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6. Dogs, Etc.
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5.0 (1)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves East Bay, CA
"We hired Janice to pet sit our dog and cat while staying in our home for a period of three weeks while we were on vacation. We had never hired a pet/house sitter before, so I was very nervous about finding the right person. Janice was completely understanding and patiently answered questions and provided requested documents to address any concerns. During our initial meeting, Janice asked excellent questions regarding our pets' routines, meals, personalities and health which demonstrated care and experience related towards the care of pets. She also asked very good questions pertaining to staying in our house as part of her house sitting responsibilities. I felt very at ease meeting Janice and hired her without reservation. While we were away, Janice regularly texted us with updates and photos of our "furry family" which was very comforting to us. When she was faced with a couple of minor, unexpected home repair issues, Janice handled the problems very well and responsibly. With Janice's excellent, regular communication, we were never in doubt about our pet's well being and the care of our home. Janice was an excellent pet care provider and took very good care of our home. It is very evident that Janice loves animals and they absolutely trust her and love her! My dog and cat were immediately comfortable with Janice and so were we! She is very kind, caring and wants nothing more than to connect with your pet and take outstanding care of them! Janice exceeded our expectations and we wouldn't hesitate to hire her again! Her rate was excellent and very competitive! You can trust Janice!"


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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should you pay for a pet sitter?

Pet sitting provides your precious pet with in-home care. A pet-sitter can make a brief visit during the day to provide snacks, playtime or affection, or stay at your house for one or more nights to tend to your pet. Prices for pet-sitting will vary based on length of the visit. Nationally, pet sitting prices range from $20 to $30, although prices run higher for your sitter to stay the night. Prices will also be affected by where you live in the country. Here are some examples of average pet-sitting prices based on length of time and region:

  • 30-minute visit: $17 in a small Texas town.
  • 30-minute visit: $25 in Southern California.
    • 45-minute visit: $28.
    • 60-minute visit: $32.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $50 in Texas.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $85 in Southern California.
    • 12 hours: $100.
    • 24 hours: $200. This is a good option for a sick, elderly or brand-new pet that needs constant supervision.

How much does it cost to hire a house sitter?

House-sitting can be a lifesaver when you’re leaving town for any length of time. Whether you work remotely, you’re taking a much-needed vacation, or you just want to road-trip for a few days, it’s wise to have a pro keep an eye on your house and pets while you’re gone. Your home is more likely to stay safe and you won’t have to wrangle the kitty into a kennel to travel with you. The national average pet-sitting price ranges between $20 and $30. Pet-sitting and house-sitting costs will vary based on where you live in the country and regional labor rates. Another factor in cost is how long you want the house-sitter to stay. Some people prefer to have the house-sitter stay the night at their house, perhaps to care for an elderly pet or simply to keep a watchful eye on the home at all times. Overnight stays will cost more, ranging anywhere from $50 to $100, depending on services provided. For day visits, house-sitting and pet-sitting prices will increase incrementally the longer the visit and the more service you want performed. For example, a quick 10-minute visit to feed and walk the pet and bring in the mail could be $12.50, a 25-minute visit could be $18, a 40-minute visit $25, and a 50-minute visit $32. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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