Pet Sitting Market Size, Share, Industry Trends, Growth and Forecast 2024-2032

The latest report by IMARC Group, titled “ Pet Sitting Market Report by Pet Type (Dogs, Cats, and Others), Service Type (Care Visits, Drop-in Visits), and Region 2024-2032“ offers a comprehensive analysis of the industry, which comprises insights on the global pet sitting market trends. The global market size reached US$ 2.6 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 6.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 10.72% during 2024-2032.

Factors Affecting the Growth of the Pet Sitting Industry:

  • Increasing Pet Ownership:

The global trend toward higher pet ownership rates reflects a shift in how pets are perceived as integral members of families rather than mere companions. As more people embrace pets into their lives, the demand for pet care services, including pet sitting, has correspondingly increased. Additionally, pet owners recognize the importance of providing their pets with attentive care and companionship, especially when they are away for work or travel. Moreover, pet-sitting services cater to this need by offering personalized care in familiar environments, reducing stress for pets, and providing peace of mind for owners. Besides this, professional pet sitters ensure pets receive proper feeding, exercise, and affection, maintaining routines that contribute to overall well-being. This trend underscores a growing commitment to pet welfare, driving the expansion of pet care service providers and innovative solutions in the industry to meet evolving demands and expectations.

  • Rising Disposable Income:

Increasing disposable incomes among pet owners have significantly influenced spending on pet care services, including pet sitting. Additionally, with higher financial capacity, pet owners are willing to invest in premium care options that prioritize their pets’ health, comfort, and happiness. Moreover, professional pet-sitting services offer tailored care plans that can include personalized attention, exercise routines, medication administration, and updates for owners while they are away. Besides this, this financial capability enables pet owners to ensure their pets receive optimal care, even during extended periods of absence. Along with this, discretionary spending on pet services reflects a broader societal trend where pets are considered family members deserving of the best care possible. As disposable incomes continue to rise globally, the demand for high-quality pet-sitting services is expected to grow, supporting the expansion and diversification of pet care businesses that cater to discerning pet owners seeking reliable and trustworthy care solutions.

  • Technological Integration:

The integration of technology platforms and mobile apps is transforming the pet-sitting industry, enhancing service accessibility, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Additionally, technology facilitates streamlined booking processes and enables pet owners to easily find, and book trusted pet sitters based on their preferences and availability. Moreover, mobile apps provide real-time updates, photos, and communication between pet sitters and owners, fostering transparency and peace of mind. Along with this, the global positing system (GPS) tracking features allow owners to monitor their pets’ activities and location during pet sitting sessions, ensuring safety and accountability. Besides this, technology enables pet sitters to manage schedules, track tasks, and access pet care instructions conveniently from their devices, improving overall service delivery and operational efficiency. As technology continues to evolve, further innovations are anticipated to further optimize pet care services, reinforcing the growth trajectory of the pet-sitting industry across the globe.

Competitive Landscape with Key Player:

  • A Place for Rover Inc. (
  • CareGuide Inc.
  • Dogtopia Enterprises
  • Fetch! Pet Care
  • Holidog
  • PetBacker
  • Pets at Home Inc.
  • PetSmart LLC
  • Swifto Inc.
  • Wag Labs Inc

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Report Segmentation:

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Pet Type:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Others

Dogs represent the largest segment as they are among the most popular pets globally, requiring frequent care and attention when owners are away.

Breakup by Service Type:

  • Care Visits
  • Drop-in Visits

Care visits account for the largest market share as pet owners often prefer professional caregivers to visit their homes to feed, walk, and interact with their pets, maintaining their routine and comfort.

Market Breakup by Region:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

North America’s dominance in the pet-sitting market is attributed to a high concentration of pet owners, strong spending on pet care services, and a cultural inclination toward pet ownership and pampering pets with personalized care services.

Global Pet Sitting Market Trends:

There is a growing emphasis on professionalism within the pet sitting industry. Additionally, pet sitters may undergo training in pet first aid, behavior management, and customer service to provide high-quality care. Moreover, certification programs and memberships in professional associations help establish credibility and build trust with clients. Besides this, pet-sitting services have expanded beyond basic care to include specialized services and add-ons. It includes pet grooming, training sessions, medical administration such as medication or injections, and even pet transportation. Moreover, offering additional services allows pet sitters to differentiate themselves in a competitive market and cater to the specific needs of pet owners, thus contributing to the market growth.

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