Brooklyn Cat Sitting and Boarding
Cat sitting & private home boarding in most areas of Brooklyn, including:
- Bay Ridge
- Boerum Hill
- Brooklyn Heights
- Carroll Gardens
- Clinton Hill
- Cobble Hill
- Crown Heights
- Ditmas Park
- Dyker Heights
- Fort Greene
- Fulton Ferry
- Park Slope
- Prospect Heights
- Sheepshead Bay
- Vinegar Hill
- Windsor Terrace
Meet some of our Brooklyn Pet Sitters and see the areas they serve
Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Gowanus, South Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens
Park Slope, Gowanus, Windsor Terrace, Red Hook, Prospect Heights, Greenwood, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Kensington, Prospect Park South
Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace
Park Slope, South Slope, Greenwood, Gowanus, Ditmas Park, Red Hook
Bushwick, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg
Katie’s Kitty is delighted to include Brooklyn among our active New York City service areas.
Considered by many to be the heart and soul of the city, Katie’s Kitty is delighted to include Brooklyn among our active New York City service areas. When you hire us, you can relax knowing that you’re hiring someone who has been carefully screened, is bonded and insured, and is genuinely committed to your animal’s welfare, wellness and well-being.
While we offer cat boarding services to Brooklyn residents, we’ve found that, for the majority of our Brooklyn clients, cat sitting is their most pressing need.
When it comes to sitting versus boarding, you’ll find a variety of articles on this website to help you make a decision as to which option is best for you. One of the advantages of hiring a cat sitter (as opposed to boarding your pet at someone else’s home) is that your cat doesn’t have to leave an environment with which s/he is familiar and comfortable (it does little good to put a cat in a new environment for a week if s/he will spend most of that time hiding in the closet).
While we have specific standards and guidelines particular to Katie’s Kitty, each sitter is an individual and will have a different approach to pet sitting. Remember, when you hire a cat sitter, you are inviting someone to come into your home. It is therefore of utmost importance – for you and your cat – that you feel good about the person. If you want a clear indication of the quality of a sitter’s work, it is best to ask for two references of individuals who have used his/her services and can share their experience with you.
Some helpful facts to keep in mind with regard to cat sitting (home care) visits:
- We have no minimum-day requirements for cat sitting, sleepovers or hotel visits. We do ask for a minimum stay of two nights when boarding a dog and five nights for boarding a cat in one of our host-family homes.
- Make it as easy as possible for the person caring for your animal to access emergency veterinary care. Always give the name, address and phone of your animal’s doctor. Also, let the sitter know where the animal’s carrying case is kept.
- Each pet sitter is insured and bonded through Pet Sitters International. We take tremendous pride in the quality of our sitters and the service we provide. We are grateful to have received such positive feedback from past clients.
If you are pleased with the services provided by the sitter that you hire through us for the first time, we encourage you to build a relationship with that person. You will find that our sitters are open and receptive to building long-term relationships with their clients. Aside from the obvious practical benefits of doing so (e.g., having a sitter available on little or virtually no notice), there’s a wonderful side benefit: your cat starts to remember the sitter as a regular visitor.
Katie’s Kitty of Brooklyn also offers a unique and incomparable boarding service in a variety of loving “host family homes” all across Brooklyn. We are dedicated to the happiness and well being of your pets. Katie’s Kitty will make special arrangements for your pet that far surpass what’s offered in a traditional Brooklyn kennel. Every home is available to be seen by appointment before you make your decision. For the purpose of putting you at ease, we invite you to bring your pet to one of our homes for a free “play date” so that you, your pet and the sitter can become acquainted before arrangements are finalized.
Most of the host homes that serve Katie’s Kitty only board one animal at a time. This greatly increases the amount of personalized attention that your pet will receive. In some instances, the boarder may have a pet of his or her own (in which case, that would be disclosed to you beforehand). Although your cat may initially be afraid and go into hiding, unlike a kennel environment, s/he will be dealing with only one person. And if that person is truly a cat lover (cats can tell), your feline companion will warm up to the new caregiver within a period of a few days.
In either case – sitting or boarding – be sure to let the person who will be caring for your pet know your pet’s likes and dislikes. Similarly, let him/her know if there are any “special” needs (particularly the medical needs of older animals) and give very specific instructions as to how to meet those needs. Important: Most animal caregivers are not veterinary professionals and it is therefore prudent that medical information and related directions are reviewed in great detail for the benefit of all involved.