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Cat Purrfessor in Pasadena, CA

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This cat sitter in Pasadena, CA offers:

  Complimentary Meet & Greets
  Drop-in visits to your home once or twice per day
$30.00 / 20min visit
$45.00 / 45min visit
$70.00 / 90min visit
  Overnight stays
$95.00 / Overnight stays in your home
Laurel has a 20% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
 Average response time: 5min
 Repeat clients: 17

Meow! I am Laurel, a cat sitter in Pasadena, CA

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” Leonardo da Vinci's observation could not have been more accurate. I love all animals, but I especially have enjoyed living with and caring for cats all my life. I appreciate every cat for his or her own unique purrsonality and like to get acquainted with them on their terms. Everything I do as a cat-sitter is rooted in building mutual trust through love, compassion, respect, honesty, and lots of patience.

Since 2019, I have been cat-sitting for families in and around Pasadena, CA, and I am happy to provide references. My clientele consists mostly of repeat customers, and I have enjoyed establishing strong, positive relationships with the kitties I care for so that they feel comfortable and secure with me when their families are away.

A former college professor, I received my Ph.D. in Psychology (Animal Behavior, Conditioning, and Learning) and often apply training techniques when I work with kitties to make brushing and other treatments as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. I love playing with cats during my visits to give them exercise and prevent boredom. I will do my best to provide your kitty with the same kindness and quality care that I would want my own cat to receive. I can never replace your presence, but I will try to replicate your daily routine as closely as possible because most kitties are true creatures of habit.

My sweet kitties, Africa, a black and white tabby, and Tashi, a Ragdoll, passed away in 2019 and 2018 at ages 17 and 16, respectively. Cat-sitting is one way I honor their memories. They taught me a lot over the years, such as how to provide an enriching and safe home environment, help cats adjust to special diets, manage chronic health conditions, address "problem" behaviors, and give medications and other treatments such as sub-Q fluids when needed.

When I’m not cat-sitting, I’m tutoring students from middle school through college in writing, ELA/English, and Psychology. I enjoy reading about animal-related topics, writing short stories and poetry, and cooking new recipes.

A FREE Meet-n'-Greet is included with your first booking so that you and your kitty can get to know me a bit, and we can discuss your kitty's routine and care. There is also no charge for key pick-up and/or drop-off.

***COVID-19 precautions and safety measures:
-- Received BOTH doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 as of 5/11/21.
-- Received three Pfizer boosters for COVID-19 on 11/12/21, 4/9/22, and 9/15/22.
-- Wear a mask throughout my visits with your cat.
-- Wash my hands thoroughly on arrival and departure.
-- Limit general activities in public areas because my other job allows me to work from home.
-- Monitor my health closely.
-- Practice social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

  • A 100% credit will be issued to your Gift Card Balance if a confirmed reservation is canceled or modified anytime up to 48 hours prior to the start date of the reservation and the sitter's earnings will be canceled. All timing is based on the sitter's time zone and start date is defined as 12:00am of the first day listed on the reservation.
  • After the 48 hour mark, no refunds or credits can be issued to the customer for any cancellations or modifications and the sitter will still receive their full earnings.


  I have a car

Cat Sitter's Qualifications

  Animal CPR trained

Cat Sitter's Medication Experience

  Topical Ointments/Flea Preventatives
  Oral Medication/Pills
  Subcutaneous Fluids

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Cat Sitter Service Area

4 miles

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