Gifted Intuitive Cat Companion
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Rates start at: $31.00
Repeat clients: 11
Response time: 12 min
Hello,

I'm Calvin

A cat sitter in Tacoma, WA

5.00/5.00
Exceptional
35 REVIEWS

You aren't charged until Calvin 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 Calvin | Cat Sitting in Tacoma, WA

**I offer discounts for for queer/transgender clients, and for Black and Indigenous clients. Please mention this before you make your booking and I can provide you with a coupon code!** My pronouns are they/them/theirs NEW CLIENTS: I am unable to accept new clients EXCEPT for overnights. Please message me to coordinate and see if our needs align. I am also unable to make 2x/day visits for clients in my 2nd Service Zone (roughly King County area) I have felt a deep connection to cats as companion animals throughout my life, starting by wanting to be a cat when I grew up 😸. I cared for many cats growing up, and as an adult I cared for my 3-legged boy - Stitch - for 3 years. My friends have trusted me as their cat & house sitter for an elderly (medicated) tripod cat, and also to come soothe and locate their cats who were hiding during a house flood. As a pet sitter I understand cats...

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

I've been sitting with Meowtel since October 2022, but have been informally cat-sitting since July 2021! Prior to that, I've always been the go-to cat whisperer among people who know me, and have spent a lot of time reading about cat behavior to be someone cats and their humans can trust!

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

Getting to see all the different cat personalities and getting to see them come out of their shells! My ability to empathize with cats gives me a more compassionate perspective toward the diversity of human personalities, particularly the nervous or frightened behavior I experience in myself and others

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a cat sitter?

Be prepared with a vet release form, emergency contact numbers, and a cat carrier, just in case! 99/100 you won't need it, but it can help put yours and your sitter's minds at ease. Also, share your estimated departure/return itinerary, and of course any purreferences or purrticularites your kitty has for their food, environment, how they like to be touched and/or played with!

Calvin's Reviews

Attention to Detail
5.0
Communication
5.0
Tidiness
5.0
Katrina

Calvin is the “Cats Meow” he is gentle, and kind, he takes beautiful photos of our kitties, and does extra! he is our Cat Daddy when we have to leave our babies, and because of him? I can be relaxed knowing my ba IRS are in the Best hands!! Thank you Meowtel this is the greatest option for pet owners.

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 19, 2024
Dawn

Calvin is amazing! My very shy kitty has formed a meaningful bond with Calvin over our last few trips due to their patience, kindness, and giving of lots of love and affection - which is just what my kitty needs to feel confident in our absence. Thank you, Calvin!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 19, 2024
Amy

I appreciate the great communication!

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 6, 2024
Amy

Calvin was very caring with our new kitty and took great care of her while we were gone. Calvin is very reliable and a great communicator!

Meowtel-verified reservation
April 8, 2024
Samantha

Calvin is very detail oriented and is great providing timely feedback every visit with photos

Meowtel-verified reservation
March 27, 2024
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Calvin's Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • Foster Parent
  • T-N-R

Transportation

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • 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.

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.

Gifted Intuitive Cat Companion
5.00 • 35 reviewsFrom $31.00