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2016 Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year!

Pet Sitters International names 2016 Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year

Pet Sitters International (PSI) recognizes member Nikki Timberlake, owner of Pawsotively Purrfect, Inc., in Fort Myers, Fla., for her efforts to support and promote pet adoptions in her local community.

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Nikki Timberlake (far left) has been named PSI’s 2016 Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year.

PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter Nikki Timberlake, owner of Pawsotively Purrfect Inc., in Fort Myers, Fla., has been named Pet Sitters International’s 2016 Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year.

Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters and has actively promoted pet adoption through its annual Take Your Dog To Work Day® campaign since the event was created in 1999. To further this mission, PSI created the Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year Award in 2012 to honor one PSI member each year who has gone above and beyond to promote local pet adoptions.

“PSI’s desire is that every pet would be a wanted pet with a professional pet sitter to care for him or her and as a whole, PSI members are passionate pet lovers with a desire to help,” explains PSI President Patti Moran. “Selecting just one member to receive the 2016 award and $500 donation to a local shelter or pet-rescue group was no easy task, but Nikki’s innovative ideas to support pet adoptions caught the attention of the selection committee.”

Timberlake, who joined PSI in 2010, serves as vice president of A Roof for Roofus Rescue (R3), a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue that visits kill shelters throughout Florida to rescue pets on death row to place them in foster homes until they are adopted. She has selected A Roof for Roofus Rescue to receive the $500 donation from PSI in her honor.

After becoming a board member, Timberlake suggested a metal recycling program to raise funds to offset the rescue’s expenses. R3 has distributed fliers and promoted this program to the local community and picks up donated old washing machines, hot water heaters, aluminum cans and other types of scrap metal. R3 volunteers then sort the metal donations before redeeming at a local recycling center and use the money earned through these efforts to support all aspects of the rescue.

“We have been able to save the lives of many animals ‘one can at a time’ through the efforts of our supporters and our recycling program,” explains Timberlake.

When Timberlake first joined the R3 board, there were only three members. Through the board’s recruitment efforts, there are now five board members and multiple volunteers who oversee the group’s Facebook page, monthly adoption events, create marketing materials and write grants.

R3’s most immediate need is to raise funds to purchase a trailer to carry their tables, crates, banners, tents and  other materials to events  instead of having all of their equipment stored at board members’ homes.

To learn more about Nikki Timberlake and Pawsotively Purrfect Inc., visit www.pawsotivelypurrfect.com. To learn more about A Roof for Roofus Rescue, visit www.aroofforroofusrescue.org/. Visit www.petsit.com to learn more about PSI and its Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year Award.

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Pawsotively Purrfect Pet Services & Gourmet Treats – We are true pet lovers here to serve you and your pets in the best way possible. You and your pets are going to fall in love with our services and our gourmet treats! We offer the perfect stress-free alternative to boarding your beloved pets. Why kennel or board your pet when you can have the peace of mind knowing that your pet is well cared for and loved in the comfort of their own familiar space, your home? Just because you need to be away from home doesn’t mean your pet has to be!

 

 

PSI’s 2014 Pet Sitter of the Year Award Nomination!

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We have some really good news to share! We’ve been nominated for the PSI’s 2014 Pet Sitter of the Year™ Award and we’ve very excited! This is a pretty big deal in our industry of pet sitting and we’re feeling pretty proud right about now! We want to say THANKS to all of our wonderful and loyal customers that have preferred us over the years and nominated us for this wonderful award. Check out our nomination letter below!

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pet-sitter-of-the-year-2014Dear Nikki,

Congratulations! You were nominated for PSI’s 2014 Pet Sitter of the Year™ Award! Simply being nominated for this prestigious award is an honor and a testament to how much you are appreciated by your clients. This year, PSI received more than 440 nominations for its 2014 Pet Sitter of the Year™ Award. The PSI staff congratulates you on your nomination. Although only one pet sitter can receive this honor, each pet sitter nominated is a winner in PSI’s book!

PSI would like to congratulate the following top-five finalists who will move forward to the next round of judging for the 2014 award:

* Nikki Timberlake, Pawsotively Purrfect, Inc., Fort Myers, Fla.

* Amy Dittig, Your Pet’s Friend, Inc., Willow Springs, N.C.

* Regina Duncan, Paw Pals Pet Sitting & Pet Transportation Service, LLC, North Port, Fla.

