Pet Sitting Services Market

Pet Sitting Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis, By Pet Type (Dogs, Cats, Others), By Service (In-house Sittings, At-care Facilities) - Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Pet Sitting Services market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Pet Sitting Services Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global pet sitting services market stands at a valuation of US$ 1.6 billion in 2022. Talking about the future, the market is poised to expand at a healthy CAGR of 8.3% and reach US$ 3.6 billion by the end of 2032.

It has been analyzed that pet owners spend around 1.5% of their pet care budget on pet sitting services.

Countries such as China and India saw the highest rate of pet adoption among other major economies. One of the major reasons for such a high rate could be the increased spending power of younger generations. A major part of Gen Z joined the workforce for the first time during the past few years, which ultimately led to increased demand for different kinds of animals as pets. An increasingly aging population and the rising trend of staying single or no-child policies are driving the demand for pets, thereby benefitting the market for pet care as a whole.

On the flip side, the pet care services industry is a highly unorganized market. Since there are no barriers to entry, numerous businesses enter the market every year with a view of capturing a share of the market.

New service providers are creating problems for existing market players by providing pet sitting services at considerably low rates just to make a place for themselves in the market. However, such tactics are not sustainable in the long term as they require a lot of outside funding to support the business in the initial years.

As there is no expertise or certificate required to open a pet sitting business, at least in developing countries, the services provided by such players with no expertise are sub-standard, and this will hamper the growth of the overall market in the long run.

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Growing Urbanization Coupled with Increased Spending Power Will Accelerate Demand for Pet Sitting Services

The world is witnessing rapid urbanization across countries. With a push from governments and increased investments from private entities, we can see the rise of the urban population. Apparently, urbanization has also brought a wave of pet adoption among younger people.

During COVID, the trend to have a pet saw tremendous growth. People across the world were alone during lockdowns and it led to a growth in the demand for pets to eliminate the feeling of being alone. The trend is expected to continue in the short term and drive the need for pet care services.

Pet care as a service will see significant demand during this period. A stable global economy with increased spending power will shape the future of the pet sitting services market.

With the integration of technology into pet sitting services, market players will expand their footprints to other regions. The use of technology by both pet owners and service providers will ease the process and increase overall market value.

According to Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the pet sitting services market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period after having witnessed a growth rate of 6.8% during the historical period of 2017-2021.

Report Attributes


Pet Sitting Services Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1.5 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 1.6 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 3.6 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

8.3% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~9.7%% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~7.5% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Best Friends Pet Care
  •, Inc.
  • D Pet Hotels
  • Dogtopia Enterprises
  • Fetch! Pet Care
  • First Class Pet Sitting Services
  • Housecarers
  • Mars, Incorporated
  • Pawsitive Ruff House Pet Sitting, LLC
  • Petpals (UK) Limited
  • Petsfolio
  • PetSmart LLC
  • Preppy Pet
  • Taki Pet Sitter
  • Train Walk Poop

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What are the Key Factors Driving Market Growth for Pet sitting Services?

“Pet Tech as an Industry Will drive Pet Care Market”

The pet care industry as a whole has seen significantly higher demand over the last few years. To meet the demands of tech-savvy pet owners, companies have come up with products such as automatic food dispensers, GPS-enabled collars, and water dispensers, among others. In short, pet tech products have made pet owners’ life easier.

Technology also had a huge impact on the pet sitting industry. Gone are the days when pet owners had to spend a lot of time and effort looking for pet sitting service providers. Nowadays, the same can be done within minutes from the comfort of one’s home. Pet owners can now book quick pet sitting services ranging from 30 minutes to a full day, even for a couple of days.

“Improved Spending Power of Gen Z”

Gen Z, armed with higher studies and improved spending power, is driving the pet care industry to new heights. Since a majority of Gen Z are living far away from their homes and families, they are looking for a companion. Animals as pets are filling this gap in today’s Gen Z’s lives. The younger generation finds themselves more comfortable spending time with their pets rather than their human counterparts.

For ages, pet animals, especially dogs, have been great companions for human beings, and the recent trend of remaining single till the late 30s and 40s has driven the demand for pets. Since many people do not have a life partner or child to take care of, they are spending a lot of money on taking care of their pets.

Pet sitting services market forecast by Fact.MR

Image presents market analysis of the pet sitting service industry based on service and region. Under service, care facilities account for a market share of 61% in 2022.

Country-wise Insights

Why Will the U.S. Continue to Enjoy the Status of the Largest Market?

