Hello, I'm a new member to the forum. I am retired, but started a pet sitting business in North Georgia Mountains several years ago. If you have any questions you would like to ask about pet sitters and how to hire one, I'd be glad to help. There are very good sitters, and there are really bad ones. Despite the fact a sitter is registered with national pet sitter organizations doesn't make them a good sitter, trust me. I also own four dogs, including one newly adopted Basenji, and have two pet sitters who help me out when I need to go away.