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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.

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.
Reviews for Wilmington pet sitters
Jozelyn H.
Lap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting was a wonderfully easy and affordable service. They watched our cats over the Christmas holiday. I was endeared with daily pictures, as well as prompt responses and clear communication. I highly recommend this service (:
Lap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLCLap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLC
Carrie D.
Heather is fantastic and did an excellent job watching our pets! She was willing to help us out on short notice, took time out of her schedule to meet with us beforehand, and checked in frequently while watching the pets. We loved the pictures and videos she sent showing how well our pets were doing so that we could relax while we were away. I am so grateful to have found Heather and would absolutely recommend her to others looking for professional, high quality pet sitting services.
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Marie V.
Lisa and her husband watched our two cats for six days while we were on vacation. They did an excellent job and we would highly recommend them! If you want to go away and not have to worry about your pets, then these are definitely the people you want to take care of your babies! They came the day before we were going to leave to make sure they met the cats and knew exactly what the cats needed for the week. They even checked the key that we gave them to make sure it was the right key for the front door. While we were away we received pictures via text message and they were very much appreciated. I never worried once about my animals or my house. I highly recommend Lap Dogs and Cat Pet Sitting.
Lap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLCLap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLC
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This is the first time having Lap Dogs and Cat Pet Sitting take care of our dogs. We feel Lisa and her husband handled our dogs wonderfully. We have 2 dogs, 1 old and 1 very temperamental. They took great care of our dogs for 7 days. Lisa was very good about keeping us informed on how our dogs were doing, and we were so pleased and grateful she sent us pictures and videos of our beloved doggies everyday! Honestly, we believe they went above and beyond, in that they kept our home clean, picked up any dog droppings, and took in our mail, even though we said it wasn't necessary. Some other pet sitters charge extra for some additional services, wherein Lap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting did not. They are definitely priced well compared to others in the area. Also, thought we would be home earlier and told Lisa to skip her bedtime visit but that we'd tell if she had to come after all. Since Lisa is so caring, she asked if I didn't mind texting her when we did arrive home so that she'd know all was well and wouldn't worry. Lisa and her husband took the time to make us feel comfortable about hiring them. We also were happy to hear that they are loving pet parents themselves to at least triple the amount of dogs than we have, and all rescues! To us this means they have good souls and do this more because they love and care about animals than for the money. Also, we told them to be careful with our temperamental dog and it was okay if they didn't pay too much attention to her--just to feed her, make sure she had water and let her out. But again, they went above and beyond by being extremely patient with her, spending extra time with her in gaining her trust to to the point she allowed them to pet her and show her love and affection. For these reasons, we feel all the more confidant and happy with our choice and will most definitely hire Lisa at Lap Dogs again whenever we need a pet sitter. Thank you for helping us find them! Ann
Lap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLCLap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLC
Pretty much my furry boys chose her! They met Lisa and were obviously, very comfortable with her as one kissed her constantly on couch and the other laid at her feet during the beginning of our meeting. Amazing! Maked me a happy Mommy! Then as we did walk through of house and discussed all points of their care they responded to her always as of knowing she was going to be their loving babysitter! Very impressed and comfortable of her kind and nurturing nature, knowledge of pets and the importance of their routines and tlc needed when we are away. Feel completely at ease with Lisa in our home, sitting and loving our boys!
Lap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLCLap Dogs and Cats Pet Sitting, LLC
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