Pet care provider
Consumer Reports survey results on what people gave in 2011:
Cash, check, or gift card: 29 percent
Gift: 5 percent
Nothing: 66 percent
Total median value: $20
What Emily Post suggests: For a pet groomer, give cash or a gift if the same person grooms your pet all year. If you opt for cash, give up to the cost of one session. For a dog walker, give cash or a gift. If you opt for cash, give up to one week’s pay.