Buddy

a treasured lhasa apso and the inspiration for our business.

Loving care

Gail Worthman and her assistants have cared for more than 600 pets of all kinds as if they were their own. We strive to provide the most responsible, loving care possible and to honor even the most complicated wishes of the owner. Check out the gallery of images, which features pets we have cared for during the years. In addition to dog walking and cat sitting, we care for birds, rabbits, and all small animals. For rates, see our fee schedule for walking and sitting and pet boarding. Whether you are gone for a day or a week, A Buddy For Hire in New York, New York, ensures your pets are cared for with loving attention. We are bonded and insured, contact us to set up a meet-and-greet appointment. We are a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters®.

Dog Boarding Manhattan

Dog Walking & Cat Sitting

Need help caring for your pets while you’re at work? Going out of town? Feeling guilty because your dog hasn't been getting out enough? Our job is to make your life easier when your schedule is hectic.

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Overnight Stays

If you are gone for an extended time, we will check mail and water plants. You also receive regular communication so you know your pets are doing well.

dog boarding manhattan

Free – 2 walks free with your first Monday to Friday purchase.
Call (212) 697-0507 today to schedule a meet-and-greet.
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What makes A Buddy for Hire different?

Warm & fuzzy

Caring for your pet family is priority one. We're not interested in booking a gazillion walks with minimal oversight and attention. To us, business is personal, and that's how we like it. 

Purrfect communication

After our time with your pet, we’ll leave a personal note so you'll have a window into their day while you're away. If anything out of the norm should happen, we'll let you know right away.

The extra mile

Need the mail taken in or the plants watered? Maybe your pet needs her meds? We can help with tasks like this on a regular or as needed basis. Let us know how we can help!


Learn more about Dog Walking & Cat Sitting and Visits, Overnight Stays & Pet Boarding.


Dog Boarding Manhattan

Professional and personal care are waiting for your pet at A Buddy For Hire’s Dog Boarding in Manhattan. Let the pet friendly staff take care of your dog or cat while you are away. Discounts for multi-pet families. Your vacation or business trip can be stressful for your pets too. Placing them in a soothing environment can make all the difference for them while you are out of town. Discover how convenient and easy it is to board your dogs here, they will play and have a great time and might even forget to miss you! Playtime, walks and dog parks keep your dog happy while boarding away from home. You can be confident that your dog is safe and enjoying his or her time away from home. Dog Boarding in Manhattan can be fun for your pet, and you can travel without the worry over your home while you are away. Happy pets love A Buddy for Hire!

Dog Sitters in NYC

Here you will find happy pet friendly people that love your pets as much as you do! The NYC dog sitters will take the time to romp and play with your dog/s inside and outside. For our cat sitters and cat visiting service, treats and playtime are on the top of the list! When you need to travel for work or vacation, the best place for your pet may be to stay at your place. Have professional and experienced pet sitters and dog walkers take care of your pets at your home where they are the most comfortable. You can provide a lower stress experience for your dog or cat by letting they stay at home instead of boarding away from home. A Buddy for Hire can make your vacation easy, leave your fur kids to us for care and comfort while you are away. Offering in home pet sitting, walking and check in services for your dog(s) or cat(s) in NYC.

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