OUR PET SITTERS
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. In addition, many of our sitters have worked with us for several years – and all are loyal to their customers, and are often able to offer pet sitting services on very short notice.
You will be able to meet your pet sitter prior to any services, in your home, or theirs, for a complimentary play date. We take tremendous pride in the quality of our sitters and the services we provide. We are grateful to have received such positive feedback from past clients. We invite you to check out our Reviews.
Hi there! I’m Andrea, and I am delighted to be a pet sitter with Katie’s Kitty in Astoria, NY! I have experience pet sitting for a variety of animals; dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles too! I am also accustomed to administering medications to pets who have special health issues. I currently have one fluffy orange and white cat named Walter. He is a medium haired Turkish Van mix, rescued from the streets of Brooklyn. Walter is now a true gentleman, and is even toilet trained! He can also give a great high five. I’m crazy about him.
Animal welfare is something I am extremely passionate about. I grew up living around various animals in a rural farm town in Upstate New York. Even though I love life in the city, I sometimes feel starved of the nature and animals I grew up with. So, you can bet that I am truly happy when I get to spend time with and care for someone’s beloved pet.
I primarily work as an actor in theatre, on television and in film. I am ecstatic to have found the perfect supplemental job as a pet sitter with Katie’s Kitty. You can rest assured that I will care for your cat with all the love and attention I give to my own cat, Walter. Let me know if you’d like me to teach your cat to “high five”, a neat trick to show off to friends!
Manhattan Cat Sitting and Boarding
Hi! My name is Julie, and I’ve been working with Katie’s Kitty since 2007. I’m available for home visits in Midtown East (E. 40s-50s-60s plus) as well as cat boarding in my home. I’ve met so many incredible cats and owners over the years, and many have become like family as I regularly visit and board their cats. I’d be happy to schedule a free “meet and greet” with you whenever you find yourself looking for a caring, reliable cat sitter to visit your special furry companion. Although visits are typically scheduled for a half-hour or an hour in duration, I never look at my watch. I stay until I feel the cat feels safe and secure while its owner/companion is away.
Let me tell you briefly about my background and experience. I am an artist (portrait sculpture) who worked for a Fine Arts Gallery in SoHo and Chelsea for 10 years (until it closed). I’ve resided in my doorman building in the East Fifties for almost 25 years, so you’ll find me very responsible. I’ve had feline companions since childhood, and love them dearly. Two years ago, I “lost” my last cat, silly, a black & white tuxedo (pictured here) who was incredibly wonderful! But now I share that love with my feline boarders. During the 90s, I had seven cats… all precious. It was like living in the Serengeti plains! They graciously allowed me to share their habitat (my apartment). As they grew older, I gained a lot of skills… like giving medications, fluids, and dealing with aging-related issues. So, I’m most definitely a “cat person!”
When we meet, you can tell me all about your furry friend and if he or she has any special needs, wants, or desires. I’d love to hear as much as possible since I want you to feel comfortable entrusting your cat into my care. I’m truly mindful that I’m the only person they might see that day. So earning their trust is my first priority. And not just by offering food, water, and a clean litter box (cats have an incredibly sharp sense of smell), but also through patience (I practice yoga), affection, belly rubs, exercise, and empathy. I respect their boundaries as well as those of their owners/companions.
NYC Pet Sitting and Boarding
My name is Anna, and I have been a pet sitter for Katie’s Kitty since 2004. I’m a true animal lover and have had pets my entire life. I’ve had dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters―and even a lizard!
I decided to become a professional pet sitter because of my love for animals and my passion to have them in my life. Currently, I live with my small Pomeranian dog, Valentina, who brings me so much love and joy. ♥ For your reference, when I board a cat at my home, she stays with my son at his apartment… unless, of course, your cat would enjoy some canine company. 😊
As a pet parent myself, I know how important it is to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet is well cared for while you’re away. I want to assure you that I’m a responsible professional and treat the animals I care for as if they were my own. I also have impeccable references and am happy to share them with you.
