Find A Pet Sitter In London

If you’re going on holiday or need to be away for a few days, you’ll need someone to look after your pet. Finding the perfect pet sitter doesn’t have to be complicated, especially in London. You just need to know what your options are. Keep reading to know more!

What options are available in London?

Pet sitting, either in-home or in the pet sitter´s home, is the perfect solution for pets that don’t like the company of other pets. It’s also perfect for those that are shy, have special needs or disabilities or for those that hate being alone. Using a pet sitter allows your pet to stay in its home or in a homely environment where you know it’ll be loved and taken care of. We will summarise the pet sitter options available to you in London below. For more in-depth information, please have a look at our complete pet sitter guide.

In your home

This option allows your pet to stay home where it’s familiar and safe. It is recommended for cats who tend to have a harder time with sudden change. But even for dogs, a pet sitter in your home can be less stressful and preferable. Transportation costs for the sitter might apply which are usually around the amount of subway fares.

With a host family

Host families are the perfect alternative to kennels or catteries and allow your pet to be cared for in a homely environment. This option also works great with friends and family who might already know your pet, making your absence less stressful for your four legged companion. Just visit the Holidog website, enter your postal code and find the perfect sitter near you in London.

During the day or for walks

If you are looking for someone to take care of your pet during set hours of specific days of the week or take your dog for a walk, there are countless pet sitters available in London who would love to help you out. Sign up to and browse through our database to get to know them.

Costs for pet sitting services

What are the cost of a pet sitter? The rates for a pet sitter vary depending on several factors such as the pet sitter’s experience, the size and breed of your pet and the location where the pet sitting service is provided. Generally, prices in bigger cities such as London will be higher.

But there’s no need to worry, all our pet sitter’s prices are displayed on their profiles to make it easy for you to choose the person that best fits your needs and your budget. The average rate for a pet sitter in your home is about £11.00 per day, not including the travel costs.


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Find the perfect pet sitter in London

Using a company that helps you find the perfect pet sitter near you in London is the best way to find a reliable and trustworthy pet sitter for your pet. Holidog offers pet sitters at affordable rates and lets you get in touch with our them in just a few clicks.

The process is simple: enter your postal code and be sure to take your time to compare rates and experiences when browsing our database. We always recommend getting in touch with the pet sitter before finalising the booking. We also recommend to the pet owners to have an insurance in case of an accident during the assignment.

It’s always a good idea to start looking for a pet sitter early. In holiday seasons, pet sitters are often booked to capacity and it’s not recommended to leave your pet in the care of someone you don’t fully trust or just booked as a last resort. As a rule of thumb, you can start looking for someone to take care of your pet around two to three weeks before your departure. The same goes for when you’re considering to ask friends or family for help.

Becoming a pet sitter in London

Do you genuinely love pets? Do you have some free time? Are you looking to earn extra money? If you’ve answered yes to all questions, then becoming a pet sitter with Holidog might be a great option for you!

Before you decide on offering yourself as a pet sitter, you have to take into account that this is not a full time job: rather, it is a great way to make a little cash on the side while spending time with your favorite animal. Or maybe you want to gain some experience in the field of pet care?

To get started, please visit our website and create a profile. Once reviewed and approved, you’ll be able to receive job offers from owners.

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