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the Cost of Pet Sitting

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$ 200
Mar 2008
Pet cared for by a responsible person   more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ.
House dog and fish-sitter for two nights  more... close row

Description of service

For thirty dollars a night, I had someone stay with my pets and watch my home. They fed my fish, performed a fishtank waterchange, walked my dog, and made sure nothing was stolen.

Review of Service

The service I received was exemplary. My house was perfectly spotless when I got back, my pets looked content, and he'd even tidied up a few dishes. I did not expect everything to look as untouched and neat as it did when I returned from my business trip, but it really did. The only qualm I had with the service was the fact that the fishtank had not been serviced like agreed upon, but I later found out that he was not very familiar with saltwater fish.


The tips I can share are a few. Please make sure that the place you choose has QUALITY references and is a reputable company. Also, if you can, lock areas of your house that they do not need entry to -- I.E., your bedroom, just to be safe. I think that it's always a great idea to make sure that the person you're inviting into your home is a savory type, and if you have animals, make sure they know how to care for them properly. Leave a feeding guideline list and walking times.

$ 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
$ 150
Apr 2006
Denver, Colorado
Friend's neighbor was oustanding doggie day care provider   more... close row
$ 100
Jan 2008
Cranston, Rhode Island
A weekend of house and pet sitting  more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2007
Lincolnton, NC
Checking the mail and feeding the cats  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Ijamsville, Maryland
One week house and dog sitter  more... close row