Katies Kitty

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170 E 83 Street
New york, NY 10028
(212) 288-5712

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Sitters, Boarding & Kennels


Attributes [ edit ]
In your home sitting:  NoIn their home sitting:  Yes
Individual only:  YesPrivate boarding:  Yes
Play area available:  NoOutdoor area available:  No
24 hour supervised care:  NoVeterinary supervision:  No
Vaccine restrictions:  NoCertified by Pet Care Services Association:  No

“Manhattan's premier Pet Sitting referral service”

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1edited: July 10th, 2008

I do NOT recommend this service

I recently left my 1.5 yr old English bulldog Lola in the care of Katie's Kitty. Like many of you, I consider Lola to be my child and am hesitant to go anywhere without her. I thought the premise of the service was great. I have NEVER regretted a decision more. I had left Lola with the sitter with clear instructions that she should not be taken on a walk. It was upwards of 90 degrees that day and I was explicit that this breed in particular was extremely sensitive to heat and had the potential for heat stroke. At approximately 5pm that day, I received phone calls from the sitter that they had taken Lola out for a "long walk" and she had collapsed and was in the critical care unit. We spoke to the emergency vet who indicated that Lola was in "dire condition" and they were not sure she would make it. She had suffered severe heat stroke with a temp of 108 degrees. Words cannot describe our devastation. We rushed to the hospital where we stayed by her side for days. The doctors could not be sure if she had suffered permanent brain damage. She suffered terribly. She was released several days later, and required 24 hr care for weeks. It is a miracle that she is alive today. This service claims they are bonded and insured but the owner has NEVER reimbursed us for the medical bills. Even more disturbing, he went to the animal medical center posing as our family member (our uncle) in order to get information on Lola. The fact is that these pet sitters are not properly screened. Any pet sitter knows that any dog, let alone bulldogs should not be taken for a 30 minute walk in 90+ degree heat. At minimum, they should follow clear and explicit directions from the pet owner. Since the incident, the person who booked the service for me has left - they also indicated to me that they were appalled by the owners' actions. If you love your pet and don't want to worry when you have to go away, do not use Katie's Kitty.

posted: July 10th, 2008


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