Many EBPSA members also belong to one of these national pet sitting organizations:

  • PSI (Pet Sitters International)
  • NAPPS (National Association
           of Professional Pet Sitters)
  • PSA (Pet Sitters Associates)
  • EBPSA Membership

    Thank you for your interest in the East Bay Pet Services Association (EBPSA). Membership is open to owner(s) of local, owner operated, non-franchised pet care businesses. New applicants must be referred for membership by a current member of EBPSA. If you do not know a specific member, please do not hesitate to introduce yourself by opening up a conversation by phone or e-mail with a member listed on our website.

    When you believe you meet the requirements for membership and are ready to apply, please contact EBPSA's Membership Coordinator @ BEFORE submitting your application. She will answer any further questions and guide you through the application process.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Before completing the Online Application, please review the EBPSA Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct and the description of the Application Process. Please read these documents carefully before you apply. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the terms of the Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct. These PDF documents can be viewed and printed by using free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can click here:
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    Requirements for membership are:

    • Proof of liability insurance.
    • A business license from the city where your business is located, if it's required in that city.
    • If you want to be listed on the EBPSA website under Off-leash/Trail walks, proof that you have the required permit for the East Bay Regional Parks, or a written statement that you do not use the East Bay Regional Parks.
      Note: The East Bay Regional Park District requires all commercial dog walkers to have a permit to walk clients' dogs on EBRPD trails. This applies whether you're walking dogs off leash or on leash, and regardless of how many dogs you walk at a time. For complete information on EBRPD's dog rules, see
    • If you want to be listed on the EBPSA website under Training and/or Grooming, proof that you are qualified to provide these services.
    • You agree to attend at least 2 meetings per fiscal year, not including the holiday party in December.
    • You agree to comply with the terms of EBPSA's Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct.