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NorthStar Moving Partners with Pet Sitters International to Match Professional Dog Walkers with Pets On the Move

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NorthStar Moving ® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, has unveiled a new customized package with Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's leading educational organization for professional pet sitters, to connect clients with local professional dog walkers after a move. The service ensures pet owners seamlessly find a new pet sitter and walker for their dog when they relocate.

"Pet owners in the process of moving definitely need easy access to finding a new professional dog walker which is why we are thrilled to team up with NorthStar Moving," said Pet Sitters International Marketing & Communication Manager Beth Stultz. "We love opportunities to connect PSI's dog-walking members with pet owners and moving is the opportune time. As the pet-care industry grows, it is important that pet owners are more prudent than ever when selecting pet sitters and dog walkers. We provide pet owners with access to the largest online directory of professional pet sitters, free-of-charge. There are plenty of new service providers to uncover when you move to a new region, so we are pleased to work with NorthStar Moving to take one of those hassles off of their clients' moving to-do list by providing them with a quick, free way to search for the best local dog walker for their furry friends."

This unique partnership provides pet owners with a simple way to find trusted, professional pet care as they move to a new area. The dog and owner's routine need not be interrupted when settling into a new home. PSI's comprehensive Pet Sitter Locator quickly provides pet owners with a list of local professional dog walkers and sitters and indicates the credentials each provider maintains. The owner can then set foot out of their new home right after moving day and be assured their best friend is well cared for while they are away. Their beloved pet's diet and exercise routine continue seamlessly from old home to new home, plus they have a new companion, making them happy and stress-free.

"Moving can be stressful on every member of the family and that includes the four-legged ones," said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder & Chief of Organized Living Laura McHolm. "Think about it from the eyes of your dog: boxes are piling up where they usually curl up; strangers are in and out; and then, they are transported to a new unfamiliar space. That's why it is so critical you don't just leave your pet alone in the new unknown home, causing them even more stress. A stressed pet can also run away, so make sure your veterinarian microchips your pet and also make sure to have a trained professional look after your pet while you're at work. That's why we are delighted to team up with the experts at PSI to care for your pet in your new home and ease the minds of pet owners and their dogs. By instantly finding a new dog walker that you can trust, your dog will be exercised and get to explore their new surrounding territory on day one in the new home, easing their stress and make their tail wag."

This new package has garnered a nickname and can be requested individually or combined with any of NorthStar Moving's pet care services:
The Fido – It's Monday after moving weekend. You have your new suit on and lunch in hand, ready to take on the new chapter. But wait! Your floppy eared companion is pawing at your feet with its leash in mouth already to go with you. Your four-legged best friend isn't used to their new home and could feel absolutely deserted. And oh no, what will your energetic canine do to your new home while you are away? DON'T be a Frightened Irresponsible Dog Owner! Never fear our super dog walker finder is here! With Pet Sitters International's free Pet Sitter Locator you can easily sniff out and evaluate and locate the supreme dog walker in your area to care for and exercise your spirited companion. Not only will you be transformed into the best kind of Fido, a Fantastic Intelligent Dog Owner, your drooling buddy will thank you, barking less and wagging more!

About NorthStar Moving

Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving® Company has redefined the moving industry as the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. Honored with more awards for service than any other moving company: "A+" rated by the Better Business Bureau, voted Citysearch "Best Mover," earned the most five star ratings on Trustlink and Yelp, and recipient of dozens of awards for corporate culture, green practices, community outreach, and growth including multiple "Best Places to Work" awards and ranked on the Inc. 5,000 list for the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for seven consecutive years. The company's local, long distance and international moving, storage services, and eco-luxury packages have been featured in leading magazines including The Robb Report Collection and on multiple home and design television shows. NorthStar Moving has proven the state-of-the-art way to move is with its red carpet service, recommended by Coldwell Banker Concierge, The Franklin Report, MovingInsurance.com, The Getty Museum, and an impressive list of celebrity clientele. NorthStar Moving's mission is to exceed their clients' expectations with graceful customer care and to move service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry. For more information, please visit www.NorthStarMoving.com or call (800) Ask-Pros (800) 275-7767.

About Pet Sitters International

Founded by Patti J. Moran in 1994, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters. PSI members have access to the most extensive and helpful benefits and resources in the industry. PSI also provides pet owners with access to the largest online directory of professional pet sitters free of charge at petsit.com/locate. For more information, please visit www.petsit.com.

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