Q&A: What is a reasonable charge for dog sitting?

Question by hopscotch20: What is a reasonable charge for dog sitting?
I started dog/house sitting for a woman who pays me as she feels fit. I have never had to establish a rate with her because she always pays me well. She is now recommending me to friends and I feel as if I should establish a rate with my new “customers”. What is a fair amount to charge to let dogs out, bring in mail, feed the dogs etc.?

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Answer by SnazzyJohn
7 bucks an hour or maybe 10 bucks per visit

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Q&A: What would you charge some one for bird sitting?

Question by mom-of-three: What would you charge some one for bird sitting?
How much would you charge some one to watch their cockatiels for five days in your home? I have a pet sitting business but I usually go to them. They want to bring them to me. I have no idea of a fair rate to charge them.

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Answer by S
20 Dollars for a weekend. A bird does not require much care… Food and water ….

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Q&A: FIrst time puppy sitting at my home any advice?

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Question by encourager4God: FIrst time puppy sitting at my home any advice?
I am watching a relatives dog she is adorable a med size terrier sthitu mix. My relative provided all the food and treats and leash, but do you have any advice for me as this is the first time I am puppy sitting for a few nights at my home?
What are some fun things to do with the dog? What is a good sechedule for the dog she is a female and of course needs to go out to go to the bathroom etc?

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Answer by Rachel Lee
well when my dog was a puppy.. we had everything valuable away where she could reach..make the puppy feel as comfortable as possible! make her a bed..play with her a lot..give her lots of love..and pay attention to her!! when she starts to move around and looks like she is uncomfortable let her outside or when she is sitting at the door let her out..and if she has an accident on the floor use vinegar and paper towels to clean up the mess.

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As a pet owner what do you feel is a good price for dail/weekly in home pet sitting services (more inside)?

Question by jill@doodle: As a pet owner what do you feel is a good price for dail/weekly in home pet sitting services (more inside)?
As a pet groomer,pet owner and lover I have been thinking of starting a in-home pet care service.As you the consumer I would like to know what you feel would be fare prices for such services.

Daily-
Weekly-
Monthly-

Grooming for large dog-
Grooming for small dog or cat-

From my work experince in this field I have a round about Idea of what I feel would be good prices,but I want to see how my prices compare with what other pet owners that would use this type of service.I’ve taken classes for pet health and am a certified groomer.

THANKS!
Lol sorry for all those typos above!

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Answer by marlette n
my aunt house sits and watches animals all the time and she only charges 10 a day but she is staying at their house for the time and she could charge more but she loves animals so much. But when i was watching animals i was paid 20 a day for a 8 hour period.

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What do you guys think of in home pet sitting? ?

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Question by bren: What do you guys think of in home pet sitting? ?
I have a dog and two turtles. I’m just worried that the pet sitter won’t show up one night or worse-what if something happens to the pet sitter and my dog and turtles are left without food/water for 2 weeks!? Does anyone use pet sitters frequently? I live in St. Pete, FL-if you can recommend someone please let me know. Thanks!!!

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Answer by oregano13
Use a licensed bonded professional sitter with references and check in with them periodically and you should be fine. I use a sitter for my rabbits. I always check with her the first day to make sure there weren’t any problems, and she e-mails me about every other day to tell me how everyone is doing.

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Q&A: what is all required to run a at home pet sitting Business?

Question by Jade: what is all required to run a at home pet sitting Business?
please list everything one would need to start up a pet sitting Business in their home. also is their a required document, certificate, or amount of school needed for this small at home Business?

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Answer by Beth
How BIG do you want to go?

School is optional. Chances are you will get more customers with some sort of degree, but experience is a need. As for the certificate? Well, you will need an inspection of the facilities (unless you are doing a low-scale pet-sitting, in your home). You want to have veterinarians lined up. (A vet that specializes– such as in reptiles, small mammals, birds, dogs, cats….) I would feel comfortable if you supplied me with this information, allowing me to see who will be preforming on my animal (if need be). Especially if I do not already have a vet of my own.

As for facility set-up? Again, how big do you want to go? You will need running water, cleaning products, heat (lots of it), shelter, and food. (Sterilizing is huge.) Larger facility– larger heating bills. More animals– more food, more cleaning, more water.

Good luck.

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What kind of insurance needed for in home pet sitting business?

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Question by October baby: What kind of insurance needed for in home pet sitting business?
We live in NY state. I am considering pet sitting in my home as a side business. How do I go about finding out what insurance I would need? I want to protect myself from liability in case the dog I am watching bites someone or destroys property.
Also, if you know what type of license or permits I would need or where to find out about those in NY state, I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction.
Thanks.

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Answer by mbrcatz17
None is required by law.

YOUR policy won’t protect you, if the dog destroys his own house, or yours. But the bite thing is an issue.

Because of that, the liability insurance for this type of business can be pretty expensive – as they can’t underwrite by animal. Expect it to start at $ 2500, since you want bite liability coverage. Without bite liability, you’ll be able to get it at $ 500 or so – IF someone is willing to write it.

In any case, you’ll need to buy that coverage, through a local, independent agent (www.iiaa.org for a list by zip code).

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