As a dog sitter, during summer, my main job is taking care of various pups that have been left behind by their owners. During summer, vacations and beaches becomes the priority and often, having a pet wouldn't be feasible. Flights which accommodate pets are usually expensive plus traveling with a huge family while including pets can be stressful.
As a college student, being a dog sitter gives the income needed to support the so-called "student life" as it usually pays up to 150$ per dog each day. During summer, a dog sitter can take up to 7-8 dogs per sitting and shuffling around schedules for food, veterinarians, medication, outdoor time and other extremities. It's definitely a great summer income that pays for college as well as a healthy lifestyle especially in the U.S. However, as a dog sitter, I realized I would never hire a dog sitter to care for my dog.