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Q: When people come to sitter for a dog whats the right amount to pay for each day

April 21, 2009 | By Marigny D. | 10 answers | Expired: 2055 days ago

Marigny D.

I pay my friend across the street $5.00 a day to come watch our dog mostly were gone a week or so. I wanna know How much do you pay for someone to watch your dog and is that the right amount $5.00? Thanks again!

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Emily B.
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Apr 21, 2009

I'd say it depends how long they spend there, what they do for your pet, etc.

If they just come by, feed the dog, let him into the back yard, bring him in 5 min later, then sure, $5 is reasonable if the person is willing to do it for that much. if they stay longer, I'd say pay more, but always discuss the price with the person you'd be paying. most people won't accept an unreasonable amount from someone they know

if the stay is longer, you might want to go for like $5/hr (such as if they have to stay at your house, take the dog out frequently, go for walks, bathe the animal, play, clean up accidents etc.)

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Mitchellcat
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Apr 21, 2009

I tried a neighbor for quite some time until they forgot about my kitty. Now I use a pet sitting service that I pay $15 a visit for. I only use it if I will be gone more than 3 days, otherwise he is a bachelor on his own for that time. The sitter is great and worth the money for my kitty's safety and my peace of mind.

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Caitlin B.
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Apr 21, 2009

It really depends,if the person is just walking and feeding your dog then leaving , you should give them $5-$10 dollars a day , if the person is staying with the animal for 1-3 hours i would say $15-$25 a day but is a whole different can of beans if someone is staying overnight with your lonly pet, the cost of that would probably be $40-$100 dollars a week or about $50 if its for only a few days. hope thatv was helpful
Caitlin

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