Find a Trusted Pet Sitter

For Pet Sitters

Are you a professional pet sitter and wish to join our Association?
Discover the Perks of Membership with AAPPSA:

Membership Benefits

  • Boost Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business: Our pet sitter directory connects you with clients looking for pet services.
  • Networking:  Meet-up with fellow pet sitting professionals, share referrals, and build a supportive network.
  • Learn and Grow: Tap into the wisdom of other pet professionals and expand your pet care and pet business knowledge.
  • Fun and Connection: Enjoy special events and exciting opportunities to connect with potential customers and market your business in a relaxed and enjoyable way.
  • Web Traffic Boost: Increase the traffic to your website and get noticed by a broader audience of pet parents.

Membership Eligibility

Our membership criteria are designed to bring together dedicated, professional pet sitters and dog walkers who meet the following requirements:

  • You are the primary owner of a pet sitting business.
  • You’ve been passionately involved in the pet sitting business for at least one year.
  • Your professional pet sitting services are centered in the Greater Asheville Area, Buncombe County, and bordering counties.
  • You agree to follow our AAPPSA Code of Standards.
  • You’re committed to upholding all AAPPSA bylaws.
  • Provide three references from your pet business clients.
  • You’ve secured personal and property liability insurance for your pet sitting business.
  • You use a professional client contract or agreement for the services you provide.
  • You can provide a clear federal background check.
  • You respect and adhere to the NC Dept. of Agriculture/Animal Welfare Administrative Code and laws, and you do not offer in-home animal boarding without the required license or permit.

How to Join

  1. Simply fill out and submit the form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule a friendly phone interview.
  2. Before you officially become a member, we ask that you attend one of our monthly new member meetups. It’s a fantastic chance for you to be interviewed and meet your future AAPPSA members.
  3. Download and complete the AAPPSA Membership Application, and send it in with your membership payment and any supporting documents to our Membership Coordinator.

We’re thrilled to have you as a potential member and look forward to welcoming you into our pet-loving community!

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