Bare Paws
Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters Serving
Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. 

Bare Paws Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters

Bare Paws Cat Sitters ,Cat Sitting NYC, Pet Sitting

Services and Rates

Cat Check-in

A quick checkup that's 30 minutes long.

What's included?
We come in and change kitty's litter, give fresh water, and feed.  A little social time and play time included.   We notify you when service begins and ends. Including notes and pictures in all of our services.

$15 per 30 minutes (select areas)
$3 per additional cat after 1st.
$3 for medication not given in food. (We do insulin as well at our discretion pricing on a per cat basis)
$10 nail clipping (at the sitter's discretion)
$6 Fee for walk ups with 4 flights of stairs or more
$9 Key Drop Off (Only if a key pickup is needed after the free meet and greet)

Cat Sitting

We stay with kitty while you are away from home on an hourly basis. 
What's included?
Litter can be changed. We  will feed your cat and provide fresh water. Lots of social time with kitty. With the extra time we can spend more time also cleaning after your kitty, we check around the home for any signs of sickness, dusty litter, or any waste and clean up.

$19 per hour (available in most areas)
$3 per additional cat after 1st.
$3 for medication not given in food. (We do insulin as well at our discretion pricing on a per cat basis)
$6 Fee for walk ups with 4 flights of stairs or more
$10 nail clipping (at the sitter's discretion)
$9 Key Drop Off  (Only if a key pickup is needed after the free meet and greet)

Cat Sleepover

We give kitty attention while you are away from home for an entire night.Your cat will receive tons of attention, play time, and petting time.  Medication can be given complimentary.

$55 per night (discounts available for stays over 3 days long)

Day Time Cat Care

Care for your kitty during the day time. We give your kitty attention throughout the day.  You will receive at leas 4-5 30 minute check ins per day.  That's plenty of social time for your kitty.

$55 per day  (discounts available for stays over 3 days long)

Interested? In our service? Read on!

Our process is simple.

Step 1: Fill out our New Client Form

We have a basic form that you can find here or by clicking on the "Start Today" tab on the top of the screen.

Please look out for an email reply from Bare Paws within two hours (unless we are closed). The email will be confirming your inquiry for service.
If you are an old client looking for service, please email [email protected].

Step 2: Creating your Client account & Booking appointments

You will receive a link via email prompting you to create your client account.
Afterwards go on to book your pet sitting appointments, or contact us and we will be happy to book it for you.  
Make sure to provide notes on instructions on providing the perfect care for your kitty.

Step 3: Meet your sitter

Now for the best part we get to meet your kitty! At the meet and greet, make sure to tell your sitter all about your kitty.
Have two pairs of keys ready for your sitter!

Typically Asked Questions?

What areas do you service?

We visit all of Manhattan. In Brooklyn we visit  Red Hook, Caroll Gardens, Gowanus, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. We also visit South Bronx. In Queens we visit Long Island City , Roosevelt Island and parts of Astoria.

Can you visit my pet at a specific time?

We use time ranges. We do not promise specific arrival times. For example if you need a sitter to visit your kitty in the  morning at  9:00 am. You can set the time range to be 8-10 am, 9-11 am,  or 7-9 am.  And your sitter will arrive during that time range. A sitter may arrive at 10:00 am and be withing the 8-10 am range as well. 

If a specific time range is not selected we will generally  place your pet in 1 of 5 ranges.

Early Morning 6- 9 am

General Morning  6-11 am

 General Afternoon 11 am -4 pm

Evening 4 pm - 11 pm

Flexible Time  any time between 6 am- 11 pm

Do you have a cancelling fee?

We will charge for the whole fee for the service, if the service is not cancelled two hours prior to service range time. For example if a service time  window is  12 pm - 2 pm the service should be cancelled by 9:00 am.

If you are cancelling during a time Bare Paws is closed, please in addition to requesting a cancellation thru the system. Send a message in Timetopet so your sitter may see it before arriving at your home.

How can I contact you while I am away?

For general cat sitting inquiries. Please email us at [email protected] or inquire here . You can also call us at (646) 308-1278 during business hours 9am - 7pm. If we do not answer we are most likely  all out taking care of our pets.
If you do have a scheduled sitter, please feel free to message them thru our app Timetopet. Please do not message sitters thru text messages, or by calling them on their phones.  This is for three reasons. First the privacy of our sitters, imagine having to take business calls in your off hours! And second, we directly control the scheduling of our sitters. Most of our sitters do not control their own schedules instead  we create them on a weekly basis. A sitter cannot confirm with you their availability because they do not know it of yet.
Third if you ask your sitter to do anything special such as take your pet to  a vet or pick up some food from a certain store.  We will not be able to remind your sitter or provide any reimbursement for any activity asked without our knowledge. In the case that a pet  or equipment.

Why do you need two copies of keys?

A good sitter should always have a back up plan. Our staff is extremely dependable but they are all human as much as we do try to minimize keys being lost sometimes we do misplace them. In other cases, your sitter may have an emergency. In both situations a back up key would enable us to visit your kitty in any situation.

Bare Paws will not cover any damage caused by us not being able to access your pet, property should you only provide us one key with no ability to obtain another.

In addition, we will not take any clients that require insulin/medication  that only provides one copy of keys.

My building only allows me to have one copy?

Speak with you landlord or super to see if they have a spare key that can be used should something happen to our copy. You can provide us with the contact information of a landlord, super, friend or family member with a key. We simply ask for a way to access a second copy, in case of a failing of the first.

Do you charge extra for weekends and holidays?

We understand that most pet sitting happen on the weekends and after hours. No additional charges for any pet sitting services booked on weekends or anytime before midnight. 
For holidays we do not charge for most  major holidays. We do charge for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Generally we charge a fee of $5 in addition to the service fee find out more here.

Are you insured and bonded?

We are insured and bonded. We cover any damaged property caused by us, medical expenses caused by us to your pet, and cover any lost keys. 

How do you handle a Vet emergency?

Unlike most services we do not charge you any additional fee for a vet emergency. We do charge for any transportation the sitter may have to take to get your pet to the emergency room. We do not charge for the individual sitter's time in reaching to the emergency room or staying with your pet. We are here for your pet first.

At the time of the emergency we will contact you, should you not answer we will call your  secondary contact, and finally your emergency contact for instructions on how to proceed. Its important this is outlined early as should you not answer your secondary contact or emergency contact will be expected to be willing to give veterinarian advice and pay vet fees.

Should we be unable to contact you or a contact. We will use our best judgement. Your pet will be taken to  the vet on file. Should veterinarian be closed we will take them to an emergency care facility. Your card will  be billed for the expenses incurred at the vet. Unless it is caused directly by Bare Paws in which we will handle all fees including sitter's transportation.

I have never used a sitter before do you have any additional tips?

If we are your first sitters thanks for choosing us! If you have used another company and are trying us today thanks as well!

We find that most issues come in lack of communication. Even if you expect the sitter to find everything in your home easily , please leave notes. Each sitter has owned cats and each of us take care of our cats a little differently from you. 

Make sure to give detailed notes on our app software. Here are some great details to leave:

Food instruction clear amount of food left and where food bowls are located

Cat Hiding spots!

Where to dispose of cat waste

All litter box locations

Cleaning supply locations

Details about second key if not left with Bare Paws

Always feel free to message us on the app or to call Bare Paws at (646)308-1278 between 9am to 7pm.