Pet parents looking for a cat sitter or dog sitter in NYC have plenty of choices. I’m confident, though, that if you allow me to tend to your pets, you and your four-pawed friends will be completely comfortable and quite pleased with the care provided. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Erin & Chris
Erin & Chris
Upper West Side Cat Sitters
My name is Erin and I live and work on the Upper West Side. I’m a bartender at a cute little dive bar, but I also love to make new feline friends through Katie’s Kitty! My partner Chris and I both fostered and volunteered for a humane society in our hometown of San Diego, so we have experience with different ages, quirks, levels of socialization, and administering medications. We have a very spoiled, very vocal, very cuddly 13-years-old bonded pair of Maine Coon/Tabbies, Marlowe and Laurel. We adopted them when they were just nine weeks old and they have made every day absolutely amazing.
I have only been with Katie’s Kitty since the 2019 holiday season, but have already cared for dozens of kitties. Chris has been helping me with kitty sitting lately, which has allowed us to tend to more clients’ needs with greater flexibility. Chris grew up with kitties and has always had the gift of cat whispering. I couldn’t have pets growing up, so I’ve been making up for lost time by befriending every puppy and kitty I see! When we go out of town we leave a two-page list of instructions for the sitter (seriously, lol). So we totally understand the fur-parent stress of being away from your babies. When we visit cats we always treat them like our own, giving as much love and attention as they want. My favorite thing is to sit on the floor and chat with them until we get to know each other and let them decide when we’re buddies. We would love to get to know your fur babies, and can’t wait to meet you!
Brooklyn Cat Sitter
Hey there! My name is Emely (yes, with two E’s). I am a new sitter at Katie’s Kitty (Fall 2020) and found my way here while seeking cat-specific pet sitting after working as a dog and cat sitter through Rover. My years of professional and personal experience as a cat sitter include duties like playing, feeding, cleaning, grooming, brushing, litter cleanup, and administering liquid and tablet medications.
More about me: I’m a medical receptionist at an urgent care center and I live in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Currently I’m also taking pre-nursing classes part-time at City Tech. I am passionate about medicine, technology, and of course cats! Pet sitting is the ideal job for me, as I love traveling around my city (on my bike) and love spending time with cats. Areas I can cover include Bedford Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Park Slope, and Carroll Gardens.
Since I only work three days a week at the urgent care center, I’m lucky enough to be able to care for cats and kittens on my off days. I have a 3-year-old sweet rescue of my own, and have always had cats all of my life.
As a cat owner I know how important it is to choose the right sitter. I’m reliable, knowledgeable, and genuinely love caring for cats and kittens. I have always enjoyed the company of animals, especially felines, and would love the opportunity to help keep yours safe and happy. I have about three years of prior experience caring for cats and kittens—both as a pet sitter for Rover as well as for family and friends—and have great references.
I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s). Let me assure you that you can go out of town without worry, knowing that they’ll be very well taken care of while you’re away.
Brooklyn Cat Sitter
Besides the essential cat care duties such as feeding, changing water, playing, brushing, and litter box cleanup, I also feel comfortable administering medication. Additionally, I am quite skilled at animal behavior and can tell when a cat wants attention or when they need some space. As a pet parent, I understand it can be difficult to leave your furry friend when you go away. However, I make the experience as worry-free as possible by pampering your kitty and sending photo updates. I look forward to connecting with you and meeting your cats!
Manhattan East Side Pet Sitter
Hello, my name is Stephanie.
A bit about me: I’m a health writer and pet sitter/pet boarder living in Kip’s Bay. I grew up working in my father’s veterinary clinic (he’s a vet and a professor of veterinary medicine) and have been caring for my own and other people’s pets my entire life. I am comfortable with all range of cat-care, from feeding, clean-up and play, to grooming, pilling, liquids and shots. I’m also comfy with a wide range of pets―from cats and dogs to bunnies and rodents to fish, birds and lizards!
Brooklyn Cat Sitter
Hi, I’m Jess and I’ve been a cat sitter with Katie’s Kitty since 2018. I have loved all animals since I was a little girl, inherited from my grandmother who used to always take in and care for stray dogs and cats. My love for animals lead me to pursue a career in animal welfare, and I have worked as a rescue placement coordinator for a local NYC animal shelter since 2005. Working with animals is my passion and I truly enjoy every moment spent with them. I adore them and treat them as my own, so being a cat sitter with NYC’s premier pet care company is truly the cat’s meow for me!
