Pet Sitting: Services and Prices

Pet sitting services are available for a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, fish and other household animals. Pet sitters and pet owners will determine the level of services required which can involve daily (and sometimes, multiple) home visits to care for an animal. Overnight stay are also often required

Pet sitters offer a variety of services at a variety of prices. The following is the typical schedule as provided by a PSI affiliated pet sitter and is included here for information purposes. Not all pet sitters will provide exactly the same service, schedules or prices.

Initial Visit: The Meet

When we come for your free initial visit, we will want to do the following:

  • Meet you and get acquainted with your pets.
  • Get detailed information about caring for your pets and your home.
  • Get veterinary release signature.
  • Pick up a door key.
  • Complete a service agreement.
  • Answer any questions you may have.

During this visit, you decide how often you want our sitter to visit each day and what services you want performed.

Affordable Services Offered

  • In Your Home Pet Sitting
  • Daily Dog Walks
  • Play Time
  • Scheduled Feedings
  • Administer Medications as Directed
  • TLC and lap time
  • Plant Care
  • Alternating Light Patterns
  • Bring in Mail & Newspaper
  • Curb Trash on Pick-up day

Visits last 20-30 minutes and can be provided at any time of the day you prefer – morning, midday and evening.

Clients can schedule as many visits as they feel necessary for their pets, and they can specify the times the visits will be made.

30 minute visit to home – This service is for dog owners who lead busy lives. Your work or travel may keep you away from home and your dog for more than 12 hours at a time and you may not have someone reliable who can care for them. Dogs need companionship, exercise, food, and water at regular intervals, and they thrive when they know that someone cares about them. If they are left for too long without human intervention, they can become bored and destructive.

The pet sitter’s visits provide comfort, companionship and a touch of loving care when you can’t be there. The visit includes all of our customary services: feeding, fresh water, bringing in the mail, newspaper, and turning on and off lights, etc. Visits also include giving medication which can be extremely important if dogs are on prescriptions requiring periodic dosages.

Pet Sitting Prices

On average, pet sitters commonly charge between $20 to $40 per day.  Of course, this pricing is predicated on the level of services required. A 30 minutes visit is often priced at $25 while overnight stays for pet sitting will usually priced at $75 to $95, again depending on the services required.

Pet sitters usually charge more for 24 hours stay, or for additional pets.

The following pricing structure is displayed for information purposes only.  Please make sure you discuss rates with your pet sitter.

Cats only: $25.00 for first visit, $10.00 each additional visit on the same day.

Mid-day dog walk and/or potty break: $25 per visit.

Dogs & Cats: Base rate is $25.00 for the first visit, $10.00 each additional visit on the same day.
Price includes first two dogs.

1 – 2 pets – $25.00/day for first visit, $10.00 each additional visit on same day.
3 – 5 pets – $30.00/day for first visit, $15.00 each additional visit on same day.
6 or more pets – $40.00 per visit, $20.00 each additional visit on same day.

Daily dog walks may include regularly scheduled days of the week (Monday through Friday), or be customized to your specific needs. Visits may be scheduled for morning, mid-day, or early evening times. We will be there for your pet to provide the exercise, love and attention needed when you can’t be there yourself.