Joanna's Best Furiends Furever Cat Care
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 12
Response time: 38 min

I'm Joanna

A cat sitter in Arlington, VA


You aren't charged until Joanna 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 Joanna | Cat Sitting in Arlington, VA

Hello! My name is Joanna, and I would be honored to meet you and your pets! A bit about me: I have a 5 year old male cat named Cowboy Beanbag whom I have lived with in DC for about 4 years. Before that, Bean lived on the streets of West Virginia and I was still at home with my family's 2 cats. During the day, I work at a STEM Education Equity nonprofit based on DC, although I work remotely most days. I am an approved foster parent with City Kitties and City Dogs, and my Cowboy Beanbag is a City Kitty alumni! I love meeting new animals and building relationships with new people and critters. I have cared for cats with medical needs, so I am comfortable administering topical ointments, oral medication, and pills. My cat unfortunately had to go through a tooth extraction and famously hates anything that doesn't taste like chicken, but by the end of his after-care, he would get so excited whenever I pulled out a vial of gabapentin! Regarding cat care, I am extremely detail-oriented, so I will make sure to take care of your pets exactly as you need. I love to get to know cats’ personalities and find out what makes each one happ...

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What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I love meeting new cats! Whether they’re shy, playful, affectionate, or cautious, I thoroughly enjoy getting to know them. As a cat parent myself, I also enjoy being able to give peace of mind to other pet parents while they travel.

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

I always offer an in-person meet and greet to all new clients (with virtual options if that is preferable)! During the meet and greet, I take detailed notes on how you would like your cat to be cared for. This includes notes on their food, water, litter boxes, medicine, favorite hiding spots, favorite toys, if they like to run out the door, and how they like to meet new people. I want to make each new client feel assured that their cat (and home!) will be taken care of so that they can travel in peace!

How do you ensure the safety & security of the cats and the home while cat sitting?

Safety and security starts with the meet and greet! I always ask about favorite hiding places or spots where the cat(s) might get stuck. If I don’t see the kitty in the first few minutes of the visit, I make sure that they are safe and inside the apartment. As someone who has also suffered from an apartment flood, I always make sure to check that there aren’t any leaks or issues with the home, and that any windows/doors that should be closed remain so. And of course, I always make sure the door is locked before leaving!

Joanna's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Joanna is a dependable and detail-oriented cat sitter who has been amazing with our 2 shy cats! She has gone above and beyond to make sure they're well cared for and getting plenty of interaction/playtime. Highly recommend her services.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 28, 2024

Joanna was amazing at taking care of our baby boy! She was punctual, gave detailed updates, and lots of pics of our son. Will definitely book her again.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 19, 2024

Joanna was awesome! She really connected with my shy cat and kept her cool the whole time. Super impressed with how she took notes and asked all the right questions during our meet-up. During her visits, Joanna kept me updated with quick messages and pics of my cat. I’d absolutely choose her again – she’s got that natural knack for making cats feel at ease. Thanks, Joanna, for taking such great care of my cat!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 12, 2024

This is the third time Joanna has watched our cat - she provides very detailed updates and awesome photos. She even brought in our packages! We will definitely continue booking Joanna.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 5, 2024

As always, Joanna was the best cat sitter! our cats are getting used to her more and more each time we book her, which gives us peace of mind when away. She is quick to communicate and not afraid to ask questions about anything that has changed from previous visits.

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 8, 2024
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Joanna's Qualifications & Experience


  • Foster Parent


  • Walk
  • Car
  • Ground

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.

Juneteenth is coming up soon (June 19th). Meowtel cat sitters are usually pretty busy, don't forget to book your sitter!

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.

Joanna's Best Furiends Furever Cat Care
5.00 • 39 reviewsFrom $30.00