Patti J. Moran, Founder
PSI member pet sitters are affiliated with the most widely respected association in the industry - an association established by Patti J. Moran
wrote the first book on the topic - Pet Sitting for Profit - and is considered the pioneer of the pet-sitting industry.
Patti J. Moran | Pet Sitters International
In the early 1980s, disillusioned by the corporate world and inspired by a good friend who was a huge animal lover like herself, Patti Moran
own pet-sitting business in North Carolina in 1983.
Caring for other peoples' pets just like they were her
own wasn't just a business idea for Patti Moran
- it was a passion.
found several resources about starting a small business, but there were no resources on pet sitting or in-home pet care.
seriously contemplated the risks of launching an "unheard of" business.
The uncertainty of venturing into an unestablished industry was frightening.
And, as she
searched for business insurance coverage, many doors were shut in her
No one had heard of - or understood - professional pet sitting.
Pet Sitting for Profit | Patti J. Moran
After word of her
business spread to other parts of the United States, Patti
was prompted to put her
how-to advice on paper.
In 1987 she
wrote the first book and premier reference on the topic - Pet Sitting for Profit.