SOURCE: FETCH! Pet Care

October 29, 2007 15:11 ET

FETCH! Pet Care™ Expands Into Silverlake, California

Nation's Preeminent Professional Pet Care Network Now Servicing Pet Owners Throughout California's Silverlake-West Pasadena Region

SILVERLAKE, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in California's Silverlake-West Pasadena region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 114th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 9,400 active clients throughout 1,300 cities and towns in 31 states across the U.S.

Bobbie Smith and Umoh Ntuk, who own and operate FETCH! Pet Care of Silverlake-West Pasadena, are augmenting their professions as dedicated moms to establish the franchise, capitalizing on a unique opportunity to combine their love of animals with a proven, turnkey home-based business for one of the lowest capital investments in the franchise industry today. They now provide pet owners throughout Silverlake, California, including Angeleno Heights, Los Feliz and Eagle Rock, with a range of services that meet every need and budget, including boarding and daycare in the sitter's home, overnight sitting or daily visits in the client's home, private and group dog walks, pet taxiing, and miscellaneous home care. A free in-home consultation permits clients, pets and sitters to get pre-acquainted and address each pet's unique needs.

"Selecting a sitter to care for a pet and a home is a critically important decision," notes Smith. "Now, there's no need to impose on family members or friends, or subject one's pet to kennel boarding. Our highly trained staff of sitters ensures all pets receive the love, attention and skilled treatment expected of a professional caregiver, and that the client's home remains secure."

To assure operational efficiencies, FETCH! Pet Care employs a sophisticated telephone dispatch system and advanced software that tracks assignments and delivers real-time electronic client order confirmations and automated sitter assignment reminders. In addition, each sitter undergoes a thorough criminal background check, references review, and training regimen, and each location is fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Paul Mann, FETCH! Pet Care founder and president, notes, "The demand for professional pet care services is at an all-time high -- especially those that allow pets to maintain their routine while receiving the attention they need. With many pet owners frustrated by the lack of professional and reliable caregivers, or reluctant to kennel their pets due to health and other concerns, our safe, convenient, and nurturing care provides peace of mind."

As part of the grand opening celebration, through December 13, 2007 FETCH! Pet Care of Silverlake-West Pasadena is offering a 10% discount off each new client's initial service. FETCH! Pet Care of Silverlake-West Pasadena can be reached by telephone at 323-275-1162 and via email at silverlake@fetchpetcare.com or on the web at www.fetchpetcare.com.

About FETCH! Pet Care, Inc.

Founded in 2002 and with over 1,300 service areas across the United States, FETCH! Pet Care is the pet sitting industry market leader -- the new face of pet care in the 21st century. The company offers a humane alternative to kennel boarding by providing loving, in-home overnight and/or daily care to any kind of pet in the most professional and reliable manner possible. FETCH! Pet Care's carefully selected, screened and trained pet sitters and dog walkers, who are all pet owners themselves, have serviced over 10,000 clients this past year alone. The company has been featured in Small Business Opportunities magazine's top 20 "Boom Businesses" to get into in 2007, named among Pet Product News International's "25 to Watch in 2007" and included in Entrepreneur magazine's coveted Franchise 500 list in January 2007 and in its "7 Hot Businesses That Can Make You Rich" feature in September 2007. For franchise information or to find a location near you, visit the company's Web site at www.FetchPetCare.com or call the corporate office at 1-866-FETCHME.

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