Similar to a car wash, you would run a dog wash. This is something that children will often try to accomplish for money but can be turned into a serious money making business. You would need a tub and water of course, as well as dog shampoo and towels. Possibly a blow dryer will be needed if you choose to work indoors. You can print your own flyers or brochures from home and pass them out or hang them up in local stores on the community bulletin board. The average cost for start up items can easily be purchased under $200.00 minus brochure papers and ink. People are not very fond of washing their own pets or the wet dog odor. If your prices are fair you will easily have yourself more than a handful of customers.
Pet sitting requires very little effort other than time and basic pet care. A pet owner may need to go away on business or vacation and need someone to care for his or her beloved pet. It could be a few days or a couple of weeks. You can offer to care for the pet at the owners home or to care for the pet out of your own home or business. Walking, watering, feeding and affection are all that are truly needed for this pleasant job.
For those pet owners that truly love their pets it is likely they have photos of their dog or cat at home. Being able to have a portrait of their pets would be very appealing. A snapshot of Sparky catching a Frisbee or a lovely photo of Snowball curled up with a ball of yarn can be priceless. If you are handy with a camera and are a pet lover yourself this could be your pet business calling.
Pooper Scooper Service
This job may not be the favorite out of the bunch, but it is a definite money maker. People do not enjoy picking up their dogs excrement out of their yard. Most will gladly pay to have this service provided for them. This is a job that takes only minutes to do and after the job is done you walk away with money in hand. You need only a few supplies such as rubber gloves and boots. You will also need trash bags or buckets and a scooper or shovel. The only other thing you may need is a strong stomach or weak sense of smell. Its a simple but smelly job.
Pet Day Care
During the nine to five of a workday, pets are left home alone in pet crates or in a fenced in yard. Many pet owners feel deep guilt over this. After all pets are part of the family and owners do not like to think of their animals being lonely at home all day. This is why dog day cares are becoming more popular. Your job would be to walk and play with the dog or other pet. Provide affection and activities until the owner takes their pet home for the day. Its a great service for the pet and the owner, as well as an enjoyable job for you. Keep these pet oriented jobs in mind and you may be well on your way to running your very own pet business in two shakes of a dogs tail.