How are you setting about to celebrate Professional Pet Sitters Week (PPSW) this week, Sunday, March 3rd through Saturday, the 9th? This pet holiday is celebrated each and every year the first full week in March. The celebration centers around paying tribute to those individuals that professionally care for the companion animals of our world when the animals’ owners are away for one reason or another.
A second reason that this holiday is so important is that it recognizes the practicality of in-home pet care and those that professional pet sitting as a career. For many pet sitting professionals, animals are a part of their family. Many would love to be a part of your family by taking care of your animal when you must be away from home for extended periods of time due to work, vacations or other family obligations. In fact, some of these professionals will administer the same love and dutiful attention to your furry loved ones as you do.
One such business in the DuPage area is Nancy’s Pet Sitting in Lombard, Illinois. Nancy and her staff offer a multitude of services for your pets. They are even willing to put some elbow grease into other various home services for you. Their goal is to make certain that your home looks lived in so as to deter any crime – thus keeping your pet (and home) safe and sound. They are fully insured and bonded.
Professional Pet Sitters, such as Nancy, are willing to feed, walk, brush, administer meds, take pets to the vet and bathe your pets. Many are willing to do these duties seven days a week.
As far as your home is concerned, plants will be watered, mail and newspapers brought in, various lights alternated as opposed to the same ones being put on a timer, curtains and blinds opened and closed and even trash taken in or out. By paying attention to detail in the home, it is another method of ensuring that your pet will be secure in their home environment.
It is advisable, in order for pet sitters, to get the word out about their professional services, that the market themselves accordingly. Contacting local media is a start; social networking, in this day and age, is very important. That leads into personal networking with others in your same industry; get together and discuss how to further promote the great services that you provide and plan referrals if your business is either too busy or if the future client is not in your area.
During special weeks like this one, special discounts are a great idea to promote your business. Donating pet services or part of your proceeds to an animal welfare or rescue organization gains positive attention. In the same fashion, hosting an “open house,” if you have an actual location in which you take care of pets, will allow you to host a seminar or training class for clients.
Then it is ideal to promote PPSW on your website, your Facebook page or tweet about the organization this week. Thanking clients and staff sitters this week will keep the business fresh; unique in that it recognizes the good services required and provided. Lastly, give yourself a pat on the back and give yourself a treat. It is really important to recognize the good work that you provide and appreciate yourself because you care for animals.
Professional Pet Sitters should all be generously rewarded, especially this week, for caring for our animals when we are unable to. We pet lovers salute you!