Ideas for Starting Your Own Pet Business

by on March 7th, 2015
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Do you dream of combining your love for pets with making a living? There are so many options for pet-lovers to earn money. From painting portraits to dog walking, there’s something for just about any skill level. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

In-Home Pet Sitting

If you truly love pets, this could be the perfect business for you. What better way to earn a living than taking care of dog or cat while the owner is out of town? Many business professionals struggle to find caring, pet-compassionate people to watch their animals when they travel. Most would be thrilled to have a true animal lover come and sit with their pets, feed them, walk them and play with them at the dog park while they’re gone.

Pet Portraits

For those of us with artistic talents, painting pet portraits could be a lucrative and rewarding business. People love their animals and a portrait of their furry baby is something they can keep forever. Especially for those pets that have crossed over the rainbow bridge, a beautiful portrait can be rendered from a favorite photograph with paint on canvas.

Dog Walking

Here’s a pet business you could possibly start without having to travel long distances or investing large sums of money. With so many households relying on two bread-winners for income, there’s often no one at home to walk the dog during the day. You could build up a business dog walking right in your own neighborhood.

Pooper Scooper

It’s a dirty business, but somebody’s got to do it. Yes, the job of picking up after a pup isn’t fun, but it is necessary. Some people want the dog, but not the chore and they’re willing to pay someone else clean up for them. A discrete visit to a dog owner’s backyard rids them of the hassle and can put money in your pocket on a recurring basis. Line up a few of these and you can bring in some serious cash.

Pet-Friendly Vacation Spot

If you have a second home in a well-traveled area, consider making it a pet-friendly vacation zone. Finding a comfortable place to stay when traveling with the family pet can be a real challenge. Outfit your vacation rental with pet-friendly floors and other amenities to attract pet-lovers and you can often command higher rental prices than places who don’t allow furry travel companions.

If you’re looking to combine your job with your love of pets, just think about the goods and services you’d be willing to pay for. Somewhere there may be a pet-based business you could call your own. You might even be able to create a business where you could have your own beloved pet with you all day. Now that is the ultimate pet-lover’s dream.


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