Tipping Your Pet Sitter During the Holidays

If you are like almost every other pet owner, each year around Christmas, Hanukkah and the holidays, you may ask yourself if you should give a tip or bonus to your hard working pet sitter.

The holidays allows us all to experience the joy of giving gifts to those people who mean the most in our lives. Many of us may put a tip or card in the mailbox to give to our mailman, but what about the person who regularly care for our pets?

Pet sitters are just as important as the mailman or any other person that you may give a tip to during the holiday season. The pet sitter will take care for our pets when we can not. Because the pet sitter is creating a healthier/happier life for our pet during their daily or weekly rounds, it’s a good idea to give this special person a tip during the holidays as a way to say “thank you” for helping out during the year.

Many people may not know what a good price is when giving their pet sitter a tip or bonus for the holidays. But what exactly is a fair amount to give to someone who shows our beloved pets so much love and warmth whenever they come over to care for out pets?

As a general rule, a weeks worth of salary for pet care will prove to be a fantastic tip this holiday season. Some people might even give one or two visits worth of pay to their pet sitter as a tip. You can give the holiday tip to your pet sitter in a holiday card in either cash, check or add it to your Fetch! Pet Care account. Alternatively, you may want to give them a small gift or a gift card to a fancy restaurant. Keep in mind that during these harsh economic times, any tip or bonus you give to your pet sitter would be appreciated.



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