How to find pet sitters in your area

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How to find pet sitters in your area

Updated Dec 21, 2021

Dear Cathy,

My daughter is getting married in a few months, and I need someone to pet-sit my Boston Terrier, age seven. Is there a legitimate list I can get somewhere that offers pet sitters in my area?

— Ted, Merrick, New York

Dear Ted,

There are several sites where you can search for pet sitters, like,,, and But, if you search online for “pet sitters near me,” you should get results that show these national websites as well as a listing of businesses or individuals that provide these services in your area. Also, go to and type in “pet sitters” and your city/state, and you should get a list of recommended pet sitters in your area.

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, children’s author, syndicated pet columnist, and pet expert with more than 30 years in the animal welfare field. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal

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Cathy Rosenthal, CHES, CFE
Animal Welfare Communications Specialist

Cathy brings more than 25 years' experience in the animal welfare field. She is a sought-after speaker, Certified Humane Education Specialist, a syndicated pet advice columnist, an author, a publisher, and of course - a loving pet parent.

Read more about Cathy here or check out her Non-Profit's page to see more ways she can help you and your organization.

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