A profession for pet lovers!
If you are charmed by all things furred, feathered and finned, this is the profession for you. As a professional pet sitter, you will care for people's pets while they're away, either for the day or for longer periods of time like during vacations or business trips. Pet sitters play with their charges, feed them, brush them, and possibly give them medication or injections. They often offer other services to make life easier for their customers, like cleaning up accidents and changing cat litter boxes, bringing in newspapers and mail, watering plants and taking out trash.
With the tools and consultation available with Pet Sitter Plus, you'll be well on your way to turning your love for pets into a flexible job and then a booming business!
How much money can I make as a pet sitter?
So how much can you earn? It really depends on where you're doing business and how many visits you can make in one day. Here's an easy way to estimate what you might make. Using a figure of $16 per visit, which Jerry Wentz, the president of the board of directors of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, says is the national average for pet sitters, determine how many visits per day you think you can handle. Let's say you can handle eight 25-minute visits a day.
The numbers above are great for a one-person show. We're going to show you how to expand that so you have your own TEAM of dog walkers and pet sitters!
Let's get started!
We don't always have the choice of taking our pets with us - to work, on vacation, or on an extended hospital stay. Lots of situations are not designed for companion pets to be with us. Picking a pet sitter can be tricky and somewhat anxious! You want to know that your faithful companion is as well cared for as when you are around.
And let's face it, even if you have friends or roommates you feel comfortable asking to take care of your pets, you don't always want to impose on them. That leaves choosing a pet sitter. There are a some questions you should ask when looking at all of your options:
If you choose Pet Sitters Plus as your companion pet's caregiver, you know that we bring a depth of experience, training, licensing and safety with us. Your pet will be taken care of to your specifications, whether that is feeding and cleaning up after a cat, walking a dog, or spending some cuddle time with a needy animal. Don't be afraid to be too picky when choosing a pet sitter - this is a member of your family. Make sure it's the kind of care you want.
If you are interested in becoming a pet caregiver or starting your own business as one, you can contact Pet Sitters Plus to find out all you need to know - from forms, to licensing and even to networking and building your client base. Our consultations are one-hour phone consultations for $40. This is one hour that could change your life and have you working for yourself in a very short time!
If you started a pet sitting business and need help growing, getting clients, or with the day-to-day work of your business, let's set up a phone consultation! I will share my expertise and experience with you. We will talk for one hour at a time that is convenient for you. The cost is only $40.00. Contact me to set up your appointment.
Pet sitting is big business. According to the ASPCA, there are about 78 million dogs and 86 million cats owned in the United States. Approximately 62% of households have pets in them and these numbers are not on the decline. When owners want to go on vacation or have to leave for business, they don't want to send their companion and friend to a faceless kennel or shelter This is where you can come in! Bringing personal care into their homes through personalized pet care can benefit them and get your own pet sitting business off the ground!
We offer comprehensive service and support for anyone looking to open their own pet sitting business. For new pet caregivers, we can show you the ropes through phone consultations or training programs. The forms available on our website are the same ones we use every day and can you get started today. Our pet sitting business forms include:
Personalized pet care is on the move as one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Don't waste any time and start your own pet sitting business today! Download our forms or give us a call and get to work for yourself!
Now is the time to get ready for the holidays. If you are going to travel during the holidays you need to plan early for the care of your pets. Are your pets staying in town while your away? Then you need to contact a local pet sitter or boarding kennel. If you want them boarded, take time to go tour the kennel facilities. Ask for references. Do they let you bring your own food? What vaccinations are required. How often are they allowed out of kennel to play? If you plan on keeping pets at home, especially if you are a multi-pet family with dogs, horses, cats fish, etc....A pet Sitter is the way to go. Call and make appointments with at least two local pet sitters. Have them come out and meet with you and your pets....this initial visit usually is and should be FREE. Ask if they are bonded? Who is there vet? If they got sick or injured, who steps in for them to care for your pets? Ask for references! For those of you who are starting your own Pet Sitting business, now is a great time to get out there and post flyers, talk to local vets and get the word out you are available. Be ready for any kind of weather while clients are away...and most of all HAVE AN AWESOME HOLIDAY SEASON!!
Want to become your own boss? Have fun all day long and hang out with all types of animals? Make money doing what you love? Well now is the perfect time to start your own Pet Sitting service! I have done this for over 15 years and have built a awesome business with great clients and pets. GET THOSE FLYERS OUT! Hang them up everywhere. Post on Facebook and let people know your ready......oh not ready? Well then, get my forms and the policies and procedures and get started....be ready.....need help, CALL ME! I offer phone consultations.