How Does Dog Sitting Work?

Planning on going away for a few days or weeks and worried about who’s going to help take care of your dog in the meantime? Have you considered booking a dog sitter to look after your pooch? Dog sitting is a great alternative to leaving your dog at the kennels. It’s often cheaper, too! An experienced dog sitter will either come and stay in your home overnight or welcome your dog into theirs, temporarily for a fee, so you can go away knowing that your pup is safe and happy. Find out more about dog sitting below.

What Kind of Services Do Dog Sitters Offer?

As a general rule, dog sitters provide all the services required on an average day in the life of your dog! These include, but are not limited to, feeding, walking, playtime (with cuddles of course!), and administering any necessary medication. Dog owners are usually required to provide the dog food and toys themselves, but these things can be discussed with your pet sitter, who may offer to provide dog food, for example, so long as you cover the cost. Often, you can also pay an additional fee for extra services, such as longer walks or dog grooming. If you’re only going to be going for the afternoon, you can even hire a dog walker to simply stop by and take your doggy out to stretch their legs. Check out this article to discover more about all the possible dog sitting services.

Where Does Dog Sitting Take Place?

There are generally two options when it comes to dog sitting: dog sitting in the owner’s home or dog sitting with a host family. Would you prefer to have your dog looked after in the comfort of your own home? Or perhaps you’re not comfortable with someone else staying in your house? Either way, the choice is yours! There are pros and cons to each:

If you choose to have an overnight dog sitter stay at your house, the main benefit is convenience. All your dog’s food, toys, bed, etc. are already located at your house, so your dog will be happy and comfortable in their surroundings. This may be the best choice if your dog has a nervous temperament and doesn’t deal well with change. Dog sitting in the owner’s home may also be beneficial for territorial dogs, dogs with medical conditions, or dogs who are pregnant or in heat.

Alternatively, boarding your dog with a host family is often cheaper, while still offering your dog a homely environment in your absence. For some dog personality types, it can be exciting to visit new places. It’s a holiday for them, too! Plus, sometimes professional dog boarders house a few dogs at once, so your pooch may even get a doggy playmate! Holidog makes it easy for you to connect with pet sitters near you and find the perfect host family for your dog.


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How Much Does Dog Sitting Cost?

The average dog sitter rate with Holidog is about £11 per day. However, the price of a dog sitter will vary depending on your location, the size of your dog, the duration of the stay, and the service required. Dog sitting prices will be higher in London than in Liverpool, for example, and larger dogs that need longer walks can set you back around £20 a day. Keep in mind that, in addition to their daily fee, you also have to pay the dog sitter’s travel costs. Beware of very low prices that seem too good to be true and prioritise dog sitters who have lots of positive reviews from previous clients. The more repeat customers the better! The experience level of your dog sitter can also influence their rates. All our dog sitters’ rates are displayed clearly on their profiles, so you can quickly choose the person who best fits both your expectations and your budget.

How to Find Dog Sitting Services Near Me?

It’s important to take your time and think carefully when choosing the right dog sitter for you. After all, this is the person who will ensure the safety and well-being of your dog while you’re gone. But not to worry! With Holidog, finding reliable dog sitting services near you has never been easier; our online search tool is so quick and easy to use! Simply enter your postcode to receive a list of all the pet sitter profiles in your area. Then, contact the local dog or cat sitter of your choosing through our platform and chat free with no obligation. Rest assured, we review all our pet sitter applicants thoroughly and carefully, and only select the real animal lovers who we know will provide the best possible care. Each dog sitter profile clearly displays the services offered, rates, experience level, and client reviews, all easily accessible to you in just a few clicks. What are you waiting for!?

Where to Find Jobs for Dog Sitting?

Do you love animals? Perhaps you can’t have pets of your own but still want (or need!) to spend time with cute dogs... Do you have some free time? Are you looking to earn some extra money? If you’ve answered yes to all these questions, we have the perfect solution for you: become a pet sitter with Holidog! To get started today and start receiving dog sitting jobs, please register on our website and create your pet sitter profile. Once we’ve reviewed and approved your profile, you’ll be able to get your first dog sitting job. It’s that simple!

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