One of the most popular questions we get asked is, ‘how much do our members charge?’ And our answer is always the same: our pet-loving members don’t charge. They sit, walk and look after your furry ones purely for the love of pets and in exchange for the same favor or just to spend some quality time.
However, knowing how much a pet sitter near you would normally charge is a great way of working out just how cost-effective your MyPetBuddy membership is. It can also give you a good idea of what to pay a friend for pet sitting for the day.
So to assist you with your pet care calculations, we’ve done some sniffing and digging around and found the average cost of pet sitters.
Average pet sitting prices
A quick research will show that, the average pet sitter rate in the UAE is around AED 90 to AED 110 for a 60-minute visit. Of course, the amount a pet sitter will charge differs on several things including responsibilities, location, special requests but mainly the length of time. Similarly, our research found that the average cost of an overnight stay is between AED 250 and AED 300 per night. Additionally, reputable boarding facilities can charge anywhere between 100 and 250 per day.
Of course, the cost of service depends on the length of your trip and number of pets. However, your MyPetBuddy membership can save you up to 90% of those cost. But the real benefits of letting your pet stay with a member of our loving and helpful community go far further than money.
1) Your pet can stay safe and happy at home or at a buddy’s home.
Above the financial savings, pet parents choose to connect with caring buddies or other pet parents within our community so that their pets can stay either in their own home or in a familiar environment such as a buddy’s home— the one place vets agree all pets feel safe and happy – HOME!
2) You know they’re with a pet lover like you
All MyPetBuddy members join for the love of pets, not money. So, when they chat or meet with you, they’re doing it purely to spend time with your pet or for a friend to exchange a favor with. This means owners like you can set off with the peace of mind that your furry one is with a like-minded pet lover who really wants to be there.
3) It is based on mutual trust
We understand that trust is important in a relationship and wouldn’t leave our pets with just anyone either. That’s why only verified members can chat and arrange for pet care e.g. pet sits, walks and holiday care. We have implemented a 2 step verification – a member’s phone number and Emirates ID.
So, what does a buddy do?
From feeding and walking to playing fetch, you can find buddies and pet parents offering a wide range of services. When you connect with one of our buddies or pet parents, they’ll step seamlessly into your pet-walking shoes and maintain all parts of your pet’s routine at no extra cost — that’s belly rubs, ear scratches and cuddles included!