Service rates

What do pet sitters charge?

PETSRME is a non competitive company. We do not compete with other local hobby sitters and the neighborhood kids.  We also do not try to undermine other professional pet sitting companies.  We run a professional and ethical company.  As a professional pet sitting company there are real costs to run our business legally, including paying local, state and federal taxes, carry proper business liability insurance and bonding  along with training our employees paying proper wages and having workers compensation insurance.

Because each clients home and pets are unique we require an initial phone consultation to determine first if we will be a good match. We try to keep our service rates simple and all inclusive, meaning no multiple add on fees for the little things.

Service rates are as follows:

Daily Dog walking:

  • Monday through Friday only – First Dog $20.00, $3.00 for each additional dog. Fees are based on a 20 minute walk with a minimum of 3 days per week. 
  • Sporadic Scheduling – $25.00 first dog, $3.00 for each additional dog. Fees are based on 20 minute visits, 1 to 2 days per week.
  • Weekend Walks – $25.00 First dog, $5.00 for each additional dog. Fees are based on 20 to 30 minute visits.

Cat Sitting:

  • $25.00 per visit, up to 4 cats. ( Based on in home consultation, additional cats maybe included in flat rate)
    We require a 
    minimum of one visit per calendar day.

Dog Sitting: 

  • $25 per visit for 1st dog , $5 for each additional dog per visit  (Based on an in home consultation, multiple dog households with more than 3 dogs may qualify for no additional fee per dog)
  • We require a minimum 3 visits daily required for all dog households 
  • Small dogs trained to pee pads may qualify for 2 visits per day if they do not have free run of the home

Small Critters:

  • We can provide boarding in the sitters home on limited basis for small caged birds, hamsters, and guinea pigs. The owner must provide a cage, food and bedding. Fees are $10.00 to $15.00 per calender day, or any portion of the day. The Sitter may require pickup and delivery from your home. An additional round trip fee of $20.00 to $30.00 will be added. 

Additional Information:

PETSRME does not job share

In your home pet care includes: Feeding, exercise, medications administration, litter box scooping, mail and paper pickup, plant watering within reason. Bird Feeders, Community Cats on your property, Trash cans to and from the curb, home security perimeter checks inside and out, security systems set

Consultation / Registration Fee:  A $25 fee to come to your home to meet you and your pets, register you and your pets information into our online program
Additional trips to home requested by client to meet new pets or update information will be charged at our flat rate visit of $25
At any time during or at the end of Initial Consult PETSRME chooses to not provide service for any reason there will be no charge to pet owner

Holiday Fees: A $25 one time flat fee added for any services schedule during the following time periods. Please note weekends are Friday to Monday.

  • Memorial Day Weekend (Friday – Monday)
  • July 4th Weekend / Week
  • Labor Day Weekend (Friday – Monday)
  • Thanksgiving Week – Wednesday to Sunday
  • Christmas & New Years – Approximately December 20 to January 1st.

Locksmith / Lock out service: – If the client has not provided correct keys, changed locks without providing new keys, has a damaged lock or we are unable to access your home, PETSRME will charge $35 per hour plus any and all locksmith fees to gain entry to home.

Key pickup / drop off:  PETSRME requires 2 copies of house keys to be obtained during the In home consultation / registration – We keep all client keys in safe in our office and are not located with client files for security purposes.

We will do one free return of keys to client at the end of first service should client request.  Any other additional key pickups and returns will be charged at $25 per trip.  Most of our clients keep keys on file with PETSRME so that we are ready to step in to provide emergency pet care should the need arise.

Hourly Rate:$25.00 to $35.00 per hour for shopping, taxi service, and emergencies. A minimum fee for any portion of 1st hour is $25 and charged to nearest 30 minute increment thereafter.

Payment Policy  – Vacation and Business travelers must leave payment in full at time of departure – Petsrme does not bill   Late fee $25
Daily dog walking clients are billed every other week with payment in full expected the next scheduled visit – Example you will receive an electronic invoice every other Friday payment is expected the following Monday – Late Fee $10
AT ANY TIME Petsrme may request payment in full prior to service beginning

ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES are included in your contracts at time of registration