At Pet Nanny NYC, my care giving goes well beyond just the physical needs of your animal. I truly believe that, as with humans, there is a mind-body connection in animals. As such, the emotional state of your pet is just as important as his or her physical well-being. To that end, I take great strides to reduce occurrences of stress, frustration, loneliness – and yes, even boredom – in the life of your loved one.
"I am here for you when you can't be there for them.”
The picture on the right was my sweet baby boy Leonardo who passed away in 2008, a gorgeous Maine Coon who walked into my life when he was just a kitten of 1 year old. He literally changed my life. He was the love of my life. I did everything for him. I even moved into my own apt. because my roommate was allergic to cats. LOL I go to extra mile for sure for the ones I love! It hurt so much when he passed away from pancreatitis - but I was so thankful that I was able to have a year with him after being diagnosed. He was with me for 15 years.
ABOUT PET NANNY NYC
Pet Nanny NYC is a Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service servicing fur babies and their families throughout NYC / Manhattan ONLY (SORRY! No Brooklyn or Queens). As an alternative to dog boarding or cat boarding or doggie day care, I happily provide services for your pets of all breeds and sizes in the comfort and safety of your own home. I always take my cue from you. And so, if an exercise or play regimen is part of your daily routine, I will do my very best to do the same. By first getting a clear sense of their emotional history from you and, subsequently, through my keen awareness and attention to detail regarding their behavior, the likelihood that your pet will feel safe, comfortable and content in your absence is greatly enhanced. Thank you for your interest in Pet Nanny NYC. I hope you will use my services for all your dog walking and pet sitting needs. Let Pet Nanny NYC be your Pet Nanny for life!
HI! My name is Catherine "Cat" - I am the owner/founder of Pet Nanny NYC - A Pet Sitting/Dog Walking/Cat and Dog Behavioral Training Service. My passion for animals began when I was a child. I rescued all the stray cats and dogs that could be found in my neighborhood and surrounding areas. Every time I came home with a new animal, my mama never complained, she always let bring home a stay or wounded animals to either keep as a new family member or I would find a home for. She is a BIG animal lover like I am. I started this service because I have a passion for animals, and I know how important it is to make sure your pet (our babies) are in good hands when you can't be with them. I will care for your pets in the comfort of their own home, keeping you posted with daily emails, text messages, Facetime etc. (whatever is easiest for you) to let you know how your precious companion is doing. I am not just your average pet sitter/dog walker.
I have many years experience with cats and dogs. I incorporate that knowledge with every pet visit/dog walk or overnight pet sitting. While I am not a college trained professional behaviorist or a licensed trained professional cat/dog trainer, I have many years hands on experience - I love to share that experience with my clients. Many times I have been hired as a dog walker and their dog pulls. This client benefits from my experience as I will give behavioral training advice to my client for free -Just one of the many perks I like to extend to my clients. I am very reliable, trustworthy and honest. I have a passion for pet care, love being around and caring for animals, and I would provide nothing but the best care for your pets while you are away.
I have no employees. I take care of all pet visits and dog walking appointments. But to better serve my clients I do have very awesome backups just in case I am not available for the timeframe you are needing service for or if something happens to me while on the service call. My backups - who are as thoroughly committed to clients and their pet care as I am.
I have volunteered for Pets For Life [nycacc.org/pets_for_life_nyc.htm]. It's a pet surrender prevention program connected with the Humane Society of the United States. I do hope to set something up along the lines of what Pets For Life does as far as outreach, over the phone advice (on a broader level), and one day open up a no-kill rescue for cats dogs. That is why I started Animals Ark Project Foundation. Animals Ark Project is a passion project of mine. I want to help as many homeless, shelter animals or wounded animals as I can. In addition, I would to help educate or bring awareness to what/who harms cats or dogs. Go to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to look at my social media pages for Animals Ark Project.
Something more to know about me: When I walk the doggies: I don't talk on the phone while walking - unless I have an emergency phone call. Then I stop the clock/stop walking to take the emergency call. Then I start the clock back up and continue the walk. I don't listen to music on a walk. I focus 100% on your dog or puppy and the walk. I do like to connect, have fun, and talk with the dogs/puppies I walk, but it's also a safety. issue. I have seen dogs get hurt when a walker is tuned out and not paying attention to what is going on around them - and how can you really pay attention if you are listening to music on your headset or on the phone.
“Let me take the stress and hassle out of your life.”
(Picture to the left is my little man Azulito / Azul (means little blue). I found him when he was about 9 years old in Spanish Harlem on the street - a feral kitty who I rehabilitated. He didn't want to be held and bit. It took me almost 6 month before I could really pet or hold him (without getting bit LOL) but he was worth taking the time. I never meant to keep him. I just meant to get him ready for another person / family, but when I found out he had medical issues ( heart murmur, and major allergies... on top of his aggression/trust issues) I knew he would be very hard to find a home for - so I kept him. What a love he became. Because I rehabilitate cats and dogs - he was my biggest challenge and my greatest pride. He now loves to be held and is a big smuggler)
Sadly, Azul passed away Aug. 2019. -He was about 17ish when he passed. He had been battling IBD and Renal Failure and other great complications stemming from these 2. I couldn't have made it through saying my final goodbyes with Azul without Dr. Lavine and his Vet Tech Ashura who came to my apt. and helped me with my final goodbye to my baby boy(something I desperately tried to do for Leonardo but was unable to.). Azul passed away quietly in my arms looking out our balcony window at the birds he loved to watch day and night. Dr. Lavine and his asst. couldn't have been more respectful and patient with me. I couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and loving passing for my baby boy. He was much loved, and he will be missed greatly!
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
I service most areas of Manhattan AND Brooklyn Heights - Please call if you don't see your location below.
AREAS: West Village, Chelsea, Clinton, Gramercy Park, Tenderloin, Garment Districts, Murray Hill, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown-West Side, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Lower East Side, Herald Square, Gramercy, Rose Hill, Diamond District, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill,
MANHATTAN ZIP CODES:
SERVICING ALL CLIENTS BELOW 110TH STREET
PLEASE CONTACT PET NANNY NYC - CATHERINE
BROOKLYN/BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ZIP CODE:
Sorry - Pet Nanny NYC isn't taking new clients in Brooklyn at this time.
Don't see your area/zip code? Call me at 646.883.1010 to inquire about your location.
An additional $10.00 per visit/walk/overnight pet sitting during the following holidays:
HOLIDAY CANCELLATION POLICY:
ANY HOLIDAY BOOKING = There are no refunds - Client is responsible for entire booked visit(s).
FOR CHRISTMAS/THANKSGIVING/NEW YEAR:
For these 3 holidays ONLY - CLIENT MUST PAY AT TIME OF BOOKING. Clients are no longer able to pay on 1st day of service for these 3 specific holidays.
I will allow a hold on the dates you are requesting in order to allow you time to book/make your reservations. The hold time will be determined and discussed at time of request.
AREAS: West Village, Chelsea, Clinton, Gramercy Park, Tenderloin, Garment Districts, Murray Hill, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown-West Side, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Lower East Side, Herald Square, Gramercy, Rose Hill, Diamond District, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Spanish Harlem, Astor Row, Harlem, Strivers Row, Upper East Side.
MANHATTAN ZIP CODES:
10012, 10014, 10011, 10001, 10018, 10036, 10019, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10040, 10034
10002, 10003, 10009, 10010, 10016, 10017, 10022, 10021, 10028, 10128, 10029, 10035, 10030, 10039