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This cat sitter in Santa Cruz, CA offers:

  Complimentary Meet & Greets
  Drop-in visits to your home once or twice per day
$27.50 / 20min visit
$40.00 / 45min visit
Kellie has a 10% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
 Average response time: 1min
 Repeat clients: 1

Meow! I am Kellie, a cat sitter in Santa Cruz, CA

Hi! I currently live on the border where Capitola, Santa Cruz, and Soquel meet, with two affectionate and mischievous Tortie kitties who are certain they own me (as opposed to the other way around).

I’m a compulsive cat rescuer … in my lifetime I've found homes for six cats, including an abandoned 2 week old feral kitten who was too sick to find a home for, so I nursed her back to health (took six months) and she was a beloved member of our family for 17 years. Brings tears to my eyes to even write about her!

I'm very good at being patient and "still," talking softly and allowing cats to come to me. Even cats that clients have said never come out of hiding for other sitters have come out for me after a few days. For me, having a shy cat learn to trust me is the most rewarding part of the job!

I have four years of full-time professional pet sitting experience. No matter what happens with your house or your kitties, I'm the cat sitter you can count on!

About 20 years ago I had my own in-home pet sitting business. I took on jobs full time and I had three contractors working for me as well. I sold it because I was having twin boys! I became a personal and business coach so I could work from home, and I still do that. However, now my boys are turning 20 (!!!) and I can't think of any activity more fun to add to my current life than making new kitty friends!

I am a big fan of communication, so in addition to a free initial Meet & Greet, you'll always get texts and pics (as desired) letting you know everything that's going on at home while you're away.

I offer a free, comprehensive Meet & Greet, with a detailed Client and Pet Profile I fill out to be certain I have all the information I need about you, your home, and your pets. Plus it's an excuse to get acquainted with your kitties ;-)

My "20 min" sits are more like 20-30 min, often 30, depending on client & kitty needs. I offer a 10% discount to new clients, just ask!!

In addition, I offer:

• All the daily basics: feeding, water changes, litterbox maintenance, cleaning around
litterboxes and food areas, treats (you supply), playtime, and cuddles.
• Mail & Newspaper collection
• Plant watering
• Lights turned on/off
• Roll out/return garbage cans on collection day
• Care for other animals in your home
• Medication administration (with the exception of Insulin shots)

I adhere to Meowtel's policies, and, I have a few of my own:

• Too many things can go wrong within a 48 hour period for unsupervised cats that can lead to disaster unless discovered sooner. Because of this, I don't do every other day sits. Please consider daily sits for the safety and well-being of your cat(s).

• It's important for me to know when you return from your trip and your cats are safely back in your care again. Please text me (or call) to let me know as soon as you arrive home. If I'm not notified of your return, I will keep coming to care for your cats until you return. Emergencies do happen. I once cared for a client's pets for three days after they were supposed to return, because they were trapped in a foreign country in Customs and couldn't communicate. They were so grateful and relieved because they knew I would still come and take care of their precious fur-babies!

Please feel free to send me a message with any questions, or just to chat before you book me, I usually respond very quickly :-). In fact, if we've never met, let's chat on the phone first. Message me and I'll give you my number.


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
  Foster parent for cats

Cat Sitter's Medication Experience

  Topical Ointments/Flea Preventatives
  Oral Medication/Pills

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Cat Sitter Service Area

5 miles

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