Six-Figure Pet Business Academy is so happy to have Pet Sitters Associates as a sponsor for the 30-Day Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Challenge and I wanted to interview them so you can find out who they are and what they can do for you and your pet business.

This information below will help you get to know this GREAT company:

Q What is Pet Sitters Associates?

A. We started Pet Sitters Associates in 1998. Our philosophy has always been to help individuals throughout the United States start up their pet care businesses at the most affordable rates possible. Pet Sitters Associates proudly offers membership benefits that include pet business insurance administered by RPS Scobie Group and underwritten by an AM Best rated: A (Excellent) Insurance Company.

Q. What is the cost of the basic membership, which includes liability insurance?

A. The cost is $190 for membership and insurance through Pet Sitters Associates. The membership and insurance is good for one full year from the time of joining and can be effective immediately at

Q. What are the member benefits?

A. You will gain access to a library of resources including our customer checklist and archived newsletters, quarterly newsletters, and the option to be listed on one of the largest online pet business directories and pet business liability insurance.

Q. What is the cost if we have additional partners/spouse/employees?

A. The cost is $90 for each additional person on your policy.

Q. What type of pet care business does the basic liability cover?

A. It covers pet sitting in the pet owner’s home, pet transportation, pet walking, and pooper scooper services.

Q. What if I bring animals into my home?

A. Members need to purchase the optional pet daycare coverage to extend the liability insurance to cover incidents at their home or pet daycare operation. The cost for this additional coverage is $155 and can be added for up to 3 employees/ICs.

Q. Do you offer a bond?

A Our Broadened Property Damage/Bond coverage costs an additional $100. This coverage provides $10,000 per occurrence or $25,000 of insurance coverage annually for the theft, breakage, and mysterious disappearance of the personal property of the pet owner while under the care of you, your employees, your independent contractors, or your incidental helpers. Please note if you do not purchase this additional coverage, there is no coverage under your basic membership policy for loss, damage, or theft of the owner’s personal property.

Q. What if I do any housesitting without animals?

A. You would then need to add the house sitting coverage for an additional $100. House sitting without pets present cannot exceed 45% of the total pet care business revenue.

Q. What about grooming?

A. Pet grooming coverage for an additional $50 would need to be added. This coverage provides basic insurance for individuals who cut hair or nails while pet sitting. If you are only bathing and brushing pets, there is no need for you to purchase this.

Q. Do you have any type of coverage for Obedience Training?

A. Yes, our dog obedience training coverage costs an additional $155. If you are only offering basic dog obedience training (sit, stay, come) when provided in direct conjunction with your pet sitting work, you are already covered under your basic membership insurance. This coverage is for those who offer training outside of their pet sitting work. This policy does not provide coverage for protection, guard, fighting, attack, or police dog training.

To find out more and sign up for membership today visit Pet Sitters Associates online:


I wrote an article for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s online magazine, and I wanted to share it with those of you pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, dog daycare owners and pet groomers who want to work less and earn more.

Many times a week (and sometimes many times a day!) pet business owners ask me how exactly I worked less and made more in my pet business.

Though one article can’t detail every single action I took to go from working 7 days a week to working 3 days a week, this article will at least give you some of the steps I took to work less and earn more:

In 1995, I started the business of my dreams with lots of passion but no business experience of any kind. That first year I had lots of time but almost no money.

A few years in, I had plenty of clients but hardly any time.

Friends and family often complimented me on my business success, but I didn’t feel successful. To me, success was having both time and money.

I was working 12-14 hour days seven days a week and still not making much compared to when I worked full-time as an employee.  CLICK TO READ ARTICLE…


Are you thinking about starting a pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, pet grooming or dog daycare business?

Even though the January 2020 Challenge has pet sitting and dog walking in the name, it’s really for ANY pet business owner who wants to start, grow and take their business to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting out or want to give your pet business a powerful boost, this 30-day online course will deliver the tools and insights you need.

