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Pet Sitters Generate $440M in Revenue, Survey Finds

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PSI members performed 22M assignments last year.

KING, NC — Pet Sitters International has released its 2018 State of the Industry Survey, revealing that its member businesses generated more than $440 million in pet-sitting revenues last year.

The educational association’s survey, conducted every two years, found that the businesses performed more than 22 million pet-sitting assignments.

Member businesses averaged 137 clients and 3,816 pet-sitting assignments in 2017, according to a press release. The national average gross revenue for these businesses was $75,658.

In 2015, businesses had an average of 109 clients, 2,645 pet-sitting assignments and $60,625 gross revenue in 2015.

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“With these results, it’s not surprising that nearly three-quarters of PSI members indicated a ‘positive’ or even ‘sky’s the limit’ outlook for 2018-19, and we agree,” said PSI founder and President Patti J. Moran. “The need for pet-care services continues to grow and as pet owners become increasingly savvy in their pet-care choices, professional pet-sitting and dog-walking businesses will be in even higher demand.”

PSI conducted its survey online from Jan. 23 to Feb. 26. About 28 percent of the nearly 6,000 member businesses contacted completed the survey.

The association plans to share additional survey data throughout the year.

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