Manhattan Pet Sitting and Boarding
Hi, my name is Ryan and I’ve been working with Katie’s Kitty since 2011. I’ve had animals since I was 4 years old, starting with a goldfish, to a hamster, to my cat, AND even a lizard in between. I have cared for birds, bunnies, and anything you can think of for friends and family, which is why I decided to become a pet sitter, because I genuinely enjoy and love spending time with animals all across the board.
I treat your pets as I would treat my own, as family. I love to play with them and give them all the attention that they would have as if you were still here, whilst sending you photo updates with every visit so it’s like you’re still there as well. I have plenty of references for my services, however the best reference would be that of your pet, so you can be away knowing they are in good hands, and can arrive home to a happy pet, seeing for yourself that they were cared for as well as you would have taken care of them.
For anyone looking for a sitter, rest assured that in my care it would be the absolute closest experience possible to the attention and care they would have from you, their parent. Thank you for your time reading this, and I hope to meet you and your pets soon!
Manhattan Cat Sitter
Manhattan Cat Sitting and Boarding
My name is Paula and I live in the Columbus Circle area on 57th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues near the 1, A, B, C and D trains, also close to the N & R. My husband and I love cats! Since my husband is retired and I work freelance in the event and meeting planning industry, someone is home most of time when boarding a cat, providing continual attention to the pet we are caring for. We do not have other cats in our apartment; we attend to a client’s cat exclusively.
I have been cat boarding and cat sitting for Katie’s Kitty since the spring of 2014, and the assignments have been every bit as rewarding as they’ve been enjoyable and fun. I have experience with different breeds, personalities, and in administering medication. I look forward to my next experience doting on a fluffy and furry adorable cat—hopefully yours!
Forest Hills Cat Sitter
Joyce Friedman lives in Queens and has over 20 years of experience caring for cats. She has expertise in giving all kinds of medication and fluids. She also works for The Humane Society of the United States as NYC Coordinator and is a former social worker. She loves meeting new cats and their people. She is particularly good at giving “scaredy cats” time and space to get comfortable with new people, and is sensitive to and familiar with cats’ behavior and communication. She looks forward to meeting you and providing TLC to your cat(s)!
Astoria and Long Island City Pet Sitter
I grew up with cats, and my mom and I even fostered several litters of kittens when I was growing up on Long Island. She definitely influenced me in my love with animals! Before I started working in a shelter with dogs and cats, I worked at a non-profit parrot rescue, and then with injured and orphaned wildlife at a wildlife rehabilitation center where I treated and cared for squirrels, hawks, owls, opossums, and so many more. I have so many stories!
I’m very glad to be part of the Katie’s Kitty team. As a pet owner myself, I take my pet-sitting jobs very seriously- I know how it feels to go away and worry about your pets. Rest assured! I will make sure your pets are comfortable and happy in your absence. I look forward to meeting with you and spending time taking care of your cats!
Jersey City Cat Sitter
We’ve always had at least one cat in the family since I was 5 years old. I adopted my cat, Mackenzie, in 2001 when she was 8 weeks old. She’s slightly overweight but a happy kitty nonetheless. I’m experienced with giving cats pills and ear drops.
I moved from Florida to Jersey City 8 years and love it here. The snow still hasn’t lost it’s novelty!
Astoria / LIC Cat Sitter
My name is Alice, and I have been a cat sitter with Katie’s Kitty since December 2013. I’ve lived in Astoria for nearly my entire life.
As a cat owner (Layla is my “teenage baby” – a 14-year-old muted tortoiseshell) and animal lover, I know firsthand how important it is for people to ensure that their pets are in good hands while they are away. I am so grateful for the opportunity to provide that comfort to you.
I love getting to know and become familiar with each cat I care for — their specific needs, personalities, and behaviors — and doing everything I can to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible when their human family is away. I’ll keep you thoroughly updated on how your cats are doing (through emails, texts, and pictures!) so you can feel at ease that they are well taken care of.
The neighborhoods I serve are Astoria and Long Island City. I look forward to meeting with you and spending time with your cats!
Upper West Side Cat Sitter
I have two cats of my own, Avery and Buster. Avery (pictured here) is a sly little princess. She’s about 10 years old, has a total of eight teeth, and scar tissue covers the lens of her left eye. None of these things gets her down though, and she’s the sweetest cat I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing my home with. Buster is a bit ditsy. He suffered an unknown accident as a kitten, which left him with a little less than half his tail. He also has FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease), which is what led me to Katie’s Kitty in the first place. He eats prescription food and requires a very specific feeding routine. So I wanted to be certain I had someone who would go the extra mile to make sure he was well taken care of when I was away.
