Rates

Our objective is to always give you as much value as possible for the fee charged. Our fees are based on many factors such as distance, difficulty of the tasks, number of pets, holiday periods and other circumstances. The prices listed below are a guideline only—we will need to speak with you in more detail about your specific needs before a final price can be determined.

TYPE OF SERVICE 1 PET 2 PETS 3 PETS 4 PETS 5+ PETS
Initial consultation to meet petsitter $20, $22 last minute (within 48 hours)
Additional consultation to meet new petsitter $15
On-going Mid-day walks MD, VA
(3+ visits/week)
$20 $22 $24 $26 $28+
On-going Mid-day walks DC
(3+ visits/week)
$22 $24 $26 $28 $30+
Vacation visits MD, VA $22 $24 $26 $28 $30+
Vacation visits DC $24 $26 $28 $30 $32+
Overnight visits (requires 50% non-refundable deposit to secure) $75 $77 $79 $81 $83+
Medications* Add $2 per pet needing medication for simple administration; $6 per pet needing medication for injections and subcutaneous fluids.
Holiday Surcharges*** Add $5 per day for vacation visits, and $20 per day for overnight visits. See list below of all days incurring a holiday surcharge.
Pick-up/drop-off service $36 per hour prorated.
Hikes/dog park visits $36 per hour prorated
Vet visits $36 per hour
Last minute fee (<2 business days) $5 per visit

Our routine services include: Feeding, freshening water, scooping litter boxes, dog walking, play time, cuddle time, cleaning up after pets, brushing, alternating lights, inside watering of centrally located plants, and retrieving mail, newspapers and packages.

ACCOMMODATION SERVICES:
Last minute visit (less than 2 business days notice) Add $5.00 per visit, $15.00 per overnight
Late evening visits at client’s request after 10 PM Add $ 5.00
Early morning visits at client’s request before 7 AM Add $ 5.00
SPECIAL SERVICES:
Trip to veterinarian $36.00/hr (Holidays $40.00/hr)
Outdoor plants watered Add $5.00
Shopping fee for necessary supplies
(plus cost of supplies)
$36.00/hr (Holidays $40.00/hr)
*Medications easily administered Add $2.00
*Involved administration of medications Add $6.00
KEY SERVICES:
Return client keys by regular mail No charge
Return client keys by petsitter $15
PAYMENT:
Payment is due at the time services are rendered. On or before departure or first date of service, full payment should be made available to the pet sitter by cash, check or credit card.
BILLING/INVOICING:
We do not bill. The added expense involved in billing increases the cost of your pet’s care. Please help us keep costs down by paying for your services at the time they are rendered.
CANCELLATIONS:
When canceling after 6pm on the day prior to service, you will be billed for the first full day of service.
RETURNED CHECKS:
A charge of $35.00 will be assessed on all returned checks.
GRATUITIES FOR SITTERS:
If you wish to leave a gratuity for your pet sitter, include the extra amount in your check with a note or leave cash. Gratuities are not expected, but are always appreciated.
REFERRALS:
We will apply a $25 credit for every person you refer to Capital Petsitters who uses our services. REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Holiday Periods 
Add $5 per day for vacation visits, and $20 per day for overnight visits. See list below of all days incurring a holiday surcharge.

2015

September 4-7  Labor Day Holiday
October 9-12  Columbus Day Holiday
November 11  Veterans Day Holiday
November 21-29  Thanksgiving Holiday
December 19-January 3, 2016 Winter Break

2016

January 15-18  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
February 12-15 Presidents Day Holiday
March 21-April 3 Spring Break
May 27-30 Memorial Day Holiday
July 1-4  Independence Day Holiday
September 2-5  Labor Day Holiday
October 7-10  Columbus Day Holiday
November 11-14  Veterans Day Holiday
November 18-27  Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23-January 2, 2017 Winter Break