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FAQs for finding cat sitters in New York, NY
- How much does a cat sitter cost in New York, NY?
- Hiring a cat sitter in New York, NY will cost an average of $29 as of March, 2022. This cat sitting rate is based on in-home care via drop-in visits or overnight stays and will vary depending on the duration of each visit. Some cat sitters will charge a fixed rate per day if full-time care is requested. You can find and book cat sitters in New York that meet your needs and fit your budget.
- What type of local pet sitting services can I find on Meowtel.com?
- Cat sitters in New York, NY offer different services, but the most common ones are cat sitting in your own home. Meowtel.com's cat sitters offer drop-in visits and overnight stays in your home and can also administer medications, attend to special needs, do light house duties, and their sitters will also sent lots of photo or video updates each visit.
- How can I find a local cat sitter?
- You can search for 5-step vetted and fully insured local cat sitters in New York. Meowtel.com's sitter profiles display their experience, reviews and ratings, achievement badges, bios, and qualifications. There are currently 164 cat sitters in New York, NY on Meowtel.com.
Meet the cat community in New York, NY
New York City (including all its boroughs) is quite possibly the most diverse city in the world. Home to almost every type of cuisine and culture on the planet, you can closely experience traveling around the world just by traveling around Manhattan.
While it's notorious for its human diversity, it's also home to a large and diverse population of cats. What are the best things to do in New York City for cat lovers? Where are the best attractions, shelters, rescues, cat cafes, and pet-friendly hotels? We'll explore that here with a cat-friendly navigation guide to New York City and Brooklyn.
Boasting some of the highest human numbers in the world, New York City is also home to millions of animals in need of good homes. Thankfully, the city is flush with rescues, shelters, and foster groups that are dedicated to keeping these kitties safe.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a great directory that can help you find a rescue or shelter and is broken down by borough. It also leads you to all their websites, Petfinder profiles, and social media platforms. Katy's Kitties of New York City is also another wonderful resource that will help you find specifically no-kill cat shelters all around the five boroughs. Anjellicle Cat Rescue is a Manhattan-based rescue that is non-profit and no-kill where you can adopt a kitty into your family or foster one until you can find them a good home.
The Brooklyn Animal Action is a volunteer program that helps rehome surrendered animals, and since it's foundation is has helped rehome over 4,000 animals. Brooklyn is also home to The Humane Society, a well-known organization that helps with veterinary services, spaying and neutering for both domestic and feral cats, microchipping, adoption, and emergency vet services.
The Urban Cat League is an organization founded in 2002 whose mission is to protect the city's lost and homeless cats. They provide spaying and neutering services, fostering and rehoming services, and even winter cat shelters which will help to keep feral cats safe and warm during the harsh New York winter months.
New York City is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, so it's extremely important for pet owners to be able to find hotels and lodging that are cat-friendly.
Thankfully the internet makes searching for pet-friendly hotels a breeze. With a simple Google search, you can add the “pet-friendly” filter to your results and it will pull up hundreds of hotels in the area that will allow your furry friend to stay with you.
To break this down by your specific budget, some lower-cost pet-friendly hotels in the New York area include the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West, the Homewood Suites by Hilton New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square-South, NY, the Element New York Times Square West, the Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea, and the Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Times Square South
If you have a larger budget and looking for some luxury with your kitty, you can stay at The Lotte New York Palace, The Knickerbocker, The Mark Hotel, The Langham Hotel, and The Surrey Hotel.
No matter what your budget is, New York is overflowing with pet-friendly hotels and lodges. If you don't want to stay in a hotel and would rather check out a pet-friendly Air BnB, you can find helpful directories that will point you and your kitty in the right direction.
Probably one of the best inventions of the 21st century, cat cafes are a place where you can go to drink tea and coffee (and sometimes beer and wine) and play, lounge, and pet cats to your heart's content. I mean, is there literally anything better than that?
In true New York fashion, the city is also home to a lot of cat cafes, which makes it an ideal destination for cat-enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Meow Parlour is located on Hester Street in Manhattan and is claimed to be New York City's first cat cafe. It has a relaxing and comforting atmosphere where you can rent out half-hour time slots to hang out with adoptable kitties. With a beverage and macaron bar, you can satisfy your sweet tooth while spending time with cats in a relaxing setting and even take one home to be a part of your family. (Walk-ins are available but reservations are recommended.)
A new cat cafe in the lower East side of Manhattan, Koneko (which means “kitten” in Japanese) is a Japanese-inspired sake bar where you can simultaneously enjoy the chic and exotic artwork and atmosphere while reserving time to spend time with cats and kittens available for adoption. Inside or outside, you can play with cats in their Upper Cattery, Lower Cattery, or Catio. Beer and wine also available, it's a great place to spend happy hour with friends both human and furry.
The Brooklyn Cat Cafe is a non-profit cat cafe in the heart of Brooklyn that's run by the volunteer-run Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. With a cozy atmosphere, it strives to provide a welcoming place for people to come and visit cats while learning about pet adoption, care, and rescue. They even have a live kitten cam on their website where you can check on on the kitties at any time!
New York City certainly has no shortages of cat-appropriate places to eat, drink, and stay. It's a great place to visit for cat-lovers and pet-owners who want to experience the nightlife and cultural diversity it has to offer, but don't want to stay away from their furry family when they travel.