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Beginning a career as a professional pet sitter is rewarding and challenging. Establishing your own pet-sitting business can be especially trying at first. PSI has compiled the first five steps to take when starting your pet-sitting business.
As with any business, hard work, good planning and continuing education can make all the difference between success and failure, both financially and professionally.
PSI membership allows you to build your pet-sitting business carefully and market your pet-care services as a valuable community resource. As you grow, PSI will be there with the education, information and tools you will need to stay on the professional, leading edge of pet sitting in your area. Learn pet sitting from the association that made it an industry.
PSI constantly searches the horizon for programs that meet the needs of pet-sitting businesses. The tools and resources available to PSI members will help you get started and keep you ahead of the game. As a PSI member you can take immediate advantage of benefits including:
First Year Focus – A program created specifically for new PSI members. This program provides additional support to help you navigate your first year in the professional pet-sitting industry.
Education – PSI’s motto is Pet Sitting Excellence through Education – and as a PSI member you can take advantage of the many educational tools to ensure excellence in your pet-sitting business and in the service you provide to your clients.
Certification Program – PSI’s premier educational opportunity allows you to become a Certified Professional Pet Sitter through a comprehensive coursework designed specifically for pet sitters.
Insurance – Protection for the unexpected. PSI members have access to business insurance and bonding that is designed exclusively for professional pet sitters.
Marketing – As a pet-sitting business owner, you want clients - and fast! PSI members have access to tons of customizable advertising and promotional tools. Members can also immediately take advantage of PSI's Member Marketing Guide, a manual to help you develop a promotional plan for your business.
Need Support? – PSI members have access to the trained, professional Member Services staff to answer all pet-sitting questions. PSI is more than 7,000 members strong with more than 1,000 professional pet sitters who have been members of PSI for 10 years or longer. Need advice? You can be sure one of your fellow PSI members has seen it or heard it before. PSI members can also connect and share stories, tips and advice through the Member Forum.
If you are ready to apply for membership, we are ready to welcome you to professional pet sitting the PSI way!