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Save hundreds by trading free babysitting and pet care with friends. See who’s free for playdates & rides. So go out! (...or go nap). Silence that group text and bring on the “me-time” with Helpkin, your village in 2018. With shared availability, you can find your friends’ best time for playdates or date night care. Get and give guilt-free help with the people you trust most. It takes a village!



● Babysitting: Date nights, last-minute help, Target runs without a howling toddler sprawled on aisle 6!
● “Offers”: Keep the ball rolling by offering sits! (*Helpkin users ask for help 2-3x/mo., but help friends 4-5x!*)
● Playdates: Organize a party or let the bored kids drain each other’s batteries (wine sold separately).
● Rides: Arrange pickup/drop-off to school or sports (& car seats).

Fur babies:
● Dog walking: Stuck at work, out with friends, …
● Check-ins/Visits: Let the dogs out, quick kitty feast with belly rubs, …
● Pet Sitting: Even though they wanted to go travelin’!

Tired of: “hm.. how’s the next Saturday?”? Compare friends’ availability to find the best time (great for playdates and date nights)! You can even sync your phone calendar to your availability.

Save $2,300/year with just 3 babysitting requests and 1 pet visit a month! (National rates: Babysitting = $14/hr | Pet visits = $25/visit). With an extra $2k a year, you could buy 3 round-trip flights to Italy... OR 4 all-inclusive cruise packages… OR one ticket to Disneyland…... just saying.

Emergency contacts & care instructions in your pocket, like kids’ special needs/allergies or pet notes for: meals, walks, play, potty & medications.

No points? No problem! Unlike a “babysitting co-op” where you need “points” to get help, friends on Helpkin keep helping each other. (Our name comes from “help” & “kin” [family]. Your friends that offer help aren’t just being polite… they love you AND your kin. Your little ones are as adorable as your camera roll says they are.


Now treat yourself! Go out… relax!…WINE down!... Just don’t get too tired….

… Yep, we know the couch is comfortable… let’s do this!

...No? Okay….just close your eyes just for a second. Ah.. right there.. That’s ni…..

What’s New

Version 2.3.2

Stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
Gongdess ,

Better than Rover. You get to know who your dog sitter is.

Details. Everything I am missing from Rover is on this app. I’ve tried Rover for overnight stay and I just never feel all that good about it. I want to have some type of personal connection with my dog sitter and this is like a social network for friends of friends who can dog sit. I have a hard time asking for help so being able to translate through the app helps make it feel less awkward.

I also love how detailed I can get about my dog, from her med details to what makes her happy to how to feed her. It’s just so detailed compared to Rover and especially to Wag. Hope more of my friends get on it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your glowing review, Gongdess! We are glad you have found a home with Helpkin. We hope more of your friends get on it, too!
- Helpkin Team

andrea88yo ,

Great for single moms (and couples who want date night)!

Asking for babysitting is always awkward for me especially since I am still getting to know the area and the people. Having people on here I trust and being able to ask for babysitting in a platform that is designed for trading takes away the awkwardness and the annoying string of texts. This app is presented in such an easy format that anyone can download and use right away. Highly recommend!

Developer Response ,

We're so glad Helpkin helps take the awkwardness away for you in getting the help you need, andrea88yo. It is hard to ask for help and that's half the reason we even created this app in the first place! Thank you for your recommendation and we can't wait to keep improving/growing for you.
- Helpkin Team

Lol456784 ,

Super helpful app!!

I didn’t realize how helpful this app would be - it’s saving me so much time trying to find people to take care of my dog! Literally a god send! Highly recommend!

Developer Response ,

We're glad you joined the Helpkin community to get care for your dog!! Helpkin from the heavens, eh? Let it be known we received high recommendations from Lol456784 ... 1 point Helpkin.
- Helpkin Team


Helpkin Inc.
58.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Helpkin Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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