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Thinking of Becoming A Professional Pet-Sitter?

03 February 2015

UK - The National Association of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers (NarpsUK) is encouraging pet lovers all over the country to register with them and make money by spending time with furry friends.

With thousands of people all over the country starting their own businesses, or turning to part-time endeavours to supplement their income, NarpsUK is providing support and encouragement for all those looking to jump on the pet-sitting bandwagon.

The organisation is now the regulating body for the pet-sitting industry, and is recognised within central and local government, as well as animal welfare organisations – so anyone looking to turn pet-sitting into their own business is well advised to register with NarpsUK.

A spokesperson of NarpsUK says: “We promote total professionalism and high standards for the entire pet-sitting industry, working with government, local authorities and partner organisations like the RSPCA and the Pet Advisory Committee. There’s been a boom in pet-sitting businesses in recent years, and we’re here to ensure that anyone joining the industry gets the support and the resources they need to run a professional business.”

They added: “There’s a common misconception that pet-sitting is as simple as throwing open the doors of your home and making sure there’s enough food to go round.

"NarpsUK is here to ensure that pet-sitters know what’s required to build a legitimate, professional service, and we’re always on hand to assist our members – whether it’s with matters of insurance, advice on marketing or guidance on how to expand a pet-sitting venture appropriately.”

NarpsUK was originally founded in 2007 by a team of experts with extensive experience within the industry.

With an absence of any authoritative organisation, the association needed to be established to actively set industry standards and guidelines for pet-sitters and dog walkers, as well as making education and training material available to its members.

To find out more about NarpsUK, or to register, click here.

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