Pet Connections Expo Partners with Pet Sitters International
“We look forward to opening our doors to pet sitters, dog walkers, and other pet professionals that are certainly great influencers for pet products, and an important group that works with and refers pet parents to independent retailers,” said Bill Doherty, Pet Connection Expo’s show director. “This is a perfect fit for Pet Connections Expo.”
Pet Sitters International, an educational association for professional pet sitters and dog walkers, will open a conversation on how pet stores can form a win-win relationship with professional pet sitters and dog walkers. The campfire session will explain how to network with local professional pet sitters, what qualifications retailers should look for before recommending a pet sitter to customers and how collaborating with local professional pet sitters can benefit your retail business.
“Professional pet sitters become trusted advisors to their clients, often providing recommendations on pet food and products, as well as on local retailers and pet-centric businesses. Because of this, it is vital that pet-care professionals and retailers build relationships,” said Beth Stultz-Hairston, vice president of Pet Sitters International. “I am thrilled that Pet Connections Expo brings vendors, retailers and pet professionals together. Pet Sitters International is proud to support this collaboration which benefits the businesses involved, as well as the pets in their care.”