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2. Ruff Rubs Canine Massage Therapy, LLC
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"Ruff Rubs is commendable for a lot of reasons. First is convenience: Ruff Rubs will come to you and massage your dog in his/her own environment where the pooch feels most comfortable. Second is quality: Betty is a certified canine massage therapist, and is good at what she does. Our chihuahua likes her and melts under her hands. She can evaluate small starting issues such as sore spots or areas where your dog holds tension so problems can be treated before they begin. She even does a video evaluation to diagnose gait. Third is value: Ruff Rubs is priced competitively with similar services, but charges in a smaller increment, ie priced for a half hour instead of the 45 min or hour booked by competitors. That allows the flexibility to choose to have two sessions spread out over a couple of weeks for the same price as one session elsewhere, or book a double session if you wanted it longer - still costs the same as the 1 hour competitor - or perhaps book a half hour session for two dogs instead of an hour for one. Same price! The absolute best thing about Ruff Rubs, a quality which transcends all the rest, is compassion. Betty doesn't see Ruff Rubs as just a job: her business is a passion. She truly loves animals and she's there to bond with your pet. I consider that my chihuahua has a friend in Betty. Betty has a magic in her hands, a way that connects and reassures, that whisperes to your pet that it's okay to let go, to release guards and cares, to relax and let her in, let her heal."
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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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