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Find a pet sitter near Harrisburg, PA

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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 Harrisburg pet sitters
Emily M.
Robin is amazing! We’ve booked her drop-in service several times for our guinea pigs, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a relief to have a professional sitter who takes our little guinea pigs as seriously as any other pet. Definitely give her a call if you need any kind of pet sitting services.
Robin's Pampered Pets, LLCRobin's Pampered Pets, LLC
Rachel S.
We contacted Robin about watching our three cats while we were out of the country. She contacted us the same day and set-up a meeting to see if it was a good fit. She took the time to get to know all of our pets, their names, their likes/dislikes, etc. We hired her for three visits, while we were gone. In the time between hiring Robin and our trip, we acquired another cat. She was happy to come by and meet the kitty and she also suggested a great vet since the kitten was rescued from outside. We also had to switch days of the visits and even add one a day on, while we were gone. She was extremely flexible with these changes. She also sends photos of the pets with her visit, which was really great! Robin is personable, friendly and caring for the pets - and the owners, alike! :) I highly recommend her for any of your pet-sitting needs.
Robin's Pampered Pets, LLCRobin's Pampered Pets, LLC
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