Joy Of Cat Sitting
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 5
Response time: 1 min

I'm Joy

A cat sitter in Houston, TX


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

our kitties love joy so much! we feel so confident when we travel and she’s looking after them!

Meowtel-verified reservation
February 5, 2024

She was amazing !!! SO MANY VIDS AND PICS :)

Meowtel-verified reservation
January 2, 2024

You know those lucky humans that cats just love and trust instinctively? That's Joy! My shy kitty came out of his shell immediately and knowing he was at ease helped ME relax while I was away. The updates we got were SO good - in fact, I have never had quite such a detail-oriented cat sitter experience. She was super on top of all of our cats' needs in a way that made it absolutely clear she was completely tuned into them, and not just checking off boxes on a to-do list. I cannot recommend Joy enough for her professionalism, top notch communication, and her incredible cat-charming skills!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 28, 2023

she was super great ,her attention to details was fantastic!if I leave town again Joy would be my person ,the video she took daily while she had conversation with my kitties was just so cute ....

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 27, 2023

She was great with my cats. She spent time with them and played with them. The cats seemed to like her and had no problems. She took pictures and kept me om what was going on with my kitties!

Meowtel-verified reservation
December 26, 2023
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Joy's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent
  • Shelter Volunteer


  • 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 $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.

Joy Of Cat Sitting
5.00 • 27 reviewsFrom $30.00