Pet homeowners are complaining of 1 price related to their animals that has blown out of proportion.
Sydneysider Amy Indrawan was quoted $3000 for her french bulldog and beagle to get “pet boarded” whereas she went on a three-week vacation.
“I discover now pet boarding locations are charging greater than childcare in some cases,” she mentioned.
The typical price of childcare feeds was between $30 to $50 a day after the federal government rebate, in accordance with the most recent knowledge from the Australian Competitors and Client and Fee.
In the meantime, pet boarding for canines can price in extra of $100 per day over the Christmas interval.
Ms Indrawan mentioned she was quoted a day price however then she needed to pay more money for the canine to be walked, or for it to be cuddled or taken for a swim.
“When you add up all of the add ons it’s actually costly,” she mentioned.
“I shopped round at a few of the pet boarding locations and the prices have gone up a lot.
“I couldn’t afford it and truthfully it’s like paying for a vacation for the pets on high of the vacation I booked for myself.”
Together with her journey fast-approaching, Ms Indrawan mentioned she checked on Airtasker and was capable of finding somebody to thoughts her pets at their residence for simply $700.
“Folks had been providing to pet sit my canines at their very own residence whereas some had been prepared to pet sit at my home and even simply examine in, take them walks and feed them,” she mentioned.
“I’ve used Airtasker on three completely different events and all 3 times I’ve discovered somebody dependable and reliable to take care of my fur infants and what I like most is I can decide how a lot I’m prepared to pay for pet minding.”
Pet sitter Nadiana Albistur has been providing up her companies on Airtasker for 3 years and mentioned she has observed an increase in folks searching for folks to care for his or her pets as the vacations method.
“It’s beginning to get busy with folks desirous to go away on holidays,” she mentioned.
“They need their pet to have firm whereas they’re out. It’s so unaffordable to ship pets to boarding locations. I believe it’s why folks go to Airtasker.”
There was a large uptick (52 per cent) within the variety of Airtasker customers searching for pet sitting companies over the previous six months, in accordance with the corporate’s newest knowledge.
The busiest month for pet minding duties had been posted of the January faculty holidays.