FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Des Moines, Iowa

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Des Moines, Iowa

Nation's Leading Name in Professional At-Home Pet Care Now Servicing Des Moines, Iowa Pet Owners

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2008) - FETCH! Pet Care, the nation's largest pet care brand offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Iowa's Metro Des Moines region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 155th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now services more than 10,000 active clients throughout 1,500 cities and towns in 33 states across the U.S.

Lorrie and Eric Culp own and operate FETCH! Pet Care of Metro Des Moines. Lorrie is augmenting her profession in the insurance industry and Eric is augmenting his profession in the computer industry. Together they established the franchise to capitalize 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. They now provide pet owners throughout Des Moines, Iowa, including West Des Moines, Clive and Waukee, 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," notes Lorrie. "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."

To assure operational efficiencies, FETCH! Pet Care employs a sophisticated telephone dispatch system and advanced software that tracks assignments and delivers real-time electronic client order confirmations and automated sitter assignment reminders. In addition, each sitter undergoes a thorough criminal background check, references review, and training regimen, and each location is fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Paul Mann, FETCH! Pet Care founder and president, 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."

As part of the grand opening celebration, through May 21, 2008 FETCH! Pet Care of Metro Des Moines is offering a 10% discount off each new client's initial service. FETCH! Pet Care of Metro Des Moines can be reached by telephone at 888-229-5721 and via email at desmoines@fetchpetcare.com or on the web at www.fetchpetcare.com.

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 www.FetchPetCare.com or call the corporate office at 1-866-FETCHME.

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