Pet sitting jobs

Animals have always been your passion and you have been wondering if spending time with them might be a nice job opportunity? You were right! Keep reading to find out exactly how to get started with pet sitting jobs!

Where to begin?

You have the option to let your community know about your services by handing out flyers with your information in your town. You can leave them in shops and supermarkets to inform pet owner’s in your area that you’re available for pet sitting jobs. Include all the services you offer, like pet sitting in an owner’s home and the rates you charge for the job.

If you would rather get the word out online, there are many neighbourhood websites that let you get in touch with people near you. Be very precise about the services you offer and how to best get in contact with you. The main 4 services the pet owners look for, are:

  • cat visiting service,

  • dog walking service,

  • pet sitting at home

  • and pet sitting with a host family services.

Prioritise safety

Keep in mind that, sometimes, these efforts only bear little fruit and don’t be disappointed if you find it hard at first to get people interested in your services. Another disadvantage of these options is the fact that you don’t always know what you’re getting and how honest the people contacting you really are. For safety reasons, it might be a preferable option to go through specialised online pet sitting companies.


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Use Holidog to get in touch with pet owners

The number one site for pet sitting jobs in the USA allows you to get in touch with countless pet owners near you and guarantees a safe and reliable service. Holidog makes it easy for you to find jobs guarding pets in your home or in the pet sitters home and join the community of pet sitters from all over the world.

Signing up in just a few clicks

Go to and sign up as a pet sitter. You will be asked to fill out your information before you can access your own brand new profile. Start personalising it by adding information about your previous experience with pets, your passion for pets and what you know about pet care. Include your biggest strengths to let potential clients know that you’re reliable and trustworthy.

Be specific

Specify if you accept pet sitting jobs at home or if you are willing to become a host family for a pet. Mention if you’re offering dog or cat daycare and walks during the day. Indicate your availability to make it easy for pet owners to find you and list the type of animals you are willing to pet sit for from cats to dogs and rats or even horses.

Earnings and costs

The prices are set by you, so consider carefully how much you want to charge. As a general rule of thumb, you can assume that the average rate is about 11 dollars per day for both pet sitting at the owners home or for pet sitting with a host family. For beginners, it can be beneficial to charge less but make sure that your prices aren’t so low that they arouse suspicions among the pet owners.

Some of the costs during your pet sitting jobs will have to be covered by the client such as transportation to and from their home. You should also be reimbursed for any additional pet food you had to purchase or fees for unexpected vet visits. Always make sure to keep the receipt and take a picture of it before handing it to the owner to get your money back.

Our website allows you to chat with pet owners previous to the booking which gives you a chance to get to know them and ask questions. You can be sure to get in contact with honest and reliable clients looking for high-quality services through Holidog.

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