One of my favorite aspects of being a cat sitter is that I get to meet many different cats. It never ceases to amaze me how every cat has a unique personality. It’s so much fun to start from scratch and learn what each cat likes―their favorite toy, their favorite treat, that one spot on their back that they love to be scratched. These are the wonderful little discoveries I get to make with each cat that I care for. And when I have the privilege of becoming a cat’s regular sitter, it’s always a joy when they first start to recognize me and, ultimately, even get excited to see me. One of the best compliments I’ve ever received was when a client returned home and told me, “When we came in last night the cats seemed disappointed it was us―and not you―coming though the door.” Another favorite comment was, “You should feel like you’ve caught a rare Pokémon!” That was said to me after I sent a client a picture of her cat―one I was told I would certainly never see―enjoying a relaxing belly rub. I look forward to meeting you and your feline companion.
Park Slope Cat Sitter
Having worked as social worker in England for 10 years before meeting my husband and moving to his home town of New York in 2015, I have now transitioned from taking care of people to taking care of cats! Upon arrival in NYC I immediately began fostering cats for Brooklyn Animal Action, joined Katie’s Kitty as a pet sitter soon after, and now also work part-time for a record label and at the Red Hook Winery. I am extremely grateful to be able to spend my time with all the things I love best―music, wine, and cats!
I have a wealth of experience caring for cats with medical needs, including those in recuperation post surgery, as well as those with behavioral issues and/or in need of socialization. I am experienced at administering medications and always consciously adapt my care to suit the personality of each individual kitty. If you entrust the welfare of your cats to me, rest assured in knowing that I always provide regular updates (including photographs), that your home will be respected and secure, and that your four-legged family members will receive plenty of attention and affection.
Harlem and Bronx Cat Sitter
I grew up with cats always around, and I adore them! I was also the lucky parent of two rescued kitties―Callie and Yogo―from Animal Haven, but Yogo has since crossed over the rainbow bridge. It’s the same shelter where I volunteered for some time and, honestly, I wanted to take ALL the cats home. Taking care of animals has always been second nature to me. I treat every single pet I care for as if they were my own, which means plenty of recreation, petting, nuzzles, and snuggles.
I am currently in the fashion industry and work regular hours, Monday through Friday, which allows me to be available for evening and weekend visits. I live in the Bronx along the 2 and 5 lines, which would make my commuting to anyone’s home easy if you’re off these train lines.
I’m experienced with feeding, cleanup, brushing, litter scooping, and―most importantly―playtime! I’ve had my rescues for nine years now and can meet whatever your need may be. I will always make sure your pet is happy and well cared for, whether you’re away for one evening or 10 days.
If you live in Morningside Heights or Harlem (close to either the 2 or 5 train), I am your sitter. If you live in any of these Bronx neighborhoods―Concourse Village (Yankee Stadium area), Pelham Parkway, Morris Park, Crotona, South Bronx, or Melrose, I am your sitter. I look forward to providing my services to you.
Astoria Cat Sitter
Hi! My name is Melissa and I’ve been cat sitting with Katie’s Kitty since Fall 2013. Before that I would often cat sit for several of my friends around the city. Being from NC & KY I grew up having both cats and dogs as part of the family. As a teenager I had a special relationship with a very vocal and opinionated Siamese Cat named Pavlova. We also had a giant rabbit named Wascal and I once had African tree frogs! During college, I also had 2 beta fish that lived well beyond their years! My dad now has a farm in KY where he raises feinting goats! I guess you could say I have been around animals my whole life! I currently live in LIC/Sunnyside in a small studio with my calico cat, Cleo. I am also an actress who waits tables.
Since working for Katie’s Kitty, I have had experience visiting many cats, feeding, cleaning up after, brushing, talking to, giving oral medication, scooping litter, and of course petting and cuddling with them! Whatever your pet needs are, I will meet with you in advance to discuss and I can promise you that they will receive lots of care and attention while you’re away! The areas of Queens I serve are LIC, Sunnyside, Astoria, Woodside and Jackson Heights. I am insured and bonded and have impeccable references. If you check the Testimonials page of the Katie’s Kitty website, you will see what some of our cat owner clients have to say about our services.
