How Much to Pay a Dog Sitter

That’s a common question.

In this article, we’ll talk about how much can expect to pay for dog sitters of different qualifications. Then, we’ll cover how to research potential overnight dog sitters. There’s no right or wrong answer. The higher your rate, the better the overnight dog sitter will be. But don’t get too carried away.


The goal is to pay a fair price for quality service, without breaking the bank!

Dog sitting hourly rates

To establish a competitive rate, you should do some research. First, you should call up local competitors. You will find that those who have only been around for a year or two probably won’t charge as much as an established sitter with a good reputation.


Rates for overnight dog sitting

Overnight dog sitting is generally a bit more expensive than daycare, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing your dog is getting quality care. Rates for overnight dog sitting will vary depending on the type of dog you have and the location you live in. Some companies will charge more than others, but keep in mind that you’ll likely need a full-time sitter if you live in a remote area.

If your dog is difficult or has special needs, you may pay more for the kind of service you want.

Qualifications to look for

When looking for a reliable sitter for your dog, there are many things to look for. If possible, look for someone who is a member of the National Association of Pet Sitters or has completed the necessary training. Also, check to see if the sitter is certified. Although the dog sitting industry is generally unregulated, many professional organizations have specific certification requirements.

Look for the following qualifications:

Experience: The sitter must have a good history with pets and be well-versed in animal behavior and training. If your dog has special needs, make sure to find out if they are familiar with the situation. You do not need to hire a veterinarian, but you do want someone who is comfortable with your pet and is comfortable working around it. You can also discuss your dog’s routine with the sitter, so they know exactly what to expect and what you need.

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