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PSI Announces Finalists for 2023 Pet Sitter of the Year Award

Five professional pet-sitting business owners will vie for their industry’s highest honor.





(PRESS RELEASE) KING, NC — Five professional pet-sitting business owners have been named finalists for Pet Sitters International’s 2023 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 forward to the next round of judging for the 2023 award:

  • Kelly Detherow, Just Fur-Babies Professional Pet Care Services, Olathe, Kansas
  • Doug Keeling, Bad to the Bone Pet Care, Fernandina Beach, Florida
  • Danielle McMillian, Hello Pretty Petsitting, Berkeley, California
  • Lynnae Schooler, Alaska Pet Nanny, Salcha, Alaska
  • Bobbi Wilson, Peace Love Paws Pet Sitters, LLC, Columbia, Missouri

Since 1995, PSI has selected one pet-care 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 Pet Sitter of the Year recipient serves as the ‘face’ of our industry and represents the high-caliber pet-care service providers that make up this industry,” said PSI President Beth Stultz-Hairston. “These top five finalists all possess the professionalism, pet-care knowledge, business savvy and commitment to customer service needed to thrive in the world of professional pet sitting, so selecting one winner from this amazing group will be no easy task.”

The top finalists now move on to the next round of the judging process, where a panel will review and score the finalists’ submissions and supporting materials. The 2023 Pet Sitter of the Year will be announced in January 2023.

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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