Three local pet sitters are joining forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) for the “Presents 4 Pets” campaign, an annual collection drive benefiting pets in shelters and providing items desperately needed to help keep shelters operational, and animals comfortable and safe.
This national program, sponsored annually by NAPPS, will run until the first week of November, coinciding with National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week observed November 1-7. As part of this annual program, Pawsitively Pet Sitting, Home Alone Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, Dawg Tired and Cat Naps Too and other NAPPS members across the country are reaching out to their clients and the community and encouraging them to collect and donate product for this worthy cause. Items such as toys, treats, blankets, towels, rugs, beds, bleach, leashes, collars, coupons, and newspapers are all being solicited. Donated items may be picked up from your home, dropped off at various locations, or taken directly to the shelter or rescue group of your choice.
“Through this program, we hope to generate awareness of community shelters and rescues and the important role they serve,” commented Donna Harrison of Pawsitively Pet Sitting. “This is a great opportunity for all animal lovers, pet owner or not, to get involved and make a difference,” stated Toni Casale of Home Alone Pet Sitting . “Through your donations, you’ll be supporting a rescue or shelter and possibly saving a shelter animal,” added Gray Moore of Dawg Tired.
NAPPS is a non-profit national trade association dedicated to promoting the concept of in-home pet care, supporting the professionals engaged in at-home pet care, promoting the welfare of animals and improving and expanding the industry of pet sitting. NAPPS provides valuable credibility, networking and education to help foster the success of their members. The association also actively works to promote the value of pet sitting, and to advocate the welfare of animals.
All three of these pet sitting companies provide professional pet sitting services for clients in the Charleston area. All are licensed, bonded, insured, and are active members of NAPPS.
Pawsitively Pet Sitting provides service to the Charleston, John’s Island and Mt. Pleasant area, and plans to provide donations to the Charleston Animal Society and Grateful Goldens Rescue.
Home Alone Pet Sitting services Summerville, Ladson, North Charleston and Goose Creek and plans to provide donations to the Frances R. Willis SPCA and the Lowcountry Golden Retriever Rescue.
Dawg Tired services the Charleston area and James Island and plans to provide donations to Pet Helpers and Lowcountry Jack Russell Rescue.
They are working together as pet sitting professionals in the Presents 4 Pets donation drive to help rescue and shelter pets throughout the Charleston area. They can be visited at their websites for more specific information.
Here’s a breakdown of what is needed and places you can drop off items for donation:
Food -Toys – Treats – Blankets – Towels – Rugs – Bleach- Beds – Leashes – Collars – Coupons – Newspapers
Pet Helpers -1430 Folly Rd.
Bi-Lo- 860 Folly Rd.
James Island Vet Hospital -756 Folly Rd.
All Is Well – 3 Locations 1409 Folly Rd., 3417 Shelby Ray
Court, 1150 Hungry Neck Blvd
Indigo Creek Pet Supply – 1314 Stuart Engals Blvd.
For more drop off locations for donations and more information, contact the pet sitter in your area: Donna Harrison of Pawsitively Pet Sitting at www.pawspetsit.com or 843-345-1321, Toni Casale of Home Alone Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service at www.homealonepetsit.net or 843-469-7694, or Gray Moore of Dawg Tired and Cat Naps Too at www.DawgTiredSC.com or 843-460-0676.