Operating a successful and reliable pet sitting business costs money to ensure the longevity of the company. Though it may seem like pet sitters’ only jobs are to go from house to house playing with pets all day long, there is more to it than that.
On average, a professional pet sitting company has the following expenses:
- State Licensing Fees
- Monthly Website Costs
- Accounting Fees
- Payroll Fees
- Scheduling System Fees
- Miscellaneous Fees (picking up supplies for clients if they run out etc.)
In order for a pet sitting company to stay in business and provide you with professional service, their rates need to account for their expenses plus leave enough left over so it can pay it’s staff.
“But I found a pet sitter that charges only $8 per visit, won’t they do the same thing a professional company would be for less?”
The answer is “No”. Though it may seem like you’re getting a great deal by spending less at the time, in the long run you will end up wishing you went with the professional company who charges more. A pet sitter who charges $8 a visit is not making enough to cover all of the necessary expenses needed to survive and will quickly either have to raise their rates or discontinue being a pet sitter. Also, more often than not $8 pet sitters are pet sitting as a hobby on the side of their real job which means they cannot be as dedicated to pet sitting as a professional pet sitter is.
Would you hire a baby sitter for your children strictly based on “who is the cheapest?”. No – you would want to hire someone who is reliable, trust worthy, has a great reputation and provides you and your children with outstanding care. The same goes for your pets. Pet sitting isn’t just about laying down some food and going for a walk or playtime. There is peace of mind in knowing that you can count on your pet sitter through hell or high water, your belongings are safe while they are in your home and most importantly; your pets are cared for as well, or better, than they would be if you were doing the job yourself.
Contact Menlys Pet Care today and experience the difference!