Starting your pet-sitting and dog-walking business can be a fun, profitable venture. It’s a great way to get started in the pet industry, and there are several ways to go about it. Here we’ll walk you through the basics of creating your pet-sitting and dog-walking business. So whether you’re just thinking about starting a business or are already well on your way, read on for tips and advice on making your pet-sitting and dog-walking business a success!
How to start a pet-sitting business
Make an income by “pet sitting in your home.” or the professional term Dog Boarding. The reason why people require this service is simply “Animal Anxiety.” My miniature Schnauzer is very anxious and doesn’t do well in traditional Kennel surroundings. So I constantly have to find someone to look after my dog if I’m venturing out of town and taking my little dog with me.
Other people may need this service for medication for their furry friends.
This income could range from $25 to $40 per day/Night.
Check out ROVER.com to get an idea of what people are charging and how often they book.
If you are also a Dog Trainer – You could charge as much as $75.00 per day with x hours of training during your friend’s stay.
How to Make Money Pet Sitting in the Owner’s Home
Sometimes it’s just more comfortable for the pet owner to have you come into their home, where their pets are already adjusted and don’t want to stress out their fur baby by transferring them to a Pet hotel in your house. Like my Husbands Nephew, that has two Great Danes – You wouldn’t want that in your house but it would be okay to look after them in their home environment.
The rates you can charge can be $25.00 per Night to $40.00 or even high as $55 in some areas based on your experience and reviews.
Or Earn Cash for Dog Walking.
Dog Walks usually goes for $20.00 for 30 minutes in my nearest big city, like an average rate.
What’s Great about the Rover App is that you can get notifications immediately and use the calendar to let your customers know when you are available. Great way to advertise Etc.
But Don’t just use the App! Use Social Media Platforms, Kijiji, and any other media outlet to promote your service.
How to Start a Business as a Pet Groomer!
If you have zero experience, you can easily take a course for $500 – $1500, depending on what class you want to take. There are many different Pet grooming courses to choose from – Search online for your province and see the options.
The alternative is to “Apprentice” under someone to learn the skill.
Pet Grooming could be a full-time job if desired. It’s a high low school cost and high earning potential.
Pet Haircuts cost $75.00 per haircut. Not going to lie. It’s hard work – you get bit, pet owners leave their pets for too long in your care, etc. If working out of your home – You will have lots of pet hair and water mess. But once established, you can move locations and have a designated spot.
How to Start a Business as a Dog Obedience Trainer
There’s No True Course to be taken. Take a Read at this article. It’s a good read if you want to eventually take on a new role for a part-time gig. If you have a high passion for dog training – you can take it to many different levels and even get a gig for a travelling show.
How to Start a Business as a Pet Photographer
We all know that everyone is now a photographer, but capturing awesome pictures of moving pets is a real art. If you have any half-decent photography skills ( if not, you can learn from youtube and read your DSL manual to improve your photography skills, then all you need is a lot of practice to create a beautiful portfolio. Practice at your local SPCA, or any shelters
How to Start a Business Making Pet Treats
Healthy Dog and Cat food/treats are all the rage! There’s a massive market for these! If you have a Nack for creating Nutrious dog or cat treats, get some cool labelling and set up Pop shops at the local farmers market. There are tons of Recipes to be inspired by on Pinterest and online searching. Get inspired and create your own. Check your local Markets for how to sell on their market days.