Artist  Cat Lover The Purrfect Sitter
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 1
Response time: 113 min

I'm Lauren

A cat sitter in Austin, TX


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

Hello Pet Parents, My name is Lauren Tarbel. I am a fine artist & photographer living in North Central Austin. I have loved and cared for cats all my life. I would love the opportunity to care for your kitties while you are away. Working with animals is truly my favorite job ever! I speak fluent cat and love doting on your kitties while you are away. In my family, we have two kids Ellie (7) & Henry (6), two kitties, (Ziggy and Star), and a puppy (Bowie). I often vol...

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

I have been pet-sitting for over 20 years and almost a full year with Meowtel😺❤️

Are you usually available during holidays?

I am available most holidays.

What is your favorite cat toy?

I love a good cat wand. On the job I've seen some pretty cool toys 😺

Lauren's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Lauren was fantastic! I immediately felt comfortable leaving my new kitty in her hands. She provided me with great updates and pictures. Would highly recommend her services, you can tell she has a genuine love and passion caring for animals 🐱!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 27, 2024

Lauren was amazing! I requested very last minute, and she was so prompt and so easy to work with. I was very nervous as I had recently moved and was concerned that my cats were going to be skittish and not eat. She not only charmed them into eating, but put them so much at ease that they came out of hiding. I am so appreciative of her! And she was so easy to work with! Definitely would recommend for your kitty family!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 5, 2024

Lauren is amazing! Our kitties are extremely shy and a bit high maintenance due to one being newly blind and another having a chronic illness requiring daily meds. Lauren is patient and has a calming presence. She listened, asked a lot of questions and totally understood what they needed. Not only did she gain their trust, but I can tell by some of her beautiful photos that they truly liked her and enjoyed her visits! We got lots of detailed updates and photos and we were able to relax on our trip knowing she was taking such great care of them. I will absolutely book Lauren again in the future. 😺😺😺😺😺

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 2, 2024

Lauren did a great job caring for my cat and sent lots of pictures and updates while I was gone. I think Mango even missed her because when I got home he’d still meow by the front door

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 8, 2023

We are so thankful for Lauren's attention to our Little shy cat! The updates she sends are great and takes care of all our quirky requests while we're away.

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 8, 2023
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Lauren's Qualifications & Experience


  • Animal CPR Trained
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • 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 $28.00. 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.

Artist  Cat Lover The Purrfect Sitter
5.00 • 9 reviewsFrom $30.00