Seeking short-term sitter from Friday, August 6th through Wednesday, August 11th to care for my 2 cats and our apartment in Washington Hgts, Manhattan.
This is a pleasant, lo-fuss, cat-centric housesit where you will have easy access to all of New York City.
No COVID in this home to date! I am fully vaccinated and request that you are too.
I do need you to meet with me in person in advance of the visit, to get oriented to the space (and the cats!), so local sitters might work out best, and will be considered with priority. We can set up a Zoom call to start, but an in-person meeting 1-2 weeks before start date will be required.
Also, Jacques and Jolie (my kitties) prefer to share the space with only one person (vs. a couple) and they are partial to females. :) So if that is you, you will be given even more priority consideration!
Must be a mature pet lover with some knowledge of having cats around, with excellent references and resume/CV ; with any additional background checks or police reports a plus.
Responsibilities: Care for indoor cats Jacques and Jolie (12- yo siblings): feed, play, scoop litter box. They get along well and will warm up to you pretty fast! No medications required.
My place: Clean, spacious 1st floor 1-BR apt in a historic and safe part of upper Manhattan. 5 blocks from Riverside Park and the Hudson River for walking, running, biking; 2 blocks from the subway/bus. 30 minutes to Columbus Circle. Grocery shopping 1 block away, great coffeehouses nearby where you can hang out with your laptop in a safe outdoor space. Dishwasher, AC, laundry, HD TV (HBO, Netflix etc), W/D, good wifi. There is a queen-sized bed and a lovely spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Also a grand piano, and you are free to play it!
You: Must be non-smoker with references, and with a schedule where you can keep the kitties company at least for a few hours every day. No partying or overnight guests (unless discussed up front).
1. Understand that street parking in this neighborhood is difficult. You may have to pay for a garage overnight. There is plenty of local public transportation, though.
2. This is a diverse neighborhood! Generally things are peaceful in the neighborhood, but here and there the locals like to host their block parties - but fortunately this is rarely right in front of our building. It's actually been a quiet summer so far.
Hope to meet you soon and that we will build a strong relationship for trips to come!