5.0 (5)
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

I have 13 years of experience taking care of cats and dogs. I can give medications  pills  liquids and shots  I can give fluids  I have experience with special needs pets like FIV+, neurological problems, and diabetes and kidney disease. I love animals and volunteer in rescue.I prefer to stay on the Upper East Side but for longer jobs am willing to travel. 

I love working with animals. I can't imagine a better way to spend my day. I enjoy providing companionship and care  

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New York, NY 10128
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5 Reviews


  • Donna Brenner

    Francesca took care of my 7 cats and my dog, as well as several foster kittens while I was in the hospital and for several months during my recovery from surgery. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. An avid animal lover herself, she was able to win over even my most shy cat. She is skilled in medicating and sub-q. She was accommodating to my schedule and my preferences for my pets. An absolute pleasure and I wouldn't hesitate to use her services again.

  • Craig Sheldon

    Francesca has been sitting for our cat for a couple of years now. Carmen who is shy with strangers comes right up to Francesca and cuddles with her. She has also reliably handled Carmen’s feeding and medication. We also like that Francesca is communicative - if she will be delayed for even an hour, she will always text and let us know so that we won’t be worried. Lastly, she has always been here for each of Carmen’s feedings. That type of personal responsibility is important.

  • Mary Manhardt

    Francesca was reliable and reasonably priced, of course, but the best thing about her was how much she understood and cared about my dog. Sammy was an energetic, impulsive 8 month old rescue pup when he first started walks with Francesca, so he was a handful. But she was so patient and took him in stride and soon developed a close bond with him. She was careful to not let him get himself into trouble, but also gave him lots of exercise and positive affirmation when he was good. Francesca is one of his favorite people in the world.

  • Eric Moore

    Francesca is a great dog and house sitter. My dog was always an excellent judge of character and I could tell from his excitement any time Francesca came by that he was thrilled to be in such good hands. Because my dog was blind, I knew I needed someone who could go an extra step to watch him around the house and of course during walks. Additionally, I felt secure knowing she was in our house. Our space was always well taken care of and clean. We plan to always use Francesca for our dog sitting needs for as long as she’s available!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I usually do an in home meet and greet to meet the animal/s.. We go over their routine  I'm shown where everything is  told about any quirks or special needs. Then they either hire me or not. I ask for them to leave written instructions  emergency contacts and vet info along with informing the vet I'll be taking care of their pet. Or they want to think about it and get back to me  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Working in rescue with cats my whole life and dogs for 15 years  Red cross pet first aid certification  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $20 for a once a day visit with cats  $35 for twice. I charge an extra $10 if subQ fluids are needed  I also do in home for $40. My visits are food, litter and a half hour visit. Dogs are variable depending on needs, almost always overnight and start at $40. I take care of a lot of cats with kidney disease and am a pro at subQ fluids. 

How did you get started in this business?

I got started when one of the rescue's fosters needed a dog walker. 

What types of customers have you worked with?

All types. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A cat I sit for who is very sick allowed me to syringe feed him and give him fluids. I sat and told him stories about my cats who have died and gave him lots of kisses and love. My supportive care was enough to get him through to his next vet appointment and he's doing better  

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