Headlines Petsitters in Some Cities Learn Their Business Is Illegal Published 4 years ago on July 24, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet In NY the rule wasn’t enforced until recently. Petsitters in New York and some other places have recently learned, much to their surprise, that their business model is not legal where they live. The issue in New York City and some other places is that local regulations forbid offering petsitting services for pay at home, the New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, in New York, “anyone offering petsitting for pay must be licensed to board animals, and do so in a permitted kennel.” And you’re not allowed to operate a kennel at your residence. The rule has been on the books for a long time but hasn’t been strictly enforced. However, the rise of app-based companies such as Rover and Wag has recently brought the issue to the forefront. Advertisement The same thing has happened in New Jersey as well as in Colorado and California, the Times reports. In many instances, the companies have been able to reach mutually agreeable terms with governments. For example, in Colorado, a new “allows paid dogsitting without a license for up to three dogs at a time,” according to the newspaper. Read more at the New York Times Related Topics:Legalpet sittersRover.comWag click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like These Are the Most Popular Pet Names and Trends of 2020, According to Rover Statement on The Heroes Act Provisions From Mike Bober Stay on the Right Side of the Law When Selling CBD Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases1 day ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases1 day ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?