How To Make Extra Money Pet Sitting

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In a time with app-based food delivery, free two-day shipping for toiletry replacements and more remote careers than ever, there’s also an explosion of hassle-free ways to make extra money — whether that’s on the nights and weekends outside of school or after another gig. Strategies for income padding have become incredibly synonymous with the natural flow of people’s daily lives, and one of the more appealing side gigs is pet sitting. This kind of gig, harnessing a skill and passion that’s already second-nature to a lot of people, can be accomplished many different ways through a service like The scale of opportunities in the pet sitting game ranges from the quick and easy, like dog walking, to the longer-term, like overnight stays (in order to accommodate pet parent weekends away).

How To Make Extra Money Pet Sitting

Dog walking

Or dog running. Or dog hiking. Whether it’s a break Fido needs in the middle of the work day or an energy-burning romp in the woods, sometimes devoted pet owners just don’t have an opportunity to give pups the exercise and relief they need. That’s where you come in.

Overnight/weekend pet stays

Make per-day pay while watching cats and dogs for several days or a full weekend while their owners are away. The options here can vary according to what the pet owners prefer and what you’re able to accommodate. Sometimes they’ll simply want to drop off their canine or feline friends at your place, sometimes they’ll prefer for you to pay frequent daily visits to their home. Either way, it’s a great longer-term option for raking in the extra green.


Long workdays certainly put a damper on a pet owner’s ability to interact with their animals as much as they would like, especially with younger or more energetic dogs (and even social cats). That’s where pet daycare is a fantastic resource for people who work long hours and want to make sure their four-legged loves get all the attention they deserve.

The takeaway

If you’re coming at the pet sitting industry with compassion, basic pet knowledge and a genuine fondness for sweet four-legged friends, you’re already in an ideal starting place for making extra money – while doing something you love. Sound too good to be true? There’s a huge network of happy pets (and pet parents who get to go on vacations while knowing their furry loved ones are safe and happy) that would argue otherwise.

This post was written by Casey Dickson, community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. As a pet owner, I can tell you that I would totally hire people to do this! My dog is my fur baby and I am always looking for ways to keep him happy when we are busy or away.

  2. Yes, you can make some good money watching pets!

  3. Pet sitting is definitely something I could do as I LOVE pets. The only thing holding me back is that I don’t have my driver’s license which would make it easier to get to their houses. Otherwise I would totally be doing this already.

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