Don't know about the prices where you are, but doggy daycare down here would run alot less than paying $77 an hour for a pet sitter! I can put Harley in daycare with her vet (they have a boarding facility and a dogpark complete with pool!), for about $15 a day. Very reasonable.
And Prin is right about it wearing them out. After a day at doggy daycare, Harley is pretty much wiped and mellow for the next couple of days, easy.
I used to have a Multiple Personality Disorder, but the doctor says we are fine now.
Harley - 8 year old Beagle x Dobie
Jet - 10 month old Labrador Retriever