The Cat Whisperer
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Repeat clients: 36
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I'm Amy Lee

A cat sitter in New York, NY


You aren't charged until Amy Lee confirms your request. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the reservation begins for a 100% refund.

Over 50,000 happy kitties serviced on Meowtel

I'm Amy Lee | Cat Sitting in New York, NY

**Greetings, cats & kittens! Drop-in availability has been updated through Sept. 8. I tend to book up quickly; reserving 2-3 weeks in advance is recommended.** Hello! I’m an actor, writer, yoga practitioner, and former executive assistant, happily serving NYC felines on the west side of Manhattan from Inwood to Columbus Circle. A currently catless cat lady, I was the proud and devoted fur parent of a feisty seal-point Siamese with kidney issues for over 17 years. I appreciate what it means to have a cat sitter who is trustworthy, engaged, and invested in the health, well-being, and personality of the animal(s) placed in their care. More than simply feeding and cleaning litterboxes, I look forward to spending time with the cats entrusted to me. I *love* to take kitty photos and videos for my clients, enjoy playtime with the kitties I serve, am pleased to sit down for lap time, pets, and ear scratches if your cat deems me worthy, and consider a simple head-butt from a skittish charge to be a hard-won compliment. I am happy to wear a mask while I am in your home if you prefer; please let me know. Overnight protocols to be discussed as needed. I look forward to meeting you and your cat(s) and working with you (and them) to achieve their best care. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: Are you available on X date to visit Y neighborhood? A: Please refer to my schedule here - I keep my drop-in calendar updated (overnights: see below*). I map out my visits based on the locations of my clients each day to make the most effective use of my commute. If I am available on the calendar, please feel free to make your reservation. A note of introduction is always welcome! Q: *Do you offer overnight visits? A: I tend to keep my public overnight calendar closed, but overnights are occasionally offered to my pre-existing and established drop-in clients on a case-by-case basis, contingent upon my availability and bandwidth. If you’re an existing client, please reach out to inquire about specific overnight dates. When I *am* available for overnights, overnight stays are 12 hours guaranteed (occasionally longer as my schedule allows) to cover your cat’s dinnertime & breakfast the next morning. Q: How much time should I book for each visit? A.: 45-minute visits are my most popular option. 45+ minute visits are recommended for cats who benefit from more activity/companionship, as well as for 2+ cat households. 20-minute visits will work for straightforward ...

Learn More About Amy Lee

What is your experience with cat sitting, and how long have you been doing it?

I've been sitting with Meowtel for just over two years.

What do you enjoy most about cat sitting?

I'm one of those people who is generally good with animals, and I love taking care of and spending time with cats. I also enjoy photography, and it's a lot of fun to share pics and video clips with my clients who are just as excited to receive pictures of their cats as I am delighted to take them.

Can you tell us about your favorite cat sitting reservation?

Don't ask me to play favorites! 😹I am lucky to have some fantastic repeat clients with some equally delightful kitties. The most gratifying reservations are not always the easiest at the start. The cat who isn't too sure about me on day one, but by day five is giving me head butts? That makes my heart swell.

Amy Lee's Reviews

Attention to Detail

Amy went above and beyond in taking care of our cats while we were away. She convinced our shy little guy to come out for pets on the first visit. She was also very detail oriented in taking care of their needs even cleaning the food holder in the sink each day and sending a picture of the cleaned litter box with each visit. She sent many videos on each visit and some of the most professional pictures we have of the cats now.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 28, 2024

It was my first time leaving my sweet cat after adopting her and Amy Lee’s updates and kindness made me feel so safe. 10/10!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 18, 2024

Amy is truly the best cat sitter anyone could ask for. She is incredibly kind and communicative and took care of my needy kitties including all of their medication. Cannot recommend enough!!!

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 15, 2024

Can’t recommend Amy enough, would love to book with her again. She was cat sitting my asthmatic cat for a month, 2 visits a day. Gave fantastic visit updates with photos and videos; it brought me joy and relief to see them. Some highlights: - The automatic feeder charging broke (on its own, not her fault at all), but Amy did her best to fix it, even bringing it home to try. - Baileys sheds a lot, and its been a problem. I appreciated it when she recommended me a new brush for Baileys, which definitely works better. - When we ran out of wet food supplements, Amy added a bit of water to the wet food so that it’ll keep it moist enough for Baileys to eat throughout the day. It worked well.

Meowtel-verified reservation
June 2, 2024

Amy Lee was great to work with, and my cat loved her! Amy was very responsive and was clear about expectations. Her updates were thorough and I was able to relax on my vacation. We came home to a well-cared for cat and no accidents (my cat's way of showing disapproval).

Meowtel-verified reservation
May 21, 2024
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Amy Lee's Qualifications & Experience


  • Walk
  • Ground

Medication Experience

  • Topical Ointments
  • Oral Medication / Pills

Each Visit Includes

  • Litter box cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Water refresh
  • A text update with at least 1 photo
  • Playtime and belly rubs

Cancellation Policy

Customers may cancel within 24 hours of making their reservation and receive a 100% refund and the sitter will not receive any earnings. After the first 24 hours, the following cancellation rules apply:

Customers will receive a 100% refund to their Account Balance if they cancel anytime up to 48 hours before the start date of the reservation and the sitter will not receive any earnings.

Customers will receive a 50% refund and the sitter will earn 50% of their planned earnings if the customer cancels between 24-48 hours of the start of the reservation.

No refund will be issued within 24 hours of the reservation and the sitter will keep 100% of their planned earnings.

The Meowtel Promise & Satisfaction Guarantee

We are proud to provide each of our independently-contracted Meowtel cat sitters with the full benefits of our Meowtel Promise on eligible reservations. For reservations where each visit is at or above $20 and paid for through Meowtel, your cat(s) will automatically be covered under our insurance policy in the event that things don't go as planned.

If you are not fully satisfied with your sitter after the Meet & Greet or during the reservation, please call 1-844-636-9835 so we can help you re-book with a new sitter to ensure we can deliver on our purrfect hospitality promise.

Frequently Asked Questions

will vary based on the pet sitter's experience and expertise, but the average price for a cat sitter is $35.00. Prices will also depend on how long your cat needs company for, whether that be a drop-in visit or overnight stay in your home. Meowtel sitters offer 20, 45, and 60-minute drop-in visits that allow for fully tailored care for your kitties. Your caregiver may also need to charge a little more if they have to travel far, so we'll match you with the best options which are close by.

Every Meowtel cat sitter has been thoroughly vetted, background-checked, and is insured through Meowtel on eligible reservations via our Meowtel Promise. To ensure total peace of mind while you're away, every Meowtel reservation comes with a free Meet & Greet so you (and your kitties!) can have full confidence in your sitter before you leave.

Cats are territorial animals and don't do well in new environments. The presence of other cats, dogs, and even birds in kennels or animal hotels cause an immense amount of stress for your kitties. This is why Meowtel was created, so tailored in-home care is brought to you.

We recommend that you book daily visits with your sitter to keep your cats in their routine and to help minimize feline anxiety while you're away.

Each Meowtel cat sitting visit will include the whole 9 yards: feeding, refreshing the water bowls, litter box scooping, tidying up, medications, updates with photos, lots of playtime, as well as any special requests you may have. We know every kitty is different and that's why we offer tailored, in-home services since cats don't do well outside their own homes. Plus, every reservation comes with a free Meet & Greet so you can meet your sitter before you leave to ensure it will be a purrfect fit.

The Cat Whisperer
5.00 • 117 reviewsFrom $41.25