POLL: Would you charge a neighbour or friend to look after their pet?
30-08-19, 12:17 - Views: 541
In a few weeks’ time a neighbour of ours is going away for a five-day mini break.
She’s asked us to pet sit her dog and cat. That’s two meals a day, morning and evening, and two walks a day (for the dog only, not the cat ).
Naturally she’ll leaving us her spare key and there’s going to be a cupboard full of pet food.
But it got me thinking….. Would it be rude for us to ask for some payment? I'll be honest and say that my instinct is no. Even though she’s not a close friend, she’s a neighbour, it's a good 'neighbourly' thing to do.
We’ve never asked her to look after our cats, and she’s not asked us before (I think she’s a bit desperate TBH). But still, that’s 10 walks and 10 feedings. Which takes time and effort. She's never asked us round to hers before.
So, maybe I should asked her for £50 for our time?!!
Or am I being a bit mean here?
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