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
There are several sites where you can search for pet sitters, like PetSit.com, Rover.com, Care.com, and TrustedHouseSitters.com. 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 Yelp.com 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 email@example.com. Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal