Membership features

Our Membership Style & Philosophy   

The association of Professional United Pet Sitters offers a lifetime membership for a nominal fee. Having a low one-time membership fee encourages everyone, from busy seasoned professionals to those who wish to start a pet sitting business, to participate throughout the life of their business. Active members are our primary resource!

To keep everything simple for us to manage on a small budget, and affordable for you to join, PUPS offers two simple pet sitter association membership options with no renewal fees.  

  • The Basic Membership option includes everything listed on this page through online access for $29.94. 

  • The CD Membership option is a Basic Membership PLUS a mailed CD containing another copy of the online Library files (forms, templates, etc)  for faster file access (no waiting for items to download).  The cost is $29.94 + $4.99 for shipping/handling.

***Again, the fee you pay is a one-time fee for lifetime membership ***.

We accept Credit Card via Paypal, or eCheck via PayPal.

*Terms do apply.  See Join Now! page for details.

If you are looking for value, you will find it with your Professional United Pet Sitters membership!

Featured Pet Sitters

As a PUPS member you have a chance to be featured on the front page of the Professional United Pet Sitters website at . This is great for SEO!

Directory Listing

Our member pet sitting businesses gain both clients and a professional edge by advertising their business details in the PUPS Pet Sitter & Dog Walker Directory. 

The PUPS Directory is among the top search engine results of Google, Yahoo, Bing, and AOL.

Resources Library Access

Our online resource library includes forms & contractstoolsartworkguides, recipes, marketing templates (business cards, signs, brochures, news releases, informational pamphlets, etc), and many other professional resources.

Our library also includes a unique online service request form that can be installed directly on your website (some basic web hosting requirements apply).

Forums & Support

Our forums encompass one of the busiest pet sitting communities in the world, with volunteer moderators that are committed to maintaining a friendly environment for all. 

Whether you are looking for an opinion on policies, ideas, or support after having a rough day doing the rounds, you can be sure you will find it and much more on the PUPS Forums.

Free Online Consultation

Just ask your questions on the forums and the founders & moderators will promptly answer with information gathered from reading thousands of pet sitter message board posts, personal experience, books, and from talking with experienced sitters at pet sitter group meetings.

...Or, use your time to have us make a modification to some of the forms for you (or to help you learn how to do it). We are also happy to help with websites & logo building!

E-mail Forwarding Alias

Choose an email alias, and have it forward your current email address without having to change your business cards each time you change your host.

Official PUPS Member Logo & Designation

Each PUPS member has the prestige of being a contributor to one of the leading pet sitter organizations in the world. As a member you may proudly display the PUPS Official Member logo and advertise your member status on all of your marketing materials. Show your clients that you are a true professional.

Links & Resources

Looking for more places to list your business? Interested in finding a web site provider or a good source for pet sitting supplies? A special PUPS forum is set up just for pet sitter links, organized by topic. And the list is dynamic, so it grows each time our members find a new favorite product, directory, or service.

Partner Business Discounts

PUPS has negotiated with a number of pet related businesses and services, as well as other general business services, to bring special discounts to you. We don't believe in 'affiliate fees', or kickbacks. Our priority is providing members with the biggest value possible by passing the discounts straight down to you.