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

The NAPPS Advantage


NAPPS provides pet sitters with tools and support to grow their business by:

Professional Integrity

All members agree to sign the Pledge of Professional Conduct as they join NAPPS and when renewing each year.  The Pledge guides them in conducting their businesses by the highest standards of ethical behavior.  It also promotes humane interaction with animals and fellow human beings. 


NAPPS provides members with a diverse range of educational tools and opportunities.

The Annual Conference offers an array of seminars and a trade show - providing information on business know-how and animal-handling skills, showcasing the latest in products and services and offering great networking opportunities.

NAPPS publishes a quarterly magazine, The Professional Pet Sitter, and offers members a selection of publications and videos.  Other educational resources include a Member Resource Library, mentoring teleconferences and a certification home study course and exam.

NAPPS members can also draw from other business and educational tools, including management forms and public relations tools.


NAPPS members network, in person, at the Annual Conference and, throughout the year - via the interactive NAPPS Chat List Serve.  NAPPS is active on Facebook, Twitter (@TheNAPPS), LinkedInPinterest, and YouTube.  NAPPS members are also encouraged to sponsor local events that promote the organization and its mission (with pre-approval from the national office).