Read Melissa’s reviews Yelp. You can also read more Yelp reviews about Katie’s Kitty.
Brooklyn Cat Sitter
Having had pets my entire life, I know how stressful it can be to leave them alone for any length of time. With me, your pet will feel safe, loved, and cared for every time I visit!
Harlem Cat Sitter
Working as a substitute teacher in the NYC Public Schools allows me the time and flexibility I need to lovingly care for your cats while you are away. On each visit, I set out food according to your instructions, refill the water bowl, clean the litter box, and brush, pet, or play with your cat(s) if they want the attention. If they prefer to keep their distance, I respect that need as well. After so many years of caring for rescued cats, I am comfortable medicating cats by mouth, giving fluids and injections, trimming claws, and combing out matts. I send frequent updates describing my time with your cat(s) and try my best to keep them happy until you return.
Cats are amazing creatures, each one unique. If you decide you hire me, I will happily add your cat(s) to my growing list of feline friends!
Hell’s Kitchen Cat Sitting and Boarding
My name is Gloria and have been happily cat sitting with Katie’s Kitty since 2012. I provide cat sitting on the west side of Manhattan including Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea and the West Village.
I have had a long time love affair with a series of my own rescue kitties, my current family consisting of Leo – a very talkative Siamese who is now a robust 14 – and his 12 year old lady friend Molly who loves to curl up with him and is very patient with his chatter.
I am also an actor, an acting coach and a writer. I have been performing my own solo show for the past six years in New York and California. Working with Katie’s Kitty part time has been wonderful as I love animals and have really enjoyed not only getting to know a wide variety of kitty personalities, but meeting people who really care about their little friends and want the best for them.
Hell’s Kitchen and West Village cat sitter providing quality cat care while you are away. Since I care for kitties in their homes, I would be available to meet with you and your pets to learn all the specifics of their needs. My visits would include changing the water bowl, replenishing food, and the litter box would be scooped and changed as needed. I would spend time playing with, brushing, and talking to your pets. Of course, if they are shy and prefer to be left alone I would respect their wishes- although I do have quite a bit of experience making friends with shy kitties! I will also provide you with daily e mail “kittygrams” so you can be assured that your pets are receiving lots of care and attention while you’re away.
Westside Cat Sitter
As a pet sitter, I will meet with you and your pets in advance to discuss your kitty’s needs while you are away. I can usually accommodate most requests. Some cats love to play and cuddle while others prefer to be left alone. I have also been trained to recognize animal behavior, as I volunteer at a local shelter, which has been very helpful to my pet sitting as well. I also send you daily texts or emails to keep you up to date on your animals so you can relax and enjoy your time away, knowing your pets are in good hands. I have excellent references and can supply those to you upon request.
Park Slope Cat Sitter and Cat Boarder
If you’re seeking a concerned and experienced pet sitter, look no further. As my Katie’s Kitty clients can attest, I will earnestly cater to your little one’s needs as if he or she were my own. I dotingly care for any cat who craves or needs extra attention, and respectfully leave the more “cautious” ones to decide for themselves (over time, usually winning over even the most wily, shy and resistant felines).
I’m also a Katie’s Kitty boarder and am available to host a pet that needs long-term care in a home where they’re guaranteed to receive lots of love. I have experience with medication management and am happy to take on cats with special needs and to learn the details of their particular care regimen. In order to ensure the maximal outcome when medications are involved, it’s important that we schedule a free “meet and greet” at a time when you normally give the medication. Since parents know best, that way you can oversee the administration of your cat’s medication the first time I do so.
In addition to caring for pets, I’m also an equitable and caring landlord―a professional responsibility I take very seriously. With a background in childcare and social activism, I’m currently working on reestablishing a children’s consignment shop with a conscience―one that is in service to the children as well as the environment.
I look forward to meeting you and your pet!
Manhattan Cat Sitter and Cat Boarding
My name is Alicia. In August 2014 I moved to New York from Kansas and started cat sitting and boarding for Katie’s Kitty in early 2015. New York City truly has my heart! I’m a speech-language pathologist currently working in a nursing home with elderly patients. I have also worked in a preschool with small children. I love children and the elderly, so it’s nice to have the choice to switch back and forth.
