Simply choose a membership option, read the Legal Terms, and then click on one of the PayPal buttons near the bottom of the page to agree and join now!
Membership includes access to
all the features and items listed on the Membership
& Kit Information
page. Shipping and handling is N/A
as the files will be available for you to download only*.
Membership includes access to
all the features and items listed at Membership
& Kit Information PLUS
the latest CD. The CD includes a copy of the same items already
available for download. No other items are mailed with the CD. Handling costs $4.99 for U.S. and
most other Shipments (and is already included
in the CD Membership price). Please note, it may take us a
few extra days to mail out your CD, and for some reason it may take the
CDs 5-20 days to arrive at their destination via USPS.
electronic methods may be available (email may be possible if your
server supports large messages).
upgrade from Basic to CD membership at any time. The only
additional cost is the Handling fee.
ELECTRONIC SHIPPING / HANDLING
please note, shipping and handling is Not Applicable (nothing is
mailed) for Basic Membership as all items can be downloaded via online electronic access only. With CD membership, the only difference is that we copy the available online electronic items to a CD for you and mail it for an additional $4.99 (already included in the CD Membership price shown). The
method of shipping the optional CD may vary from what is listed as
Shipping Information of this listing. Contact us
for International handling charges.
placing an order for membership, you understand and agree to the
following legal terms:
Once your membership welcome email is emailed from us to the email
address you provide, your
membership fee and any handling fee is non-refundable
under any circumstances. We do this to protect the integrity
of our intellectual material.
Functioning Email Address Required It is
your responsibility to provide and maintain a functional, working email
address. You can change your private account email address at
any time, but you MUST keep a working email address on your account at
all times or forfeit your membership.
are sent out via USPS to the address provided with your
payment. If we provide you with a faulty CD, or you don't
receive the first CD, or the post office destroys a CD en route, we may
mail out 1 replacement at no cost to you to that same address at our
discretion. You must contact us within 30 days of your
purchase to request a replacement CD. If you don't receive
either CD (and you paid for the CD membership), you'll need to send us
a postage paid (by you) padded envelop so we can send out a 3rd CD via
another service. We will do our best to get your CD to you
promptly, however, we cannot be held responsible if USPS loses more than 2,
because we have no proof that you aren't just trying to get extra CDs out of us
at that point. We have only had 1 member as of 10/2012 that has ever had this problem.
Additional Directory Listing Fees
Membership includes a listing in the PetSits.Com Find A Pet Sitter directory. Your membership includes a listing at PUPS, and currently listings in the Find A Pet Sitter directory do not have an annual renewal fee either (they stay up indefinitely, or until you ask for them to be removed). We do reserve the right to add a small yearly renewal fee for everyone in the future if we someday see a need. However we have no pending plans to do that, and have continued to provide free renewals since our organization opened in 2005. Your original membership covers a minimum of one year.
Termination of Membership
Officially when you join PUPS, you are paying for the use of materials in our
Start Up Kit (form templates, guides, tools, etc) for use with clients of a pet sitting, dog
walking, poop scooping, or related pet care business . The benefits of
membership listed (directory listing, use of forum/message board, support,
forms, templates, guides, tools kit, email alias, etc) are included with
membership, with this strong
We reserve the right to revoke all or parts of your Membership at any time at
our discretion with no refund. We are likely to do this, for instance ( as
an example of, but not limited to) if you do
something we deem to be potentially unethical or illegal, or you no longer have
a working email address listed on your private membership profile. For
privacy reasons in reference to pet owners and other pet sitters, we reserve the
right to terminate your membership at any time without disclosing a cause. If your membership is revoked completely you will no longer be able to advertise
that you are a lifetime member of PUPS without explicit permission.
Revoked memberships are an extremely rare occurrence.
also request to have your membership terminated at any time.
No refund of any type will be issued. You must provide proof
that you own the membership (email us from the current email address on
the account, or email your request with a receipt) before changes can
be made to it.
Copyright & Redistribution
Items in our Start Up Kit are copyrighted, and may not be redistributed or
resold, even if modified or customized to your business.
Start Up Kit items must retain the Professional United Pet Sitters copyright
at the bottom of each page in clear 7pt or larger font, even if modified or
customized to your business.
are nontransferable. If a business is sold, the new owner
must purchase a new membership. You may, however, purchase the membership
as a gift as long as the email address on the Private Profile of the account is
updated to the recipient's email within 30 days of purchase.
Multiple Cities and States
Members may list multiple cities in their listing, as long as the cities are
adjacent to one another as well as serviced by one office. Members may
list multiple states in their cities field, but the business listed will only be
listed under one main state. We do have plans to change this restriction
in the future so that businesses that live on the boarder of multiple states
may be listed under each.
