Does anyone use a pet sitter? - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-28-2007, 03:08 AM
chi addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Does anyone use a pet sitter?

I was wondering if anyone left their chis with a pet sitter(at the sitter's home) when on vacation. I looked into a pet sitting service, but they only checked in on the pets in my home. They did offer a sleep over service, but it only included overnight. The day visits were extra. I wondered what rates sitters who keep your baby with them as one of their own charged. All the services I've seen were for overnight only & added visits for additional fees.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-28-2007, 04:00 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

im not sure, but make sure whoever you use is lisenced and bonded (insured)
__________________

and welcome aboard Ruby
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-29-2007, 11:11 PM
chi addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: california
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile

Hello~
Because we're in the middle of a family emergency I've spent the past 3 days looking into doggy daycare options extensively. We live in Northern California, and what I've learned is that they're VERY expensive here ... anywhere from $40.00 to $60.00 per day, with $45.00 being the most common number. This is either someone living in my house with my dog, or going to a home run daycare ... I did visit one, and was quite nice, clean, etc. with good references. Unfortunately at $45.00 a night the final bill could be quite large given that I have no idea how long I could be gone. I've decided to try and take Max with me even though he'd have to stay in the mudroom at my father-in-laws house for what could be longer periods of time than he's use to. In any case, the day care facilities I looked at were vastly different .... I'd sort of rather pay someone to stay in my home, you know?
Have you priced day care in your area? I'm curious to know if the prices are similar?
By the way .... the $45.00 was to stay the full 24hrs in their home.
Tamara & Max

Last edited by reedgrl1; 01-29-2007 at 11:14 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 01-29-2007, 11:21 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,586
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to blossom
Default

I worked as a petsitter for almost a year before I got Luna. The prices were pretty fair for daily visits, about $16-$19 a day. But the overnight stays were kind of pricey- $55 and up. However, the upside was the petsitter came to your home, thereby causing less stress to the animal. And they stayed for as long as needed. It was a pretty good job. ^^
__________________
God Bless, Jackie and Luna <3 <3

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-29-2007, 11:36 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Posts: 5,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Katie
Default

That would be an awesome job! Later when I have my own house and can travel or go on short vacations I think I'll be using an in home petsitter for the chis. It's not easy for one person to lug around 4 chis hehe
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-29-2007, 11:52 PM
chi addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've looked into it here in Philly and one place came to your home for $65 a night(for 12hrs.) Additional visits were about $15. The place I researched charged a little extra for additinal pets. They were all bonded & insured. The only cheaper options were people, who just did it for extra income. They were not insured. Some take them into their home for about & $25-50 depending on the size & how many dogs. I feel kind of weird having a stranger stay at my home. But I don't like the idea of the dogs being left alone except for walks. My vet boards for only $25 a night, but the dogs are kept in kennels.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-30-2007, 12:26 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

yeah if your oging to go with the inhome option the person should at least be insured AND come with good references before id invite them into my home free will with a key.
however those that are lisenced and bonded are worth the extra cash because if somehting does happy you AND the sitter are both protected.
__________________

and welcome aboard Ruby
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:41 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum