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Should you tip a pet sitter?

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Yes, you should tip a pet sitter if they’ve gone above and beyond in taking care of your pet.

Tipping a pet sitter is a personal decision. In general, you can think of it like tipping in a restaurant. If the service was okay, tip the pet sitter between 10% and 15%. If the service was above average then tip 20% or more.

Remember that pet sitters are taking care of a member or members of your family. So if they’re doing a great job then tipping them seems like the least you can do.

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