A common question we get asked is, “How Much Does Pet Care Cost?” and we’re happy to discuss this with you. But first, we want you to know that we look at pet care as an investment – an investment in your pet, your home, your quality of life.
You invest in us to provide care, compassion and a good service; we invest our time and care in you and your pet(s).
sit-stay-play.com wants to become your ‘go to’ pet care people!
Most of our clients stay with us for years because they trust us; and we work hard to build a good relationship with you and your pets.
Know this: If you’re only looking for the cheapest place to care for your pet we may not be a good fit for you. However, if you’re looking for the BEST thing for your pet, we provide a great option. Our prices aren’t one-size-fits-all and are adjusted according to many factors.
How We Price Our Pet Care Services
Your pet care cost is based on many things, such as:
- Number of pets you have
- Pet medication duties or care duties
- Condition of our work area
- Home and/or safety conditions
- Job duties (additional work or cleaning around your house)
- Length of time we’ll be at your house
- Drive time (includes gas usage and vehicle wear and tear)
This is where we come into YOUR home and visit with your pets. They don’t go anywhere – we come to them!
Pet Siting – Start at $25 per visit
VIP Visit – One hour – starts at $40
Kenneled/crated pets require an additional 10 minutes of time (included with VIP visit) – starts at $10
Live-in Care – This PREMIUM service starts at $300 per 24-hour visit. Sitter is allowed to leave for one to two-hour increments and will stay overnight from 11p-7a.
Dog Walking Prices
Potty Breaks start at $18 (10-15 minutes in yard only) *Available from 11a-2p only.*
Regular Dog Walking starts at $21. Discounts are as follows: 1-3 walks per week are $21 each, 4 or more walks per week are $18 each.
VIP Walking Starts at $35 (approx. 45 min.)
Small Animal Boarding Prices
You bring your caged pet for us to care for in our home. A Meet & Greet in your home is required before we agree to do services.
Up to 24-hour care for bunnies, guinea pigs, small birds and exotics pets start at $30.
Pet Waste Removal/Poop Scooping Prices*
Weekly Yard Clean-Up starts at $26 for a 20 minute session and $1 per minute after that.
$6 each additional bucket, cost based on yard size and waste amount. Additional charge for bi-weekly services. Monthly services available as are litter box and cage cleanings.
*Initial clean up fee starts at $50 and applies for all new clients and for clients letting more than 2 weeks pass since our last clean-up service.
Overnight Pet Care Prices
Before we agree to do overnight services, a Meet & Greet must be scheduled. This allows us time to go over specifics about this service as well as gives your pet a chance to meet your pet sitter.
Regular Overnight Services start at $88 per night (8 hours) 11pm-7am approximately
VIP Overnight Services start at $100 (9 hours) + 1 pop-in visit the following day
Pet Taxi Services
Looking for a safe option to get your pet from point A to B? We can help!
Our experienced drivers offer private local and long-distance ground transportation services. We only transport one pet at a time for the health and safety of your loved one.
We can transport pets to/from the vet or groomer locally, too! Our fee for waiting for your pet while they’re at the groomer’s or veterinarian is $40/hour.
Special rate for dogs needing pet taxi services to Happy Dogs, formerly Happy, Clean and Smart!!
Click here for more info. Special rates for rescue transportation, adoptions and out of state travel.
Local rates for pet taxi services are $25 in Muncie. Out of state starts at $1.50/mile plus additinoal fees.
See Hotel Pet Care for pricing.
Visit Farm Sitting for pricing.
Find out about our Wedding Pet Care services and pricing.
Outside Dogs and Chained Dogs
Dogs in outside pens, kennels or chained up in a yard require at least two daily visits, morning and evening. This helps us make sure they are safe, that they have adequate food and water and that they get a little human interaction.
WE CANNOT PROVIDE SERVICES TO PET PARENTS THAT ONLY WANT TO HAVE US VISIT ONCE A DAY FOR DOGS THAT LIVE OUTSIDE IN A PEN OR TIED UP ON A CHAIN.
Dogs and Puppies Staying In Playpens, Crates or X-Pen Areas
We understand young puppies aren’t completely potty trained and these visits usually require more time because of cleaning duties and extra potty visits.
Therefore, we require at least 3 visits per day (every 8 hours) for dogs and puppies living in playpens, crates or x-pen areas.
Pets that are kept isolated and/or live in kennels due to breeding requirements or health issues need an additional 10 minute (minimum) one-on-one visit with their sitter. This allows us to make sure they’re getting individual attention (outside of clean-up time).
Additional $10/per each kenneled pet per visit.
Doggie Doors and Cat Doors
We cannot be held responsible for accidents, injuries and disappearances of dogs with unsupervised access to a doggie door. We require at least two visits per day for dogs that have unsupervised doggie door access.
Cats with cat door/doggie door access require at least one visit per day.
The Comfort and Safety of Your Pet is Important (it’s not just about price!)
Happy pets = happy people!
We’re here to help and our goal is to keep your pet happy, healthy and safe while they’re in our care. We’ll love your pets and provide the best care we possibly can.
Please don’t hesitate to give us a call and talk to us about your situation. We’re here to help any pet parent who truly loves their pets and want the best pet care. We’ll work with you to figure out what we can do to make services with us possible.
Your pet care cost is subject to change at any time based on service requirements. Please confirm pricing at time of booking. Click here to request pet care services.
Thanks for visiting!
Kelley Stewart, CEO|Pet Sitter
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC
Providing professional and customized pet care to Muncie, Yorktown, Chesterfield, New Castle and Anderson, Indiana areas
P.P.S. Pet need a nail trim? We make house calls…request a visit here.