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the Cost of Pet Sitting

Age of Dog 
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$ 60
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ.
House dog and fish-sitter for two nights  more... close row
$ 100
Dec 2007
Forks, Washington
Great Pyrenees
Dogsitter took long walks with large dog   more... close row
$ 200
Apr 2008
Austin, Texas
Bijon Friese
Dog loving friends recommended good dogsitter   more... close row
$ 55
May 2008
New Edinburg, AR
Petsitter great with Boxer puppy   more... close row
$ 180
Mar 2008
san diego, ca
Terrier mix
Wonderful dogsitter during family emergency   more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Pet cared for by a responsible person   more... close row
$ 100
Jan 2008
Cranston, Rhode Island
A weekend of house and pet sitting  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2006
Denver, Colorado
Friend's neighbor was oustanding doggie day care provider   more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2007
Lincolnton, NC
Checking the mail and feeding the cats  more... close row

Description of service

For our annual vacation last year I decided I was going to need a pet sitter while we were gone because we had animals and I didn't want to have to put them in the kennel. So we put an ad in the classifieds for a house sitter.

Review of Service

We were to be gone for five days so I wanted to make sure that they could be there at least twice a day to check on my pets and check the mail when it ran. We decided that 100 for the week would be sufficient, 20 dollars a day to feed the cats and to check the mail isn't that bad. You could probably get off a little cheaper if you asked a neighbor to help you out because they wouldn't have to drive very far.


I would suggest that if you do hire someone that you don't know that you do an interview with them. You don't want a complete stranged roaming in your house when you are miles away or taking care of your pet. Make sure that they are responsible and that they will be there EVERY day. Or ask a trusted relative or neighbor if they could take care of business for a few days so that you can rest easy while you are on your vacation.

$ 100
Apr 2008
Ijamsville, Maryland
One week house and dog sitter  more... close row