A big factor in choosing care for your pets while you’re away is cost. Most people who call want to know what the price of pet sitting will be each day. We understand the need to include pet care into your budget. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a vacation if you spent it worrying about how they were doing! There are a lot of pet sitters in Madison, and the cost can vary wildly.
If you decide to hire a pet sitter, there are a few things that might affect your cost each day. Typical factors that pet sitters take into account are:
Distance. Madison is no little city; add in Middleton, Fitchburg, and Verona and the area gets even bigger. Most pet sitters have a limit to their service area, and some upcharge based upon distance.
Number of pets. If you have multiple pets, you may be charged extra for each visit. Expect to pay $2 to $5 extra per pet per visit.
Time. A very popular way to price pet-sitting visits is by time. Does your pet need a quick 10-15 minute check-in? A 30-minute walk? Some even factor in drive time.
Employees. If the company has multiple people who work for them, are they employees? It’s common practice for workers to be classified as contractors. That means they aren’t covered by workers’ compensation, and they aren’t supposed to receive training. Yikes. (For your peace of mind, you may want to ask about their employment status.)
The average cost of pet sitting in Madison is about $25 per visit. The range for a 30-minute visit is quite large; the low end starts around $15 and goes as high as $30. Angie’s List and Thumbtack both report that the average cost of a pet sitter is $25. We are pleased to say that not only are our prices in line with the average, but we also don’t upcharge for the number of pets, level of care involved, or time. Our flat rate encompasses everything that’s needed to keep your pets happy and your home running smoothly.
We would love to talk with you about our prices. To give you an accurate estimate, please contact us! In the meantime, check out our service list here.
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