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Local Address: KING, North Carolina, United States
Pet Sitters International Inc
201 East King Street
King, North Carolina 27021
United States

Company Description: Established in 1994, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters, representing nearly 7,500...   more

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The Pet Sitter's WORLD Article Archives, 1 July 2014 [cached]
As the association reflects upon the last two decades, PSI President Patti J. Moran says the focus will continue to be promoting professionalism in the ever-growing industry and educating pet owners on selecting professional pet sitters.
Pet Sitters International ..., 17 July 2014 [cached]
Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters, was founded by Patti J. Moran in 1994. PSI has helped thousands of pet lovers start their own professional pet-sitting services by offering access to pet-sitter specific business and educational resources.
"In the last two decades we've made great strides-as an association and an industry-to raise awareness of the valuable services professional pet sitters provide," Moran said.
Patti J. Moran - Pet Sitting Expert, 1 July 2014 [cached]
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. Patti wrote the first book on the topic - Pet Sitting for Profit - and is considered the pioneer of the pet-sitting industry.
Patti's story:
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 started her 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.
She found several resources about starting a small business, but there were no resources on pet sitting or in-home pet care. She 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 face. 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.
Plus a personal letter of recognition ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
Plus a personal letter of recognition from PSI President Patti Moran. Locator Highlights. A designation visible to the public will be displayed with your PSI Locator information. CPPS Logo.
Summary:As the pet-care industry ..., 28 Feb 2014 [cached]
Summary:As the pet-care industry continues to grow, PSI founder Patti J. Moran says focus is on promoting the benefits of using "professional" pet sitters and offering pet sitters the tools they need to succeed in the growing industry.
After a corporate layoff in 1983, Patti J. Moran decided to start her own small pet-sitting business-a service unheard of at the time. As requests for information on starting a similar business came in from around the globe, Moran's passion for pets-and her new pet-sitting business-led her to create an international association and spearhead an entirely new industry. Pet Sitters International (PSI), the professional pet-sitting organization Moran founded in 1994, is now the world's leading educational association for pet sitters, and March 2-8 marks the 20th annual observance of Professional Pet Sitters Week™ (PPSW™).
Introduced by PSI in 1995, PPSW is an annual observance that honors professional pet-care providers, educates the pet-owning public about the advantages of professional in-home pet care and encourages pet-loving entrepreneurs to explore professional pet sitting as a viable career.
"PSI celebrates PPSW to recognize professional pet sitters who work 24/7 to offer the best possible pet-care services," said PSI President Patti Moran. "PPSW is also a time for us to stress to pet owners the importance of using only professional pet sitters."
Moran adds that professional pet sitters' commitment to excellent pet care includes maintaining pet-sitter insurance and bonding, using a pet-sitting service contract, offering proof of clear criminal history and staying up to date on the latest pet-care information through continuing education like PSI's Certification Program.
According to the 2013-2014 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, pet ownership is at an all-time high. With the increase in pet ownership, Moran notes PSI has also seen an increase in the inquiries they receive regarding becoming a pet sitter and have noted an increase in the number of Web sites offering pet-sitter locator services.
"For pet owners, this increase in pet-sitting options brings a greater responsibility to carefully screen potential pet sitters," Moran explained.
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