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What is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter?


What is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter?

Pet Sitters International's Certification Program is an in-depth educational coursework that has been tailored exclusively for pet sitters.

The curriculum includes topics on

  • Pet Care
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Additional Services
  • Business & Office Procedures

The coursework was developed with input from the most knowledgeable professionals in the pet-care industry to provide the best in pet education to our members.


What You Get with a CPPS:

When you engage the services of a PSI CPPS, you are also gaining access to someone with the in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for providing superior in-home pet care.


  • This program was developed by PSI exclusively for its members. 
  • The coursework was created to promote high industry standards.
  • PSI's Certification Program provides a continuing education curriculum to keep certified pet sitters at the forefront of modern pet-care practices.


The CPPS Program is designed to provide a complete and well-rounded educational experience for a professional pet sitter. Our graduates are knowledgeable in the care of a wide variety of species - from cats and dogs to reptiles, amphibians and more. A PSI CPPS also knows how to run an efficient, effective pet-sitting business.


You can rest assured your pet sitter has been rigorously tested on companion animal care—and passed all tests—when you see the mark of a PSI CPPS. 

Find a Pet SitterPSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter

When you go to the PSI Locator and enter your ZIP code, consider the PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter icon when you make your selection.