If you are a pet owner that travels, you have probably been faced with the prospect of finding someone to care for your animal while you're away.  In some cases you may be able to find a family member to do the job, but in many cases you may be looking for a pet sitter or a kennel.

Bill Smith, Investigator with the Better Business Bureau tells The Big Z if you are using a sitter, remember that means they will have access to your home.

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You also need to think about your pets' needs.  This includes medications, food, toys, and whether they will be fine with someone that stops by once or twice a day.

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