The pet care business is a growing business. Many people have pets but don't have the time to take care of their pets. Many also do not like to do some basic pet care such as bathing their dog or cutting their nails. If you like pets this is a business that may be right for you. It's not easy to handle other peoples pets. Some dogs are large and can be dangerous. This is a business that is for those that are good at handling animals and like to be around them. If you aren't a pet lover stay away from this business, pet care is not for you.
Many people at one time thought of being a veterinarian. They may have even looked into it but weren't able to go to school for many reasons like the cost or family obligations but they love pets and would have liked to make a career out of it. If you couldn't be a veterinarian then starting a pet care business can be the next best thing. Usually those that go in the pet care business already know how to make care of pets. It's good to do some reading on pet care tips and be familiar of different animals and the care they need. The more you know the more people will trust you with their pets.
A pet care business can be very rewarding. It can be enjoyable for those that like pets and a good way to make money. Their is upside in that it can lead to a more successful and profitable kennel and veterinarian business. Good luck with your pet care business.
Before going into the pet care business check local laws to see if their are restrictions. It's likely you will not be able to take in numerous animals at one time without being licensed like a full kennel business. Check around and see what others charge for their services. Some others may offer advice that are already in the business. You may be able to work with them. A working arrangement with another can be a good idea for both. At times one may be too busy or not feeling well and each can help the other with their pet care business.
Being a dog or cat "sitter" when people go on vacation is a good service to offer. People care about their pets and don't want to leave their pets at a dog kennel because they think their dog won't get treated well and that their dog will be kept in a cage most of the day. You can offer better care by offering greater attention to their dog or other pets. Some times people allow someone to come in their own home to take care of their pet when they are out. This can be good way to make a few dollars in a limited amount of time.