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2013 Pet-Sitting Industry Forecast

King, NC (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

A new e-book released by Pet Sitters International (PSI) this month highlights the growth of the in-home pet-care industry and shares encouraging industry data for pet-loving entrepreneurs seeking to capitalize on the nation’s ever-growing love affair with pets.

PSI’s “2013 Pet-Sitting Industry Forecast” —a follow-up to the association’s 2012 report—is a compilation of data from its State of the Industry Survey, current market research, its collective intellectual capital and knowledge from its 18-year history and more than 7,100 member businesses. Analyzing the current climate, culture, increased competition and continuing opportunities within the professional pet-sitting industry, PSI predicts another stellar year for this growing profession.

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Vacation Time! Oh Wait, What about the Pets?

by James Cave

You’ve been planning it for months, years even: the time off has been agreed, you’ve saved up for months and you’ve done enough research to compile a Lonely Planet. There’s just one problem: what do you do with the pets?

In many cases it’s not possible to bring them with you, especially if you’re going overseas. Some airlines do allow you to take pets with you, although they would be placed in cargo, however you would need to check with your accommodation at your final destination to make sure they also allow pets. You would also need to check what the country’s restrictions are on bringing pets into the country: some countries do not allow you to bring your pets in directly, and require them to go through a quarantine period which can last anywhere from a couple of days to several months.

Of course if you’re staying within your own country, this isn’t such a big issue, depending on how you’re getting to your destination. There are an increasing number of pet-friendly hotels, and if things really get bad you and Milo can pitch a tent together, although that might not be the dream vacation you had imagined.

General vet with a kitten

Top 10 Jobs Working With Animals

If you love working with animals, becoming a veterinarian isn’t your only job option. Here is a list of top 10 jobs working with animals . . . so you can get your furry fix anytime.