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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 Philadelphia professional pet sitters
Kristin C.
If you are looking for a pet sitter in northeast Philadelphia, stop looking and hire Debbie, she is great!!! We hired her for five days to care for two cats. She responded immediately, met us somewhat last minute right before our trip, and attentively listened to our instructions (and warnings) regarding our two cats, Hiccup and Zero. Our cats are a part of our family and while we love them, they can sometimes be a little rambunctious and destructive, i.e. making paper towel confetti and rooting through garbage or cabinets like racoons when we are not around- none of this happened on Debbie's watch. Not only was she reasonable with her price, but she took care of them like they were her own. She clearly loves animals and cares about their well being and happiness. She sent lots of photos every day along with an update about how the boys were doing and was thoughtful, thorough and so sweet. I will definitely use Debbie's services again when we have to leave our fur kids for an extended time. She even brought up our mail when we were gone! Be sure to have a spare set of keys to leave with her for future visits- I didn't and gave her my own keys so I needed them back to copy and she was very accommodating and professional about this. Thanks again Debbie, you rock!
Debbie's DarlingsDebbie's Darlings
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