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Cat sitting rates???

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just surveying-
how much do you pay or have you heard of people paying for a reliable, trustworthy person to go into your home on a daily basis while you are out of town to clean out a litter box (putting into bag and into outside trash can), refill water and food dishes for a cat, clean up any puke or poop that is noticed?
I'm just wondering what the going rate is where you live.


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  We have been cat sitting for over 18 years. When gas prices went up about 7 years ago we did a marketing plan to keep our prices the same and that would maintain with inflation up until Gas was $5/gallon. We've been successful and have not had to change our prices in over 7 years!!
You basically get what you pay for in terms of experience and length of visit and what is included with a cat sitter. The less you pay generally the less service you will get. Like we have a certified veterinary assistant on our team and specialize in cats with kidney failure & diabetes. Our visits are 30 minutes where a lot of services offer 20 minutes. So our rates are on the upper end of the spectrum.

We are an hour outside of Chicago and rates out by us for a cat sitter are $18-$20 visit.

About Our company Purrfection Cat Sitting:
We are bonded and insured
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid
Over 18 years of Cat Care & Behavior Experience

We charge $20/visit. The visit is 30 minutes in length and includes:

Feeding and Refilling water.
Scooping and Cleaning the litter boxes.
Administering medications: Oral, Topical, Transdermal, Inhalers or Injections.
Affection and Playtime (if your cat desires).
Bring in Mail and Packages.
Watering Plants.
Taking out the Garbage and Recycling.




Comment edited on: 8/14/2015 3:14:21 PM

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/11/2011 5:46PM

    Depends if the cat sitter is a friend or family member I'd bring them back a souvenier. If it's hired help Hmmm perhaps $100.00 per week. that's if i could swing it.

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KALATHIA 3/11/2011 2:24PM

    I've had people come in to care for my dogs, but it's always been friends and they don't typically charge me. Sorry I'm no help.


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CHANTL 3/11/2011 12:53PM

    My friend does that. She charges $15 a day to take the animals into her own home and treat them as part of the family. Or $20 to drive to your house twice a day to check on the animals and do all the proper care for them.

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FTLSWEETIE 3/11/2011 10:25AM

    I recently paid $20.00 a day (she came two times a day) for two cats and 1 chihuahua. That included walking the dog, feeding all, cleaning out litter box, cleaning up wee wee pad, getting my mail and watering plants. She gave me a discounted rate since she lives in my neighborhood and didn't have to drive anywhere.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 3/11/2011 9:45AM

  Back when I had just 2 cats, I paid $25 a day, but that also included picking up my mail and watering any plants that needed it.

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CINDYWAGNER1 3/11/2011 8:24AM

    Yes, I have used them many of times. They will bring in my mail, water my plants and sweep the floor. They want you to leave a timer on your light. How many cats do you have? I have 3 and it is $15.00 a visit. They come one time a day. Either am or pm. Most of the time for cats they will come in pm. They have to come everyday, which cats are so independent they you could get them to come every other day. But, the company that I have used they say it is policy to come everyday. So, I have NOT been using them the past 2 years. Most of the time a friend will watch them or my parents will come down for a visit and stay while we go away. They have to drive 6 hours to get here, though. Hope this helps. The pet sitters are also bonded. Not sure about licensed?

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MARTY19 3/11/2011 6:55AM

    I have a friend that boards her pets when she goes out of town. Never heard of a cat sitter.


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NEW-CAZ 3/11/2011 3:05AM

    We're lucky- we can rely on our neighboughs.

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    If I lived near you Elizabeth I'd do it for free emoticon

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SNUGGLY4U 3/10/2011 10:18PM

    $10 for cats (feed and water, scoop litter 3X/week)
$50 for dogs (the dog includes food, water, spot cleaning, and walking 3X/day)

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MEXGAL1 3/10/2011 9:56PM

    can't count me, as I have no idea as here in Mexico we all have maids and they do that for us anyway.....I know sounds like we are spoiled but really even though I might prefer to not have a maid, we do it so that we can help a family by employing them.
Sorry I can't help.

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