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2. Lisa Packard
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Wow! How did we ever find such a spectacular lady?! Actually, our journey to finding Lisa was a little unusual. We knew we would be traveling and really wanted someone to come check on our sweet cat, Newton. I normally work from home so he is used to having someone around all the time. I wasn’t willing to leave for so long without knowing he had a friend to care for him. We asked around a lot, but nobody had a sitter they would actually recommend - yikes! I started looking on google, but all the bigger companies seemed to really only care about dogs. Finally I downloaded Thumbtack, entered my location and my needs and was matched with quite a few well reviewed sitters. When I actually reached out to them though, none of them were willing to come to Boulder. This was confusing to me since I had entered my location but I was SO happy when we got in touch with Lisa. I told her my issue she assured me she lived and worked in Boulder so coming to visit Newton was no problem. She was so accommodating with our busy schedules. After talking with her about history and background (which I recommend because she is such a sweet and funny lady!) I knew she was a perfect match. Then Newton came downstairs and warmed up to her IMMEDIATELY! I have never seen anything like it for a cat who is so easily spooked! Lisa actually volunteered to take care of our mail and plants too - we didn’t have to ask! Right before we left we received a noticed from the community stating that all cars had to be moved for 2 days while the surface streets were repaved! I didn’t hesitate for a second to reach out to Lisa. She said “no problem - just leave the keys and let me know where the car is parked and I would be happy to move it for you.” These might all seem like little things, but we really felt like Lisa was not only our pet sitter coming to feed the cat. We felt like she was taking care of our whole family! We got pictures and updates on Lisa & Newton’s visit daily via email. She took the time to get to know him and went out on the patio with him (he is not allowed out unsupervised). Lisa even sent us a sweet “welcome home” text when she knew we would be back in the country and left a lovely note on our kitchen table for us. I can’t tell you how fortunate we are to have found Lisa. I am not usually able to let go when someone says “don’t worry”, but with Lisa I really felt like I had nothing to worry about. We feel very lucky to have someone that feels like a family friend in Boulder."
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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.

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