Several studies say Americans have been cutting their vacations short or skipping out altogether because of their pets. And many who do decide to take some time off, just bring their four-legged friends.

While Fido could use a vacation too, what does it really cost to have your pet along on your travels versus hiring a pet sitter?

The people at Rover crunched the numbers and apparently, there are a ton of hidden expenses, which they note in a new report.

On average, the site says an overnight pet sitter will run $30 per day or $210 per week. On the flip side, a trip with Ol’ Spot could potentially add up to a bank-busting $853-$1,564, with fees tacked on every step of the way.

Do you travel with your pets? Why? How do you keep expenses down?

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