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the Cost of Pet Sitting

Age of Dog 
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$ 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

Description of service

My wife and I went on a five day business trip and hired a woman to dog sit our pet. The cost was

$30 a day and we gave her a gratuity of $10 per day when we returned.

Review of Service

We were referred to her by a neighbor and met with her at our home on two separate occasions to introduce her to our pet and our pet to her. They got along vey well and we hired her for the job. We reviewed the food, water, walking, playing requirements, lights "on" during the day and night, and "cleaning up" in the yard after the dog did her business. The lady was very friendly with our pet and seemed very much at ease with the responsibilities. We were able to answer all her questions. We left our contact telephone numbers, neighbors phone numbers, the vet, and our hotel location and phone numbers. WE also got two contaqct phone number for the sitter.

We did not expect her to stay overnight at our home but it would have a plus for us. We certainly would have compensated her for that service.

It was a very good value for us to have the confidence that our pet was well cared for by a responsible person.


My first advice would be to check into the person's references. Check more than one source. Be specific and write out the instructions for the sitter with all important phone numbers. Get contact numbers for the sitter.

If gone several days, be sure to call and check into the condition of the animal.

Be comfortable with your decision and enjoy the trip.

$ 60
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ.
House dog and fish-sitter for two nights  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
$ 100
Apr 2008
Ijamsville, Maryland
One week house and dog sitter  more... close row