Professional Pet Sitters Week 2012: Celebrations and Highlights
Last week, March 4-10, marked the 18th annual celebration of Professional Pet Sitters Week (PPSW)—a week to honor professional pet sitters worldwide and recognize the viability of professional pet care as a career.
Pet sitters had many reasons to celebrate, including the announcement from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) that annual pet-spending reached an all-time high in 2011—and the service category, including pet sitting—grew more than any other, surging 7.9 percent from $3.51 billion in 2010 to $3.79 billion in 2011.
Here's a look at how PSI and its members celebrated this special week:
Pet Sitters International Recognizes Individual Contributions, Collective Growth During Professional Pet Sitters Week
PSI releases first-ever television commercial March 5, 2012.
Each day last week, PSI featured one member's "pet-sitting success story":
Monday: Sophia Stevenson
Tuesday: J. Robin Cara
Wednesday: Cindy Johnson
Thursday: Christine Santora
Friday: Power Pet Sitter
PSI members found ways to celebrate as well:
Wag Wagon Pet Services donated 10% of profits and 100% of all tips for the week to the NHSPCA in Stratham, New Hampshire.
WETNOSES made the most of Professional Pet Sitters Week by offering a 10% discount to new clients who take advantage of our daily walking services during the month of March.
Pet sitters from the Columbia and Greater Columbia areas met for lunch at Carabba’s On March 4 to celebrate.
Pet-sitting companies in attendance were: Palmetto Paws & Tails LLC, Petsitting by Denise, The Paddy Waggin’ LLC, Karen’s Creature Comforts, A Bone To Fetch, Petsit 4 U, Kind2Animals, Critter Sitter and Pampered Pets.
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