Searching for gentle cat grooming? I specialize in “family-style” cat grooming, building trust over time with your cat, while brushing, trimming claws, trimming the rear if it’s messy, trimming out knots and bathing. Lion cuts just if your cat needs them for health or sanitary reasons.
I have been taking care of my cat clients for years. I am so happy I provide a service to help cats and their owners.
Training & Education
- Graduate of New York School of Grooming
- Bronx Zoo zookeeper internship
- 1,000 hours of volunteering at shelters
- veterinary nurse
- Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional
Where I travel to care for your cat — Manhattan from 96th street to Battery Park. *$50 special travel fee for Brooklyn or Queens, if within 5 subway stops from Manhattan, and no more than 5 blocks from subway please.
Business hours — 9 to 5. Monday through Saturday. Evenings in special circumstances.
How to prepare for Kitty Spa Day — Let’s keep things calm & relaxing, because that’s best for cats. Goal –> soft, un-matted cat with trimmed claws.
How to prepare for a happy visit.
- No renovations or vacuum cleaners.
- Owner home for first visit.
- Guests, staff & children relax in another room.
- Avoid sudden noises during grooming. Even a door opening can make a cat jump.
- Big towels, or even a blanket, to swaddle kitty in case of wiggles
- Please provide favorite treats & toys for distraction.
- IMPORTANT TIP: the more annoying the procedure, the better the treat must be, same as for us!
Fees for Kitty Spa Day, Manicure or “Sanitary trim”
$170 to $225 for general grooming. *My specialty is family style maintenance grooming for cats who may have a few mats at most. I don’t groom very matted cats, because my clients are on regular schedules where matting rarely happens.
*Pre-book weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits for family pricing. Splash Club or Fluff Club Member pricing is different.*
$60 to $80 for claw trim. Different pricing will be given if you are pre-scheduling visits at least every 4 weeks. Join the Claw Club!
$80 to $100 for rear-fur trim. Booty Club members schedule monthly visits!
Blow drying is only for cats who are not scared of the dryer.
Wiggling or a little bad mood is natural, but scared cats need help. You can ask your veterinarian about sedating a healthy cat with Gabapentin, which comes in pill or liquid for about $20. Your cat will be awake, but very, very calm and zoned out like a Buddha. Has anti-anxiety effect, which is most important.
$40 to $50 depending on distance I travel. Put out fresh food, change water, litter box, play time or cuddle time, daily photo. Cat sitting helps your cat bond to me, so grooming sessions become fun for the cat. Cat sitting+Cat grooming=Trust
Easy Ways to Pay
1) in cash 2) with a local check that has your name and current date 3) Venmo.
Now you are ready schedule an appointment. Let’s go!
Email Spiffy Kitty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please tell me your location, cat’s age, cat’s health history & the desired services.
Want to know more? See below for ideal grooming schedules.
Sample grooming schedules for various breeds
This is the schedule to follow if you want your cat to have a beautiful, healthy, un-matted, de-shedded coat at all times.
Persian cat kept in a full coat: Daily brushing of entire body by owner. Monthly full grooming session with bath. This is the MINIMUM required to keep a Persian cat in a full coat without any mats and with minimal shedding. Many Persian cat owners have no idea how gorgeous and soft their cat can be. Don’t deny yourself this pleasure!
Siberian or Maine Coon kept in a full coat: Completely brush the body every 3 days. Monthly de-shedding and de-matting grooming session.
Domestic Short-Haired: Weekly brushing of entire body. Baths every 3 months.
What if you don’t have time to brush your cat? Schedule more frequent visits. Simplify your life.
Expert tips: Experiment until you find the treats your cat can not resist. Using treats, play distraction, and/or head rubs, gradually get your cat to associate brushing with fun and delicious food.