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Carolyn's Purrfect Paws (Lincolnview)

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This cat sitter in Chicago, IL 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
Carolyn has a 40% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
 Average response time: 10min
 Repeat clients: 2
 

Meow! I am Carolyn, a cat sitter in Chicago, IL

Hi fellow cat parents!

I'm new to the city and looking forward to meeting other cat parents and furrkids. I'm a self-employed Gen X woman and have had cats my entire life. My first kitten, Yes'm (named cause we adopted her on a vacation down south), became a part of my family when I was 9 and I've been a crazy cat lady ever since!

My professional background is in the paralegal and nonprofit fields. I'm now a self-employed virtual online business manager. I love to travel, experience live music, read and write, and visit museums and galleries. I earned my undergrad from Cornell University and my paralegal certificate from Rice University.

PET SITTING EXPERIENCE (PRE-MEOWTEL)
* 1 week for a friend (1 dog - early March 2020 and July 2020, Columbus, OH)
* 1 long weekend for a cousin (1 cat, 1 dog - 2017, Warren, OH)
* 3 weeks for my parents (2 cats - 2017, Kent, OH)
* 2 occasions for approx 1 week at a time for an academic couple (2 cats and a dog - 2015-2016, Ithaca, NY)
* At least 2 occasions in my own home and a friend's home (1 - 2 dogs - 2010-2014, Medina, OH)

AVAILABILITY
* I live right on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview East so either neighborhood is very
convenient for me.

CAT SKILLS
* Bathing * Giving pills * Liquid meds * Sub q fluids * Diabetes shots * Love 💙

MY CAT FAMILY
* Currently, it's myself and Katarina, who will be 12 on April 1, 2022. Katarina hasn't needed any special veterinary care so far. She's kind of a diva and drama queen. It takes her a long time to warm up to someone new but she lets me smoosh on her belly all day!
* Roxy, passed away in December 2021 on her 18th birthday, just a week after we moved here. She enjoyed a healthy and happy life despite being nearly blind for many years, hard of hearing, and on anti-seizure meds for the last 2 years. She was my heart and we miss her so much.

VOLUNTEER WORK
* Portage County APL (2004-2005 - Ravenna, OH)
* Cats 'R People Too (2000 - 2002 - Warren, OH)
* Angels for Animals (approx 1997 - Canfield, OH)
Cleaned cages, fed and played with the cats (and dogs sometimes), and occasional short-term fostering. Also did admin work in membership, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising.

CAT RESCUE
* I can't turn away a cat who is asking for my help. There have been countless.
* In 2020, I rescued and helped home 2 homeless cats.

OTHER INFO
* I've also hired cat sitters for my own cats and am very sensitive to the needs of cat parents. 
* I'm fully vaxxed (1st March 2021. 2nd April 2021. Booster November 2021.) During spikes, I'm very diligent about wearing a mask and avoiding indoor crowds. I'm happy to wear a mask during the entire visit in your home if you request it.
 

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.

Transportation

  I ride a bike
  I ride public transit

Cat Sitter's Qualifications

  Foster parent for cats
  T-N-R
  Shelter volunteer

Cat Sitter's Medication Experience

  Topical Ointments/Flea Preventatives
  Eyedrops/Eardrops
  Oral Medication/Pills
  Diabetic Management/Injections
  Subcutaneous Fluids

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Cat Sitter Service Area

1 miles

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