The Complete Guide to Pet Sitters

Are you a new pet owner and wondering how to find a great local pet sitter for your furry friend? We’ve got you covered! Read on to learn all you need to know about pet sitters.

What is a Pet Sitter?

A pet sitter is someone who looks after pets when their owners can’t. For example, if you’re going on holiday or out of town for a work trip, a pet sitter will provide for all your pet’s needs in your absence, i.e. food, shelter, exercise, and activities. But can just anyone become a pet sitter? Is there training involved? What type of animals do pet sitters care for - dogs, cats, or both? What type of services do pet sitters offer? Which pet sitting services best suit you and your pet? What are the important things to take into account when looking for the perfect pet sitter? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our article "Pet Sitter: How it works".

What Services do Holidog Pet Sitters Offer?

When it comes to pet sitting, there are a few different options to choose from: dog boarding, cat boarding, dog walking, cat visits... the list goes on! Perhaps you’re only going to be gone for the day and just need someone to pop in on your cat or take your dog for a walk. Maybe you’d like someone to house sit and care for your pet while you take that well-deserved holiday. Or you have a very sociable pooch on your hands and you’d like to board them overnight with a host family while you’re gone. The choice is yours! Here at Holidog, we offer a range of pet sitting services adapted to your needs. Check out our article to discover all the different pet sitter services Holidog has to offer.

How Do I Find a Good Pet Sitter Near Me?

Thanks to Holidog, it's never been easier to find a great pet sitter near you. Simply enter your postcode and the dates of your trip into our online search tool to browse our database of local pet sitters. Everything you need to know—availability, prices, location, previous client reviews—is displayed clearly on each pet sitter’s profile. Holidog takes pride in working with conscientious, reliable animal lovers who are all manually screened and approved by our team to guarantee a high-quality pet sitting service every time.


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Where to Find a Pet Sitter in London?

If you live and work in a big city like London, it can be hard to find enough time to spend with your pet. Those extra long dog walks and special bonding moments can take a hit when work ramps up. Or what if an unexpected business trip forces you to leave town for a couple of days? A London-based pet sitter is the perfect solution to help care for your pet! See all our tips for finding a great pet sitter in London here.

How Much Does a Pet Sitter Cost?

The cost of using a pet sitter varies depending on several factors, such as the pet sitter’s experience level, the location, the service requested, and the duration of the stay. There may also be additional pet sitter costs for things like travel (if your pet sitter travels to your house), pet food (unless provided by you), or extra services like dog walking, pet grooming, and administering medication. All our pet sitters’ rates are clearly displayed on their profiles to make it easy for pet owners to find the perfect sitter for their budget.

Do I Need Pet Sitter Insurance?

Booking a pet sitter is a great way to keep your pet happy and healthy while you’re away. But who covers the vet bills if an accident happens or your pet gets sick in your absence? What if your pooch breaks something or accidentally hurts someone? This is where pet sitter insurance comes into play. Read our article to find out all about the various types of pet sitter insurance and why it’s always a good idea to be covered.

How Do I Become a Pet Sitter?

Are you a student or retiree with free time on your hands? Or perhaps your job allows you to work from home and you’d like to supplement your salary while enjoying some animal company? Either way, if you’re looking to earn some extra cash and you have a real passion for animals, why not become a pet sitter or dog walker? Thanks to Holidog, you can set your own schedule and rates and choose the pet sitting jobs that suit you. Sign up as a Holidog pet sitter to start the process today!

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