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How much should I pay my mom for house sitting?

We are leaving tomorrow around noon and we will return on the 31st in the morning. We have 2 dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, and a bird. My mother is going to stay at my house and she does not work. What is a fair amount to pay her for helping us?

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Asked by JenaElliott at 2:29 PM on May. 23, 2009 in Travel

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  • Also, she will not be walking the dogs.

    Answer by JenaElliott at 2:30 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Is she not just willing to help you out for free, or are you paying her b/c she is in need of money b/c she has no job?

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 2:56 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • I am paying her because she needs the money.

    Answer by JenaElliott at 3:06 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • We sometimes catsit for friends; I think they pay us $12 a day.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:07 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Depends on what you can afford I would say $20 a day, since she needs the money.

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 4:07 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Due to physical issues, it has been challenging for her to find a job. I was thinking of paying her 20-25 per day. I am glad I was in the right ball park. Thank you for your help.

    Answer by JenaElliott at 7:12 PM on May. 23, 2009

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