My family has two dogs and two cats, whom I love to visit and give love to as much as possible. Animals have always been a part of my life, and for the past 10 years or so, I have been a pet sitter for friends, neighbors, and family members. I’ve taken care of dogs and cats of different breeds and sizes and have loved each one. Animals have always held a special place in my heart, so I was very happy when I found Katie’s Kitty. I’m glad I am able to continue caring for them in NYC through Katie’s Kitty!
Manhattan and Upper East Side Pet Sitter
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jane and I am the purrfect person to care for your pet, be it a cat or dog.
Love of animals, especially dogs and cats led me to Katie’s Kitty/Peter’s Pets where I have been a member of their petsitting family since 2009.
I grew up with two wonderful Cocker Spaniels who lived well into their teens.
I am a former pet owner of cats and dogs, having been a proud parent to a Golden Retriever, Brandy, for twelve years and a Rottweiler, Kaya, for eight years after that, all while living in Westport, CT.
While living in New York City, I was a proud parent to two great Siamese cats, Ming and Kai and after their passing, was also a proud parent to a wonderful all white Manx cat, Muffin while in CT.
l have cared for many dogs of friends of mine as well as cats and now I am happy to be able to continue my relationship with dogs and cats while working with Katie’s Kitty / Peter’s Pets.
I am able to board either a dog or a cat in my 1000 sq. ft apartment located at East 82nd Street, between First and York Avenues.
My policy is to only board one animal at a time, unless your dog or cat lives with that pet.
As the owner, you do not have to worry about your pet, either dog or cat, when boarded with me or when I visit them.
I am retired having had a career in broadcasting as a tv publicist for CBS (Columbia Broadcasting Company) and NBC (National Broadcasting Company) all in their golden years. As well as having been a publicist for Helena Rubinstein’s Cover Girl Cosmetics.
You owe it to your dog or cat to treat them to boarding or visiting from Jane while you are away and I look forward to seeing all of you.
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Cat Boarding
My name is Beth, and I’m a cat boarder with Katie’s Kitty. I do this work because I love cats, and I enjoy “hosting” them in my apartment. I think I have a special ability to sense the amount of attention each cat wants and needs (they all have different personalities!), and I find ways to maximize their comfort and happiness, knowing it’s tough for them to be away from home! (My profile picture shows me with Koshka, one of the cats I boarded recently.)
My love of cats started many years ago, when I got my beloved pet cat Esme, a beautiful tortoiseshell who lived with me for 14 years until she died earlier this year. She had kidney disease and cancer, and for two years, I hydrated her daily with fluids to manage her kidney disease. During all those years, I also cared for and visited cats belonging to friends and neighbors.
I work for a nonprofit organization, supporting women facing breast and ovarian cancers. All of my work is dedicated to helping both humans and animals to have the best quality of life possible.
I live in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, which is easy to get to from Manhattan, and I am happy to host cats from all over. I stay in contact with the cats’ people during their entire stay, sending daily photos and updates.
I look forward to talking with you more about my services, and hope one day to get the opportunity to meet your cat!
Queens Cat Sitter
My love for cats started with trying to share cookies with strays on the street when I was a kid in San Francisco, and followed me into adulthood when my brothers and I adopted a small group of sibling cats, along with their unexpected kittens. I currently look after my roommate’s rescue cat Madame, and I’ve also gladly been a designated cat sitter for friends in the last couple of years, especially during holidays. I will never stop loving cats anytime soon, and love cat sitting for all that the experience gives in playfulness, fickleness, and shedded fur.
After deciding that a creative life was more appealing than a corporate one, I moved to New York for a fresh start in writing in 2003 and have lived in Astoria for the last 11 years because it’s my home away from the West Coast. When I’m not managing a retail shop,taking a yoga class, or writing, I am always happy to make time for cats in Astoria and Long Island City, as well as Sunnyside and Woodside. If you live in any of these areas, feel free to ask me to come over to meet you and your pets at no charge. I’m glad to discuss your family feline, and if your cat needs medication administered, I also have experience in giving oral tablets.
Feel free to get in touch anytime! Until then, I hope you enjoy meows and swishes!
Brooklyn Cat Sitter
I initially started taking care of my brother’s cat when he and his wife would go away. They started recommending me to other people and that’s how I got involved in cat sitting, which has been an extremely rewarding experience for me. I have been an animal lover my whole life, and although I love all animals, cats are my favorite. I am very passionate about animal welfare. I’ve been to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary here in New York, and it is my favorite place on earth.
