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Pet Sitters International Announces Finalists for 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year Award

Five professional pet-sitting business owners contend for the industry’s highest honor.




(PRESS RELEASE) KING, NC — Five professional pet-sitting business owners have been named finalists for Pet Sitters International’s 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year Award, the industry’s highest honor.

Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for professional pet-sitting and dog-walking businesses, congratulates the following top-five finalists who will move on to the next round of judging for the 2024 award:

  • Lorell López, Cat & Dog Nanny PR, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Dan Meyer, The Leash Team, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Kyle Morse, Simply Yours Concierge, Franklin Park, New Jersey
  • Nicole Packin, Miami Pet Concierge, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Bobbi Wilson, Peace Love Paws Pet Sitters, LLC, Columbia, Missouri

Since 1995, PSI has selected one professional pet-sitting business owner annually to be named Pet Sitter of the Year. Nominees are evaluated on stringent criteria including client and professional references, commitment to quality pet care and professionalism, contributions to the local community and industry-at-large, and commitment to continuing education.

“PSI’s 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year recipient will represent the high-caliber pet-care service providers that make up this growing, evolving industry,” said PSI President Beth Stultz-Hairston. “These top five finalists all possess the professionalism, pet-care knowledge, business savvy and commitment to customer satisfaction needed to thrive in the world of professional pet sitting, so selecting one winner from this group of top finalists will be a difficult decision.”

The five finalists submit additional documentation regarding their business practices, community involvement, pet-care training, marketing efforts and proof of clear criminal history as they move on to the next phase of the judging process. The 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year will be announced in January 2024.

For more information about PSI or this award, visit PSI’s website.

About Pet Sitters International

Founded in 1994 by Patti J. Moran, author of Pet Sitting for Profit, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, with member pet-sitting businesses in the United States, Canada and more than 15 other countries. PSI members have access to the widest array of business services and educational resources available in the professional pet-sitting industry. PSI’s Pet Sitter Locator is the largest online directory of professional pet sitters, and pet owners can visit to find local professional pet sitters.



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