservation go smoothly!

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

I have done over 400 reservations and have had less than five where the cats did not come out for me. I truly mean it when I say even the most stubbornly shy cats warm up to me! Basically, I let them set the pace. I find their hiding spot, get on their level, and while giving them space, I talk to them in a soft voice. I never pull them out or encroach on their personal space. When they do come up to me, I let them smell my forehead (weird, but it works!). Even if they are hissing, I remain calm and let them explore.

Alayna's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Gillian

Alayna is so fantastic with our kitty. She sends some great photos and updates. Alayna is a great care giver to older kitties too, very observant on their daily activities.

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June 26, 2024
Heidi

Alayna is so professional and caring. She takes such good care of our Winston. We are so grateful for her kindness and prompt and fun updates with great pictures. Alayna is the best!

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May 13, 2024
Megan

LOVED having Alayna watching my cat. communication was great and she was really good about my cats medication. From my pictures I could tell me cat was doing well with her :) very happy!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 8, 2024
Don

I cannot recommend Alayna enough! I really appreciate her daily updates and photos, and especially the love & attention she gives Ima while I'm away.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 24, 2024
Stacy

Prim and Sadie always love for Alayna to love on them when I travel. when I arrive home they are peaceful.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 16, 2024
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Alayna's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent

Transportation

  • 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 $31.00. 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.

Alayna's Paw-Some Cat Sitting
4.99 • 153 reviewsFrom $28.75