Legislators are making it even easier for Coloradans to get pet-sitting jobs.
Rather than set up a new regulatory mechanism that would allow people to take such gigs through online pet-sitting platforms, sponsors of House Bill 1228 revamped the bill last week so that it simply excludes anyone watching three or fewer domesticated animals from the current regulations of the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act. And on Monday, it passed the state House of Representatives unanimously and advances to the state Senate.
“The solution that you’ve come up with seems to be one that everybody is happy about,” said state Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver.
HB 1228 — sponsored by Reps. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, and Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain — came about after several people who had been getting pet-sitting jobs through the online platform Rover.com were visited by Colorado Department of Agriculture inspectors and told they were breaking the law requiring them to get a kenneling license.