Professional Pet Sitters Week is Right Around the Proverbial Corner

Dingo’s Dogsitting encourages pet owners and pet lovers alike to celebrate Professional Pet Sitters Week, March 4-10, 2012. This international week of recognition seeks to educate pet owners about the advantages of in-home pet care, as well as to encourage the public to explore professional pet sitting as a viable and rewarding career opportunity.

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.”

Dingo’s Dogsitting has been a member of PSI since 2010 and offers services to pet owners in and around Greater Boston and the North Shore.

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, Dingo’s Dogsitting plans on making the most of Professional Pet Sitters Week by offering a 15% discount to all new clients.

I invite anyone interested in learning more about the advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter to visit my Web site,

To learn more about PPSW and how you can participate, visit the PSI Web site,


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