If you want to take your pet business goals from dream to reality in just 30 days, come join me and pet business owners from around the world. The Challenge starts January 2, 2020!

Click now to sign up for the 30-Day Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Challenge!


It’s an exciting time over here at Six-Figure Pet Business Academy! 🙂

Here’s what’s up:

Last month I got a call from a MarketWatch reporter who found my Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers on Amazon.

He asked if he could interview me and the story came out a few days ago. Yahoo Finance saw the story and they asked if they could interview me for their TV show. I’m flying to New York City this week for a live TV interview.

If you’re curious about the articles that came out, here they are – click the link under the logo to read the articles:


New York Post:

Yahoo Finance:

Yahoo Finance (Spanish Edition):

The Marker (Israeli Media):


Just starting your pet sitting or dog walking business or want to create even more success in your pet sitting or dog walking business? This free tips and tools booklet for pet sitters and dog walkers will help you!

Pet sitting and dog walking is a lucrative and fun business – when you know how to start and grow it the right way!

Here’s the link to download the pet sitting and dog walking checklist and tips and tools booklet.


I’m happy to announce that the AUDIOBOOK version of 30 Days to Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business is now available starting TODAY! Woot! ?

This book is now available in audiobook on my website and on Amazon, Audible and iTunes!

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the audiobook:

Q. Where can I get the audiobook? A. You can click here to get it sent to you immediately from my website: 30 Days To Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business audiobook.

Q. Is the audiobook available on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon? A. Yes, it’s also available on these three sites and you can click to get the audiobook from Audible.

Q. Does the audiobook come with a checklist or a booklet of any kind? A. Yes. It comes with a 71-page booklet to accompany the audiobook version and contains checklists, recommended resources and so much more.

Q. Kristin, was the audiobook recorded with your voice? A. I hired a professional voice artist named Kara to record the audiobook. Her voice is great. I think you’ll like it a lot. My husband even thinks she sounds a lot like me and he would know. 🙂 Here’s a picture of Kara:

Kara B. / Audiobook Narrator

Q. How long is the audiobook recording? A. It’s 6 hours and 20 minutes.

Q. Will I receive the audiobook right away upon order? A. Yes, you’ll receive the audiobook within 30 seconds of your order. It will be in mp3 files and you can listen from your smart phone or your computer, and you’ll also receive the 71-page accompanying booklet too.

Q. What’s the audiobook website page? A. Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy

Happy listening and starting or growing your pet sitting and dog walking business!


Want to hire pet sitters and dog walkers to work for you? Or have a dog training, pet grooming or dog daycare business and want to hire so you can work less – and make more money?

Even though this book was written with pet sitters and dog walkers in mind, it’s really for any service-based pet business owner who wants to find, hire and keep good staff members.

Kristin Morrison’s newest pet business book is almost here!

The Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers by Kristin Morrison is coming this summer.

Hiring high-quality, right-fit dog walkers and pet sitters is one of the most essential steps to creating more money, time, and freedom in your pet business, but you’re not alone if you find this process daunting… or even downright frustrating!

Pre-Order This Transformational Pet Business eBook and You Will:

-Easily navigate the hiring process and attract the staff you want.

-Understand how to financially prepare to hire.

-Learn the personal and professional benefits of hiring excellent employees.

-Stop stressing over paperwork — this book explains everything you’ll need!

-Receive expert advice on how and what to pay your employees.

-Get tips on how to delegate and release your fear of letting go.

-Know what to do if you need to part ways with a staff member.

-Strengthen your pet business reputation and professionalism.

-And so much more!

Regularly $24.95, this eBook is only $19.95 when you pre-order it today.

($5 off pre-order price offer expires at midnight on May 1, 2019. You’ll receive your eBook via email hot off the press in August 2019.)

Click to find out more and save $5 now on the pre-order price for The Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers eBook.