Does Meowtel charge fees?
A summary of our fees for customers and sitters
It is always free to create a Meowtel account, whether you intend to become a customer or a sitter with us. You may conduct a sitter search, chat with sitters, schedule a Meet & Greet, or start a sitter application all free of charge. We only charge fees at the time of a reservation request.
For customers, we charge the sitter's reservation price + our insurance and trust fee when making a reservation request. Our insurance and trust fee is a small percentage of the reservation total, averaging around 5% of each reservation. This fee helps to cover the cost of on-boarding our sitters, inclusive of a background check, and making sure all of our sitters are bonded & insured.
For sitters, we take an 18% commission from each reservation, or $3.60 per $20 increment that the sitter charges.