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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 Austin pet sitters
Thumbtack Customer
my 4 legged babies were well taken care of ! I received daily updates which I loved getting. I will have Carrie again pet sit !
Spot On Pet SittingSpot On Pet Sitting
Victoria S.
Guardians of the Four Paws was awesome! I needed overnight pet sitting for my 1 year old Labradoodle and 2 cats over a 4 day trip. Honestie was my care provider and she was fantastic - she was on time, super caring and thoughtful and very accommodating with special requests. Honestie was really great with communication and pictures while we were away and followed all of the pets routines and feedings perfectly. She really put me at ease while being away from our pets and we enjoyed having her house sit and allow the pets to be in their own home versus boarding. Very good pricing for the top notch service. We'll definitely work with Honestie and Guardians of the Four Paws again!
Guardians of the Four PawsGuardians of the Four Paws
Thumbtack Customer
My boyfriend and I had Carrie pet sit for our four month old kitten for a few days while we went out of town. Carrie was very easy to work with, flexible, and responsive. She sent us pictures/videos of our kitten which helped us feel at ease. I'd recommend her services to anyone in need of a pet sitter!
Reese's Rascal RoundupReese's Rascal Roundup
Claire F.
Jamie was right on time and expressed a real interest in my two Standard Poodles. She is insured, bonded, and licensed and understands the little quirky things we do for our dogs (my feeding program is a bit complicated?). I am reserving the last star for the actual pet sit at the end of the month.
Safe at Home • In Home Pet CareSafe at Home • In Home Pet Care
Samantha V.
We have never hired anyone to pet sit our babes before, and let me tell you... I will never use another company other than Premier Pet TLC. During our entire time away, Mary and Kyra consistently sent updates with so many pictures. I knew our boys were being taken care of and did not have a single worry. The complimentary meet & greet was a huge bonus and made me feel like our needs were listened to and taken seriously. Thank you for love & care!
Premier Pet TLC 💜 Only The Best For Your PetPremier Pet TLC 💜 Only The Best For Your Pet
Tasha Y.
Cris was awesome. I was very nervous about leaving my baby(my cat, Ashley) for an entire week. Cris checked in on her and sent me the attached pictures. She texted me to let me know everything was ok which eased my nerves. She even got Ashley to come out which surprised me because Ashley doesn’t do well with people she doesn’t know. I will definitely be using No Place Like Home Pet Sitting again. Thanks again Cris!
No Place Like Home PetsittingNo Place Like Home Petsitting
Megan M.
Honestie was the bomb- my kitty just loved her! I loved how she sent videos along with photos, so I not only felt relief knowing she was ok, but also getting to see her when I missed her. She also took great care of my plants. Megan and Honestie both were very flexible when my traveling plans changed and they happily accommodated, which was much appreciated. I highly recommend and will be using them in the future. Thank you for the awesome pet sitting services!
Guardians of the Four PawsGuardians of the Four Paws
Chandra V.
After reading all the great reviews I am appalled at the experience we had with Bristol. The first thing that happened was, as we landed at our destination I get a text that she has her child this weekend (she previously said she did not) and was it okay if he stayed at our house? What was I supposed to say? What if I said no and she told us she could not watch our dogs? I said yes, having never met her child and already feeling worried. Then Saturday night I see a post on Facebook that she is out with friends. Aside from being unprofessional, now I am wondering what time she came in, was she intoxicated at my house with my dogs? Oh, and by the way, where was her child? Again I did not say anything fearing things could get worse. The real nightmare started when we got home, our house was a mess. Dirty floors, dirty sinks, filthy kitchen table. I was shocked, this girl cleans houses? She left blankets balled up on the couch, toothpaste all over the sink. We also discovered she had not left our key and garage door opener as requested. I call on Monday morning and she says she is pet sitting in Taylor but can drop it off before 10 on Tuesday. Fine, at this point I just want to be done with her. 10 am Tuesday passes, no Bristol, no key. I call, I text, no answer. I am at work so I ask my husband to call, after multiple attempts he finally gets ahold of her, says she will bring them by before 7 pm. All she says, is "my apologies and I have no excuse". I get home at 8:30, and no surprise, no keys. At this point we contacted a police detective and let her know this by text and message, as she never seems to answer her phone. We spent a fearful night in our own home, not knowing what her agenda was and why she won't respond or return our keys. In the morning we found she had snuck by and left them on the porch. I don't know why she chose to treat us this way, but I would never recommend her for anything.
Sitting by BristolSitting by Bristol
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