If you’re super picky
Send your dog on a sleepover with DogVacay.com, an Airbnb look-alike with tons of reviews. The site accepts less than 20 percent of the sitters who apply, so these pros are way better than a neighbor’s kid. As with all these services, prices are set by sitters based on market rates.
If you're a helicopter parent
With Rover.com, you can get GPS routes of the walks your pooch took with the sitter and a highlight reel of every snappable moment you missed. Low-maintenance pet? You can book half-hour visits to save money (say, $16 check-ins versus $45 overnights).
If you're too busy to search
Petsitting.com is the digital equivalent of asking around. Fill out a quick survey and your info will be sent to local insured pet-sitting pros. Depending on your location, you can expect one or two matches to reach out—this site is about quality over quantity.