logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Small Office/Home Office Site

BellaOnline's Small Office/Home Office Editor

g

Pet Businesses

Guest Author - Deborah Crawford

Are you an animal lover? Would you prefer to work with pets all day long? Why not start your own business working with animals? Here are several ideas for easy-to-start pet businesses:

Dog Walker: Busy people just do not have time to walk their dogs. And, some people just do not want to walk. So, there are many opportunities for business for someone who loves both. You would take dogs out for a daily walk, either one at a time, or several at a time. While you never want to have more dogs than you can safely handle, you could increase your income quite a bit by adding more dogs.

Pet Groomer: Pet grooming basics like bathing, brushing and trimming are always in demand. Most people learn these skills by apprenticing with experienced groomers, or just by practicing on their own animals.

Pet Sitter: Pet owners who want or have to go out of town often struggle to find someone to take care of their pets while they are away. You could arrange your pet sitting business anyway you want, too. You could offer basic feeding, watering, walking services for one day or multiple days all the way up to overnight stays.

Pet Bakery: Pets are foodies, too! There are several gourmet pet food stores where pet owners can buy special food or treats for their pets. Make sure all your products are vet-approved since some seemingly safe items can cause pretty bad reactions (including death) in some animals.

Pet Accessories: From fashions to fancy collars to personalized water bowls to special blankets and pillows, the pet accessory business is huge. If you sew, you can make pet clothes. If you make jewelry, you could make pet jewelry. And so on.

You could also offer add-on services to your pet business, such as taking pets to the vet for their annual check-ups, caring for pets other than your basic dog or cat (gerbils, guinea pigs, reptiles), pet habitat cleaning and more.

Before you start: Talk to your insurance provider about what kind of insurance coverage you need, and find out from your local authorities if you need a Business License.

And, if you find you do love working with pets, you can always expand your business! There are pet spas, pet hotels, and pet daycares out there already. The only real limit is your imagination and creativity.

For more information: Click Here to Discover How to Become a Pet Business Owner
Add Pet+Businesses+ to Twitter Add Pet+Businesses+ to Facebook Add Pet+Businesses+ to MySpace Add Pet+Businesses+ to Del.icio.us Digg Pet+Businesses+ Add Pet+Businesses+ to Yahoo My Web Add Pet+Businesses+ to Google Bookmarks Add Pet+Businesses+ to Stumbleupon Add Pet+Businesses+ to Reddit



 



Reviews
Business Goals
More Business Ideas
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Small Office/Home Office Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Deborah Crawford. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Deborah Crawford. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Violette DeSantis for details.

g


g features
Insightly CRM Improvements

Creating Social Media Guidelines

Organizing Your Business Email Account

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor