We offer two different options for overnight care in your home to meet your pets’ needs! This page discusses care in the client's home only. If you are looking for your pet to stay with us, we offer that as well. Please check out the Sleepy Paws Inn page for more information.
For one night or for many, we have sitters on call who will care for your pets in the comfort of their own home. What better a way to keep their stress low and have your house cared for at the same time. Having a sitter stay in your home, also gives your house a more “lived in” look. Fantastic for pets who stress easily, are elderly, or suffer from separation anxiety. We feed and walk your pets as close to their regular schedules as possible to keep them happy and stress-free. This service is available for any type of pet, not just dogs. So, if you have nine cats that really enjoy full-time company, our sitters are happy to oblige!
Overnights Plus Visits
Overnights are $76 per night and cover a twelve-hour period with your sitter arriving between 7:00pm- 8:00pm and staying through 7:00am – 8:00 am the next morning. Essentially, you receive a full twelve hours of care (bedtime visit, staying overnight, and then the breakfast/morning visit) for only $6 more than two one-hour visits.
*Please note that his is essentially the same pricing we used in the past, but this change now puts the client more in control of and adds flexibility to any added visit's length and time. This also allows us to more easily have a substitute sitter step in for a visit if ever needed.
We adapt to your pets’ schedules, and clients may add additional visits throughout the day as needed. The pricing for those is listed on our Pet Sitting Visits page.
Around the Clock Care
We now offer a service that provides around the clock care for your pets and guarantees that the sitter will not leave for a stretch longer than 3 hours at a time. Sitter is guaranteed to stay overnight starting between 7:00pm-9:00pm through 7:00 am through 9:00am the next day. The rate for this is
$160 per 24 hour period
Broken down into quarter days after the first 24 hour charge.
1-6 hours = 0.25 charge ($40)
7-12 hours = 0.50 charge ($80)
13-18 hours = 0.75 charge ($120)
19-24 hours = another full day's charge ($160)
Sitter arrives at 11am on Tuesday morning and stays until 3pm Wednesday afternoon. This is a full 24 hours, plus and additional 4 hours. The rate would be $160 for the first 24 hours, plus a ¼ day charge of $40 for the additional 4 hours; making the total $200.
Any overnight in your home includes light housesitting duties. Lights are turned on and rotated, mail is checked, packages are brought in, plants are kept watered, fish are fed, et cetera. We can even do light pool maintenance as needed. We strip the bed before we leave on the last day, and your home is always left as clean as we found it, if not cleaner!
For overnights in our home, pickup and drop-off are included. Times will coincide with our daycare rounds, so pickup and drop-off are available in the mornings between 7:00a.m. and 9:00a.m., or in the afternoons between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00p.m.
If your dogs are staying with us, they must be dog-friendly. However, if your pup is social but prefers not to mingle and play too much with the others (an example of this would be an elderly pet), that is no problem at all! We have an extra fenced-off side yard for potty breaks and sunbathing or one-on-one fetch, and walks will be provided to ensure your pet gets the exercise they need.
For overnight care in your home, your sitter will arrive by 9:00p.m. (often earlier, but this is the guaranteed start time) and will stay in your home until at least 8:00 a.m. (again, a sitter may stay later, but they are assured to stay until that time) the next day. Typically the sitter is gone the length of an average work day, but included in the cost is an hour visit either midday (11:00a.m.- 2:00 p.m.) OR at dinner time (4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.)- your choice. These are the included times, but we are happy to add more visits throughout the day for an additional cost.
For dogs staying over- to avoid any upset stomachs, we ask that you provide your dog’s food. We have plenty of toys available at all times. You may also send your own, but due to the nature of dog play, they cannot be guaranteed to come back home with them! We always keep plenty of bedding, treats, bowls, and crates on hand, so no need to send those unless your pet has a special “comfort item” that may make them feel more at home during their stay. Please be sure to send any medication your pet takes, as well as instructions on administering it.
As always, updates and photo check-in through the Scout app are sent each day. Along with the photo check-ins, notes will be included about your pet’s well-being.
Unsure of how your dog will handle being in our home and away from yours? Book them a day or two of doggy daycare before their stay to test the waters!