Our Purromise We're Open! 100% satisfaction guarantee on your first Meowtel reservation* - Learn More

Have kitty? Will travel.

Loading reviews...
This cat sitter has no ratings yet

This cat sitter in San Francisco, CA offers:

  Complimentary Meet & Greets
  Drop-in visits to your home once per day
$39.95 / 20min visit
$49.95 / 45min visit
$70.95 / 90min visit
Lydia has a 50% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
 Average response time: 49min.
 Repeat clients: 8

Meow! I am Lydia, a cat sitter in San Francisco, CA

Hi there!

For my own peace of mind during these extraordinary times, I have to limit my service radius to areas west of Divisadero, easily reached via the 38 or 5 and no more than one transfer, e.g. 22 to Cow Hollow, 1 on California, or a walk of +/- 1 mile each way.

I'm a startup entrepreneur who works from home in the Outer Richmond. I share my apartment with Zoe, my little 17-year-old diva who moved with me from New York. I rescued her and her brother, Zack as kittens from a bad adoption situation. Zack became very ill about 5 years ago and I had to make the hard decision to euthanize. I still miss him every day, so I understand the deep attachments we form with our pets.

I grew up on a farm in Kentucky so have been around animals all my life. My parents inspired me to have great respect, love, and empathy for all of them. My pets ranged from a lamb, to a Bantam rooster, to a quarter horse, to dogs and cats, and parakeets. I majored in Biological Sciences at University of Kentucky.

My regard for other species has only grown over the years. I definitely relate to the love and dedication others bestow on their furry family members. If the circumstances are right for all parties, I'll even travel, with Zoe, for an extended stays to care for others' pets. I've volunteered at The Marine Mammal Center and cared for seals and sea lions! That was a great experience and a special privilege.

I'm gentle in administering medications, liquid and pills and if you show me how you manage it with your kitty, I'm comfortable with administering injections, as well. I am meticulous about following your directions and fulfilling your requests. It's that Catholic school education! ;-)

I know how stressful it can be when arranging care for a furry family member. I think it can be even more challenging for cat people, so it's really reassuring to have another cat lover caring for your kitties in your absence as if they were their own. I even flew cross-country with Zoe, my own cat, to take care of an acquaintance's cat while she traveled for six weeks!

Whenever I travel, I always worry if the person is actually spending time with Zoe or just feeding her, topping off water, and leaving right away. You can rest assured that I will spend quality time with your babies, playing, cuddling, snuggling, or just talking to them while giving them their space!

PLEASE NOTE - The rates quoted for 20 and 45 minutes are based on 1-2 cats. If you have 3 or more cats, please choose the 90-minute rate. This will ensure that there's time to take care of added food, water, and litter needs as well as have some quality play-hang time with each kitteh.

OVERNIGHT RESERVATIONS - Cancellation Policy. With the approval of management, the Cancellation Policy for overnight stays has been modified to take into account the commitment and planning necessary.

A 50% refund, less our Trust & Insurance fee, will be issued if a confirmed reservation is canceled or modified anytime up to 7 days prior to the start date of the reservation.

After the 7 day mark, no refunds or credits can be issued for any cancellations or modifications.

Note: All timing will be based on the sitter's time zone and start date is defined as 12:00am of the first day listed on the reservation.


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 ride public transit

Cat Sitter's Qualifications

Cat Sitter's Medication Experience

  Topical Ointments/Flea Preventatives
  Oral Medication/Pills

Availability Calendar

Cat Sitter Service Area

Travels up to 5 miles