Pledge of Professional Conduct

The Pledge of Professional Conduct is designed to guide members in the conduct of business, which shall represent the highest standards of ethical behavior and humane attitudes towards animals and people.

As a member of the National Capital Area Professional Pet Sitters Network, I hereby pledge:

Conduct

  • To respect my fellow professional pet sitters and to treat staff, customers, and competitors with honesty and integrity;

  • To refrain from saying, writing, or doing anything which would defame my competitors or bring embarrassment or dishonor to the pet sitting industry;

  • To operate my pet sitting business in a professional, ethical manner and to enhance the pet sitting industry within the community.

Service

  • To deliver skillful, safe, compassionate care to all pets entrusted to my supervision;

  • To keep all client information confidential;

  • To safeguard the client's residence by ensuring the security of all client keys and taking all reasonable precautions.

 

Education

  • To learn as much as possible about my career as a professional pet sitter so that I can provide superior service to each client;

  • To support and encourage responsible pet ownership with my customers as well as my community;

  • To continually improve my knowledge of the pet sitting profession by participating in educational opportunities.

 

Legal

  • To maintain current and adequate bonding & liability insurance for myself, my business and all staff members.

  • To comply with all local ordinances relating to the care and keeping of animals; and to obey all regulations pertaining to business operations, Federal, State, and local.

HOW TO JOIN

Thanks for your interest in the National Capital Area Pet Sitters Network. All potential Network members MUST attend a General Membership Meeting BEFORE submitting their application and dues. Contact a Network Executive Committee Member for further information. The National Capital Area Professional Pet Sitters Network Membership Application and Bylaws can be found below. Information on where to send your completed application, dues payment and necessary documentation can be found on the Application. Please read and review these carefully before applying.

Network Bylaws
 

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