Idea #92 – Pet Sitting
Are you a dog, cat, bird or rodent lover? If so, why not pet sit, walk dogs, or clean cages and feed birds, hamsters or ferrets for people when they are away or work crazy hours? You can post flyer’s on local bulletin boards at Church’s, schools, grocery stores, and online bulletin boards like craigslist.org or care.com. People love their pets, spend a ton of money on them, treat them like they are their kids, especially if they don’t have kids and usually will pay well to make sure that they are well taken care of. Call some local doggy day care and over night kennels to see how much they charge for day care and boarding. Then decide what your rate will be. I suggest making it a little bit lower than what the doggy day care or boarding kennel charges, to stay competitive and get your calendar filled up. It may be a good idea to take a Pet CPR class and get some liability insurance just in case something happens to someone’s pet while in your care. Better to be safe than sorry. I have been pet sitting off and on for the past 15 years and have made anywhere from $20 to $35 a day depending on the level of care the pet needs and how many pets I care for and for how long.