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HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) – In Home Pet Services, Inc., (IHPS), is excited to announce their 11th franchise location, In Home Pet Services of Huntington, opening May 19, 2014.  In Home Pet Services is an award winning and leading pet sitting and dog walking company based in Queens, NY, and started by a local Long Islander, Robyn Elman, with a background as a zookeeper and Pet CPR & First Aid instructor.

IHPS is the fastest growing pet companies in all of New York State.  IHPS already has 12 locations throughout Queens, Brooklyn, New York City and in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.

Each location is individually owned and run by each franchisee, but has tremendous support from the founder and President of the company, Robyn Elman – who runs IHPS in Northeast Queens – the first and original location.  IHPS franchisee’s work together on different events, help each other with clients when needed and really care for each other’s success.

The new IHPS of Huntington is owned and operated by Lynda Bishop a life long resident of Huntington and dedicated animal lover.

“I always wanted to have my own business and be my own boss but I never knew what I could do. My 2 mini-dachshunds are a huge part of my life and since I love animals, a pet business seemed to be right path.  I’ve cared to neighbors and family members pets for years, and I found it agonizing trying to figure out what to do with my own dogs when I went away,” stated Lynda Bishop the owner of the new In Home Pet Services of Huntington. “I thought if I could just find someone I could trust and rely upon it would be such a big relief. I realized that I can make a real difference in people and pets lives and so In Home Pet Services was the perfect fit for me!  As the new owner of In Home Pet Services of Huntington, I am very excited to begin this new chapter in my life.”

This new IHPS in Huntington has an office in Huntington, NY and the number is (631) 923-0878.  Services offered are: pet sitting and dog walking is done at the client’s home and overnight visits in the clients home.  The areas they will be covering are: Huntington, Northport, East Northport, Greenlawn, Lloyd Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor, Melville, Commack, Half Hollow Hills, Dix Hills. These areas will now have a trusted, reputable, reliable and professional pet business to turn to for care of their pets while they are at work or away on vacation. And as with all IHPS locations, Lynda is now also certified in Pet First Aid and CPR to give clients that peace of mind too.

“When I first announced to our current franchisees that we found a new owner to expand out services to Huntington, several of them said, ‘Thanks G-D!’ This is because they were constantly getting calls from people in the Huntington area, wanting to use our services and it was too far for any of our current locations. So I am so excited that Lynda found us,” said Robyn Elman, President and founder of IHPS.  “As a lifetime Huntington resident and a true animal lover, she is a perfect fit to expand our services to the area, and bring people affordable, caring, and reliable pet services. Lynda will offer pet sitting, dog walking, and even overnight visits in the clients homes.”

To set up an appointment with IHPS of Huntington call Lynda at (631) 923-0878 or email by May 19, 2014. The website for the Huntington location is:

For media inquiries or to learn more In Home Pet Services, Inc. go to To set up an interview with Lynda Bishop or Robyn Elman, contact Nancy Hassel at or call Nancy at (631) 446-1105.

About In Home Pet Services, Inc.
In Home Pet Services (IHPS) was started in 2003 by Robyn Elman, a former Zookeeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, who also has a degree in Biology from Binghamton University.  With her love of animals and head for business, In Home Pet Services has quickly expanded to 11 locations, 10 of which are franchised.  Robyn’s own location is in Northeast Queens, NY. IHPS became a New York State Corporation in 2004, trademarked the In Home Pet Services name, and in 2006 created the franchise system. The first franchise location opened in Brooklyn, NY in April 2008 in Marine Park, and the other franchise locations are: Clinton Hill in Brooklyn; Forest Hills in Queens; Astoria in Queens; East Nassau on Long Island; Nassau’s Gold Coast on Long Island; South Nassau on Long Island; Merrick in Nassau on Long Island; Patchogue-Medford and Babylon in Suffolk County on Long Island.

Services IHPS offers are: pet sitting; dog walking; doggie day care camp; in-home boarding; bird clipping and more.  Robyn is also certified in and teaches Pet First Aid & CPR classes throughout New York City, Queens, and Long Island.  Robyn was awarded the Pet Safe Educator of the Year for 2011 by Pet Safe Coalition and IHPS was Voted first place for Long Island Press’s Best of LI for 2012, and 2nd place for Best of LI for 2013 and 2014 for the Pet Sitting/Boarding category.  Robyn has been featured on HGTV and in Entrepreneur Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, Queens Courier, Times Ledger of Flushing, Queens Ledger, Newsday, Long Island Business News, Long Island Press, Pet Product News International Magazine, Pet Age Magazine, The Pet Gazette, South Bay’s Neighbor, Great Neck News, Nassau Parent,,,,,, and featured regularly on News 12 Long Island’s ‘Animal Island’ show and also on TV on and Fios1.

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