After a hectic day at work, or a hard day doing household chores, sometimes we don't always have the time to take care of our pets. Whether we need a dog walker or dog groomer, there are plenty of experts on hand to help. 1. Pet Sitters Hiring a pet sitter is an excellent alternative to putting your dog into kennels as it's usually a cheaper option that can work around your schedule. You can hire pet sitters for short or long term arrangements, either in their home or at yours, and they're mostly available to your local area. When thinking of employing a pet sitter you should first check their references and experience with looking after your precious canine. In addition, they should be insured so if anything happens to them or your dog, then both parties are covered for any accidents. 2. Dog Groomers These are professional people whose business is to provide dog care which ranges from washing Fido to providing healthcare for your pet. Prices can vary considerably according to the quality of dog groomer and the treatment given so it's a good idea to research prices before visiting the premises to ensure the quality of treatment your pet will be given.