PSI Survey Reveals Those Who Find Success as Professional Pet Sitters
Pet Sitters International (PSI), an educational organization for professional pet sitters, found in its 2016 State of the Industry Survey that only 3 percent of its members pursued pet sitting as a first career immediately following high school or college.
While nearly 40 percent of its members decided to start a professional pet-sitting business post-retirement or after being laid off (16.9 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively), most of PSI’s members (58 percent) chose to leave another career to open their own professional pet-sitting business. And these pet-sitting business owners came from a variety of professional backgrounds, ranging from business management to education to veterinary and medical support.
“Pet sitting is an ever-growing industry,” said PSI president Patti Moran. “Professional pet-care services are in high demand, and pet sitting is a viable career option with significant earning potential for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, a love for pets and a commitment to professionalism and hard work.”
PSI plans to reveal the full results from its 2016 State of the Industry Survey at its annual Pet Sitter World Educational Conference & Expo in San Diego from Sept. 12 to 15.