Professional Pet Sitter Gains Edge in Animal Care after Napps Annual Conference

West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 15, 2007

Deedra Thompson of Pet At Home Sitting Services, Inc. joined pet industry professionals from across the country for the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) 2007 Annual Conference Small Business Forum and Trade Show, held recently in Houston, Texas.

The three-day event, themed Rocketing to New Heights, offered a stellar line-up of presentations from renowned industry speakers. Peggy Morrow, certified speaking professional and author and owner of her own training and development company, presented The How Behind Wow! In her presentation, Morrow discussed the five things all customers want and ways to implement those points in business to make it flourish. Another popular session of the meeting featured Kate Solisti, internationally known animal communicator, author and teacher. A recognized expert in dog and cat nutrition, Solisti enlightened attendees as to how dogs and cats are built to eat. This conference is the perfect way to gain the edge in this industry, commented Deedra Thompson of Pet At Home Sitting Services, Inc. It provided the perfect opportunity to network with fellow pet sitters and business owners, exchange ideas, and get a sneak-peak at the latest products on the market.

Educational sessions covered a variety of hot topics, including the animal care and handling aspect of the profession, and the business side as well. From pet first aid and disaster preparedness, to liability and bonding insurance for pet sitters, How to Use Yahoo! Small Business to Your Advantage, and Pet Sitting 101, this conference provided valuable information to all attendees, regardless of their level of experience.

The success of the 2007 NAPPS Annual Conference Small Business Forum and Trade Show, coupled with the associations ever-increasing membership, attest to the growing interest in the in-home pet care industry. Whether attracted to the profession simply because of a love of animals, or rather looking for a unique business opportunity, pet sitting as a career has become a popular alternative to the traditional corporate world. The in-home pet care industry is one of the fastest growing in the country today, with more than 60% of all households estimated to have at least one pet, and experts concluding that a familiar environment, diet and exercise routine are important for every animal.

Pet At Home Sitting Services, Inc. is a family owned professional pet sitting service, insured, bonded, licensed and certified in Pet CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross. Opening a pet sitting business was second nature for the owner and President Deedra Thompson coming from a family that owned and operated a small zoo in Austin, Texas. Pets are my passion, commented Deedra Thompson. “Ive owned many types of pets over the years and enjoy them immensely.”

For more information, contact Deedra Thompson, President of Pet At Home Sitting Services at (561) 686-2900 or visit our website at http://www.petathome.com

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