Whether you need help for the long term, or just for the day, you can create a job posting for nearby sitters. They will also let you know about new sitters that register in the area. This is a for-pay online service where you can browse profiles, see references, and find out people???s availability before having them come in for an interview??? Its $30 for the first 3 months and $9 a month afterwards. They do background checks and references.