The U.S. pet care industry is highly mature and generates yearly revenue of around US$ 40 billion. In the U.S., almost 70% of households own a pet, which comes to around 90 million homes.

This high number provides a huge opportunity for market players associated with the pet care industry. In comparison to other major economies of the world, the U.S. spends a lot more on pet well-being. One of the factors contributing to the pet industry’s growth is the U.S. divorce rate. Almost 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. People often feel lost and traumatized after such events and they find their next companion in a pet. Given the lifestyle of the people, the pet sitting industry has witnessed strong demand, and the same is expected to continue in the future as well.

Will India Be a Lucrative Market for Pet Sitting Service Providers?

Pets have always been a part of Indian culture. However, there was hardly a specific market for products/services for pet animals. People used to feed whatever leftovers were available to these pets, and for clothes, it was all handmade.

Now the scenario has changed drastically. People nowadays treat their pet animals as family members. Indians have started spending a good part of their income on grooming, clothes, and food, among others. India has witnessed one of the highest demands for foreign breeds of dogs and cats. People are ready to pay INR 5K-50K for a puppy/kitten of a foreign breed.

Simultaneously, the demand for pet-related services has also surged in the last few years and is expected to continue on the back of higher spending power and a stable economic outlook.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Dogs Expected to Continue Generating the Most Opportunities?

Dogs are believed to be friendly and sensitive, whereas cats, the next favorite animal as pets, are a bit impatience/moody. The impact of the same can be seen in their demands as pets. Globally, more than half of the people have dogs as their pets, whereas cats account for less than 20%.

Given their characteristics, among other pet animals, dogs are easy to train and maintain. Dogs tend to understand human orders easily and are also open to showing affection towards their caretaker/owner. As a result, dog owners treat them as their family members and do not hesitate to spend money on their well-being. From the supply side also, market players are coming up with dog-specific products/services in large numbers in comparison to other pet animals.

Why are Pet Care Facilities Preferred Over In-house Sitting Services?

Currently, across the world, pet sitting services are being provided either at the owner’s houses (in-house sitting services) or care facilities provided by market players. A majority of pet owners prefer pet sitting services at care facilities instead of in-house sitting services.

Generally, the demand for sitting services arises in cases when pet owners are traveling out of town or have to go outside without their pets. Since the owners are not at their homes, they prefer to drop their pets at care facilities over opting for in-house sitting services.

At care facilities, pets get a chance to meet other pets and also have a lot of other facilities, which they do not get at their home. In many cases, pet owners do not want to give access to their homes to an unknown person. Pet sitting service providers are coming up with boarding facilities in case the duration of sitting is long.

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Competitive Landscape

Major market players of pet sitting services are Best Friends Pet Care,, Inc., D Pet Hotels, Dogtopia Enterprises, Fetch! Pet Care, First Class Pet Sitting Services, Housecarers Mars, Incorporated, Pawsitive Ruff House, Pet Sitting, LLC, Petpals (UK) Limited, Petsfolio, PetSmart LLC, Preppy Pet, Taki Pet Sitter, and Train Walk Poop.

The global pet sitting services market is highly fragmented. As these services do not require any professional degree or certificate to carry out the business, many small and medium local enterprises own a significant market share regionally. Established market players are resorting to inorganic activities such as mergers and acquisitions to expand their presence and market share.

  • In July 2022, Emami Ltd acquired a 30% share in a pet-care company, Cannis Lupus Services. With the help of this acquisition, Emami will roll out a range of natural and chemical-free products for pets.
  • In June 2022, Zoetis, one of the world’s largest drug makers for pets, acquired Basepaws, a pet care genetics company.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the providers of pet sitting services positioned across regions, revenue growth, and service offering expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Pet Sitting Services Industry Research

  • By Pet Type:

    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Others (Not Covered Elsewhere)
  • By Service:

    • In-house Sitting
    • At-care Facilities
  • By Region:

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the global market size of pet sitting services?

The global pet sitting services market was valued at US$ 1.5 billion in 2021.

Which service type accounts for a prominent market share?

Care facilities account for a market share of approximately 61%.

Which country is set to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period?

The pet sitting services industry in India is predicted to expand at the highest CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period.

How is the North American market faring?

North America accounts for 44% share of the global pet sitting services market.

How did the market perform over the historical period?

From 2017 to 2021, revenue earned by pet sitting service providers increased at 6.8% CAGR.

Pet Sitting Services Market