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Q: How much would you pay a petsitter?

December 24, 2008 | By Anonymous | 20 answers | Expired: 1926 days ago

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We are doing some camping this summer, and although I love having my dog, we do lots of kayaking and they don't allow the dog on the public beach. So, we choose to leave him with a pet sitter, usually my best friend who watches him. If she isn't available, how much would I offer to pay someone? He just needs a person to be with him, no medication etc... but he can't be kenneled... he gets too upset and doesn't eat. He's spoiled!

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Doran359
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Jan 02, 2009

Depends on where you live and the age of the person sitting. I live in the DFW area of Texas. My son is 13 and he pet sits for 12 per day. He is paid extra for walks, extended play time etc... When he keeps a et for someone in our home, it can change dramatically. 5 per day for a snake to 45 per day for a sickly animal.

I had an adult pet sit for us, $25 per day, and I had her monitored. SHe did less than my son. SO get references.

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Jenifer T.
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Dec 30, 2008

If they are staying in your home and there aren't a lot of extra responsibilities, $25 per day is reasonable. You can expect a pet sitter to take your dog for a walk and spend a few hours with him in the evening.

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Jessica P.
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Dec 26, 2008

Depends on your dog/house. But $20 per day is MINIMUM....of course the better you pay the more likely you will get a loving caring person to spoil your dog (almost) as much as you do. And of course, you can start with $20, but in the future could offer more or give a "bonus" if the care was beyond what you required. But as a person who worked as a pet sitter, house sitter, babysitting, all those types of things that anything under $20 a day is not worth it.

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VickysZoo
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Dec 26, 2008

I pay my pet sitter $15.00 per day. They visit the zoo twice daily. My horses, birds, cats, rabbits & guinea pigs are free fed. Everyone else is fed twice daily. My pet sitter picks up the stool from the dogs every other day and cleans the cat box 1 time a day. Fresh water is required everyday. They keep my small dog at their home.

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Anonymous
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Dec 26, 2008

My wife used to pet sit and she got $10 a day for 4 days. Staying at your house can be a different question. I would talk to the pet sitter and see what they have been paid before.

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Allison M.
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Dec 25, 2008

I use to dog sit all the time. I know I didn't charge enough but I charged $15.00 a day and I stayed at their house. I think it all depends on where the dog is going to stay and how far your dog sitter has to travel for work, etc. I would say $15 - $20.00 a day/visit would be good.

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Robyn
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Dec 25, 2008

I sit for dogs in my home in Ohio. I charge $12 a day if the pet does not require special meals or medication. My daughter lives in Texas & they charge more there. If I go to someones house within our small town I charge $15. a trip and walk the dog & give it plenty of playtime, this also encludes changing light & bringing in the mail & paper.

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Liz R.
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Dec 25, 2008

when i pet sat for my friend, i was paided 20 dollars a day to feed, play and take the animal for a walk. i usually stayed there for an hour or more. i did that 2 times a day but i only lived 15 mins away

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Dec 25, 2008

Our sitter is a vet tech at our local vet and this is her side line. We pay her $15 a visit for 2 visits a day. We have a dog door and fenced yard. SHe comes to check and make sure food/water is okay. Not to walk. It was $$10 until gas prices went up. It does not matter if we have 1 or 3 animals; same price. No walking involved.

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Glenda
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Dec 25, 2008

If they are just coming to feed and walk dog-20 bucks is enough.

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