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Another Great Year at the NAPPS Conference

I'm currently sitting at a Starbucks in the airport, recovering from choking on air a moment ago and trying not to disturb everyone around me. While the tears on my face dry and oxygen returns to my brain, I'm reflecting on what a whirlwind of a weekend I just had in Savannah, Georgia with this rowdy group of dog-obsessed humans from all over the country.

In all honesty, I didn't get to explore Georgia as much as I would have liked. The weekend was predicted to be beautiful and sunny and it devolved into rain and fog. On my first full day in the city, I spent most of my time resting and making up for the sleep I didn't get to have at the beginning of the week, when I was doing walks and drop ins back to back 12 hours a day during February vacation. When my friends Nicole, the marketing rep from Pet Pocketbook, and Jackie, owner of One of a Kind Dog Walking LLC, arrived and dropped their stuff at my hotel room, that is when my weekend really started.

We spent our free time this weekend exploring restaurants, walking up and down Forsyth Park looking for food and drinks, and dragging along our fellow New Englander and new friend Sarah from Wagalicious Walks.

There was so much information shared at the conference from the speakers, the leaders of our organization, and from the fellow business owners that I'm not sure I had the mental capacity to even retain half of it - thank goodness I took notes!

Most notably, I got to finally meet Doug the Dog Guy in person after chatting online for so long! It was so great to finally get to speak face to face and his presentation was by far the best of the weekend. He is an incredibly brilliant resource for pet owners and pet sitters alike! Check out his youtube here.

Our industry is growing so quickly, it is so inspiring to watch everyone try to keep up and evolve with it! I'm leaving the conference again so motivated about the possibilities and the future, with so many more friends than I expected to make, and a strong anticipation for the 2025 Conference!

If you want to see what it was like for me attending for the first time last year, you can watch my blog of my experience (and my first time in New Orleans!) here!

If you have any questions about attending, about NAPPS, or about being a professional pet sitter, please comment here or jump into my instagram stories and submit a question there! I'd love to see you over there @DevonsDogSitting

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