To discuss a private house call cat grooming session,
be so kind as to call 347-340-0623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for answers to your questions.
I am a feline-only house-call cat caretaker, with services including grooming and veterinary nursing.
Cats are the most popular pet in the city. They outnumber dogs. (Take that dogs! Who’s man’s best friend now! Meow!)
Yet . . . cats get a bad rap. Most groomers won’t get near them without a can of tuna, body armor and your ATM password. Some veterinarians shrink from those claws and teeth.
Yes, cats are great at psyching us out. How else would such a tiny creature survive, indeed thrive? Recent scientific studies of DNA show that cats are still only semi-domesticated after *9,000 years! For those of you who are vague when it comes to science, that means they’re still semi-wild. You’re not surprised to hear that, right?
* Dogs have been mooching off humans three times longer than cats.
I enjoy the challenge of working with cats because of the little bit of tiger inside the pussy cat. If you are the sort of owner who thinks of your cat as a friend and a family member, we will get along well. I look forward to hearing from you.
My education, experience and training:
- interned with “big cats” at the world-famous Wildlife Conservation Society, caring for cheetahs and lions, as well as monkeys, giraffes and red pandas.
- managed busy animal shelter in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- worked as house-call veterinary nurse in Manhattan: injections, drawing blood, giving medications at pet’s home under direction of a skilled veterinarian.
- supervised emergency animal rescue: rabid animal capture, rescue of injured animals, and worked with police on vicious-animal investigations.
- graduated from The New York School of Dog Grooming.
- Barnard College B.A.
- Completed first year of DVM Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Studied anatomy and chemistry. I use my education to learn about feline anatomy and to understand feline shampoos.
- Spiffy Kitty is registered with the State of New York. Spiffy Kitty is insured.
How much does it cost? Fees/Cost/Prices for House Call Cat Grooming.
House call cat grooming sessions range from $150 to $200 per hour, with a minimum of $150. Short-haired cats often require one hour or less. Long-haired cats often require one to one and a half hours, though an extremely matted cat may take longer.
For claw trim information, please see the “Just Claws Program”
NY State sales tax is 8.875%. Payment in cash or local check with i.d.
How often should I schedule a grooming session for a long-haired cat?
Most long-haired cats should be groomed monthly. If you thoroughly comb your cat every few days, grooming may be scheduled every eight to twelve weeks.
My service is specifically geared to clients who have their cat groomed at least four times a year. If I think my service is not a match for your needs, I will be happy to refer you to another groomer.
Do you go to my neighborhood? Travel area.
I visit homes from ninety-sixth street to Tribeca.
*I may be able to schedule a grooming session if you live outside the area. The rate is $250 per hour with a one hour minimum.
How far in advance should I schedule a visit?
For new clients, please email or call at least two weeks in advance if you require an appointment on a specific day. After the first appointment, you will not need to be home.
The weeks before Christmas and New Year’s Eve are reserved for current clients.
Private house call cat grooming, by appointment only.
No carriers, no barking dogs, no waits in cages.