Find a cat sitters in New York, NY

Find cat sitters in New York, NY

Find cat sitters in New York, NY

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Find cat sitters in New York, NY

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Top 10 cat sitters in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Swifto Dog Walking

Swifto Dog Walking

12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Page M. says, "Great service! " Read more
Exclusive Pet Care

Exclusive Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Our client list reads like a Who's Who of NYC: We've taken care of the pets of Actors Robert DeNiro, Edie Falco, Ashley Green, Harvey Keitel, Musician Dave Matthews, Producer/Director JJ Abrams, Director James Mangold, Fashion Designers Nicole Miller and Patrick Robinson, Vogue Accessories Editor Virginia Smith, Francois NARS (of NARS Cosmetics), and Playwright Craig Lucas. We were THE FIRST & are THE BEST service downtown, in business 26+ years now (since 1991). "I never have a second thought about my animals' care when Ann and her walkers are on duty. I've worked with them for years and would recommend them to anyone." -EDIE FALCO ...
Edz Pet Walking

Edz Pet Walking

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I am reliable and I do my own work with your pet unlike other services where they outsource it to others who you are not familiar with when you hire that person. I love working with your pets and also interacting with the owners who love their pets like I do.
The Knotty Dog: Complete In-Home Services

The Knotty Dog: Complete In-Home Services

4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Stan A. says, "A great relief to have someone spend so much time with my dog, as much as he needed. My baby gets more ornery as he gets older si this was a perfect situation." Read more
Bone Appetit Barkery

Bone Appetit Barkery

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Our groomers have over 20 years experince in dog grooming. Standard breed cuts and show dogs. We also provide pet sitting and are a dog bakery.

Your cat sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do cat sitters charge per day?

Cat sitters charge $10 to $20 per day or $30 to $40 per night, depending on your location, the number of cats, length of each stay, and if your cat needs any special services, like administering medication. Holidays typically add $5 per visit.

Do you tip a cat sitter?

Yes, tipping a cat sitter 15% to 20% of the total bill is standard. Tip on the low end if the sitter did everything they agreed to do. Consider tipping more if they went above and beyond, stayed longer, or handled any unexpected issues or emergencies.

What does a cat sitter do?

A cat sitter cares for your cat or cats in your home while you are away. Cat sitting visits typically last 20 to 30 minutes and include feeding, refreshing water dishes, cleaning litter boxes, and play time if your cat wants it. Most cat sitters also offer longer visits if needed.

Do cats need sitters?

While cats are very independent, they still enjoy the presence of humans. If you are planning to be away for more than 24 hours, hiring a cat sitter will ensure your cats are safe and cared for and help ease their anxiety while you are gone.

Cats are territorial creatures, and most don't like to be moved, so cat sitting is ideal in most cases. Still, if you are uncomfortable having a pet sitter in your house while you are away, consider cat boarding services instead.

How do I choose the best cat sitters near me?

When searching for a cat sitter, remember to:

  • Choose a sitter who has a business license and insurance.
  • Ask if they are members of any professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Check their profile and reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Schedule a meet and greet beforehand to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your cat.

What questions should I ask when hiring a cat sitter?

Ask the following questions when researching cat sitters:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • Can we arrange a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • Is there an extra charge if I have more than one cat?
  • How and when do I pay for the service?
  • How long do you stay?
  • Can you give my cat medication?
  • Do you offer any house-sitting services in addition to cat-sitting?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency, and my cat needs immediate medical attention?
  • How do I communicate with you while I'm away?
  • Do you update me after each visit?

Reviews for New York cat sitters

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Melissa M.
The reliability of the dog walkers, their app, and their overall communication is top notch!
Swifto Dog Walking
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