PETCO Partners With Sittercity.com to Add Petsitting to Its Pet Services

Jul 11, 2007, 01:00 ET from Sittercity.com

    SAN DIEGO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From Pet Training and Grooming to an
 Online Pet First Aid Course, PETCO leads the industry in helping to ensure
 pets are happy, healthy, well-mannered and pampered. Now, PETCO is adding
 another benefit to its comprehensive list of services available to pet
 parents. PETCO is partnering with Sittercity(R), the nation's premier site
 for matching people with caregivers, to provide their customers with access
 to hundreds of thousands of petsitters nationwide.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070711/AQW700)
     Sittercity is now featured on PETCO.com as part of the company's list
 of pet services. Sittercity will also be introduced in-store, starting in
 New York and Chicago, where selected stores will host Sittercity's famed
 Speedsitting(R) events this summer. Fashioned after the popular
 speed-dating, Speedsitting allows parents to interview each petsitter for
 five minutes, rotating through a host of potential sitters to find the best
 match for their beloved pet.
     Petsitting is growing in popularity among pet owners as an alternative
 to kennel boarding since it enables furry loved ones to remain in safe,
 familiar environments with customary diet and exercise routines while their
 owners go out of town. Sittercity's more than 150,000 petsitters provide
 all aspects of pet care -- from daily walks to medication administration to
 trips to the groomer.
     To learn more about PETCO's Pet Services or to sign up with Sittercity
 for a monthly fee or an annual membership, Pet Parents can visit
 http://www.PETCO.com/sittercity
     About PETCO
     PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products,
 services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet
 parents. We operate more than 850 stores in 49 states and the District of
 Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at
 http://www.petco.com. Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has
 raised more than $34 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote
 and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the
 Foundation, we work with and support more then 4,200 local animal welfare
 groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 animals
 every year.
     About Sittercity.com
     Sittercity.com(R), the inventor of online caregiving, is the Web's
 leading parent-sitter matchmaking site for childcare and petcare, dedicated
 to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. With
 access to hundreds of thousands of sitters nationwide, parents of children
 or pets can find a wealth of qualified caregivers in their area by using
 Sittercity's four-step screening process, which includes references,
 parent-to-parent feedback, personal interviews and background checks.
 Registration for sitters is free, and parents pay $7.99 per month for an
 annual membership, which gives them unlimited ability to post jobs, and
 search, contact and hire sitters in their areas. A true pioneer in its
 field, Sittercity.com has been featured by hundreds of media outlets; from
 the Today Show to the Wall Street Journal. It received a Webby Worthy Award
 in 2005, won the Women's Business Development Center Rising Star Award in
 2005 and won the U.S. Small Business Administration Champion Award in 2006
 from President Bush. For more information, visit the company Web site at
 http://www.sittercity.com.
 
 

SOURCE Sittercity.com
    SAN DIEGO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From Pet Training and Grooming to an
 Online Pet First Aid Course, PETCO leads the industry in helping to ensure
 pets are happy, healthy, well-mannered and pampered. Now, PETCO is adding
 another benefit to its comprehensive list of services available to pet
 parents. PETCO is partnering with Sittercity(R), the nation's premier site
 for matching people with caregivers, to provide their customers with access
 to hundreds of thousands of petsitters nationwide.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070711/AQW700)
     Sittercity is now featured on PETCO.com as part of the company's list
 of pet services. Sittercity will also be introduced in-store, starting in
 New York and Chicago, where selected stores will host Sittercity's famed
 Speedsitting(R) events this summer. Fashioned after the popular
 speed-dating, Speedsitting allows parents to interview each petsitter for
 five minutes, rotating through a host of potential sitters to find the best
 match for their beloved pet.
     Petsitting is growing in popularity among pet owners as an alternative
 to kennel boarding since it enables furry loved ones to remain in safe,
 familiar environments with customary diet and exercise routines while their
 owners go out of town. Sittercity's more than 150,000 petsitters provide
 all aspects of pet care -- from daily walks to medication administration to
 trips to the groomer.
     To learn more about PETCO's Pet Services or to sign up with Sittercity
 for a monthly fee or an annual membership, Pet Parents can visit
 http://www.PETCO.com/sittercity
     About PETCO
     PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products,
 services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet
 parents. We operate more than 850 stores in 49 states and the District of
 Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at
 http://www.petco.com. Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has
 raised more than $34 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote
 and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the
 Foundation, we work with and support more then 4,200 local animal welfare
 groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 animals
 every year.
     About Sittercity.com
     Sittercity.com(R), the inventor of online caregiving, is the Web's
 leading parent-sitter matchmaking site for childcare and petcare, dedicated
 to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. With
 access to hundreds of thousands of sitters nationwide, parents of children
 or pets can find a wealth of qualified caregivers in their area by using
 Sittercity's four-step screening process, which includes references,
 parent-to-parent feedback, personal interviews and background checks.
 Registration for sitters is free, and parents pay $7.99 per month for an
 annual membership, which gives them unlimited ability to post jobs, and
 search, contact and hire sitters in their areas. A true pioneer in its
 field, Sittercity.com has been featured by hundreds of media outlets; from
 the Today Show to the Wall Street Journal. It received a Webby Worthy Award
 in 2005, won the Women's Business Development Center Rising Star Award in
 2005 and won the U.S. Small Business Administration Champion Award in 2006
 from President Bush. For more information, visit the company Web site at
 http://www.sittercity.com.
 
 SOURCE Sittercity.com