|10-05-2013 07:30 PM|
|10-05-2013 09:04 AM|
if your daughter's fee is $35.00 to $40.00 per day for multi dogs
your daughter is losing a lot of money at $100.00 a day for 5 dogs.
the people with 5 dogs are getting a big discount (ex. 5 x $35.00 = $175.00).
|10-05-2013 08:12 AM|
|10-05-2013 12:41 AM|
Rangers_mom, You could be right about my daughter getting the full amount, so no tip. She and a friend share clients. They sit for the dog in the owners home, thus are also house sitters. I didn't tip, but I did pay more than requested, since I also have two rabbits.
The people with 5 dogs normally pay my daughter $100.00 a day. She did not ask for that much. They treat her very well.
|10-04-2013 11:09 PM|
|doggiedad||i would tip 15% to 20%.|
|10-04-2013 11:03 PM|
I usually tip my petsitter because she's great and gives me a really good price especially considering I have multiple pets and they get medication. A lot of pet sitting businesses charge a lot of extra fees more extra pets and for giving meds.
I usually tip her the amount equal to one or two visits (she comes to my home, since I have cats). It comes out to about 10-20% actually although I never really calculate it that way or looked up anything about tipping petsitters.
I actually never knew you were supposed to tip dog groomers for a long time, because my first dog's groomer refused to take tips when I tried to tip her! She gave me a very good rate also. Then again she owned the business and didn't have any employees so I guess that makes a difference too. I did give her a gift every year for Christmas.
|10-04-2013 07:09 PM|
I'm with gsdsar...I was and still do some pet sitting, I never expected a tip, and yes, if I got a little extra it was nice...I got some really good xmas gifts and still do)
If the ones watching the dogs OWN the business, I wouldn't tip them unless you want to..Altho I do tip my groomer even tho she owns the business??
If they work for a company, how much of the total price are "they" getting?? I'd be curious..If they weren't getting a good amount of it, I'd probably tip them,,but it would I think be dependent on how much "they" get.
Just want to add, I hope you went and checked out the HOME your sending your pooches to? I know you said you paid via net, found them via net,,I'd want to check out their home and set up...
|10-04-2013 07:00 PM|
I have worked for a company and for myself watching dogs. I never expected a tip. If I got one it was nice, but never expected.
I really only watch one house now. She pays me well. And gives me a Christmas gift. When I worked for a company, my regular clients would give me holiday gifts as well. But I rarely got a tip.
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|10-04-2013 06:40 PM|
Thanks for the advice. I googled tipping dog sitters after I posted this thread. It seems that since my sitters work for a company and do not get the full amount I pay I should be tipping them. The site said a minimum of 15% (ouch!). That is like $100 for the summer dog watchers. Does that seem too high?
Evidently your daughter doesn't get a tip because she works for herself and gets the full fee. Hmmm? Not sure I agree with that.
|10-04-2013 06:34 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||I was not aware one is supposed to tip the dog watcher. My daughter house/pet sits all summer and sometimes during the school year. She is in college. Her minimum fee is $30.00 for one dog. $35.00 - $40.00 for more than one dog. One family has 5 dogs. They pay her a good bit more, but not because she asks them to. She does not expect tips.|
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