How Much Does a Pet Sitter Cost?


If you’re a pet owner, then chances are that you have thought about hiring a pet sitter for them at some point. And you’ve probably also wondered, what’s the cost? Is it worth it? How do they charge? Well, we have the answers for both our business and the industry standards.

A Breakdown of Standard Professional Pet Sitter Costs 

Common Charges:

Contributing Factors:

  • Charging for the length of time is most common
  • Some charge only by visit no matter how long it is
  • Location (metropolitan areas often have the highest rates)
  • Types of pets (horses, farm animals, birds, or possible medical conditions)

How we charge at Wet Noses Pet Sitters:

  • We charge for the length of the appointment
  • Our appointments can range from 15 minutes to an hour
  • The number and type of pets (this can vary a bit, depending on the pet family dynamics)
  • Sometimes we do extend services outside of our usual area for a slightly higher rate
  • We do not charge extra for holiday visits
  • Take a look at example schedules we recommend based on your pets


We pride ourselves on quality, consistency, and fairness. And while we’re not least expensive pet sitter you’ll find, we are one of the best.  Our sitters are highly trained and dependable. We truly only want what is best for your pets.

If you’re looking book services, give a call or contact us online



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  1. […] First off, we charge a reasonable price for a professional pet sitter in our area.  There are some sitters that cost more, some that cost less, but we are middle of the road.  We definitely charge more than a neighbor or a friend, but that is a different blog. […]

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