How much to pay a cat sitter?
July 1, 2013 12:19 PM Subscribe
I am going out of town for a few days, and have asked a friend to check in on my cat. How much should I pay her?
posted by rainbowbrite to Human Relations (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our cat has an automatic feeder and water fountain, so she'll be stopping in for about 15 minutes a day to confirm everything is okay, give the cat a little attention, and to scoop the litter. Friend who will be checking in on the cat lives 5-10 minutes away from us, and we are on her way to/from work. We've set up a vague "We're happy to pay for for your time!" but haven't set any specifics. My feeling is that if we don't offer something (or if we say "What do you want?") she will probably decline any payment, but I would really like to compensate her. However, I have no idea what is fair! What have you paid cat sitters in a similar situation?