New York, New York (PRWEB) October 1, 2007
Jordan Kaplan of Petaholics LLC was one of more than 200 professional pet sitters and industry supporters to attend Pet Sitters International's 13th Annual Quest for Excellence Convention, held September 27-29 in St. Louis, Missouri. Considered by many as the professional pet-sitting industry's premier educational convention, Quest welcomed PSI members from 34 states to the Millennium Hotel- St. Louis.
This year's sessions educated attendees on such business topics as disaster preparedness, how to staff a business, and pet-care professionalism. Petaholics LLC has served pets and their owners in New York City for 6 years. "Investing in new ideas and pet-care techniques important to our clients and their cherished pets," said owner Jordan Kaplan.
Kaplan took part in the following sessions:
-Pet First Aid: Pet Tech Inc. coached professional pet sitters on CPR, rescue breathing, choking management and other important pet-first aid techniques.
-Pet-Care Professionalism in the New Millennium: Thom Somes, "The Pet Safety Guy", discussed the impact that medical, pharmaceutical, alternative therapies, and other services are having on the growing industry of professional pet sitting.
-How to Staff Your Business: Attorney Nancy Leonard discussed the pros and cons of hiring staff and/or independent contractors.
-Covered, Denied, Real Life claims from the Files at BIC: David Pearsall, Vice president if Business
Insurers of the Carolinas, covered the specific applications of both general liability insurance and bonding policies for professional pet sitters as well as on-line marketing strategies.
AVMA Disaster Preparedness for Pets: Dr. Heather Case of the American Veterinary Medical Association tackled the inevitable animal issues and public health issues that arise in disasters and how the AVMA's Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) can help.
-Burn Out: Don't Let it Happen to You!: Industry founder and PSI president Patti Moran explored the roots of professional burn out and offered techniques to overcome and prevent burn out in the future.
-The Fundamentals of Public Relations: Bud Most of P & G Pet Care detailed the best ways for businesses to promote and market themselves to their clients and their communities.
Kaplan also participated in PSI'S annual Quest Charity Auction, which raised $20,000 to benefit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary of Kanab, Utah and Noah's Wish, which is dedicated to rescuing and sheltering animals in disaster situations.
Kaplan invites anyone interested in learning more about Petaholics LLC or the advantages of hiring a PSI affiliated pet-sitter to visit (http://www.petaholics.com) for more information.
Contact: Jordan Kaplan, Owner and Founder Petaholics LLC