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Old 01-29-2019, 07:55 PM
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I have a friend/co-worker dog sitting for my sister and my dogs in a few weeks while we're out of town. He will be staying at my house while we're gone. We are paying him the same rate that Rover is charging for two dogs for the week.

What do you usually do as far as food when people are dog sitting/house sitting? Should I stock some things in the fridge? I usually don't have a lot "stocked" because it's just me and I meal prep each week...so I'm not quite sure what to leave him....or if I should even worry about it.


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Old 01-29-2019, 08:35 PM
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I always just asked what she liked and kept a few boxes of Mac and cheese and a 2 liter of her favorite soda. She also worked full time so it wasnít like she was at my house a ton. I also donít tend to keep my house super well stocked since I meal prep in Sundayís.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:29 AM
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I house sat/dogsat lot in college. None of the families ever stocked the fridge for me. Sure, they didn’t mind if I helped myself some to what was already there, but I mostly did a mini grocery shopping trip before I arrived. I don’t think you should have to provide food.
Maybe have some basics—bread, milk, a box of snack crackers, etc.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:40 AM
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My young adult son has pet sat for a number of family friends. They've always asked him or me what he likes to eat and gotten some of those items for him. I don't know that I think it was necessary, but they always wanted to do it. I'm sure it will be appreciated if you pick up a few things, especially for breakfast.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:41 AM
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You could give him a gift card for the local pizza place. I would also stock his favorite sodas.


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Old 01-30-2019, 02:48 PM
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I dog sit and do not expect the owner to have food for me. I am however, grateful when they do have soda for me.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:28 PM
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My nephew has started housesitting for us - we pay the "going rate" and don't really feel the need to stock up for him. But I usually go to Costco and buy a lasagna that he can put in the oven so he has something on the first night or two.
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