The ONLY national non-profit organization for professional pet sitters.

NAPPS is the ultimate source for pet sitters who want to take their business to new levels and for pet parents looking for trustworthy care for their pets when they are away from home. 

What makes NAPPS unique?  We are the only non-profit national organization for pet sitters. We are member-run and member-driven, responding and adapting to your needs.

NAPPS provides members with continuing education opportunities, a certification program, free business forms, discounted insurance and other valuable benefits. 

We help pet parents, too, with our Pet Sitter Locator and tips on everything from hiring a pet sitter to pet health and safety.

NAPPS provides free documents on emergency preparedness - not just a checklist of what to bring to a pet-friendly shelter, but detailed plans with proven solutions to a wide range of situations - for pet sitters and for pet parents.

Use the convenient big blue buttons on the right to find out more about NAPPS, the nation’s leading non-profit professional pet sitting organization.


 2016 NAPPS Education & Networking Forum 
Orlando, FL • March 11-13, 2016

Registration is OPEN ~ Register Today! 

Business of the Year 2016
Nominate your pet sitter for the
NAPPS 2016 Business of the Year award!


Congratulations to the NAPPS 2015 Co-Business Winners of the Year! 
For the first time in the history of NAPPS, the coveted Business of the Year honor
is being shared for 2015. 

Jessica Dwyer, Owner of Whiskers At Home, LLC located in Bellevue, WA.  Read Jessica's full story here.
Lori Genstein, Owner of I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC located in Palmyra, NJ.  Read Lori's full story here


To be a dog owner means that a pet parent is accountable for a dog's well-being, and in return, dog owners receive a lifetime of love and devotion. Responsible Dog Ownership Month, which takes place in September, serves to inform new pet parents of the commitment that dog ownership requires, and to remind experienced pet parents to continue to meet the needs of their four-legged companions.
The NAPPS 2016 Education & Networking Forum will take place in Orlando, FL from March 11-13, 2016.NAPPS is offering a special Flash Sale discount for members who are interested in registering early for the event. Members eager to secure their spot can register starting August 10, 2015- September 14, 2015 for only $299.00.

National Dog Day ~ August 26th!
Posted August 25, 2015
National Dog Day celebrates not only household dogs, but dogs who are in need of loving homes, police dogs, dogs who assist children with disabilities, dogs who put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day!
Posted August 20, 2015
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is a day recognized for the importance of cat's well beings and health on August 22, 2015.

It's official!
Posted August 13, 2015
The NAPPS 2016 Board of Directors election results are in.

Deserving Pets Need You
Posted August 06, 2015
As involved members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the many ways NAPPS encourages its members to not only network with fellow members, but to be involved within their communities.

Blog Archives
Posted May 30, 2013
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