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Find a pet sitter near Sacramento, CA

Find a pet sitter near Sacramento, CA

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Find a pet sitter near Sacramento, CA

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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.

Reviews for Sacramento pet sitters
Thumbtack Customer
Cynthia was amazing!! I appreciate having her on call for my pet sitting needs.
Paw NannyPaw Nanny
Suzanne M.
Carrie is EXCEPTIONAL in every way! She not only took amazing care of my fur baby, she also sent me daily updates and photos, which put my mind at ease in having to leave my dog for an entire week. Carrie also took great care of my home. I would absolutely recommend Carrie for pet sitting service, and I would have given a rating above "Excellent" if that was possible!
Carrie's Pet Sitting ServicesCarrie's Pet Sitting Services
Thumbtack Customer
I've been using Dani to watch my cat since September 2016. She is definitely an animal person! She came by to meet my cat before the first time I needed her to pet sit, and I really appreciate the time she took to meet the cat and ask questions before just diving into watch him. It made me feel more comfortable to see her interact with him prior to leaving town. Dani also takes care of mail, trash, watering plants, rotating lights and blinds. It's great to know that she's there to also keep an eye on your house in addition to your pet. She always texts me when she's at my place, and will also text pictures of the cat, which is reassuring. I trust her with my cat and house. She's very easy to communicate with, and very friendly!
Dani's Pawsitive Pet CareDani's Pawsitive Pet Care
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