About Us/Join COPPS


About Us

Central Ohio Professional Pet Sitters (C.O.P.P.S.) is a business network of independently owned and operated pet sitting companies. Following several years of informal meetings, we became an organized group in 1998, when the pet sitting industry was still new to Central Ohio.

Our members are involved in rescue organizations, various business groups, mentoring new pet sitting businesses, educating pet owners and participating in community events. All members are also associated with Pet Sitters International and/or the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.


C.O.P.P.S. was a recipient of the prestigious PSI Platinum Paw Award for 2011 as a pet sitting network devoted to promoting excellence in professional pet care.


Mission Statement

To build public awareness of the pet sitting industry within the central Ohio community, and to provide pet owners with information on all aspects of pet care and wellbeing.

For Professional Sitters Who Wish To Join Us

What are the benefits of membership?
  • Website listing
  • Peer referrals
  • Discussions regarding animal behavior, training, and safety
  • Educational development
  • Mentoring
  • Event participation
What are the requirements for membership?
  • Member of at least one of the following:
    • Pet Sitters Int’l (PSI)
    • National Assoc. of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)
  • Proof of pet sitting liability coverage
  • Annual dues paid in full
  • Active network participation
Meetings are held 6 times a year, and give the members a chance to network, socialize and share pet sitting expertise.

If you would like to join this Network or need more information, please contact our Membership Committee at columbuspetsitters@yahoo.com and put "new Member" in the subject line. If you are an existing member and need your information updated on the website, please contact Natasha at natasha@bartandgabriel.com. Thank you!