The following dog sitting rates, cat sitting rates and dog walking rates
took effect on September 1, 2016.

The normal hours of operation are: 6:30 am to 9 pm. Visits outside of these hours can be accommodated for an additional fee. Below are the base rates for each visit to your home. They do not reflect any other fees that may be applicable. These other fees are listed lower on the page. 

There is no charge for putting food into a fish aquarium or a koi pond if we are already making visits the home for other animals.

Length of Visits

The length of each visit shown is approximate; a general visit duration is needed in order to be able to service multiple homes over a span of hours. If more time is occasionally required to care for your animals, it will be provided at no additional cost.


General Care at Each Cat Sitting or Dog Sitting Visit

The following care is given during the visit:

  • Provide food and water
  • Play, exercise and love
  • Perform clean up (litter boxes, pet messes, etc)
  • Administer any medications
  • Get prompt veterinary care if needed

The following home care is also provided at no additional cost if chores can be completed with the time span of a regular visit:

  • Plants are watered
  • Newspaper and mail brought inside
  • Trash and recycling containers brought in and out from the curb
  • Lights and window coverings altered to give that at-home look and feeling

Weekly Dog Walking Rates

The dog walking rates are applicable to those visits that occur on a regularly scheduled basis. For example, visits that are made every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of the week. In this example, the weekly cost would be $45 for up to two dogs. There is no distinction between week days and weekend days as long as the visits occur on a regular basis.

Pic with Dog Walking Rates$15* each visit for up to 2 dogs
There an additional fee of $2 for each dog over 2.

These dog walking rates are for visits lasting approximately 20-30 minutes with dog walks in the range of 15 to 25 minutes. If more time is occasionally required to care for your animals, it will be provided at no additional cost.

Payment for weekly dog walking is due weekly, at the end of the week. If desired, you may email online payments, via PayPal, to: petsit@lifewithdogs.us.


Dog Sitting Rates

The following dog sitting rates are the same for up to 3 animals in a home. Pic for Dog Sitting Rates

$18* each visit for up to 3 dogs or for 1 dog and two other animals.
There an additional fee of $2 for each animal over 3. 

These dog sitting rates are for visits lasting approximately 20-30 minutes. If more time is occasionally required to care for your animals, it will be provided at no additional cost.

Payment is due prior to start of service. About 5 – 7 days prior to your departure, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal. You may pay online or leave a check at the first visit. Charge cards may be used via PayPal.


Cat Sitting Rates

The following cat sitting rates are the same for up to 3 animals in a home. 

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$16* each visit for up to 3 cats or 3 small animals if the arrival time of visit is unrestricted. Visits to cats are scheduled about every 24 hours so your pet knows when to expect us.

$18* each visit for up to 3 cats or 3 small animals if the arrival time of the visit is restricted, e.g., to give insulin shots.

There an additional fee of $2 for each animal over 3.

Theses cat sitting rates are for visits lasting approximately 20-30 minutes. If more time is occasionally required to care for your animals, it will be provided at no additional cost.

Payment is due prior to start of service. About 5 – 7 days prior to your departure, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal. You may pay online or leave a check at the first visit. Charge cards may be used via PayPal.


Large Bird Sitting Rates

The following bird sitting rates are the same for up to 3 large birds in a home. 

*$30 (Large Birds) This is for two visits per day: one short visit (10-15 minutes) and one longer visit (20-30 minutes) for up to 3 birds. 

There an additional fee of $2 for each bird or small animal over 3. 

Payment is due prior to start of service. About 5 – 7 days prior to your departure, you will be emailed an invoice via PayPal. You may pay online or leave a check at the first visit. Charge cards may be used via PayPal.


*Mileage Fees

$0.50 is charged per visit per mile (one way) for distances greater than 10 miles from my home: 2228 Mill Crossing Dr. 23454.


ADDITIONAL FEES

$6.00 – Fee for each additional 15 minutes of time.
$0.50 – Mileage charged per visit for distances than 10 miles from my home* 
$2.00 – Fee charged for each additional pet over limit
$5.00 – Fee added for visits scheduled from 9 pm to 11 pm
$25.00 – Emergency Veterinary visit
$25.00 – Unscheduled services from 10 pm to 6:00 am, e.g., supplying key when owner is locked out of home, handling alarm company calls
$5.00 – Fee for key duplication if only one key is provided
$10.00 – Fee if second sitter is required at visit, e.g., to give medications
$10.00 – Fee if pickup of pet supplies are needed during visit
$10.00 – Fee for pickup and/or drop off keys
$10.00 – Surcharge for visits made on Christmas or Thanksgiving. (Charged once per day, not per visit)

Methods Of Payment
Check, Money Order,  Credit Card or
Pay online with PayPal