Professional Pet Sitters Week was introduced by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1995. PSI is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters.
There are now more households with dogs (43 million) than children (38 million); and the need for pet-care services is at an all-time high.
Since 1994 PSI’s membership has grown to nearly 7,000 independent professional pet-sitting businesses that service more than 740,000 pet-owning households each year.
“Professional pet sitting has become an important service industry in the past 15 years. Many professional pet sitters put in long hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year, so they can provide personal in-home care for pets of all kinds,” says Patti Moran, president of PSI. “The tireless efforts of these small business owners and their staffs to provide optimal care to pets and their owners truly deserve recognition.”
The Furry Godmother of Conejo Valley has been a member of PSI since 2011 and offers services to pet owners in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura, Newbury Park, Simi Valley and the Santa Rosa section of Camarillo.
For pet owners, at-home pet sitting provides a unique alternative to boarding facilities or having to rely on family and neighbors to check in on their pets. Pet sitting goes beyond simply feeding and caring for pets. Professional pet-sitting services often offer dog walking, care of special needs pets, pet transportation services and pooper-scooper services, in addition to basic pet care.
This year, The Furry Godmother of Conejo Valley plans on making the most of Professional Pet Sitters Week by offering one day FREE for every new client who books me for 3 or more days.
“We continually strive to provide the best quality service to our pet-owning clients. It’s important to see the industry we love recognized on a global scale,” Thall adds.
Dale Thall, invites anyone interested in learning more about the advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter to visit her Web site, www.furrygodmotheronline.com. To learn more about PPSW and how you can participate, visit the PSI Web site, www.petsit.com.
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Feeding and water change
Administration of medication
Litter box cleaning
Poop scooping during scheduled visits
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