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Find a pet sitter near Gainesville, FL

Find a pet sitter near Gainesville, FL

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Find a pet sitter near Gainesville, FL

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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 Gainesville pet sitters
Lusine M.
I will definitely recommend Kat. She is very reliable, punctual, positive person. Kat always were sending pictures/videos updates while sitting with my cat. I am very happy to find person, whom you can entrust your pet easly.
Kat's Pet Sitting
Laura V.
This was my first time hiring a pet sitter, and my expectations were certainly surpassed! Stephanie took excellent care of my fur-baby while I was away, and Stephanie treated my cat as if she was her own. Stephanie took the time to befriend my cat (even if my cat was unsure of Stephanie), and Stephanie provided me with regular updates as to what my cat was doing. I would not hesitate to hire A Dog's Life Pet Sitting in the future!
A Dog's Life Pet SittingA Dog's Life Pet Sitting
Sarah F.
I would definitely recommend Kat for your pet sitting needs! One of my cats requires medicine, and while I was gone Kat figured out that she likes pill pockets, so she can take her pill in a far less traumatic way now. I also received daily updates and videos/pictures which was very nice. Thank you Kat! I will definitely be contacting you in the future.
Kat's Pet Sitting
Amy L.
A Dog's Life did a great job taking care of my cat! I was a little anxious because this was my first time leaving her alone (she has been with me less than six months)... but thanks to text messages and a note left upon my return detailing how my cat had behaved, i was relieved and impressed. I wont ever worry about pet-sitting next time i go out of town - I will contact Stephanie as soon as possible!
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