Jeanne Adlon, Professional Cat Sitter

Expert Profile:
Jeanne Adlon

Professional Cat Sitter


Hello to all you who share your homes with our wonderful feline friends! I have been a professional cat sitter in New York City for 35 years and have cared for countless kitties while their owners travel. I am not a doctor or a behaviorist, but I know cats and am continually asked advice. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to share what I have learned with you here on Please e-mail me your questions, and check my page for weekly answers.

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Jeanne Adlon has been a professional cat sitter in New York City for 35 years. Through her service, Cat Calls, she has cared for countless cats in their own homes while their owners traveled. Though not a veterinarian or a behaviorist, she has seen it all, and then some. Her expertise is sought by many who share their homes with our feline friends.

Jeanne was always an animal lover, but her path hit its stride when she went to work for Cleveland Amory's anti-animal cruelty organization, Fund for Animals, in the late 1960s. Amory was a celebrated critic, animal activist and author of the beloved bestselling book, “The Cat Who Came for Christmas.” His adored feline partner, Polar Bear, was the book's star, and Jeanne would occasionally care for Polar Bear when Amory traveled — shades of things to come …

After leaving the Fund for Animals in the 1970s, Jeanne opened Cat Cottage, the first A to Z cat emporium in the New York City. It was an instant hit with cat lovers from all walks of life. One day a customer asked whether Jeanne could make a house call instead of boarding the customer's cats. Jeanne agreed, and Manhattan had its first professional cat sitter. Today Jeanne is as busy as ever dispensing food, water, clean litter and plenty of TLC to cats in the comfort of their homes.

Latest Advice from Jeanne Adlon

When Did Cats Become Pets?

CatChannel expert Jeanne Adlon, professional cat sitter, explains the origins of pet cats in the United States.


Each month, Jeanne Adlon will respond to two e-mail questions. If you have a sick cat, seek veterinary assistance immediately. Do not wait to see if your question is answered, especially if your pet is showing signs of illness. In many cases, time is of the essence.

Disclaimer: Our expert service provides information to assist cat owners in caring responsibly for their pets and to assist the visitors of our website on feline  behavior issues. All information provided is strictly informational in nature and should never be used as a substitute for proper care and medical attention for your cat. CatChannel and BowTie, Inc., along with any of their respective subsidiaries or employees, expressly disclaim all liability associated with the failure of anyone using this source of information to care for their pet.

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