What Are Average Dog-Sitting Rates?


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The United States national average rate per visit for a dog sitter is $16 as of 2015, according to the president of the board of directors at the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Rates vary according to location, visit length, the number of dogs and the sitter's experience.

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What Are Average Dog-Sitting Rates?
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Rates average between $10 and $20 per visit. A typical visit from a dog sitter lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes walking and feeding. If special care is required, such as administering medication, a dog sitter with vet technician education may be required, and they command the highest rates. Rates for overnight care average between $40 and $80.

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