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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.
Reviews for Ocean Beach pet sitters
Sarah K.
So easy to work with Anne. She sent pictures and updates while pet sitting so I had no worries while I was away. Thanks, Anne!
Anne BakerAnne Baker
Romana D.
Lovely experience with Deborah - very responsive, and you can tell she really enjoys being around animals. Would definitely request her pet sitting again!
Deborah Vick Dog Walking and Cat SittingDeborah Vick Dog Walking and Cat Sitting
Denis D.
Shelley is a great pet sitter! After posting my inquiry on thumbtack, we met for the initial consult with 2 days. Throughout the entire process Shelley was very responsive and during the sitting hours she always sent photos of my kitties. One of my cats requires medication, which was not a problem for Shelley. Knowing my pets were in the hands of someone who cares about them just as much as myself was a huge relief. I will be asking her to sit my cats whenever I travel now. The quote was a great value! I highly suggest working with Shelley.
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Sai K.
Marina did a wonderful job watching our dogs while we were on vacation. Leading up to our trip, she reassured us that she would send lots of pictures and videos, and did she deliver! When we returned, the dogs were happy and well cared for. I would highly recommend Marina for pet sitting. She understands that your pets are family members too, and she treats them like they were her own family.
Marina's Pawtrero PackMarina's Pawtrero Pack
Krystal is absolutely amazing. I knew she as a great fit right from our initial communication and confirmed during our first meeting and subsequent visits. She has a true love for animals and it show in her work. I'll definitely be contacting Krystal again for future pet sitting needs.
4 Paws Concierge4 Paws Concierge
Alex N.
Lori did an excellent job watching our elderly pets (cat 12, dog 15)! Lori was very professional and courteous as well as lovely to work with. Lori was very attentive to their needs and gave them their many medications they required over the course of 6 days while my wife and I were on vacation. It was very difficult finding someone who specialized in taking care of senior pets but Lori was the perfect fit. She was extremely responsive throughout the entire process and treated our pets as if they were her own and really cared for them. She also provided daily updates on how the pets were doing while we were away to let us know they were doing well including pics and videos. Lori stayed overnight at our apartment while we were away and was an outstanding houseguest, leaving the house cleaner than when we left it. The overall value of the services Lori provides were well worth the peace of mind that our pets were very well cared for. I would highly recommend Lori to anyone who needs pet sitting especially for senior pets.
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Liz G.
Shelley is awesome! She was really responsive and professional from the get go. She made us feel really comfortable and we completely trusted her to be in our home and take care of our cat while we were on vacation. We loved the daily pictures she sent, how easy it was to coordinate with her, and how affordable her services are - so much so that we used her for dog sitting too a few weeks later. She’s now our go-to pet sitter. Thanks for everything Shelley!
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Jennifer G.
This was our first time using Precious Fur (or any pet sitting service) to watch our 2 kitties, and we were amazed beyond our expectations for how wonderful they were with them. We were out of town for just over a week, and towards the end of our vacation, one of our kitties had an unexpected medical emergency. Jessica noticed right away that he wasn't feeling very well and was able to get him into the pet hospital that same evening to be treated. She dispensed his pain killers and made sure he was hydrating, eating, and was comfortable for the last few days we were away. We came home to kitties who were extremely happy, even after the medical emergency and disruption in their usual routine. We will definitely be using Precious Fur again and would recommend Jessica and Craig to anyone looking for a pet sitter. The care and love they showed our babies was beyond what we were expecting. They treated them like their own little family, and it makes the anxiety of leaving them when we are out of town a bit easier.
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