I belong to a Pet Sitter chat group (sounds riveting, doesn’t it?). Well, a common theme in the group is competition from hobby sitters and the preformed assumption that pet sitters have an easy job that any kid can do, cheaper. Often, there are stories in the news about a horrible pet sitter that abused a pet and it is usually someone hired online from one of the cheap hobby-sitter services that have popped up, seemingly overnight. Makes us all look bad. 

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