Unlicensed pet sitters: The latest victims of New York’s regulatory state

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Dave Albin

“The New York City Health Department wants to ensure that pet sitters are licensed, and has warned a popular internet-based pet sitter service that its users are in violation of the law. Following outrage, the Health Department clarified and somewhat softened the regulations, stating that ‘individual families’ would not be targeted, but that commercial pet sitters in private homes would be. It’s worth discussing how a regulation like this will apparently be enforced, as it explains a lot about how state agencies think about us.” (08/11/17)