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All of our cat sitters are bonded and undergo criminal background checks.  We carry smartphones outfitted with the Red Cross Pet First Aid app, have vast experience with cats and administering many types of medications, and have a true love for all animals, especially cats.  As the business grows, we anticipate having all sitters trained in Pet First Aid so that all special medical needs are met with consistent, responsive care.

Because "life" happens and sometimes your sitter may have a personal emergency, we always have back-up sitters available so your cats enjoy a seamless transition and are never left without care.

Dr. Karin Johansson has been a podiatrist in private practice in Manhattan for over 15 years.  In addition to caring for and helping people, she has always had a great love for all animals, and has been a pet parent for most of her life.

For the past 5 years, Karin has been volunteering with an animal rescue group by fostering cats and kittens, and this fulfilling experience has taken her to this next step - starting up her own cat-sitting business.  She earned the designation of Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) from Pet Sitters International in early 2015.

This business will be another way of giving back to these animals who give us so much love, as a percentage of the gross earnings from Gotham City Cat Care will be donated to a NYC-based rescue group, Ready for Rescue.

Karin Johansson

Founder, Animal Lover

Meet the Team

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Brian - cat lover, screenwriter, has even done pet-sitting for a parrot, a bunny, and 2 sugar gliders (all in the same home)!  Covers Manhattan, occasionally outer boros.  

Cassandre - lifelong cat lover. When not cuddling with her kitties or making a fresh batch of homemade cat food, you can find her at choir practice or volunteering, but more than likely laughing hysterically at a funny cat video.  Covers Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Craig - dad of 2 cats, retired schoolteacher who hails from Georgia, actor, singer, and Macy's Santa with Southern charm!  Covers Manhattan.

Alexcat dad of Penny and Panda, photographer, and videographer.  Is known to send the most amazing cat photos to clients while they are away!  Covers Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Janavid animal lover, nature lover, adventurer and artist; now cat-sitting full time.  Covers Manhattan.

Maxine - native Floridian, in NYC pursuing a Master's degree in psychology.  She has a cat named Lux whom she considers her first-born child!  Maxine loves all animals and really enjoys working for GCCC.  Covers Manhattan.

Corey - cat-sitting client turned cat sitter; grad student at Columbia.  A born-and-raised NYer, he loves to play piano, morning yoga, and making quesadillas while listening to podcasts.  Mostly he loves his new kitten, Luna.  Covers mostly Manhattan, occasionally outer boros.

Brittany​ - an Army Brat who currently calls NYC home. Her kitties, Socks & Eclipse, live with her parents, much too far away! Socks & Eclipse are two different sides of the kitty cat coin, which is what makes them so great!  Brittany loves musical theatre and paralegal work. There is a great big world of things she loves, but cats are at the top.  Covers Queens, mostly in Sunnyside and along the 7 train.

Vanessa - 

Deb - a true animal lover who currently shares her home with 4 rescued cats, Deb volunteers with several animal organizations, and for 7 years worked with a cat rescue organization attending to their recent rescues. She sews cat and dog beds and makes toys for animals in the city shelters. Also am a photographer, Deb's cat photos and greeting cards sell very well.