Deciding on care for your dog or cat should not be left until the last minute. Be considerate of your pet sitter as you want them to be to you and your pet. If you decide you want to board your dog or cat, you should visit several facilities to see which one you feel is best for your pet. The cost of all of your options also needs to be part of your decision. You need to find someone or some place that is reputable, reliable, and who is pet friendly.
You can also go online to find a local pet sitter, or look in your yellow pages. Create a list of questions you want to have answered before you make your decision. Have them ask you any questions they need answered, and to list any requirements they have, such as vaccinations, etc. You can ask family members, friends, and/or your vet for recommendations. Look for a reputable place that is professional, dog and cat friendly, and preferably one that is near you. You can also take tour of the sites such as http://www.rover.com/.
You can also call your prospective boarding facilities and ask them as many questions as you want. A phone call can easily narrow down your prospective facilities. The cost of services is definitely a major criterion in making a decision.