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Become a Professional Pet Sitter

Professional pet sitting is one of the fastest growing home-based businesses in the world. Pet Sitters International (PSI) has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, who love working with and caring for animals, start a pet-sitting business in this lucrative and rewarding industry.


Explore the pages to the left to learn more about what pet sitters do and how PSI can help you build and grow your own pet-sitting service.


Would you like to start a pet-sitting or dog-walking business this year? Download these free "Getting Started" resources from PSI


Did you know? 

  • The 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 82.5 million homes.

  • The APPA reported that Americans spent $55.7 billion on their pets last year and the figure could increase to $60 billion this year. The APPA also reported that services like pet sitting are among the strongest growth sectors of the industry.

PSI membership gives you access to the tools, information and support that will help you start a pet-sitting business the right way. You can also test drive a PSI membership free for five days.