Bare Paws   .

Bare Paws Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters

Cat Sitters , Cat Sitting  in NYC !

Services and Rates

30 Minute Cat Sitting

A quick checkup that's 30 minutes long.

What's included?
 One of our cat sitters will  come in and change cat's litter, give fresh water, and food.  Plus a little social and play time . Your cat sitter notifies you after service has concluded with notes and pictures of your cats.

 
$21 per 30 minutes Cat Sitting
  • -Free meet and greet with your cat sitter, no contact and done by zoom.
  • -New Years, Christmas,& Holiday Cat Sitters available
  • -Free 2nd Cat. $3 for each additional cat after 2nd.
  • -Free medication includes insulin, pill pockets, pills dispensed in food, oral, and ear medicines.
  • -No Fee for walk ups within  6 flights of stairs or less
  • -$0 Free no contact key drop off at 157 East 86th 5th FL or Amsterdam Ave)
  • -No additional weekend fees
  • - No fee for minor holidays like Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, and July 4th


Who is this perfect for?
Cats that are very self sufficient. Cats that are shy or frightened of strangers. This may not be a good service if you have a cat that needs insulin and eats food slowly.

One Hour Cat Sitting

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

$27 per hour of Cat Sitting
  • Free 2nd and 3rd Cat. $4 fee for each cat after 3rd.
  • Free medication includes insulin,  pill pockets, pills dispensed in food, oral, and ear medicines.
  • New Years, Christ
  • $6 Fee for walk ups with 4 flights of stairs or more
  • No Fee for walk ups with  6 flights of stairs or less
  • $0 or 15 Key Drop Off (Only if a key pickup is needed after the free meet and free if dropped at 157 East 86th 5th FL or 1850 Amsterdam Ave)
  • -No additional weekend fees
  • - No fee for minor holidays like Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, and July 4th.


Who is this perfect for?
Cats that get lonely easier. Kittens that need extra play time. Messy cats that need extra time for cleanup. Cats that are picky or slow eaters. 


Other Cat Services

Cat Sleepover

We stay in your home and 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. Breakfast and dinner included.

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

Day Time Cat Watcher

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.


$65 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 bellow.

Please look out for an email reply from Bare Paws. Depending on the time of day it can take us a few hours to  get back to you (we are out visiting other kitties). The email will be confirming your inquiry for service.
If you are an old client looking for cat services, please email support@barepaws.nyc.

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 cat.

Step 3: Meet your cat sitter

Now for the best part we get to meet your kitty! For the time being we are doing cat sitter , cat services and cat watcher meet & greets online on Zoom to protect you and our cat sitters!
 

Typically Asked Questions?

What areas do you perform cat services?

For cat sitting, cat watchers and other cat services 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 cat at a specific time?

We use time ranges. We do not promise specific arrival times. For example if you need a cat sitter to visit your cat 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 cat sitter will arrive during that time range. A cat sitter may arrive at 10:00 am and be within 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 cancellation fee?

We will charge for the whole fee for the cat service, if the service is not cancelled two hours prior to service range time. For example if a cat 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 timetopet system. Send a message in Timetopet so your cat sitter may see it before arriving at your home in the morning.

How can I contact you while I am away?

For general cat sitting inquiries. Please email us at support@barepaws.nyc or inquire here . You can also call us at (646) 224-1155 during business hours 10am - 7pm. If we do not answer we are most likely  all out taking care of our pets.
If you do have a scheduled cat sitter, please feel free to message them via our app Timetopet. Please do not message  cat sitters via text messages, or by calling them on their phones.  This is for three reasons. First the privacy of our cat sitters, imagine having to take business calls in your off hours! And second, we directly control the scheduling of our cat sitters. Most of our cat sitters do not control their own schedules instead  we create them on a weekly basis. A cat sitter cannot confirm with you their availability because they do not know it of yet.
Third if you ask your cat sitter to do anything special such as take your cat to  a vet or pick up some food from a certain store.  We will not be able to remind your cat sitter or provide any reimbursement for any activity asked without our knowledge. 

Why do you need two copies of keys?

A good cat 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 cat sitter may have an emergency. In both situations a back up key would enable us to visit your cat in any situation.

Bare Paws will not cover any damage caused by us not being able to access your pet or property should you only provide us one key and 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 cat sitting happen on the weekends and after hours. There are no additional charges for any cat 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 $12 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 (please see above "Why do you need two copies of keys?"

How do you handle a Veterinarian emergency?

Unlike most cat services we do not charge you any additional fee for a veterinarian 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 we not be able to reach you. Your secondary contact or emergency contact will be expected to be willing to give veterinarian advice and pay veterinarian fees.

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

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

If we are your first cat 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 cat sitter to find everything in your home easily , please leave notes. Each cat 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:

Feeding Instructions

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)224-1155 between 10am to 7pm.