Currently members may list up to 250 characters worth of city names on one
listing, each separated by a comma and a space (which must be included in the
character count). The same is true for zip codes. A member can
purchase additional memberships to list additional areas. Two memberships
owned by the same business may not repeat the same city or zip code on multiple
Each separate coverage area (non-adjacent cities) must purchase a separate membership. You
may not advertise a business (or a franchise, or a franchisee) as a member of
PUPS on any website that provides services to multiple regions unless
each and every region has its own paid membership. A franchisee or other
separate business location may advertise their PUPS membership on their own
website, as long as the website is specific to their location only.
Website links placed in the PUPS directory must not link to a website that
services multiple coverage areas. However, exceptions may be made
for francises or offices that have their own region specific webpage within a larger
website. In this case, the link must take the viewer directly to the
region specific webpage upon first click. Contact us directly prior
to purchasing if you would like to request an exception.
Professionalism and the PUPS Community
Our members are professionals who
strive to help each other and themselves to grow successful pet sitting
or pet care businesses. If you fit that description, please
do not fully agree to all of these terms, then do not join PUPS.
members are processed within 4-8 hours, but it can take up
to 24-48 hours to process your membership.
If you don't
have your forms all ready for your first client, then you are not ready
to do any consultations. Consider rescheduling any that you
do have set up. You'll want to go over your forms thoroughly,
decide on an order to present them in, customize them, practice with
them, and know what information to obtain from that first call before
you even schedule that first consultation. It really does pay
to be properly prepared.
IMPORTANT ORDER NOTES
We highly recommend that you(not
just on your PC's email program/Outlook) on your email account BEFORE YOU ORDER and until you receive our welcome message. Our
welcome message includes important login information (including username &
password), and spam blockers
all messages from us as spam with no notice to you.
If you cannot turn off your spam blocker, before placing your order be
sure to change the default setting of your email program to NOT automatically
delete spam for at least 7 days. Then check your spam/bulk/junk folder
daily after placing your order.
The following services often filter our welcome messages as spam/junk/bulk
must turn off spam checkersthat
require us to fill out another form to send you an email. We
will not respond to approval requests.
to provide a working
your order. We recommend you send yourself an email before
you order to make sure your address hasn't been "temporarily disabled"
because it is full.
recommend that you consider adding firstname.lastname@example.org
to your address book / whitelist before you order.
PLACE YOUR ORDER
accept Credit Cards via PayPal, PayPal Account Payments, EChecks via PayPal, Checks, Money Orders, and
the fastest access (usually under 24-48 hours), pay with a credit card via
instead pay via Regular Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check, or PayPal
from a Checking Account (eCheck), please allow 3-5
weeks for processing.
PAYPAL- Click either button to pay now.
***We highly recommend using PayPal! It is
fast, easy, and FREE***
First, turn off or turn down your email spam filters
until you receive your welcome email message.
Basic Membership - $29.94
CD Membership - $34.93
You may use a credit card online via PayPal. It's free to pay via
You may instead
pay for your membership via a PayPal eCheck. A PayPal eCheck
will be treated like a regular check. Almost always, eChecks
clear within 4-7 days and your membership will be processed at that
time. But theoretically eChecks can take up to 4 weeks to clear.
If you do not have a PayPal account, and do not wish to create one, you can
still choose to pay via credit card. To pay with a credit card without
joining PayPal, click one of the PayPal buttons above. Then click "Don't
have a PayPal Account".
For security purposes and your peace of mind, we do not take credit cards directly. Please use PayPal above to pay via credit card.
Mailed Check or Money Order
via Check, Money Order, or Cashiers Check, you can send you payment (plus
by-mail handling surcharge) to:
United Pet Sitters
check out to this name)
S31 W37515 School Section Lake Rd
Dousman WI 53118-9504
your spam filters and leave them off until your welcome message arrives
in your email box.
a valid, tested email address with your order. Your
membership kit will be emailed.
Basic Membership via check or money order, the total cost with surcharge is $35.00
Membership, the total cost including surcharge is $39.94,
and be sure to include your full
mailing address with your order
allow 4-6 weeks for your order via Check or Money Order.
People send fake payments via mail, so we are required to cash the
payment, wait 1 week for the payment to clear, and then wait another 2
weeks to see if the payment is reversed. We highly recommend
using PayPal to send a credit card payment instead, but we understand
if you are more comfortable using paper-based payments.
your membership is processed by hand, you will be sent a detailed email
with instructions on how to LIST YOUR BUSINESS yourself in the
Professional United Pet Sitters Directory, how to access and DOWNLOAD
all materials available (forms, tools, documents, information, etc),
and how to ADVERTISE AS A MEMBER of PUPS.
have questions? Feel free to email
us. We read email very often!