How to find pet care

Pet sitter or boarding kennel: Which is right for your dog?

Bags packed — check. Boarding passes printed — check. Ride to airport scheduled — check. Arrangements for Fido — uh oh! Whether your dog is an energetic pup or an older fellow, making preparations for a pet's care during your absence can be stressful and overwhelming. The decision between hiring an... more

Beyond dog walking: 8 pet care services you can ask your dog walker to do

Whether you're working long hours or taking care of your little ones, there are times it can be difficult to give your canine companion all the attention you know they deserve. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day, and there are weeks where you just can't manage... more

The ultimate dog sitter checklist

You wish you could bring your pets with you when you travel, but sometimes it just isn't possible. Hiring a pet sitter to stay at your home can help make the time you're away a little less stressful for your pet and ease your mind. To make sure... more

Dog walker vs dog day care: Which one is best for your dog?

Dog parents who work outside the home often stress about leaving their fur baby home alone all day. These worries are justified: dogs typically shouldn’t be left alone for eight or more hours, says Annie Hudson, owner of dog-walking company Hudson’s Hounds in New York City.  Leaving a dog... more

7 interview questions to ask a potential pet sitter

Whether you’re going on a quick weekend getaway or an international adventure, finding a trustworthy pet sitter is a crucial part of planning your trip. Leaving your pet in the care of a stranger can be stressful, but finding the right pet sitter will allow you to enjoy your time... more

How to find the right place to board your dog

When you have to leave your dog for an extended period — whether for an extra-long work day or a trip away from home — you might consider pet boarding. Unlike pet sitting, where someone visits or stays in your home to care for your dog, boarding involves leaving your... more

What to look for in your next dog sitter

The Mary Poppins of pet sitters is out there, and you’re determined to find her. If you’re an owner actively seeking pet care, zeroing in on that special someone to take care of your pet can be daunting, especially if you have high standards like most of us do. Beyond... more

How to guides

9 expert tips for choosing the right brand of healthy dog food

Enter any pet food aisle and you’re immediately bombarded with choices — wet, dry, store brand, trendy brand, healthy brand, raw food and more. If your pup is hungry, there’s definitely a fix for that. But how on earth do you choose? Picking a healthy brand of dog food is... more