* John Hauman, Maw & Paw’s Pet & House Sitting, LLC, Toledo, Ohio

* Michelle Miller, At Home Comforts Pet Sitting, Panama City, Fla.

The Pet Sitter of the Year will be announced in March 2015. The winner, along with the other four finalists, will be recognized at PSI’s 2015 Pet Sitter World Educational Conference & Expo in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The 2014 Pet Sitter of the Year Award is sponsored by Business Insurers of the Carolinas. The nominations for the 2015 award will open by July 2015.

Yours for excellence in pet sitting,

The Pet Sitters International Staff

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Pawsotively Purrfect Pet Services & Gourmet Treats – We are true pet lovers here to serve you and your pets in the best way possible. You and your pets are going to fall in love with our services and our gourmet treats! We offer the perfect stress-free alternative to boarding your beloved pets. Why kennel or board your pet when you can have the peace of mind knowing that your pet is well cared for and loved in the comfort of their own familiar space, your home? Just because you need to be away from home doesn’t mean your pet has to be!

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Puppy Up! Fort Myers, FL

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The 2 Million Dogs – Puppy Up! Fort Myers, FL walk will be held on November 4th, 2012 at the Petco in the Forum located at 9380 Dynasty Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33905-5574

This event is all about raising money for comparative oncology studies and awareness of canine cancer. We are looking for vendors and sponsors and people willing to donate items for the silent auction. We also want people to register to come out and walk with their dogs. Click here for more information on this event and to make a donation.

It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at time. Luke Robinson with his two dogs walked 2000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease.

2 Million Dogs was formed on the belief that if 2 dogs can walk 2000 miles to bring awareness to cancer surely 2 million dogs can walk 2 miles. Through The Puppy Up! Walk, we are building the largest pet and people cancer community in the world; from business people to artists to scientists and humanitarians, a partnership forged with the singular purpose of ridding the world of its deadliest disease.

The 2 Million Dogs Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.

Sign up for a 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk… there will never be a better time like this to Puppy Up! against cancer.

A cancer-free world starts with one dog, each mile at a time.

The monies raised through the November 4th, Fort Myers event and subsequent events, will be used to partner with leading cancer research institutions to help further their work in the leading-edge field of comparative oncology.

Just like humans, dogs naturally develop cancer. The work of clinical veterinary oncologists in using naturally occurring cancers in animals to better understand and treat cancer in humans is called comparative oncology. There are several factors that make comparative oncology important in the fight against human cancer:

  • Pets are exposed to many of the same environmental risks as people
  • The cancer cells are biologically comparable
  • There is a large population of cats and dogs with pre-existing cases of cancer
  • Cancer occurs in pets within years compared to decades in humans.

2 Million Dogs grew from a cross-country walk by Luke Robinson of Austin, TX and his two dogs Hudson and Murphy. They walked from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise Luke made to his dog Malcolm, a Great Pyrenees who died from cancer. Luke later formed 2 Million Dogs with the belief that if two dogs can walk 2000 miles to raise awareness about canine cancer surely two million dogs can walk 2 miles.

For more information, follow these links:

http://www.2milliondogs.org

Summer of Murphy tour – click here

Recent articles and media coverage about comparative oncology

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203315804577207252135374064.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

http://main.uab.edu/Sites/neurosurgery/research/87470/

http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2012/january/petproject

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/CancerPreventionAndTreatment/treating-dogs-cancers-benefit-humans/story?id=15543199

Golden Retriever Rescue of SWFL

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Pawsotively Purrfect Pet Services and Gourmet Treats will be participating in the upcoming Goldenfest Event by The Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida.

Have a golden day at GOLDENFEST on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

at The Shell Factory on 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL

There will be fun for the entire family – Huge Raffle – Dock Diving – Demonstrations – FLY-Ball Competition and MORE!

Food, Drinks & Lots of Fun – Pet Vendors, Exhibits, Veterinary Hospitals, Rescues & Shelters, Santa-Pet Portraits…

FREE Admission! All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are invited to attend.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Inc. (GRRSWF) is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization. Based in Southwest Florida, GRRSWF is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners.

Mission Statement

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida works to raise awareness of the plight of the Golden Retriever breed specifically through community education as well as the benefits of adopting a rescue animal in need. We also support and promote responsible spay and neutering as well as programs that are designed to prevent animal abuse, neglect and cruelty.

 

 

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