San Francisco-Area FETCH! Pet CareTM Locations Under New Ownership

San Francisco-Area FETCH! Pet CareTM Locations Under New Ownership

Nation's Leading Name in Professional At-Home Pet Care Providing San Francisco-Area Pet Owners With Unsurpassed Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services; Discounted Pet Care Services Now Offered as a Value Add to California State Automobile Association (CSAA) and AAA Sojourns® Members Throughout the San Francisco Region

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - FETCH! Pet Care, America's first, only and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced two of its flagship Bay-area locations within its network of 144 franchises, which service more than 10,000 active clients throughout 1,500 cities and towns in 33 states across the U.S., are under new ownership.

Jesse Martinez now owns and operates FETCH! Pet Care of Noe Valley, and Catherine Jash now owns and operates FETCH! Pet Care of Presidio Heights. Both entrepreneurs are capitalizing on a unique opportunity to combine their love of animals with a proven, turnkey home-based business for one of the lowest capital investments in the franchise industry today.

Combined, they are providing pet owners throughout San Francisco, including Noe Valley, Castro, Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Haight-Ashbury, Richmond, Seacliff, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cal Hollow and the Marina, with a range of services that meet every need and budget, including boarding and daycare in the sitter's home, overnight sitting or daily visits in the client's home, private and group dog walks, pet taxiing, and miscellaneous home care. A free in-home consultation permits clients, pets and sitters to get pre-acquainted and address each pet's unique needs.

"Selecting a sitter to care for a pet and a home is a critically important decision," said Martinez. "Now, there's no need to impose on family members or friends, or subject one's pet to kennel boarding. Our highly trained staff of sitters ensures all pets receive the love, attention and skilled treatment expected of a professional caregiver, and that the client's home remains secure."

Jash notes, "The demand for professional pet care services is at an all-time high -- especially those that allow pets to maintain their routine while receiving the attention they need. With many pet owners frustrated by the lack of professional and reliable caregivers, or reluctant to kennel their pets due to health and other concerns, our safe, convenient, and nurturing care provides peace of mind."

FETCH! Pet Care recently announced it has forged a first-of-its-kind partnership with AAA, North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, to offer AAA members exclusive discounts for -- and streamlined access to -- FETCH! Pet Care's professional pet and home care services. Through this first-of-its-kind partnership, members of the California State Automobile Association (CSAA) -- a division of the auto services club that provides travel services and benefits -- will enjoy an ongoing 10% discount off FETCH! Pet Care services each time they provide their AAA Show Your Card & Save® membership card number.

FETCH! Pet Care has also partnered with AAA Sojourns®, a division of AAA that offers high quality, custom-tailored vacations, to offer its high caliber pet care services as an exclusive value add within the AAA Sojourns 2008 Member Benefit Program. Under this agreement, AAA Sojourns will bundle a $20 FETCH! Pet Care discount coupon with select worldwide vacation packages offered to its members. The AAA Sojourns bundle will also include the 10% discount off FETCH! Pet Care services each time a member presents their AAA Show Your Card & Save® membership card number.

As part of the grand opening celebration, through March 31st, 2008, FETCH! Pet Care of both Noe Valley and Presidio Heights are offering a 10% discount off each new client's initial service. FETCH! Pet Care of Noe Valley may be reached by telephone at 415 692-4986 and via email at FETCH! Pet Care of Presidio Heights may be reached by telephone at 415 644-5882 and via email at All other San Francisco-area locations may be reached by telephone at 415-563-3824 and via email at All locations throughout the United States may be accessed online at

About FETCH! Pet Care, Inc.

Founded in 2002 and with over 1,500 service areas across the United States, FETCH! Pet Care is the pet sitting industry market leader -- the new face of pet care in the 21st century. The company offers a humane alternative to kennel boarding by providing loving, in-home overnight and/or daily care to any kind of pet in the most professional and reliable manner possible. FETCH! Pet Care's carefully selected, screened and trained pet sitters and dog walkers, who are all pet owners themselves, have serviced over 10,000 clients this past year alone. Entrepreneur magazine included FETCH! Pet Care in its 2007 feature "7 Hot Businesses That Can Make You Rich," named the company among its coveted "Franchise 500" in both 2007 and 2008, and in January 2008 ranked the company as the nation's 24th Top New Franchise, 89th Top Home-Based Franchise and 73rd Low-Cost Franchise. FETCH! Pet Care has also been featured in Small Business Opportunities magazine's top 20 "Boom Businesses" to get into in 2007 and named among Pet Product News International's "25 to Watch in 2007." For franchise information or to find a location near you, visit the company's Web site at or call the corporate office at 1-866-FETCHME.



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