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Tips on How to Start Your Own Pet Sitting Service Or Business

December 26, 2011

It is indeed hard to consider ‘Pet Sitting’ as a career option. But according to a recent survey, it is one of the only few industries that are growing despite an economic slowdown. In fact, it is helping pet-sitters to better their lives with a steady income while working on their own terms and yes, without any investments. Does this sound too good to be true? Have you been thinking of how to start pet sitting service or business? To be honest, starting a pet-sitting business is really easy. All you require is thorough knowledge about pets and pet-care coupled with a willingness to care for animals. So, what exactly is the pet-sitting industry?

The pet-sitting industry comprises of pet-owners and pet-sitters. According to the National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association 2007-2008, over 71 million homes in the United States have pets and spent up to $41.2 billion on pet-care during the last year alone. With the increase in the number of pet-owners, the demand for reliable and experienced professional pet-sitters too has increased.

Why professional pet sitters? Professionals are professionals. They work and get paid. Currently, pet-owners rely on the support of family and friends to care for their pets in their absence. But, with our lives getting busier and stressful, special favors like these become more of an obligation. Hence the need for a professional pet-sitter arises, who can care for their cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters or even their son’s turtles professionally and willingly in the familiar environment of their own house.

Researching all the possible ways about how to start your own pet-sitting service or business and what returns can you expect for your service helps a great deal in setting up your business easily and efficiently. And though learning how to start pet sitting service or business is never tough, especially as there are a number of websites that can help you transit from a novice to a ‘know-all’ pet-sitter and provide guidance every step of the way, but here you need the assistance of an expert. Proper guidance in the form of a course or book is what will ensure that you can start a pet-sitting business within days. A good course book or guide of this kind will help you in knowing about the pet-sitting business procedures, legalities and preparedness for possible disasters because as the competition toughens, the easiest way to get there is to start on the right foot.

A good self help book or an e-guide can prove to be one of the best sources of information and guidance and even if it comes for a price, it’d certainly be worth it! After all, a few dollars would be a small price to pay for invaluable information that can jet start your life with your dream career.

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