To discuss a private house call cat grooming session,
be so kind as to call 347-340-0623 or email email@example.com.
See below for answers to your questions.
I am a feline-only house-call groomer.
Do I care if cats look beautiful after they’re groomed? No. My goal to make them more comfortable, clean and healthy. My experience (see below) comes from working in animal health and welfare situations. That’s my perspective.
A big difference between hairstylists for humans and groomers for pets is that groomers deal with health and comfort issues all the time. We see the elderly cat covered in oil because he’s too arthritic to clean himself. We see the fat cats with mats. We see the feral (even though they’re living in a home) cats who can’t be touched by anyone.
We see the owner who is coughing because her cat’s shedding isn’t being managed. We see the owner who can’t be scratched, because if she is, her blood won’t clot quickly enough to prevent blood loss. We see the disabled owner who loves their cat but can’t handle the grooming.
In nature, cats run through the woods, roll on the grass, or rub their fur on desert sand. Morning dew soothes their skin, and rain washes away dander. The bark of trees sharpen claws. Pouncing and leaping shortens those claws. Nature is their groomer. Nowadays, we’ve brought cats inside, but that means we have to do what nature used to do. The wind won’t blow away their dead fur. The sand and sun won’t dry greasy skin. The rain won’t moisturize and deodorize.
Bodies exude oils and scents. They idea that cats don’t get dirty because they don’t go outside is a false one. I don’t trek through mud, but I still shower because my body is a living organism that secretes what it doesn’t need. That’s life.
Can your cat clean himself? Sure. If he licks himself all day every day, he will be “clean.”
My training, experience, history . . . in other words, why trust me with your precious animal, and do I fit in with your needs?
- 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 usually require one hour or less. Long-haired cats usually require one to one and a half hours, though an extremely matted cat may take far longer.
Claw trims & Soft Paws Claw Caps fees depend on a few things. We can talk about it.
NY State sales tax is 8.875%. Payment in cash or local check with i.d.
Do you go to my neighborhood? Travel area.
Bounded by 116th street on the west side, 96th street on the east side, extending to Battery Park City.
*For owners living outside this area who would like a visit, I may be able to schedule a grooming session. There is a travel fee starting at $50/hour.
How far in advance should I schedule a visit?
Please email or call at least two weeks in advance if you require an appointment on a specific day. After the first appointment, you don’t need to be home.
Private house call cat grooming, by appointment only.
No carriers, no barking dogs, no waits in cages.