Definition of pet-sit in English:

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pet-sit

verb

[no object]
Look after a pet or pets while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner’s home in order to do so: they call upon trusted friends to pet-sit when they are out of town
More example sentences
  • She says her best job was petsitting dogs, cats and horses for Schwaby's Pet Care
  • You can even pet-sit horses. I've petsitted horses before and it's easy.
  • I used to pet sit her bunny whenever she went away with her parents and she'd buy me movies while on vacation.

Derivatives

pet-sitter

noun
Example sentences
  • Word of mouth referral is a common way to find a pet sitter.
  • Only you can determine the best pet sitter for your dog.
  • She had not eaten in a week, despite the petsitter's offer of everything from fresh tuna to ice cream.

pet-sitting

noun
Example sentences
  • There is a large highly mobile expat community living here and they need kennel and pet sitting services immediately.
  • We care for each other's pets, allowing us to travel more freely without pet sitting costs.
  • At-home pet sitting can give you peace of mind knowing your pet pals are safe, happy, your home is being looked after by a professional, and your pet sitter is just a phone call away.

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Syllabification: pet-sit

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