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A Day in the Life of a Pet Sitter

It’s a typical Sunday for us. I woke up around 7:30, dragged myself out of bed and fed our dogs and cats breakfast. Our morning block is between 8am to 10am and I had three visits this morning. I thought I’d better first go to the dog that had to get out of the house to pee and was probably anxiously awaiting my arrival. When she was fed and walked around the neighborhood for a bit, I opened my Time To Pet app on my phone and took a photo of her, made a quick note to the owners, and sent the report. Pretty slick!

I headed further south to a cat client who was the furthest away – about 10 miles. It’s nice to visit their house because they have a fantastic view of the entire valley. I try to schedule our visits in groupings that are close to each other to save gas and time. I usually take the morning visits, Heidi takes the midday visits, and Kelly goes out in the evening. I like getting my work done by 11am and having the rest of the day to do whatever I want like painting or sewing (or just sitting on the couch watching HGTV)!

My last visit was another big, beautiful home with two cats and a dozen chickens. This client has a giant coop with some gorgeous hens. They had three pretty-colored, fresh eggs for me in their nest box. Yay, pancakes and eggs for breakfast!

Not bad for a day’s work! This time of year we average around 10 visits a day. We should hit near our record earnings this month with summer here and people heading out of town on vacations.


I wish I had been able to get advice like this from a successful pet sitter when I started three years ago. Just give me a snapshot of a typical day! That’s what I’m going to blog about here. I’ll share what I’ve done to get started three years ago, what I’m doing right now to keep us going each day, and what I want to do in the future to grow and make big money.

Until next time,


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