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Professional Pet Sitters Week


Discussing The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional 

There comes a time in every pet owner’s life where they can’t take their furry friend with them. Vacation, work, business trips, school, restaurants, etc. are all examples of times when we can’t take our pets with us. This is when responsible pet owners must entrust their pets to someone else to temporarily look after them. I’m of course talking about pet sitters. However, there’s a big difference in quality between hiring a professional pet sitter and asking a neighbor or family relative.  This blog will discuss the various benefits of hiring a professional pet sitter as well as the week-long holiday known as “Professional Pet Sitters Week.” Keep reading to learn more. 

A Holiday For Pet Sitters

March 6th through March 12th of 2022 marks the 28th annual celebration of Professional Pet Sitters Week. This wonderful week-long holiday was originally established in 1995 by Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters. Pet Sitters International, or P.S.I., was first established in 1994 and has been dedicated to educating professional pet sitters ever since. Today they continue to promote, support, and exemplify the importance and excellence of professional pet sitting across the world. But, why did they create this holiday in the first place? The goal of this annual week-long holiday is to honor professional pet-care providers, educate the public about the advantages of hiring professional in-home pet care, and encourage pet-loving enthusiasts to consider professional pet sitting as a viable career choice. Therefore, the first week of March should be a time to celebrate and be thankful for professional pet-care providers and the services they offer. 

Depending On Non-Professionals

Many pet owners aren’t even aware that professional pet care services exist, let alone the benefits of having a professional pet sitter. Oftentimes pet owners will resort to asking a family relative or a neighbor to look after their pets while they’re away on vacation, business, school, etc. While there is nothing wrong with relying on family, friends, and neighbors to help you with your pets needs, it can become a problem in regards to dependability. The truth is that many of our family, friends, and neighbors also lead busy lives and don’t always have the time to take care of someone else’s pets. Not to mention, nothing in life is free and you often get what you pay for. Your relative might be too busy, or your friend gets held up at work, or your neighbor outright forgets to take care of your pet. Not only is this bad news for your pets, but it can be devastating to your relationships with said family, friends, and neighbors. In order to avoid your pet being neglected and possibly damaging your close relationships, go the extra mile and hire a professional to look after your pets while you’re away. 

Professional Pet Sitters

As the name entails, professional pet sitters are people who dedicate their livelihood to caring for and loving other peoples pets as if they were their own. Professional pet care services are about more than just providing food, water, and potty breaks/clean litter boxes and/or cages. It’s about going above and beyond to ensure your pet thrives and is happy while you’re not there. We professional pet sitters believe that every pet is special and deserves to be treated as such. It means walking that extra mile with your dog, or giving extra scratches behind your cat’s ears, making a point to interact with your guinea pig or reptile, and even talking to your fish just to remind them that they are loved. While many people would see this as unnecessary, we see it as an obligation because pets aren’t just our job they’re our passion. 

ParaMount Pet Care Difference 

The good people at ParaMount Pet Care work tirelessly seven days a week to ensure that your pets get that little bit of extra love, attention, and care that every pet deserves. We utilize the latest pet sitting software called Time To Pet to help make the whole pet sitting experience easier for both you and our sitters. This convenient all-in-one software provides the times, dates and GPS location of your visits, and communication between you and the sitters looking after your pets. You can also make all payments and scheduling requests through the Time To Pet software on your computer or on the Time To Pet app on your phone or tablet. But, it’s not just the technology that sets us apart from other pet sitters. All pet sitters on our team are background checked, bonded and insured to put your mind at ease when it comes to the liability factor of letting someone into your home. Our love and dedication for animals is something we take pride in and hold above all else as the gold standard for quality pet-care service. We love what we do and we express that love through our hard work and unwavering passion for pets. To learn more about the passion that drives ParaMount Pet Care, check out our previous blog entitled ParaMount Pet Passion or check out our website at nepapetstting.com.