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Pet Sitters on Thumbtack cost$20 - $30

Average price

60 Pet Sitters found near you!

  • Lowest price:$10
  • Most common low price:$20
  • Most common high price:$30
  • Highest price:$70
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Jun 22

Caren was a life saver for me! My husband was out of town & I needed help with our dog,…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$20

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Jun 19

Stacey did a great job with my senior cat and she took excellent care of him while making…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$20

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Jun 18

Our babies, including two St. Bernard dogs and a teddy bear kitty, do not like being…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$25

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Jun 18

Amazing! Went above and beyond to help take care of my puppy and sent me updates and…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$22

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Jun 15

Jenny is very reliable and works so well with my dog Hunter. He warmed up to her…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$15

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Jun 10

Emily was a wonderful cat sitter. She even took care of the mess my kitties made with…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$20

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Jun 10

Suki was communicating very well, she not only fed my cat but also took the time to play…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)
$25

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Jun 2

Shar made sure the sun was shining when we arranged a play date. Her own dogs are very…

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  • Overnight visit (10-12 hours)
$15

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May 22

Elizabeth is fantastic! She is super responsive and was available at the last minute to…

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  • Short visit (30 minutes)

How much does a dog sitter cost?

The average price of dog-sitting is $20-$30. Several factors affect the cost of dog-sitting services, including length of visit and number of dogs. The cost of a 30-minute visit is $25, while overnight visits cost $75 and up. Dog-sitting is sometimes offered as an ongoing service to ensure that dogs get frequent exercise and care while owners are busy. Dog sitters can make multiple visits to the home each day or can stay overnight with the dog at a client’s home. Dog-sitting typically occurs at the client’s home, not at the dog sitter’s place.

Length of visit

Dog-sitting visits typically last between 15 minutes and 60 minutes, with the cost increasing as the length of each visit increases. Executive Pet Service in Cleveland, Ohio, offers the following tiered pricing, which includes water, feeding, medication administration, playtime, walks and cuddling as desired:

  • 10-minute express (best for quick feeding and potty breaks): $12.50
  • 20- to 30-minute visit: $18
  • 30- to 45-minute visit: $25
  • 45- to 60-minute visit: $32

Overnight dog-sitting

Pet sitters can also stay overnight in a client’s home. Having the pet sitter stay overnight increases the cost for services because the client is paying for the sitter’s exclusive time. Overnight visits include all the basic care and exercise that dog-sitting visits include. Here are a couple pricing examples:

Length of sitting Average Cost
30 minutes $25
60 minutes $32
Overnight $75-$85

Additional dogs

Costs increase if there is more than one dog at the home. For example, Superstar Pet Sitting and Dog Walking charges $3 per additional dog for an overnight stay.

Location

If a dog sitter has to travel beyond his or her typical service region, the cost for services may increase. For example, Aunt Darlene’s Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services in Old Bridge, New Jersey, has a base fee of $20 for a 30-minute visit, but that price may rise based on the pet owner’s location.

Holidays

Dog sitting-services on holidays may cost more. Aunt Darlene’s Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services charges an extra $10 for pet-related services on major holidays.

Pro tip:

  • Take advantage of free in-home consultations like the one provided by Superstar Pet Sitting and Dog Walking before committing to a dog sitter. You, your dog and your prospective dog sitter will get a chance to meet one another and determine if it’s the right personality fit for your furry friend.

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