Dog sitting…how much should I pay??

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much should you pay to dog sit for 11 days?
    $75 or less : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $100 : (3 votes)
    10 %
    $125 : (0 votes)
    $150 : (7 votes)
    23 %
    $175+ (how much more??) : (20 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 2
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I used to dog sit in someone’s home for $20 a day. Since you’re taking the dog to her home I would shoot for somewhere around $10-$15 a day.

    Post # 3
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We gave our dog sitter something around $50 a day.  She was a friend, and her and her BF stayed at our house while we were gone for two weeks.


    Post # 4
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would pay a friend at least $20 a day to watch my dog, but then again he is kind of high maintenance. We pay our dog sitter $35 a night. She does it as her full time job though, so she gives him a long walk every day and is home most of the day.  Found her through…maybe check out that website to compare rates in your area?

    Post # 6
    2078 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Lily_of_the_valley:  I’ve used pet sitters in Philly and in LA and both charged approx $70/day. Though, I’m sure this is something that can vary greatly depending upon where you live. My mom lives in a suburban area and has 3 dogs and pays $500/week. 

    Post # 7
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I agree with $20/day at least.  She is saving you a lot because boarding is pricey!  

    Post # 10
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I charge 20-30 a day

    Post # 11
    954 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My Dog sitter charges about 30.00 a day.

    Post # 12
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Way more. Most dog sitter charge at least 20 bucks per overnight stay. Since she’s your friend & you’re going away for quite a while I’d say at least 200. 

    Post # 14
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would say $250-$300. 

    Post # 15
    12900 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Wow, I’ve never paid or got paid for dog sitting for a friend.  That’s what friends are for I thought! Just helping each other out when needed.  I’m dog sitting right now for 10 days and I wouldn’t have thought to ask for  payment.  

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  pinkshoes.
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