Great question, and it can be a confusing one! Hobby sitters typically are not insured, bonded, trained, and may be unprepared for issues that may arise. In many cases, hobbyists have full-time jobs in an unrelated field, or may be inconsistent or unreliable. While most hobbyist begin with a love for animals, the pet care industry is demanding, hard work, and requires knowledge and experience to be executed to the industry’s highest standards. At JND, we offer a team of sitters, reliable scheduling, GPS tracked real time visit reports, insurance, and bonding.