Bridgett Hudson, owner of Ultimate Pet Services in Myrtle Beach, has earned the designation of PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter.
Pet Sitters International (PSI) is an educational association for professional pet sitters.
“As a pet sitter, I value continuing education that allows me to offer reliable service to the pets entrusted to my care,” Hudson said. “Earning the designation of PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter demonstrates that I am an animal steward committed to delivering excellent service."
The certificate indicates that the sitter has acquired the knowledge necessary to make vital assessments, for instance, on pet health and nutrition, canine and feline behavior, separation anxiety and pet loss, officials said.
The certificate is earned after completing extensive coursework and successfully passing a comprehensive final exam on 39 sections of instructional material, according to Ellen Price, PSI’s academic manager.