This is the perfect stress reduction lifestyle business! This is one of the oldest professional pet sitting and dog walking services in the area with an excellent reputation for experienced and reliable pet care. This low overhead Home Based business has you traveling to where the clients are and spending time with your furry friends in their home generally week after week and sometimes more often. Clients include all manor of animals including horses! The user friendly website has the capability to book your appointments and take payments with the pet-sitter software business tool on smart devices. The business is essentially online and can be managed with your laptop, phone or iPad.
This is a Home Based business so there are no facilities.
The potential for growth is unlimited. This is a turn-key operation that has experienced strong growth year after year. Hiring other "sitters" to handle more clients in additional neighborhoods with promotional marketing would boost the client base. This concept could be easily franchised.
The Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Industry is booming! The most recent data from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) indicates that “pet services, which includes grooming, boarding, walking, training, pet sitting, exercise and yard services for our pampered pets, saw the largest growth again this year and more than tripled the growth percentage of any other category.” In fact, spending on pet services reflected an 11.8 percent growth rate from 2014 to 2015, with pet owners spending $5.41 billion on pet-related services. Pet owners today understand the benefits of having their pets taken care of in the comfort of their home when the only reasonable alternative is expensive boarding. Considering the comfort of the pet, regular feeding and exercise schedules, avoiding disease exposure and home security/safety when someone is regularly at the home while the homeowner is on vacation or away for extended hours motivate the pet owner to seek a personal pet service.
Owner is moving out of state.
Will train for 2 weeks @ no cost. First and foremost a love of animals is a must for this great business. Pet Owners in the U.S. are most likely to treat dogs and cats as members of the family, says a recent study by Houzz. Professional pet sitters who can offer customized, flexible services and are willing to accommodate quirky requests (that hobbyists may not) will quickly garner more clients. Being able to handle any size dog or cat and understanding of horses and other rescue livestock is helpful. There are a number of educational training courses and certifications available on the handling and training of animals that can boost your professional status. Trends show that pet sitters will also take advantage of continuing education opportunities, such as pet first aid, disaster preparedness and in-depth training for specializations such as senior pet care or feline nutrition. The owner has a number of animal handling books and animal accessories.