If you are the type of person who is passionate about taking care of pets an animal lover by heart, committed, trustworthy and has the resources maybe you would like to consider starting up a pet sitting or boarding business. Having this type of business can help you gain new friends, help a lot of people in need, make pets very happy while their owners are away and at the same time earn good money. In this article we will go about the pros and cons of starting up a Sydney pet resort business and give more ideas on how to run the said business. Should you decide to put up a business that is related to pet sitting, you need to be able to commit to the demands of the business.
On a typical scenario pet sitters are available everyday of the week including weekends and holidays to watch over the pets (dogs and cats) of their client. Part of the responsibility and expectation is to feed them regular, bath them, clean their area or cages, take dogs on regular walks and provide quality playtime on their daily routine. Pet owners often entrust their pets to sitters during holidays or weekends or when they are going out of town for a vacation or a business trip. The same commitment and flexibility should also be applied should you decide to start up a cat minding Sydney business. One advantage of setting up this type of business is that you don’t need much capital to start one. You just need to invest on a few essential items that you may be needing in case the owners wont be able to bring them.
Most of the time its the owners who would be providing you with the food, leash, cages and other essentials for their pets. All you simply need to do is to take good care of them while the owner is gone for a couple of days. If you have a large space in your home you could probably take them in as well. You can also choose if you want to do this full time or part time like 2 to 3 hours a day only. You can easily get more clients and expand your network through word of mouth or social media.Now let’s focus on the cons of starting up this business. It not enough that you just love animals but you also need to have ample training and dog or cat handling skills before deciding to take care of them. Though it is not really necessary for you to undergo formal training and certification but you have to be qualified enough to be able to handle different behaviors and temperaments of animals especially when it comes to dogs.
A certain level of physical fitness is also needed because its part of the requirement to take them out for a walk. Big breed dogs such as huskies, Shepherd and retrievers are more challenging to handle as compared to smaller breeds.