What do you pay for an overnight dogsitt

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Registered: 03-26-2003
What do you pay for an overnight dogsitt
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Mon, 12-21-2009 - 4:45pm

dog sitter?


My husband seems to think we should pay the same amount as what the kennel charges, but I disagree.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 12-22-2009 - 3:25pm

Yes, I do have someone in mind.

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Tue, 12-22-2009 - 9:06am

People bring their dogs to me.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 10:14pm

Have never hired a dog sitter but two of my DDs do it quite often. I think the going rate that they get is $15-$20 per day (the higher rate for more than one pet). They do not eat the employers food, they take their own.

DD2 is actually house/dog sitting over Christmas break which puts a bit of a wrinkle in Dh and my plans, we are planning to go out of town ourselves for a couple of days and was hoping she could set for us.

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Registered: 10-23-2002
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 7:42pm
we pay 18 a day for boarding..
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Mon, 12-21-2009 - 7:09pm

do you have someone in mind, have you talked to them about how much they expect?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 5:06pm

Yeah, I didn't think $12/day was appropriate either.

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Registered: 09-26-2007
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 5:00pm
I don't think $12 would be appropriate, but I wouldn't say $60 either. Kennels in my area charge $30 a day and I think that's a fairly reasonable rate for a pet sitter as well. My son walks dogs and he gets paid $20 a day to walk them two-three times, but he does not stay with them. HTH.