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For Pet Sitters

Are you a professional pet sitter and wish to join the Asheville Area Professional Pet Sitters Association?

Membership Benefits

  • Our pet sitter directory brings you business
  • Network with other pet sitting professionals and get referrals
  • Access to special events and fun opportunities to connect with potential customers and market your business
  • Increased traffic to your website
  • Learn from other pet sitting professionals
  • Access to member-only opportunities for continuing education and training

How to Join

  1. Send us an email to inquire about membership and our next meeting.
  2. Attend a meeting.
  3. Download and complete the AAPPSA Membership Application and mail it with your membership payment and supporting documents to our Membership Coordinator.

Membership Eligibility

Membership in AAPPSA is limited to individuals who:

  • Are the principal owner(s) of a pet sitting service
  • Are engaged in the business of professional pet sitting within Buncombe County
  • Have agreed to adhere to the AAPPSA Code of Standards (page 4)
  • Have read and agree to abide by all AAPPSA bylaws
  • Have acquired personal and property liability insurance for their pet sitting business
  • Utilize a professional contract for services provided to clients
  • Attest to having no record of felony convictions
  • Prior to applying for membership and payment of dues, potential new members must attend one (1) meeting, as AAPPSA’s guest
  • Have made a formal membership application to AAPPSA
  • Have paid and are current on annual membership dues
  • Abide by the NC Dept. of Agriculture/Animal Welfare Administrative Code and laws regarding providing any in-home boarding services for a fee, including obtaining and maintaining a boarding license.

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