Dallas’ Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. Helps Bring Presents to Pets This Thanksgiving Season

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Park Cities Pet Sitter Raises $9240 Worth of Donations and Supplies for Dallas Street Dog Rescue Group “Duck Team 6” as Part of the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ (NAPPS) “Presents 4 Pets” campaign.

Duck Team 6

"Much of the campaign’s success was due to the amazing Park Cities Pet Sitter client base and our fabulous staff." Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter

This Thanksgiving will be a little brighter for pets in lower income areas, thanks to the efforts of Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter. Park Cities Pet Sitter joined forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and pet sitters and owners from across the country for the fourth annual “Presents 4 Pets” campaign.

“Presents 4 Pets” is a national collection drive to benefit shelter and rescue animals. Held in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States’ National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 2nd-8th, 2014, this program solicited products needed to help keep shelters and rescue organizations operational, and animals comfortable and safe.

As part of the program, NAPPS member Park Cities Pet Sitter reached out to their clients and to citizens in their community to encourage them to collect and donate products for this worthy cause. Park Cities Pet Sitter hosted a 1-day “Stuff the SUV” event September 27th, 2014 at Pet Supplies Plus on Mockingbird Lane to kick off the campaign, and then continued to collect donated supplies from their pet sitting clients through November 7th, 2014. With all of these efforts, over 1,100 pounds of “dry” pet food, 290 cans of “wet” pet food, 56 pet beds, 43 leashes and 143 collars were collected. In addition, $770 in cash, checks and gift cards were also donated. The total value of everything collected by Park Cities Pet Sitter was $9,240 worth of pet supplies and donations, which they donated to this year’s chosen recipient organization, Duck Team 6.

“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who donated to this worthy cause and helped to make the “Presents4Pets” campaign a success,” said Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter. “This was our second year to participate, and we were thrilled to be able to double the amount we collected from last year. Much of the campaign’s success was due to the amazing Park Cities Pet Sitter client base and our fabulous staff. We also saw a huge amount of support from Duck Team 6’s social media fans, who came from around the city to donate products. It is so important that we remember organizations like Duck Team 6, that work so hard year round to get stray animals off the street, and help to educate our community about how important it is to spay/neuter and vaccinate your pets. We look forward to participating again next year.”

About Park Cities Pet Sitter: Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. has served the Dallas area 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1992. Pet sitting, daily dog walks, pet taxis, overnight sitting, pet supply shopping, litter box cleaning and dog training are all part of the services PCPSI offers. Park Cities Pet Sitter is bonded and insured, and all sitters are employees--not independent contractors. A manager is on-call 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies. Additional information about Park Cities Pet Sitter can be found on their website at http://www.pcpsi.com.

About Duck Team 6: DT6 is an all-volunteer group that captures hard-to-catch dogs that have lived their lives as strays. They are not a shelter so they rely on fosters and other rescue organizations to assist them until they can find permanent homes for the dogs they capture. They also provide full veterinary care including spay/neuter, microchips and vaccinations for their “Duck Dogs.” They have an excellent Community Outreach program that collects and delivers dog food and supplies each week to communities in need. Learn more at http://www.duckteam6.org.    

About NAPPS: NAPPS is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. The Association aims to help the pet owning public, those interested in pet sitting, and professionals engaged in the in-home pet care industry by fulfilling its vision statement, serving as “the most respected authority in professional pet sitting.” It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. Additionally, pet parents can benefit from NAPPS’ free resources including a disaster preparedness guide, tips on how to select a pet sitter, and a nationwide referral service,. To find a pet sitter, check out NAPPS’ nationwide “Pet Sitter Locator” at http://www.petsitters.org. For more information on NAPPS, please follow @TheNAPPS on Twitter or join them on Facebook at facebook.com/TheNAPPS.

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