Pet sitting is way you can make money from home doing something that you might probably do for nothing anyway. If you love animals this could well the way you can make that extra income, or turn a home based activity into a home based business.
Pet sitting is simply taking care of another persons pet for a period of time whilst they are unable. It can be as simple as walking their dog once or twice to help out, to taking care of all the pet needs on a longer term basis.
There are many different types of pet sitting:
In home care, where the per sitting looks after the pets in the client home. This can be included as part of house sitting for the client, or can involve the pet sitter visiting the client home daily to feed all the pets and exercise the larger animals such as dogs or horses.
Care in the pet sitters own home. This can be suitable if you have a large rural property with appropriate accommodation. It can be suitable in suburban areas for smaller pets such as goldfish, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice.
Then there is permanent in home care such as dog walking. Dog walking is the simplest form of pet sitting, and can be a lucrative and steady form of income. Some busy clients want a dog walker permanently as their busy lives don’t leave them sufficient time to walk their dog themselves.
Clients can request longer exercise times for their pets, and would of course pay more depending on how much more time the dog walker would need to spend exercising the pet.
You don’t need a degree to become a professional pet sitter, you just need to love animals, and enjoy taking care of them. If this sounds like you, you find out more details on how to start in this lucrative career here.