PET SITTERS INTERNATIONAL

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PET-SITTING EXCELLENCE

All My Children Wear Fur Coats welcomed Beth Stultz-Hairston, Vice-President, Marketing and Operation for Pet Sitters International (PSI).  Beth is a pet lover who has been working in the industry for more than 15 years.  She is also a pet parent to cats, dogs, chickens and some assorted farm critters.

PSI was founded by Patti J. Moran in 1994.  She is the author of Pet Sitting for Profit, now considered to be the “bible” of professional pet sitting.  Patti entered the world of professional pet sitting in 1983 when she started her own pet sitting business.  At that time there were few resources available on pet sitting or in-home pet care.

For more than two decades, PSI has been a pioneer in the pet-sitting industry and a trusted educational resource for both pet sitters and pet owners. The association’s commitment o industry excellence is reflected in its continually evolving resources and programs.
PSI’s industry contributions include:

  • Partnering to provide the first-ever business insurance for professional pet sitters
  • Publishing the first magazine for professional pet sitters, now called Pet Sitter’s WORLD
  • Establishing Professional Pet Sitters Week™
  • Hosting the Pet Sitter World Educational Conference & Expo – this year’s event will be held on November 2-4, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Recognizing a Pet Sitter of the Year™, the industry’s highest honor
  • Introducing the first educational program designed exclusively for professional pet sitters and allowing PSI members the opportunity to earn the CPPS-Certified Professional Pet Sitter® designation
  • Creating Take Your Dog To Work Day® to promote pet adoptions
  • Creating Take Your Cat To Work Day®
  • Launching the PSI Store Online, the largest specialty retailer of products for professional pet sitters
  • Becoming the first and only pet-sitter association to offer a third-party background verification program

Today, with nearly 6,000 members worldwide, PSI continues to shape the standards of the professional pet-sitting industry.

I had the opportunity to present at this year’s Pet Sitter World Education Conference & Expo held in November in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  I presented on the topic of Creating Estate plans that Work for Pets…and their People.  It was an honor to be among some of the finest speakers in the pet industry.  Liz Hyde was crowned Pet Sitter of the Year.

PSI’s website is chock full of resources for both the professional pet-sitter, pet parents that only want the best for the pets and those who might be interested in making pet-sitting a professional career.  Their online locator can help pet parents find qualified people, dedicated to the craft of pet-sitting to take care of your children who wear fur coats.

You can learn more about PSI by visiting their website, following them on FaceBook or finding them on your favorite social media source including TwitterInstagram and YouTube.
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Join us next week on Monday at 3 p.m. for another edition of All My Children Wear Fur Coats with Peggy Hoyt. 

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