How to Start a Dog Sitting Business


There are lots of great small businesses you can start. If your a dog lover, and you'd like to make money doing what you love, try starting a dog sitting business.

  • Create a name for your dog sitting business. You may want to go "Cutesy" with the name, but it's probably best to stay away from that if you want to be respected. You want your clients to "trust" you while you have their dogs in your care.

  • Go to your county clerks office and fill out a "Doing Business As" name for your new company. You will want to make sure that your name isn't taken in your county.

  • Decide your prices, and availability. You can choose to be available to your clients as much or as little as you want, but realize the more flexible your schedule is the more clients you'll probably get.

  • Think about and decide if you want to have an online presence. If you do, create your website, or have someone do it for you.

  • Create marketing material. Your going to want to market all the vets offices, pet stores, and areas where pet owners will most likely frequent. Some people also pass out fliers around their neighborhoods.

  • Consider checking into business insurance. The little price you will pay for it may make it worthwhile for your business.

Tips & Warnings

  • Business insurance is often overlooked, but a great safeguard to your business.

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