NYC Pet Sitters with heart!
It’s more than just opening a can! Leaving your pets alone for extended periods of time isn’t just stressful for you, it’s potentially stressful for them too. But it doesn’t have to be. Our insured and bonded NYC pet sitters are fully trained and experienced in all kinds of pet care and are not just there to feed and clean up after your pets, but also to keep them topped up with love and affection while you’re away on business or vacation. Whether you just need someone to stop by and attend to their daily needs, or you want someone to stay overnight, we’re delighted to be their caretaker and friend until you come home from your trip.
Book and pay for your pet sitting visits through our online portal. You’ll be able to see your scheduled visits in your account calendar and be sure that we’re both on the same page with dates and times.
Our sitters check-in to visits using GPS technology so you can be sure they came. You will receive a notification when they arrive as well as a visit report card and a photo of your happy pet!
We only hire dedicated animal lovers who have expressed a desire to work with animals. You can be sure that your pet will receive a good dose of tender loving care after they’ve been fed and watered!
*Multiple pets: add $5
*Plant care: add $5
Key collection: add $10
Includes 3 visits + stayover
Multiple dogs: add $5/walk
Partial days: for price
“King Pup has been watching my cats Pooka and Chloe for over a decade now. I travel a lot for business and they always make themselves available even on short notice. They give me the peace of mind that they’ll care for my beloved kitties while I am away.”Soma Gupta, NYC
So what is a pet sitting visit?
Our feeding visits are typically around 30 minutes. They include all required feeding and cleaning (litter tray scooping is included in the price) and the administering of medication if needed (see FAQ below). If your pet is social, the rest of the time can be spent giving them the attention they crave – whether that’s playtime, petting, or a combination of both! We can also bring your mail in, turn lights on or off for security and ensure that the temperature in your apartment is comfortable for your pet. For a small extra fee we can also water your plants!
And what about overnight stays?
While some pets do fine when left on their own overnight, others become distressed. For this reason you may require someone to stay overnight with them. This is especially true for dogs who need late evening walks and who may bark or whine if alone in the small hours. We can stop by and do their daily walks and feedings, then sleep over with them at night to keep them company! And like regular pet sitting visits, we can also attend to some of your other daily requirements like your mailbox and your plants.
In-home pet care versus boarding
Your pets are always going to find it a little stressful to be away from you for extended periods of time. However, while some people might prefer to take their pets to a specialized boarding facility or someone else’s home for the duration of their trip, we believe that the stress that your pet feels during your absence has the potential to feel more acute if they’re taken into unfamiliar surroundings.
In contrast, if your pet is allowed to stay at home in their familiar surroundings and adhere to their regular daily routine as far as possible during your absence, then the whole experience is a lot less painful and traumatic for them. We’re not going to claim that they won’t notice you’re gone, but having someone to stop by their home or even stay overnight with them can be a lot of fun – especially for social pets who crave human attention! As a bonus, you have the security of knowing that there is someone looking after your home while you’re away.
If you are worried about the security implications of having someone hold onto your keys, you may feel more comfortable just giving us one of your apartment door keys and leaving your 2nd lock open while you’re away (if you have two locks).
If you have to give us a key for apartment access, we can also incorporate this into a meet & greet.
If you need to guarantee that someone will be home with them for the entire duration of the evening without coming or going, then please get in touch and we can discuss a price for that.
If you have a dog, in addition to the three full walks included in the daily price, we also include a “toilet trip” to the curb and back before bedtime at no additional cost.
If they do use your shower however, you can be sure that they will bring their own soap and towel!