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Advertising giveaway…

Having an automobile sitting in your driveway or in front of your house with a business advertisement on the vehicle shows neighbors and others driving by who is at your home and what is going on.

Should a business advertise their business services or products on vehicles?  Absolutely! I think it is a great advertising option.

… but when it comes to my pet sitting business, although I would love to advertise this way,  I have chosen not to as it is a dead giveaway that no one is home.

Pet sitters take care of pets 99% of the time when owners are out of town.  I do not want to leave a calling card for that wrong individual, so to protect my customers, I remain incognito.

Why hire a professional when you can call on friends and family…

Pet Sitters International recommends you hire somebody that is fully licensed and has business liability insurance – this protects you and your pets.

Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List reminds her subscribers “It’s not just your pets you are going to entrust to a stranger.  It is your home too.” You want a person who you can trust to take care of your home or any problems that might arise during your absence.

You definitely want someone who connects with your pets and who is focused on their needs.

Ultimately you want to come home to happy, healthy pets, and return to your home as you left it.

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News Release – Background Check Passed

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sharon (Shoo) Roe
Phone: 360-574-8034

Sharon (Shoo) Roe, Owner of Leave It To Shoo!….While You’re Away,
Obtains “Background Check PASSED” Designation

Pet owners are encouraged to view Roe’s “Banner of Trust” on Pet Sitters International’s Official Pet Sitter Locator™

Sharon (Shoo) Roe, owner of Leave It To Shoo!, has obtained the “Background Check PASSED” designation through Pet Sitters International’s Locator Designation Program. To maintain this designation, Pet Sitters International (PSI) requires its professional pet-sitting members to pass background verification annually. Local pet owners can verify Roe]’s current designation on PSI’s Official Pet Sitter Locator™ at

PSI is the world’s largest, most trusted educational association for professional pet sitters and the first pet-sitter specific organization to offer a criminal history verification program.

“As a professional pet sitter, I understand how important peace of mind is to pet owners when they decide who they will permit into their homes to care for their pets,” said Roe. “This is why I voluntarily participated in PSI’s Locator Designation Program and invested to fly my ‘banner of trust‘ so that local pet owners can feel comfortable selecting Leave It To Shoo! as their pet-sitting business of choice.”

Linda Keeter, SPHR, director of HR & client services at PSI, explains that this is not just any background check. In fact, the association invested numerous resources in research and logistics to create a compliant, third-party verification program, in collaboration with background screening expert, Sterling Infosystems.

“Not all background checks are created equal,” explained Keeter. “The background check for the Locator Designation Program is much more than just a broad scan of public registries. The thorough background screenings performed as part of PSI’s program are conducted at the county level, where most convictions are filed.”

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