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  • Super Hero Sitters: The 6-Part Series for Professional Pet Sitters Week

    Posted March 6, 2011 By in APSE News and Events, Pet Owners, Pet Sitters With | No Comments

    child and dogIn honor of Professional Pet Sitters Week (March 6 – 12, 2011) we are spotlighting the professional pet sitter in a way not often seen.

    Just like the fire fighter who is expected to run into a burning building to save lives without a second thought…

    Or the emergency room doctor who drops everything when the unexpected calls and has but one goal in mind….

    The professional pet sitter, too, is a special hero.

    Super Hero Sitters: Real Pet Sitting Stories About Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of… Happy Pets

    Each day throughout Professional Pet Sitters Week, you will meet a different pet sitter and hear their personal heroic story.

    Of course, no pet sitter considers any of this heroic, but rather all part of the job and all carried out without a second thought.

    Now that deserves some recognition and some gratitude.

    Meet The Pet Sitters

    The following pet sitter stories are accessible from this page:

    Gus Elfving – owner of Pet Peeps in Washington, DCMonday, March 7
    Tori Lattig – co-owner of Endless Pawsibilities in Toms River, NJTuesday, March 8
    Miranda Murdock – owner of My Pet’s Buddy in Shreveport, LAWednesday, March 9
    Jan Brown – owner of Jan’s Pet Sitting in Foster City, CAThursday, March 10
    Bella Vasta – owner of Bella’s House & Pet Sitting in Scottsdale, AZFriday, March 11
    Jason Hoffman – owner of 203 Pet Service in Fairfield, CTSaturday, March 12

    The Making Of…

    When coming up with the idea for this special series, I couldn’t have predicted what stories pet sitters would have to share.

    The goal, in part, is to educate the public between the differences of calling on friends or family to watch their pets versus hiring a trained, qualified and professional pet sitter.

    We also aim to bring awareness to the pet sitting industry and promote pet sitters.

    This series is about pulling back the curtain and showing what goes on ‘behind the scenes.’

    Many pet sitters have those stories where we were called upon to do the unexpected, where we saved the day (perhaps even a life) – all in the name of pet sitting.

    Too many people falsely believe pet sitting is simply about checking in on an animal, changing the water and filling the food bowl.

    However, after listening to each story, you’ll think differently.

    These six stories show the other side of pet sitting. The side that showcases and highlights the skills, talent, love and professionalism inside each sitter. The stuff that truly separates the professional from the friends, family and neighbors performing the same job.

    Thank You For All You Do

    Thank you to each pet sitter who shared their story with us.

    Thank you to each pet sitter who goes above and beyond in the most professional of manner.

    Thank you to every loving and caring pet parent who understands and values the work of a professionally trained pet sitter.

    Meet The Pet Sitters

    Gus Elfving – owner of Pet Peeps in Washington, DCMonday, March 7
    Tori Lattig – co-owner of Endless Pawsibilities in Toms River, NJTuesday, March 8
    Miranda Murdock – owner of My Pet’s Buddy in Shreveport, LAWednesday, March 9
    Jan Brown – owner of Jan’s Pet Sitting in Foster City, CAThursday, March 10
    Bella Vasta – owner of Bella’s House & Pet Sitting in Scottsdale, AZFriday, March 11
    Jason Hoffman – owner of 203 Pet Service in Fairfield, CTSaturday, March 12

    Image Credit: Cia de Foto

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