Richmond Cat Care By Donna
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Rates start at: $30.00
Repeat clients: 20
Response time: 52 min

I'm Donna

A cat sitter in Richmond, VA


You aren't charged until Donna 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 Donna | Cat Sitting in Richmond, VA

*Fully Vaccinated, comfortable following sanitization and mask practices based on client’s preference and comfortability* Hi there! Here’s a little about me to find out if I could be a good fit to take care of your kitties while you’re away. I have always loved cats and asked incessantly for my mom to let us get a family cat for years. My dream came true and she took me to the shelter when I was 12 and we met a sweet little orange tabby (who is now a very large orange tabby) and named him Milo. At 15, Milo is still happily living with my mom and I visit him as much as I can. Venturing into my own adult life, I took the plunge and adopted a little kitty named Nox about three years ago and she has changed my life for the better with her cute cat naps, her energetic dashes down the hallway, and her commitment to hunting any small pieces of paper she can find. I have the lived experience of taking care of two healthy cats. I have experience with oc...

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

I have been cat sitting since 2021 through Meowtel, starting in Chicago and continuing here in Richmond.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Meeting and spending time with so many new kitties!

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

When working with a new cat parent, I schedule a meet and greet at their residence when possible so I can meet the cat(s) and go over all care instructions and where everything is. During the meet and greet I will take notes on my phone covering the care instructions for me to reference when I return to care for the kitties. After going over all care instructions, I review the reservation dates to confirm they are correct and confirm how I will access the home to care for the kitties.

Donna's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Donna was great with our two cats. she provided timely updates and cute photos.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 10, 2024

Donna is the best! She is flexible and so reliable! She sends great updates with cute pictures. Wish I could give her 10 stars!!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 19, 2024

Donna was responsive, respectful and took great care of my cats. The full process from booking through to service was straightforward and my cats were relaxed when I returned from the holidays, thank you!

Meowtel-verified reservation
November 27, 2023

Donna is fantastic!! I will use her anytime!

Meowtel-verified reservation
October 10, 2023

Donna was AMAZING. She sent multiple photos every day, and successfully medicated our cats (both being a bit holding pills in the mouth for extended periods THEN spitting it out or hiding under a bed). One of our kitties has had many medical issues so we were nervous leaving him for 2 weeks, but he was in such good hands with Donna. We came back to a perky, healthy, happy little fella. 🥰 Looking forward to hopefully having Donna's help on our next trip!

Meowtel-verified reservation
July 23, 2023
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Donna's Qualifications & Experience


  • Bike
  • Car

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Eye/Ear Drops
  • Oral Medication / Pills
  • Injections / Diabetic Management

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 $29.00. 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.

Richmond Cat Care By Donna
5.00 • 42 reviewsFrom $30.00