I'm thinking about asking our neighbor's teenage daughter if she would be interested in petsitting Mason some time. She's 17 and quite responsible. For example, we have my father-in-law's retirement party in August and we will be gone for the night and I don't want to board him. I would expect her to spend the night in our house, of course, and play with him, feed him, etc.
The vet charges $36.50 per night for puppies younger than nine months.
Here to spend the night in your home, pet sitters charge $75 per night. I sit for some friends of mine (I leave this Sunday actually) and they pay me $20-40 a day. I've been sitting for them since I was 17. They told me that they would pay me whatever I want, but they have an awesome house in the mountains, so its like a vacation for me, so I'd actually do it for free.
75 dollars is right about average for here also if you want someone to stay overnight in your home. an average per visit charge is 18 dollars. so if you had someone come and walk your dog(s) 3X a day that would be $54.00. the price per visit also goes up depending on how many animals you have.
I pay $30.00 or 35 per night but I have a lot of dogs...it's not a hardf job here ..just feed them and make sure the dfooor is open from early in the am until around 6...(mosquito time) and of course lots of fresh water. Then for the sitter either as meal to warm up for dinner or pizza money
personally i would be leery of having someone i dont know all that well, especially a teenager, spend the night in my house alone. thats just me. i have a sitter that comes when we are gone. charges $50/day for three visits of 45-60 min each, same price if theres 1 or 100 pets. i think shes great and for me, its cheaper than boarding 3 animals. i dont like the idea of boarding anyway.
I leave Nap with my friend and one of her daughters spends the most time with him so I give her $10.00 a day and shes happy, Naps happy and I'm happy. The other critters get fed up by family members and no $$ is exchanged. When they need us, we do the same for free too. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours policy!LOL!