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Q: How much do I charge for pet sitting?

March 5, 2009 | By Celia V. | 13 answers | Expired: 1958 days ago

Celia V.

I have an offer standing by from a woman in Whitehouse to watch her elderly dog during different times this summer. I havent gotten the exact details from her in regards to how many times a day she wants me over there...but can someone give me a baseline so I know what to ask for? Or refuse?

Update!!!
I spoke with the woman, and she has 1 elderly dog, 1 cat, 3 ferrets and a bird. She said her old pet sitter (who she can't get anymore cause she's busy) used to charge her 15$ a visit and 45$ if she stayed over night....
That seems really cheap to me!!!
i already agreed to do it, but mentioned I was going to check on the price...I don't want to piss her off because she's the boss of my boyfriend's mom....but that hardly seems worth it! She lives about 20 minutes away...
I have to get back to her soon...what should I ask for?

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Jean D.
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Mar 06, 2009

I would call kennels in your area and ask what they charge and go from there. Keep in mind though that they are licensed. I would say probably $20 to $30 a day.

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Lhunne
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Mar 06, 2009

My dog walker charges 20 dollars per walk. If she has the dog all day, she will charge 50 dollars/day. This includes any perks, like making kongs, giving medicine, etc.

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Christina B.
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Mar 07, 2009

I think it depends on what your responsibilities are and how close you live. I don't think $25.00 a day is unreasonable.

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