Pet Lovers & Dog-Sitters Upset Over Law that Bans Watching Animals Without a License

NYC is cracking down on people who watch other people's pets for money, without licenses.

Health Department rules ban anyone from taking money to care for an animal outside a licensed kennel — and the department has warned a popular pet-sitting app that its users are breaking the law.

“The laws are antiquated,” said Chad Bacon, 29, a dog sitter in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with the app Rover. “If you’re qualified and able to provide a service, I don’t think you should be penalized.”

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