Pet Sitting

Average Costs

The national average cost is $10 - $25+

The average cost to hire a local professional will average about $10-$25, with some consumers spending over $40 or more. 

The average cost to hire a local professional can vary widely depending on the work that needs to be performed, they region in which you are located and how fast you need the project completed. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.


Hourly Rate - Some companies charge by the hour.

Flat Rate Per Job -  Some companies charge a flat rate.

Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right  company for you. Some  companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional "fees" to complete the job. 

You may also need to consider that most  companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls.

The best rule of hand is to get an itemized estimate so you know exactly what is expected from the local company.

Basic Information

Pet Sitting - Home Or Away?

Taking Your Pet To The Sitter
 If it is possible to move your pet and its cage, taking your pet to a boarding facility can be an option depending on where you live. As well, your veterinarian may offer short term boarding. 

Sitter Coming To Your Home
If you can find someone you trust to come into your home, your pet can stay in a familiar environment, which might be the best option.

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