Pet Sitters International was founded in 1994 to promote, support and recognize excellence in pet sitting. When you hire a PSI member, you are hiring a professional who believes in the quality service and high standards that PSI promotes.
With a staff that has a combined 45+ years of experience in pet-sitting services, PSI has developed a wide range of pet care, business and educational resources. Only PSI members have access to this wealth of information, the latest in industry trends, new products and services that can benefit you as a pet owner. Our members are pet sitters because they love pets. PSI provides educational services, information and accreditation programs to help our members to better care for the pets that you love, too.
Travel: You won’t be inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet.
No Imposition: You don’t have to rely on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet, but instead you can be confident that a pet care professional will put you pet’s needs first.
Security: Your home is made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet-sitting services.Peace of Mind: While you’re away, you can feel confident that your pet is in capable, caring hands.
Special Services: Pet sitters can provide additional home services while caring for your pet, such as watering plants and bringing in the mail.
Reduced Stress: Your pet stays in its own familiar secure environment where all the sights, smells and sounds say “Home!”
Diet and Exercise: Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet.
No Travel Trauma: Travel in a vehicle to boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet! Having a pet sitter come directly to your home avoids this altogether.
Health Concerns: With a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness of other animals.
TLC: Most importantly, your pet receives love and personal attention while you are away.
Caring pet owners know that most pets adjust better to their owner’s absence and experience less anxiety and stress when they can remain their home environments. Pet sitters make this possible with daily visits to your home. In addition to meals, exercise, playtime and cleaning litter boxes or cages, professional pet sitters may also administer medications, walk dogs and perform other pet-care duties. That’s why in-home pet care is the choice of pet owners and the “pet-preferred” method of vacation and travel care.
Pet sitters may also provide vital home-care services while you are away, including mail or newspaper pick up, plant care and watering, placing trash outside for pickup or rotating the lights and opening or closing the blinds to make your house look lived in. A professional pet sitter provides peace of mind for everyone.
Preparation can make a big difference in how smoothly things go for your pet when the pet sitter comes to visit. Here are some tips:
You can help your pet sitter be a better friend to your pet by helping to make sure there are no problems while you are away. Planning and preparation in the following areas will smooth the way: