Pets are animals that are kept as companions; they could be domestic or wild animals that are tamed to live at home with their owners.
Americans love pets and care for them affectionately, like their family members.
According to Pet Owner Statistics gathered in 2010, about 62% of United State of America households own a pet.
Every pet owner needs someone to provide foods, medical services, obedience training etc. So, starting a pet care business will give you a high return on investment.
You can also narrow your service to a specific aspect of pet care and be truly successful.
When starting a pet care business, one important thing to look out for is your location. Depending on your location in the U.S, you should know the type of pet care services you should render.
Below are some of the pet care services you can choose from.
Pet Adoption is the process of taking responsibility or custody of a pet whose owner had abandoned or died and no member of the family wants to keep or cater.
As an intending pet care giver, you can narrow your niche to keep such pets and care for them. And you will have people that will adopt them. To render such service, you should find out from your state, the process of adopting a pet and document it for hitch – free business transactions with your clients.
You can also create a website and publicize your service with videos and pictures to allow intending buyers to search and make their choice of pets online while you include the shipping or transport to the price of the pet.
Day Care: You can provide day care services for pet owners, who have very busy schedules during the week – days, probably because of the nature of their jobs and businesses. You can make a huge success doing this business depending on how you market yourself.
Care Free Services: Pet owners sometimes need competent people to care for their pets while they go on vacations. Starting a care-free service can be successful if you can satisfy pet owners with facilities, food and other things necessary for such services. Pet owners want to ensure that their pets are in safe hands and as such will not want to leave them with someone that is not competent.
Pet sitting /Dog walking; Very few people employ pet sitters or dog walkers, but if you reside in New York or San Francisco, you can start this business because people in those locations are high-income earners. You can charge higher to be successful.
Veterinary Care: This involves giving health-care services to pets. You can carry out tests, surgery and provide treatment for pets, including, injections and other forms of medications.
Please note that providing health care services requires you to get trained as a veterinary doctor. You can also employ the service of a veterinary doctor and liaise with him to take care of the health aspect of the pets while you do other non-professional aspects of the pet care.
Pet Training: The most common pets are dogs, and statistic show that there are about 5000 dog trainers, which I think is not over- crowed. So, you can train yourself to be a dog trainer and provide dog training services to dog owners. You can also publish a website and render your services online for a fee.
Pet Foods: Since pet owners want the best for their pets, they spend more on their pets that any other thing. Starting a pet shop that provides high quality, nutritional foods can be very successful.
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