Dances with Dogs, Inc. encourages pet owners and pet lovers alike to celebrate the 21st annual Professional Pet Sitters Week, March 1-7, 2015. Professional Pet Sitters Week™ (PPSW™) was introduced by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1995.
This international week of recognition seeks to educate pet owners about the advantages of using professional pet sitters, as well as to encourage the public to explore professional pet sitting as a viable and rewarding career opportunity.
This year, PSI member business Dances with Dogs, Inc. is commemorating Professional Pet Sitters Week by donating 10% of all profits and 100% of all tips for the week to 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida.
“Dances with Dogs, Inc. is committed to providing the best quality service to our pet-owning clients and is excited to celebrate this week that recognizes the pet-sitting industry on a global scale,” says Katie Casell, President of Dances with Dogs, Inc.
With pet ownership at a record high, the need for pet-care services is greater than ever before.
“The pet-sitting industry has grown significantly over the past two decades. With the growth of the industry, it’s important for pet owners to seek out the services of professional pet sitters,” says Patti Moran, president of PSI. “Professional pet sitters maintain insurance and bonding, provide proof of a clear criminal history and take advantage of continuing education to ensure they can offer the best possible care to clients’ pets.”
“These professional businesses owners and their staff sitters truly deserve recognition for the optimal pet care and tireless efforts they provide year-round,” added Moran.
PSI is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters. 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.
Dances with Dogs, Inc. has been a member of PSI since 2002 and offers services to pet owners in Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Kendall.
For pet owners, at-home pet sitting provides a unique alternative to boarding facilities or having to rely on family and neighbors to care for their pets. Pet sitting goes beyond simply feeding and checking on pets. Professional pet-sitting services often include dog walking, care of special needs pets, pet transportation services and pooper-scooper services, in addition to basic pet care.
Casell invites anyone interested in learning more about the advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter to visit the Dances with Dogs, Inc. website at www.danceswithdogs.com. To learn more about PPSW and how you can participate, visit the PSI website, www.petsit.com.