We are going away for four days and my niece will stay at my house. She will be in and out because of classes. What is a reasonable rate to pay? I only have one cat (plus mail/newspaper).
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4/3/07 at 2:45pm
IMO about $10-15 a day if she's feeding, litter pan scooping and getting mail.
What I would do is tell her $10 a day. That would equal $40. NOW if she does a good job, everything is looking good, THEN reward her with an extra $10-20 for the very good job she's done. And let her know its a bonus for a well done job.
You'd be surprised the next time what she'll do when she cat sits for you
My niece cat sits for us when we go out of town. I pay her $10 a day. Includes scooping litter boxes for 7 cats, making sure they have water and feeding them. For her it is a bonus to stay for awhile and play with them or brush them. (she does not consider that part of the job) She walks up the street to our house a couple times a day. But I guess for a 10yr old, making $30 for a weekend is great. That is big money to her.