I also have my own kitty, who I’ve had for about 10 years. She is a member of my family as well as my best friend. Because of that, I feel like I can relate to other pet parents who are looking for a cat sitter to take care of their furry children.
I’ve met so many wonderful cats and it has taught me that cats are truly amazing creatures, each with distinct personalities. I would be more than happy to take care of your cat(s) while you are away. As a cat parent myself, who knows that cats need special attention and love when their humans are away, I’m always willing to listen and to cater to your specific needs.
I like to spend time playing with each cat during my cat visits (unless they prefer to be left alone) and petting them, so that they are still receiving a lot of love and attention while you are away. I’m also happy to send as many updates as you desire (with pictures) because that is something that I always want when I’m away. I definitely know that it helps put a pet parent’s mind at ease to receive updates while away. And of course, I spend time doing the basic things such as feeding the cat, cleaning their litter box daily, and making sure every single need is met.
I am fully insured and bonded through Katie’s Kitty, and I’m more than happy to provide you with references. Please feel free to contact me to take care of your cat(s) while you are away or simply to ask me any questions you may have!
East Village Pet Boarder
I joined Katie’s Kitty in April 2022, but I’ve been an animal lover my whole life. I became an avid birder at 7 with my mother. At 8, my brother and I rescued a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog from the streets, and he became our beloved family dog. We also had a Guinea pig and three chameleons. And when I went to college at 18, I rescued a cat I named Lancelot. In my 20s, right after college, I sought part time work that was flexible, and a friend told me about dog walking and pet care services in Manhattan. I loved taking care of clients’ precious pets. They are all different, with different personalities and needs. No one size fits all.
I’ve had four cats of my own over the past 30 years, and each one was so different from the other―even a mother and daughter who looked almost identical could not have been more different. And our dear Serena and Sasha were beautiful Russian Blues that my husband and I adopted together.
In 2021 I began volunteering at the Wild Bird Fund and have helped take care of injured wild birds, in the hopes of returning them to their natural habitat. When I’m not taking care of injured wildlife, I work as an actor, and sometimes print model.
I live in the East Village with a loving husband who also loves animals, and we have been happily married for 22 years. I will offer your kitties a warm and loving home with playtime, brushes, and lots of attention.
Upper West Side Cat Sitting and Boarding
I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in Hamilton Heights. I’m a former actor and freelance writer. My family always had in-house cats while I was growing up, and from the age of six on I was the primary caregiver for the felines in my family. As an adult, I have had three cats, all of whom I adopted as kittens and lived long, healthy, happy lives. I also have extensive experience in caring for cats belonging to my friends as well as our clients.
Although I don’t currently have any cat children of my own, I consider each one of my Katie’s Kitty cats “my babies” whenever I care for them. I also appreciate the kitties’ loving parents and do everything to ensure that their precious fur babies receive love, cuddling, reassurance, and a happy environment.
I look forward to caring for your feline family members!
Upper Manhattan Cat Sitting and Boarding
Hello―my name is Larry, and I am a lifelong lover and aficionado of cats! I have always had at least one as a companion ever since I was a toddler, all through high school and college, and during my years in New York. There is a picture of me at about one year old sitting on our very first cat, Tommy (he didn’t mind it at all). One of my most favorite little balls of mischief was Pip, who lived to be 23 years old―she was incredibly intelligent and, for her special grooming sessions, loved to have me vacuum her with a brush attachment.
I have been working with Katie’s Kitty since 2021 as a cat sitter and, as of 2023, am also boarding cats as well. One of the things I most enjoy about being a sitter/boarder is meeting such wonderful people who enjoy cats as much as I do and, of course, meeting all their feline companions. Each cat has such a distinct personality, and I feel I have a special talent in bonding with them, learning what they like and dislike, and bringing shy and reclusive cats out of their protective “shells.” I have a couple of clients who have told me that I would probably not see their cat when I came to visit them, but―through gentle persuasion, a soft and gentle voice, and the right toy―I’ve been able to coax them out of their little hiding places and come up to greet me.
I genuinely love what I do with Katie’s Kitty―meeting, spending time with, and caring for such delightful wee beasties… and interacting with their human “companions.”