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Jake the Writer's East Bay Cat Sitting

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This cat sitter in Oakland, CA offers:

  Complimentary Meet & Greets
  Drop-in visits to your home once per day
$25.00 / 20min visit
$35.00 / 45min visit
$50.00 / 90min visit
  Overnight stays
$80.00 / Overnight stays in your home
Jake has a 50% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
 Average response time: 120min.
 

Meow! I am Jake, a cat sitter in Oakland, CA

As a self-employed writer in Oakland, I have lots of time on my hands. Hands that I would love to care for cats with. Writing can be done anywhere at any time, and does not require a structured 9-5 schedule, distracting meetings, and constant emails. I grew up in the East Bay with Tucker the Tabby, a neighbor's rejected cat that we adopted, let sleep on my bed, and fed turkey dinners. I currently do not have a cat, but plan on having at least two when I move to an apartment that is better suited to give a cat its best life.

Though I have no formal volunteer experience in a shelter, I have cared for many of my friends' cats, from rambunctious bald-hair sphinxes with picky diets and a desire to wreak havoc, to lazy long haired Burmese that just need nuzzles of love and pets. I do have a pet baby gecko (Otis) that requires attention to detail, cleaning and care, and handling of live insects for feeding (only in the early morning and late at night. He sleeps during the days and would not affect my ability to cat-sit).

I'm an Oakland and Berkeley specialist, but more than willing to cater to neighborhoods through the Caldecott, like Orinda, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek, as I am both familiar and comfortable with those areas. I have my own car, and driving long distances is not an issue. Time is not an issue due to the remote and flexible nature of my work, and can spend as many or as few hours with the cats as needed.

I follow all recommendations in accordance with COVID-19 CDC guidelines, and will wear a mask at all times in face-to-face interactions with clients, practice active cleanliness in clients' homes, and am happy to accommodate any further requests from clients to make them feel more comfortable in their own home.
 

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.

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