Setting the Standard For Professional Pet Care

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We are a PSI Network Group

2019 Tentative Meeting Schedule

 

Jan 14

9:00 am at Panera Bread 

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  46240

Feb 11

9:00 am at Panera Bread 

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  46240

Mar 9

6:00/6:30 pm at Restaurant TBD

 

April 14

9:00 am at Panera Bread

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  46240

May 12

9:00 am at Panera Bread

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  46240

June 8

6:00/6:30 pm at Restaurant TBD

July 14

9:00 am at Panera Bread

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  4624

Aug 11

9:00 am at Panera Bread

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  46240

Sept 14

6:00/6:30 pm at Restaurant TBD

Oct 13

9:00 am at Panera Bread

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  4624

Nov 10

9:00 am at Panera Bread

3824 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, IN  46240

Dec 14

6:30p HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY location TBD

Leadership Roles

Google Groups Forum Administrator:

Sandy Kocken (simplypawsitivepet@gmail.com)

Website Contact Person:

Judy Nolan (jnolanpetlover33@gmail.com)

Website Updates:

Sandy Kocken  (simplypawsitvepet@gmail.com)

Cathy Clark (c.clark353@gmail.com)

Connie Dinnsen (dinnsenc4@gmail.com)

Monthly Meeting Reminders:

Amy McDonald (amy@crittercare.com)

Keeper of Records, Banner, Business Cards: Cathy Clark  (c.clark353@gmail.com)

Treasurer & Purchaser of Supplies:

Amy McDonald  (amy@amyscrittercare.com)

Back up Treasurer:

Connie Dinnsen  (dinnsenc4@gmail.com)

Facebook Administrator:  

Cathy Clark  (c.clark353@gmail.com)

Contact Person for PSI Inquiries:

Mary Louden  (dogvisitsbymary@comcast.net)

Website Listings

When a new member joins, their company listing is added to our website at no charge to the member. Every January any member may edit their listing at no charge. If you wish to change your listing at any other time of the year, you will be charged a $10 fee.

Mission Statement

The mission of IAPSN is to provide local pet sitting professionals with a support network and share educational opportunities or tools. IAPSN strives to educate pet owners about responsible pet ownership and the benefits of pet sitting services. IAPSN supports local shelters and rescue groups in the efforts with caring for and finding responsible homes for pets.

 

Code of Ethics

Honesty and Integrity

IAPSN members deal with clients and other pet sitters with honesty and integrity and avoid any conduct that could put clients or their animals, residence, or property at risk. Anyone who is convicted of a crime against persons or property, or listed as a registered sex offender, will have his or her IAPSN membership terminated.

Appropriate Channels for Criticism

Members conduct themselves as professionals, and should not engage in public criticism of fellow pet sitters or of IAPSN. Members are expected and required to treat each other with respect and dignity and use of profanity on the forum is strictly prohibited.

Use of IAPSN Name

The IAPSN name may be displayed only by an IAPSN member in good standing.

Pet Sitting is Our Focus

IAPSN recognizes that many pet sitting businesses are rapidly growing

and diversifying, and welcomes members who offer complimentary services such as boarding, grooming or training. However, IAPSN’s mission and identity require that membership be limited to those whose primary business is pet sitting.

Sanctions

Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct and Ethics, if substantiated

in the opinion of IAPSN, will be grounds for immediate revocation of membership.

Forum Etiquette

You must attend an IAPSN meeting and become a member before gaining access to our Forum. The first time that you gain access, introduce yourself! Let us know you are online. Tell us your name, business name, service area, a short description about your company.

General

  • Do not give anyone outside of our group access to the Forum. Information is confidential.

  • Try to be brief yet complete when sending messages on the Forum.

  • When posting, if you are starting a new topic, create a new “subject line”.

  • Ask yourself: Will this post or response benefit everyone or should I take this as a private conversation offline, direct to the other pet sitter’s email?

  • All messages should be appropriate and in good taste. Members are expected and required to treat each other with respect and dignity and use of profanity on the forum is strictly prohibited.

  • Remember, never post clients’ names, addresses or personal info. Protect your clients!

  • You will lose access to the Forum if you do not submit an IAPSN Membership Application, Proof of Insurance, and $12 annual membership dues and by January 31 of following years.

 

  Job Postings

  When posting available jobs:

  • Do not post clients name, exact address or contact info (even if they give permission). This protects us from certain liabilities. Ask interested members to reply offline direct to your email, not on the Forum. Include your business email in the posting.