Joy Of Cat Sitting
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I'm Joy

A cat sitter in Houston, TX

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
44 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Joy 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 Joy | Cat Sitting in Houston, TX

Many people know me as that one person who befriends almost every kitty they meet. That's because I approach each one with compassion and respect on their own terms. What I love most about cats is that they each have a will of their own (sometimes a very strong one!), which makes earning their trust and affection that much more rewarding. My main service areas are Houston (mostly anywhere within Beltway 8), Bellaire, and Sugar Land. I currently share my home in the Galleria area with one cat, a nine year-old grey tuxedo rescue named Jasmine. Over the past few years, I have also fostered three kittens short-term and and one long-term. (Jazzy has made it very clear that she prefers to be an only child, though!) Having lived with cats my entire life, I am well-versed in the meanings behind feline body language, behavior and actions. I also have several years of experience volunteering with animal shelters and wel...

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

Prior to joining Meowtel in June 2023, I had a few years of experience cat sitting for friends and family. Even then, I always made sure to send detailed updates, along with cute pictures and videos, after each visit. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Meowtel sitters do the exact same thing! It gave me the confidence I needed to extend my services to more people, and meet more kitties, as a result.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love being able to meet and interact with all different types of cats. Each one is so unique, and learning how to befriend them is such a rewarding experience!

Do you have kitties yourself? What are their names?

I have one girl named Jasmine who is a gray tuxedo with a heart-shaped nose 🖤

Joy's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Tina

Auntie Joy is the most loving, compassionate, and caring fur baby sitter we have ever had... simply the best. ❤️

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 24, 2024
Lauren And Ruben

Joy was absolutely fantastic! My cat is not friendly with other people, but Joy was so patient and sweet with her. Joy completely respected my cat’s boundaries and I think my cat felt pretty comfortable with her. I felt much better being out of town knowing that she was so well cared for. Joy sent detailed updates with pictures and videos of every visit. In the past usually family and friends have checked on my cat when I’m out of town, but I definitely look forward to having Joy fill that roll in the future.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 28, 2024
Richa

This is my second time having Joy take care of kitties and she is great with them! My cats love her :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 28, 2024
Dawn

I fell ill just before our appointment and then we had a terrible storm in Houston. I must have seemed like the biggest flake, but Joy was calm and professional and in the end it all work perfectly and Squeaky the cat had the best cat sitter ever.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 24, 2024
Tina

Joy is our all time favorite and wittiest cat sitter ever! Her conscientious care, extra attention, and professionalism (administering pain meds, etc.) for our ill kitty alleviated our concerns when we unexpectedly had to leave town for a death in the family. Thank you, Joy!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 29, 2024
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Joy's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer

Transportation

  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • 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.

Joy Of Cat Sitting
5.00 • 44 reviewsFrom $32.50