PET SITTER: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

What is a pet sitter?

It is someone who earns money for taking care of your pet while you’re away. This can be done either in your home or in the host family's home. This is the best way to make sure your pet is safe and in good hands when you can’t be here.

What does a pet sitter do?

Holidog offers different pet sitting and pet-related services. In-home pet sitting, dog boarding, cat boarding, dog walking, cat visit… You’ll find the service that best suits your dog’s temper and habits on Holidog. And if you're wondering how to become a pet sitter, visit the dedicated section on our website!

Why choose a pet sitter?

You’ll have all the benefits of a kennel without the disadvantages. Your pet won’t have to share its space with other animals. It’ll be loved and get all the attention it’s used to because it'll be with someone who chose to become a pet sitter. He’ll be free to go wherever it wants to and lives in a homely family environment. Oh... and have we mentioned the price? Pet sitting is much cheaper than a kennel.

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How much does it cost?

Rates range from £10 to £20 per day. They depend on your location, the pet sitting’s length, the level of experience and on the type and number of pets to take care of. But no worries: with Holidog, you’ll easily find the right carer who matches both your expectations and your budget.

How to find the perfect pet sitter?

Choosing the right person for your dog or your cat is not a decision to be taken lightly. Remember that this person will be responsible for the safety and well-being of your pet. With Holidog, find the best cat and dog lovers near you in a few clicks. We carefully review and select profiles and only register reliable pet lovers. You will find all the details you need on their pet sitting ads (reviews, rates, level of experience) to make it easy for you to choose the best guardian near you for your furry friend.

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Pet sitter insurance

Find out if the petter sitter who will take care of your dog has third-party liability insurance. Before finalising your booking, also make sure if your insurance covers possible damages or injuries.

Looking to become a pet sitter?

Pet sitting is not only a fun but also a rewarding experience that, if done right, can give you a financial boost. It's the perfect part-time job for students or retirees looking for something to fill their time. Find out how to get started as a pet sitter in the UK.


The Holivet guarantee offers full coverage for your animal in the event of an accident.

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