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

Resource Links

Visit these Web sites to increase your knowledge about pets and pet care:

Kristin Morrison Six Figure Affiliate Program
Kristin Morrison started her pet sitting company in 1995 and it grew to be one of the largest pet sitting companies in California before she sold it in 2013. Kristin provides business coaching for thousands of pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers and other pet business owners from across the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia. In 2008 she founded Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy™ to provide coaching, webinars and top-quality business products and tools for pet sitters and dog walkers.

Kristin wrote the books Six-Figure Pet Sitting and Six-Figure Pet Business which can be found on Amazon and on her website. Kristin can be reached at Success@SixFigurePetSittingAcademy.com.


2nd Chance 4 Pets - Ensure lifetime care for your pets if you were no longer able to. This organization works to reduce the number of pets that are euthanized in the United States due to the death or disability of their human companions. Each year, more than 500,000 pets are surrendered to U.S. shelters because their owners passed away and had not made plans for the continued care of their pets. Many of these healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized in shelters.
Start planning for the care and future of your beloved pet. Download the workbook here


A Kinship With Animals
Learn how to communicate clearly with animals and their optimum nutrition and health.
www.akinshipwithanimals.com

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The mission of the ASPCA is to provide effective means for prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
www.aspca.org

Arbor Day Foundation - Show your clients how much you value their business by planting a Tree in Celebration of an important milestone or a Tree in Memory of a lost companion.  By being a NAPPS member, you get a free membership and discounted pricing to the Trees For Pets program through the Arbor Day Foundation.  Each $5 donation plants a tree in honor of that special pet and the Arbor Day Foundation will print a customized card and mail it to the recipient.  Give the gift that lasts a lifetime.  Sign up today at www.arborday.org/napps

Arden Moore
Arden Moore is the founder of Four Legged Life, an online pet community dedicated to helping people laugh, love and learn about pets. She is a best-selling pet author, in-demand speaker, editor of Catnip, editor-at-large of Fido Friendly and animal behavior consultant. She resides in Oceanside, Ca. with her two dogs and two cats who enjoy their NAPPS pet sitter when Arden must travel.
www.fourleggedlife.com

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
A non-profit organization that offers free online pet loss support chat rooms to pet parents that have lost a beloved pet. All of the chats are moderated by trained pet loss counselors. In addition, they offer support and training for those working in the Veterinary/Animal Care professions. They offer an online Pet Loss Counseling Certification program that leads the way in preparing counselors and others interested in helping pet parents at a very difficult time. www.aplb.org.

Catnip 
Catnip is a newsletter for caring cat owners.
www.tufts.edu/vet/publications

Catster
For cat owners and lovers. Find information on vets or breeds or laugh at funny cats. Use the groups and forums to connect and share with friends.
www.catster.com

Dogster
For dog owners and lovers. Find information on training, vets, or breeds. Use the groups and forums to connect and share with friends.
www.dogster.com

Dog Food Advisor
Dog food reviews and ratings.
www.dogfoodadvisor.com 

FDA Recall
Stay updated on pet food product recalls and withdrawals.
http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/

Lap of Love
Dani McVety, DVM and Mary Gardner, DVM are the founders of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the largest network of veterinarians dedicated solely to end of life veterinary care.
http://www.lapoflove.com/Home


Pet Food Institute
The Pet Food Institute represents the manufacturers of 97 percent of all dog and cat food produced in the United States .
www.petfoodinstitute.org

Pet MD
Pet Health and Pet Nutrition Information - petmd is the largest website library of pet health information, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
http://www.petmd.com

Smoking Awareness 
How does smoking affect your pets? What about your pet being exposed to secondhand smoke? Then you've come to the right place; this guide from Quit Smoking Community will help you ensure that your pets live a happier and healthier life. 


The Cat Therapist
Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist, understands cats' underlying motivations and how to communicate them. 
www.thecattherapist.com

The Pet Loss Center 

As you prepare to say good-bye to your precious pet (end of life) it’s important that you be educated on a variety of the options and information that’s vital at this point. https://thepetlosscenter.com/

Whole Dog Journal
The Whole Dog Journal is a monthly guide to natural dog care and training.
www.whole-dog-journal.com