Main: (646) 407-8632 — Alt: (718) 956-1448 —
Professional, affordable pet sitting servicing Western Queens since 2001
About Us

My pets are part of my family and I want the very best for them. If you are anything like me, you want the best for your pets too.

Joan's Ark Pet Sitting & Services is a professional, reliable and quality pet care service which meets the needs of your family pets anytime you're not there to give them the attention and love which they deserve.

Each visit is tailored to meet the specific needs of your pets. Whether you need daily feedings or walks for your pups or someone to come by to feed your cats and scoop the litterbox or talk to your feathered friend or feed your fish or turtles, Joan's Ark will give individual attention to each pet in a professional, warm and loving manner. Joan's Ark Pet Sitting & Services has a client who is a Certified Dog Trainer. He has made appearances on Animal Planet. Should you need a trainer, I can refer you to him or other trainers I personally know.

Joan's Ark Pet Sitting & Services provides in-home pet care as an alternative to boarding or imposing on neighbors, family or friends. Your pets can remain in the comfort of their own home and maintain their routine. That means less stress for you and your pet.

We will look after your pets and home while you're away, whether it's for a weekend or an extended vacation. We provide mid-day services for those who work long hours and cannot get home to be with your pet during the day.

Services We Offer

Pet Sitting — If you're leaving town for a weekend away or an extended vacation, Joan's Ark will be there to give your pet the attention your pet deserves. Your pets routine will remain the same, whether your pet needs medication or if your loved fur kids are picky eaters. Your pet sits are full of stimulation and exercise, if that's the norm or petting, cuddling or brushing are what they like.

Dog Walking — Like many people today you may work too many hours during the most playful time of your animal's day and find that you're not able to give them the daily exercise they need. Joan's Ark offers a dog-walking program that gives your dog the daily exercise/playtime they need. A pet is just happier if he's exercised daily. Many behavioral problems in dogs stem from isolation, boredom and insufficient interaction. Mid-day visits are a great way for your pet to go out for a nice walk.

During my visit(s) I will:
  • Provide LOTS of TLC
  • Feed and provide fresh water for your pets
  • Walk/exercise your pets
  • Administer all medications
  • Clean litter boxes
  • Minor grooming
  • Maintain a daily log of behavior and eating habits
  • Daily updates via e-mail are available
  • Water plants
  • Take in mail and newspapers
  • Take out trash on trash day
Pets include, but are not limited to:
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Hamsters
  • Bunnies
  • Reptiles
  • Pocket Pets

Please inquire if you have a pet not mentioned above.

Joan's Ark will ensure your pet's happiness and safety throughout the period of service. Should an unexpected situation arise (you've missed your flight home or you're stuck late at the office) a quick call will mean your beloved pet will get the attention he or she deserves in your absence.

Standard Visits:
Pet Sitting $25
Daily Mid-Day Dog Walks begin at $23

Birds, Fish, Rodents, Reptiles and Exotic Care - Please contact for rate.

Weekend and off hours dog walks $5 additional. An additional $10 per visit for holidays will be charged. Additional pets; no additional charge.

  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
Overnight Pet Sits

An overnight sit is from approximately 9:00 pm till 7:00 am the next morning.

Dogs - $105 includes evening and morning walk. An overnight sit is from 9:00 pm till 7:00 am the next morning.

Cats - $80 includes full attention, loving and catering for all their needs. Emergencies are considered, but not guaranteed. Whenever possible please give me at least 24 hours notice.


Keys should be available at the time of the consultation. If keys are not given at the time of the original consultation, there will be a $20.00 charge to pick up the keys. Joan's Ark codes all keys and are locked in a safe for additional protection.


Prior to your departure we will make an appointment to meet with you and your pets so we can get to know each other and to determine that all parties are comfortable with the arrangements. At this time, we will go over details, receive instructions and decide which services best suit your needs. We will also complete a service agreement and pick up a key.

Holiday bookings fill fast, please make your reservations early.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why use a pet sitter?

Since your pets are family, you want only the best for them. With Joan's Ark Pet Sitting & Services, you can depend on quality care with that loving touch. I am not a "hobby, holiday or weekend sitter" — pets are my life and I treat them all with love and respect. I am the owner/operator so you know service will be personalized and your pet(s) will receive my undivided attention each and every time.

Advantages for your pet

Your pet will be in his own home where he is most comfortable and not be put under stress, whether from traveling or from the sights, sounds and smells of other animals/pets. They will receive the extra attention they need and deserve with a professional pet sitter. In the end, when you come home, you will know you did the right thing when your pet comes to greet you. He/she will be relaxed, stress free and more than happy to show you Joan was the perfect caregiver and play pal.

Advantages for you

You can leave knowing your pets are in loving, capable hands leaving you worry free knowing your fur kids will be given the best care available. Less stress for you is more fun for you. And, you won't have to worry about imposing on anyone to take care of your pets.

What is a consultation?

Joan's Ark Pet Sitting & Services require a short consultation in your home before I begin caring for your pet(s). This allows me to meet face-to-face with you and your pet. I will also need to know where the required supplies are kept.

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