Monday, August 21, 2017

How to Make Money Cat Sitting

Author byline: This is a Sponsored Blog Post Written by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.


How to Make Money Cat Sitting

With end-of-summer vacation plans in full swing, chances are you’ve got friends and family looking for someone to pet sit  their adorable furballs.  They’re not alone.  Across the country, pet owners are searching for someone qualified to take care of their cats and dogs--and not just for summer vacation.  Pet sitting is an overlooked year-round opportunity to make extra cash or even begin a full-time business.  


You know that your kitties deserve the best, so why not make money providing the same care to other cats in your area?  Rover.com makes it easy to get started as a cat sitter with a nationwide network of pet sitters and pet owners.  In a few simple steps, you can be connected to cat clients and pet owners in your area looking for your care.  

The perks are purrrfect
  • Pick your own work schedule!  Whether you’re pouncing around with a busy schedule or ready to start a new business adventure, you determine your availability for cat sitting.  With Rover’s online platform, you set the parameters of your schedule, and cat owners will know exactly when to book you online.  
  • Choose the type of cat care you want to provide.  Depending on your interest and availability, you have the choice of creating various kinds of cat care offerings.  You can begin slow with drop-in visits only or create a wide range of options for pet owners to choose from including kitty day care, house sitting at a pet owner’s home, or overnight cat care at your home.  
  • Decide your own paycheck.  As a cat sitter, you determine what you’re worth.  Each cat care service you provide will have a different pay rate.  Check out other local pet sitters for the current rates in your area.  Get creative with add-on specials for cat owners including nail trimming, light grooming, and holiday rates.  Payments are automatic and easy!
  • Kitty love!  Your clients are cute and playful.  Enjoy cat time without adopting every stray cat you meet.  Plus, you’re getting paid to do what you love.  Rover even has an app that makes it easy to capture your favorite cat sitting moments and send photos to pet owners.  
  • Community support.  Rover.com provides numerous resources that will allow you to effectively build your business as well as promote your cat services.  In addition, you have access to 24/7 support including vet services as well as premium insurance coverage.

Sign up and get started as a cat sitter with Rover.com.  First, you’ll create an online profile with photos and details of your feline experience.  Show off your cat skills and share why you’re the cat sitter everyone has been looking for.  Customize your schedule, rates, and the cat services that work for your life.  When this is finished, you’ll complete a background check, so cat owners will know you’re ready.  You can begin accepting clients immediately once you’re accepted.  Enjoy a fun and flexible way to earn extra cash or begin a new career path!

21 comments:

  1. What do cat sitters normally charge when one needs one to live IN the house with the kitty for a few days, providing nice surroundings and some food and other perks? Very curious if you have contacts in France or Italy for this service.

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    1. So far I have never used a service. I have a dear friend who usually stays at our home with Cody and Dakota and years ago I had another friend stay. I paid my friend $100 to stay at our home for one night. (She had to watch 2 animals)...........you could possibly contact them on their website and ask them or you could google prices in France and Italy

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  2. Yes, this is a business indeed. We have a neighbor that has house sitters for their dog when they travel. It works for them.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  3. Wow dat sounds like fun to Mama!!

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  4. Good info! The Dad should do that when he retires soon.

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    1. Hey, there wasn't anything about cats over there.

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    2. I know, I mentioned that to them but they DO hire cat sitters too!!!! (I asked before posting!)

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  5. We have seen Rover.com advertised on the tveeeeees
    Hugs madi and mom

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  6. Good info for people looking to get started. We have a built in catsitter with grandma nearby. :-)

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  7. Sounds like a real business. As far as I know there is nothing like that in France.
    Bonne soirée
    Natacha

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  8. I wish I had thought of this years ago. Well, 8 years ago. Too many reasons not to right now. Dang,

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  9. Fascinating! So many people tell me that since I love cats so, I should have my own business...and maybe this would be a step in that direction. Thanks, Caren!

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    1. you should DEFINITELY start your own business and you are most welcome!!!!

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  10. I somehow managed to offer to catsit my neighbor's pets for free! I wish I had read this first!

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    1. that's ok, you were just being a SUPER good friend! My friend sits for us and because we have two pets, I wouldn't dream of NOT paying her!

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  11. Great information, especially for those who want to get started ! Purrs

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  12. Wow, that sounds like a job we could love! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. YOU and Tracey would be AMAZING at it too!

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  13. For the rare times that Mom & Dad leave me alone, I have a fantastic pet sitter.

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  14. That is something I could do after I retire from my caregiving job at the nursing home.

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