– Loving Paws & House Sitting encourages pet owners and pet
lovers alike to celebrate Professional Pet Sitters Week from
March 4 to 10, 2012.
This international week of recognition seeks to educate pet
parents about the advantages of in-home pet care, as well as
to encourage anyone to explore professional pet sitting as a
viable and as a rewarding career opportunity.
Professional Pet Sitters Week was introduced by Pet Sitters
International (PSI) in 1995. PSI is the world’s largest
educational association for professional pet sitters.
“It is interesting to note,” says Leclair, “that there are
now more households with dogs than households with children;
and the need for quality pet-care services is at an all-time
high.” (Source: PSI)
Professional pet sitting has become an important service
industry in Ottawa, and Loving Paws & House Sitting has
worked tirelessly to lead the way during the past 6&½ years.
“Many of our professional pet sitters put in long hours,
seven days a week, 365 days a year, so they can provide
personal in-home care for pets of all kinds,” says Leclair.
“Their tireless efforts to provide optimal care to pets and
their owners truly deserve recognition.”
Loving Paws & House Sitting has been a member of PSI since
August 2005 and has provided services to thousands of pets
and pet owners across in the National Capital Region
(greater Ottawa-Gatineau region, Kemptville, and Smiths
Falls) during this time.
For pet owners, at-home pet sitting provides a unique
alternative to boarding facilities or having to rely on
family or neighbours to check in on their pets. Leclair
adds, “What’s really convenient and loving for our clients
and their pets is that the pets stay in their own
environment and we drive to their homes.”
Pet sitting goes beyond simply feeding and caring for pets.
Leclair clarifies, “In addition to basic pet care, we offer
dog walks, mid-day puppy visits, care for special needs
pets, and medical care – all focusing on personalized care!
This year, LP&HS is making the most of Professional Pet
Sitters Week by offering March Break Savings, and by
increasing efforts to raise funds for the Ottawa Humane
Society (OHS). Leclair says, “We invite everyone to visit
our website where we’ve made donating to the OHS Fundraiser
Loving Paws & House Sitting continually strives to provide
the best quality service to pet parents and their pets, and
thanks its clients and the community for its support over
the years. Leclair closes by stating, “It’s important to see
the industry we love recognized on a global scale.”
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General information about LP&HS or advantages of working for LP&HS:
www.LovingPaws.ca or Sara Morris at
email@example.com or 613-266-2697.
Media inquiries for this news release: Amy Shannon Leclair at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-806-2697.
General information about PSI, the professional pet-sitting industry,
PPSW or how to participate:
www.petsit.com or Beth Stultz at