With this huge love of animals across the nation, there's plenty of need for trustworthy, capable and caring people to become dog walkers or pet sitters.
You might not think of dog walking or pet sitting as a formal business, but with enough effort it could become an excellent way for you to make money as an animal lover. It’s not just dog walking or pet sitting either - doggy day cares, grooming studios and kennels are all in demand.
We want to help you get your business off the ground.
Since 2004, we’ve helped over 500,000 people start exciting businesses and bring their ideas to life. We’ll give you the support, guidance and advice you need to create a woman-owned business and make it into a success.
Read on for some insight into creating your own dog walking or pet sitting business and becoming an entrepreneur. In this guide we will cover:
Statistics on why you should start a dog walking, pet sitting or similar business
Choose the right business structure for your dog walking or pet sitting company
Learn if a canine-related business could be right for you
Ideas for the type of dog business that you could form
Proving your dog walking or pet sitting business can work
Business plans for dog walking and related companies
Setting up your canine business, including location, equipment, employees, taxes, finances, licenses and more
Where to find dog walking or pet sitting business groups, forums and support
Helpful software for pet business owners