Where can I find a pet sitter? Should I board my pet?
The ASPCA strongly advises a visit and thorough inspection of each potential boarding facility, even if the facility has been recommended to you. Ask for, and check, references from other clients, inquire about the facility, its hours of operation, supervision of animals, exercise regimens, dietary provisions, affiliation with veterinarians in the community and staff qualifications. It's a good idea to check the reputation of a potential boarding facility with local veterinarians, trainers, etc. For referrals to reputable boarding facilities near you, you may wish to contact The American Boarding Kennel Association at (877) 570-7788 or (719) 667-1600.
If a boarding facility is not right for your pet, consider a professional pet sitter, who can care for your animal in your home or theirs. For referrals to a reputable pet sitter, you may wish to contact:
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
Pet Sitters International
*The ASPCA does not independently investigate or endorse any pet sitting or boarding facility.