This group is designed for professional animal lovers in the positive, "green" and non-aversive, pet care services and products businesses who place animal welfare at the top of your agenda AND demonstrate that through your business, practice or group. We welcome your application. We network, sponsor the Thanksgiving Dog Day Celebration, educate per our member specialties, engage in social and other media, and share marketing tips, as well as discuss how to meet challenges experienced in our respective fields. Please read to the bottom of this page and then JOIN US there, or read to the bottom of the page and click on the red JOIN US button in the upper right-hand corner.

Here are some of the benefits to your business or organization that you enjoy as one of our valued members:

    PPPofSD membership is a stamp of approval by a well-recognized, well-respected organization in your community

    Use of the PPPofSD Positive Pet Professionals of San Diego logo and affiliation that you may use on your website, advertising and promotions for the duration of your membership in good standing

    PPPofSD FB posting opportunities as follows: One Introductory post, event posting/anytime, promotional (ad) posts on the 1st and 15th of each month. We ask that you ask your Friends to Like us in order to further increase our reach for all.

    Opportunity to participate as a participating member and announce your business at Thanksgiving Dog Day, our signature event of the year

    Raffle item acknowledgment and description of your business at event fundraisers

    Networking opportunities with members and the public as a Positive Pet Professional of San Diego

    Member-only opportunity to offer Perks on this website

    Listing/link on the PPPofSD website -- Under Construction

    Use of the No Shock, No Prong, No Choke logos at your discretion

We trust that our mission is in line with yours.

New admissions into our group, and retention of continuing membership will be limited to those individuals and businesses that:

Clearly, unconditionally support and endorse non-aversive services and products. To us this includes, No Shock, No Prong, No Choke, No Dominance Methods.

The below promotional tools used by your organization will serve as criterion-checking mechanisms in order to establish your eligibility and insure the integrity of our group:



    Facebook postings

Memberships may be limited. Our members include:

    Integrative, progressive and holistic veterinarians

    Rescues group directors and representatives

    Meetup organizers and co-organizers

    Animal shelter management and employees

    Pet store owners who do not sell shock, prong or choke collars, nor who employ trainers who use   aversive/correction/"balanced"/"all" methods trainers/citronella sprays/or can-shaking

    Gentle groomers

    Natural dog food manufacturers and distributors

    Positive-method dog-friendly media

    100% non-aversive dog trainers

    Veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants



    Pet photographers

    Pet web designers

    T-touch practitioners

    Pet therapists, pet acupressure specialists and

    Any others we may have overlooked!

* Note: Memberships in specific service, group, store or product categories may be density or otherwise limited.

Our members come from throughout San Diego County.

* If approved, you will be asked to list Positive Pet Professionals of San Diego as a link on the Resources/Link page of your website.

If our membership criterion above no longer fits your service/product model, please voluntarily drop your membership or you may be removed from the list.

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