Monday, March 2, 2015

Professional Pet Sitters Week

March 1st - 7th is the 21st annual Professional Pet Sitters Week. Happy Pet Sitters Week to all professional pet sitters!

This week that is designated to celebrating professional pet sitters began after Patti Moran, founded Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1994, which is the world's largest educational association for pet sitters, representing over 7,000 independent professional pet sitting businesses world wide.

Pet Sitters International's latest campaign, “Get A Real Pet Sitter®,” seeks to educate pet owners on the importance of using professional pet sitters for their pet-care needs. 

“Often times, pet owners, and even news outlets, use the term ‘pet sitter’ carelessly, referring to anyone—from a family friend to the neighborhood teenager asked to walk a dog—as a ‘pet sitter,’” explained PSI President Patti J. Moran. “It is important pet owners understand that pet sitting is a professional career and professional pet sitters offer peace of mind that other pet-care options cannot.” 

Don't have a professional pet sitter? Go to to find a professional pet sitter near you!

Here are two entertaining videos they created for this campaign.