What is the cost for two dogs on a drop in visit?

asked 2018-09-11 23:49:33 -0600

If we book two dogs for a drop in that is 30 minutes. Do we get an hour because there are two dogs or just the thirty minutes?

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Your additional dog rate is where that comes in. When I have multiples I only stay for 30 minutes. Unless you came to an agreement with the owner. You are able to do whatever (within reason). I’ve had a client that only wanted me to let out once and done. 10 min tops. I adjusted accordingly.

Kelsey K.'s profile image Kelsey K.  ( 2018-09-12 18:38:56 -0600 ) edit

Kelsey, the question is being asked by an owner, not a sitter.

Karen R.'s profile image Karen R.  ( 2018-09-14 13:42:14 -0600 ) edit

Oh my apologies! I was not aware of that. The answer I gave still applies to some extent. Just find a sitter and ask if they are flexible. I for one, am very flexible and will work with a client to get what they need. :) good luck in your hunting

Kelsey K.'s profile image Kelsey K.  ( 2018-09-14 13:50:45 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2018-09-14 13:52:16 -0600

Because every sitter sets his/her own rates and policies, you really have to ask them about the length of the drop-in. When you look at their rate chart (where the "Additional Pet Rate" is visible), I would think a sitter who has a reduced or nearly negligible charge (e.g., $5) for the extra dog is only planning on staying for the 30 minutes. Same goes for sitters who do not charge at all for the additional dog; it would be shown as Free. If the sitter does not discount and charges the full amount for the second dog, then I would expect the drop-in to be for a longer time so that each dog gets the play time and attention implied in the rate.

Best thing to do is first check the rate tables and then discuss with potential sitters so that there is no miscommunication about expectations.

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answered 2018-09-12 03:58:32 -0600

I believe just the 30 minutes. When we had a sitter do a drop in for our two dogs it was only 30 minutes. As a sitter I would only do 30 minutes.

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answered 2018-09-12 11:39:35 -0600

Many sitters charge an additional dog rate for multiple dogs, you can see their rates under additional rates on their profile. If you wish the sitter to stay longer than 30 minutes you can always discuss this with them, but I would anticipate a higher rate for the longer time. Whatever your requirements are they should be discussed with a potential sitter before final acceptance of the booking. Best of luck

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