• We currently serve areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn

    Jersey City & Hoboken

    Wouldn't it feel amazing to go away with no guilt or worries about your furry family?

    Our responsible, reliable, kind caretakers have got you covered.

    • NYCity Kitty is made up of cat lovers who firmly feel that furballs are family - and treat them as such!
       
    • Don't worry - we're not going to show up looking like the stereotypical cat lady! We're presentable professionals who are friendly, responsive and tidy!
       
    • NYCity Kitty is Bonded and Insured (Business Insurers of the Carolinas)
       
    • NYCity Kitty is a proud member of Pet Sitters International
       
    • NYCity Kitty caretakers receive plenty of positive references that we're happy to share. (We value transparency!)

  • ABOUT NYCITY KITTY

    Hello! I'm Amy - Owner & Operator of NYCity Kitty.

    It's no secret, I love and adore cats. It truly makes me happy to care for and be around them. (That's me and my little Loki you see pictured.)

     

    I've been a pet parent for 25 years and a professional pet sitter since 2011.

     

    When I first started sitting, within 17 months, I had a loyal and reoccurring client base of approximately 40 households. My clients seemed to really appreciate me and how I cared for their cats and their homes.

     

    Two thumbs (and paws) up gave me so much satisfaction, but I always considered cat sitting just an enjoyable (and fairly busy!) side-gig.

     

    Then, more and more, I’d hear these cat sitter horror stories that left me speechless. (And if you know me, you know that's quite a feat!) I’d just listen and stare wide-eyed, shaking my head, like - what?? Who are these people?! Is there no-one trustworthy who really cares anymore??

     

    Well, yes. As it turns out, there actually is. ME! And now my cat crew. :-)

     

    My main job for nearly two decades has been training and teaching others about customer service and client relations, so with that, I decided to build a team of like-minded caretakers who serve our fellow cat lovers responsibly, compassionately and enjoyably.

     

    We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you and your cat(s) and caring for them like they're our own because it's truly fulfilling to be of (great) service to our local cat community.

  • WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL CAT SITTER?

    After years of protest and pestering my friends & family (who, quite frankly - weren't very good at all, no offense!) I finally gave in and hired a professional and it was SUCH a welcome relief!

    Amy here. The first time I hired a cat sitter, it was because I didn't want to ask my roommate (who didn't even like my cat) to feed her - yet again.

     

    And the last time I left for the weekend without someone - while the litter box and apartment weren't a complete mess upon return - I sensed the stress in my kitty. She looked a bit "off" and I felt so guilty!

     

    I tried to make myself feel better by comparing her to a dog, 'It's not like she needs to be walked or let out to go to the bathroom...'' but deep down I knew that even though cats and dogs have different levels of independence (and bathroom self-sufficiency!) cats need and deserve attention too.

     

    So, I decided to hire a professional. And when I met my cat sitter, I immediately felt the difference of enlisting someone who was truly invested in helping. She was kind and gentle, on the ball and put me totally at ease.

     

    There was such relief in knowing that my attention-loving kitty would have fresh food, water and litter, along with some play time, pet time, treat time, and LOVE and snugs while I was gone - and she didn't have to leave the comfort of her own home. And when I got home, it was like I'd just come home after a day at work. Normal!

     

    Hiring a cat sitter relieved me (and my cat) of so much unnecessary worry and stress! Now, my team happily provides peace of mind to others who consider their cat(s) family.

  • SERVICES

    The peace of mind that comes from having a professional care for your furry family member is priceless.

    Daily In-Home Visits

    Whether it's a vacation, business trip, or weekend jaunt, you can be sure that your cat will receive lots of love, attention and care while you're away.

     

    We'll feed, scoop, pet, play and treat your kitty like our own. We'll administer meds (if they're called for), get mail, water plants and take plenty of pictures and videos to send to you with daily email (or text) updates.

     

    You can be sure that we'll keep your home tidy as well by cleaning up anything from crumbs and hairballs to tumbleweeds of fur and the ever-annoying scattered litter!

     

    Visits are (a minimum of) 30 minutes for $35.

     

    We can certainly arrange to stay longer, do twice daily visits or sleep over. In those instances, we kindly ask that you reach out to discuss your specific needs and receive personalized pricing.

     

    *It's our policy to do daily visits and not to share visits with others. These rules are in place for the safety and benefit of our cats, client and caretakers.

  • BOOK NOW

    It's easy to get this ball of yarn rolling!

    . We promise to take care of you as much as we do your cat.

    1

    Request

    You'll send us an email with the pertinent details: name, number, address, service dates, cat name(s) and any additional info you think would be helpful to have right off the bat.

    2

    Respond

    We'll respond promptly with a detailed intro and schedule a complimentary meet and greet in your home.

    3

    Relax

    We'll follow up at all the right times to complete your pet profile, confirm service, send payment instructions (we love Venmo & PayPal) and keep you as up to date as you want to be while we're with your furry family!

  • PAY NOW

    You may submit your payment (amount specified on the agreement) using this link to PayPal.

  • CLIENT FEEDBACK

    We're so grateful for the kind words we get after just about every update we send.
    Thank you to all of our clients who put their trust in us.

    • "I really appreciate you taking such good care of them while we've been gone. It made being away so much easier." -Laura B.
       
    • "Thank you for the great care and fantastic updates. I should be back tomorrow morning. I suspect Ledge's excitement to see me might be offset by his separation anxiety from you, looks like you guys had a great time together. Thank you so much for the great care!" -Yazan B.
       
    • "He looks so at home. Thanks for taking such good care of him, it really means a lot." -Benny S.
       
    • "I love getting your updates. They always make me smile." -Sarah D.
       
    • "I must say that I am MOST grateful that you always leave my apartment in such great shape. Please know that I know how much work you put in and how much I appreciate it." -Patty S.
       
    • "Thank you for being the best cat sitter!" -Jamie W.
       
    • "Thank you for all that you do to take care of and love the furballs!" -Paige B.
       
    • "Thank you for always taking such great care of our four-legged babies!" -Erin B.
       
    • "Thank you for being with Eddie for the holidays! We are so grateful you take the best care of him!" -Ava S.
       
    • "Thanks so much for all you have done this weekend! You truly were the best fit for watching my little Bert on such short notice. Bert seems to love you and enjoy your company as well. Thanks so much again I really appreciate it." -Abby C.

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  • WORK FOR US

    If you're interested in working as one of NYCity Kitty's dedicated and loving caretakers, please complete the form below and we'll be in touch right away with more information about the role and how to apply.