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Pet Sitters International Names 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year

Bobbi Wilson, owner of Peace Love Paws Pet Sitters, LLC, received the professional pet-sitting industry’s highest honor and will represent the industry throughout 2024.




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(PRESS RELEASE) KING, NC — Pet Sitters International (PSI) has named Bobbi Wilson, owner of Peace Love Paws Pet Sitters, LLC, in Columbia, Missouri, the 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year™. PSI, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet-sitting and dog-walking business owners, presents this award annually to a member who exemplifies the passion and professionalism of the pet-sitting industry.

“PSI’s members are the most professional, educated and passionate pet-care business owners around the globe, so selecting one winner for this special award is an extremely difficult task for the judging panel,” said PSI President Beth Stultz-Hairston. “However, Bobbi’s focus on education and best practices for providing exceptional pet care, along with her commitment to helping her clients, community, and fellow pet-care professionals, makes her an ideal recipient for this title.”

As PSI’s 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year, Wilson will serve as the “face of the professional pet-sitting industry” throughout 2024 and be officially recognized at PSI’s 2024 Pet Sitter World Educational Conference in Niagara Falls, New York, this fall.

Wilson, who operates her professional pet-care business with her husband Scott, joined PSI in 2018 and earned the CPPS-Certified Professional Pet Sitter® designation that same year. She was also a top-five finalist for the 2023 Pet Sitter of the Year award. Prior to operating her pet-sitting business, Wilson was a home inspector for a decade and was the only female ASHI/AHIT certified home inspector in Mid-Missouri. In addition to providing pet-care services to approximately 150 clients, she also owns a nonprofit organization focused on pet rescue. Wilson is also actively involved with various pet-related nonprofit organizations in her community and has hosted training and classes for both pet parents and other pet professionals.

“I believe businesses flourish if they are part of a network and also by taking advantage of top-notch education, partnering with their community, and inserting their personal creativity,” said Wilson. “As Pet Sitter of the Year, I want to encourage those in our industry to nurture their businesses into a pet-centric network.”

The other top-five finalists in the 2024 Pet Sitter of the Year competition were:

  • 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

To learn more about PSI’s Pet Sitter of the Year and locate a PSI pet sitter in your area, or to request more information about pet sitting as a career, visit the PSI website at To learn more about Bobbi Wilson and Peace Love Paws Pet Sitters, LLC, visit

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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