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Friday, July 20, 2007

Petsitters Are Great!

I've been turning down invitations to go fishing with hubby. I love to fish so that is not the problem. My problem is that I hate to put my dogs in a kennel. Sittercity Petsitters is a better alternative. They would allow me to keep my dogs at home where they can be in familiar surroundings. I'm going to look into this service. My dogs would be happier, I would be happier and hubby would definitely be happier!

Press Release:

(Chicago, Ill.) - The weather's heating up, the kids are out of school and you're ready for some fun in the sun. But what about Fido -- what are you going to do with him while you're traveling? What might be a vacation for you may hardly be a vacation for your pet. For years, pet owners who didn't have friends or family around to care for their pet while on vacation would leave their furry loved ones at a kennel. Sittercity, America's first and largest online matchmaking site for parents and sitters for children and pets, offers a better alternative for your cuddly other child.

"Sittercity knows pets aren't just pets -- they are family members, and they deserve top quality care," said Genevieve Thiers, founder and CEO of "Through research, we've learned that allowing your pet to be cared for in the comfort of their own home while you're away is essential to ensuring not only minimal stress, but also less sickness for your pet."

Why choose a petsitter over boarding at a kennel? Petsitting provides so much more than just a place to sleep, a roof over Fido's head and daily water refills. From the pet's increased happiness and reduced health risks to your own priceless peace of mind, hiring a petsitter is a great way to care for your pet while you're away from the house.

Here are six reasons to choose petsitting over the kennel:

1. Less Stress: At home, pets avoid the stress of an unfamiliar environment and having to deal with barking and whining all day from other animals being boarded right next to them.
2. Kennel Cough-Free: Eliminates risk of catching diseases from boarding neighbors.
3. Convenient for You: You won't have to rush back into town to get to the vet's office in time to pick up your pet before being charged for another day, or having to leave your pet another night when you just missed closing time.
4. No More "No Vacancy" Signs: Kennels are overcrowded and it's often hard to find availability during holidays and busy seasons -- which are the busiest time for kennels.
5. More TLC: Pets get minimal exercise in a kennel, and kennel employees have very little one-on-one time with your pet. Petsitters devote the majority of each visit to the care and emotional well being of your pet.
6. Added Benefit – Home Security: Your home is protected and secure while you are away, thanks to the frequent visits by your petsitter and the fact that your animals are "guarding" the home.

To find a petsitter in your area, visit

About, the inventor of online caregiving, is the Web's leading parent-sitter matchmaking site for child care and pet care, dedicated to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. With access to hundreds of thousands of sitters nationwide, parents of children or pets can find a wealth of qualified caregivers in their area by using Sittercity's four-step screening process, which includes references, parent-to-parent feedback, personal interviews and background checks. Registration for sitters is free, and parents pay $7.99 per month for an annual membership, which gives them unlimited ability to post jobs, and search, contact and hire sitters in their areas. A true pioneer in its field, has been featured by hundreds of media outlets, from the Today Show to the Wall Street Journal. It received a Webby Worthy Award in 2005, won the Women's Business Development Center Rising Star Award in 2005 and won the U.S. Small Business Administration Champion Award in 2006 from President Bush. For more information, visit the company Web site at

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