Love animals? Hell Ya! There are so many of us out there who love animals and want to pursue a business which allows them to be close to these beautiful creatures. There are so many different businesses you can start that allow you to work around dogs, cats and various other pets.
Our pets play with us, sleep in our bed and gleefully greet us after a hectic day’s work. Many pet owners are on the lookout for items to spoil their four-legged friends or that will make their pets’ lives easier. Keeping this requirement in mind we have tried to figure out 10 businesses ideas that involve unique products and services for our furry friends.
Matthew Osborn, doo-doo guru and owner of Pooper Scooper Services speaking about the experiences once said,
“With so many people having dogs instead of children, products and services that help people care for their four-legged family members are in a growth pattern that I don’t see slowing down for the near future,”
The pet industry has grown by a massive 4 times in recent past. So, it definitely is the right time to get your gears to jump into business ventures involving pets.
1. Pet-matching Expert:
While everyone loves their pets but there are times when you are not able to take care of your furry friends and it is during those times that you wish to have someone do that for you. If technology is your forte, you could very well build an app that helps people connect to shelters, find animal boarding, find animal products or other pet owners for pet playdates — a one-stop-hub for pet owners or pet-minded people. You could even develop apps that works a lot like Tinder and allow you to browse adoptable dogs in your area and match you with the dog breeds you search most; it also lets you “favorite” dog preferences. All you need to start this business is some CSS, Java and HTML training to build an app and you are off to a great start.
2. Pet Trainer:
You solve many of the problems that pet owners have while taming their pet by being a Pet Trainer. In order to make this business successful, you will need to acquire dog-training skills. Formal training classes are offered online and in person. Anyone looking to become a trainer should spend time around dogs as much as possible to learn their natural behavior patterns. Volunteer at a shelter, work with a rescue group, pet sit for friends and family. Take a dog training course yourself if you own a dog. With a little investment and training you can build your own unique venture.
3. Pet Sitter:
While we all know about baby sitters, we must also be aware about pet sitters. Since pets are no less than family it is important that you understand that fact before venturing out into this field. Starting a pet-sitting service requires little in startup costs, but you do need credentials, such as past or present pet ownership, as well as other pet-related experience, including working at a pet retail shop, an animal hospital or another animal-related work. Owners often regard their pets as children, so bond with your client’s precious pet by offering a brief but important “meet-and-greet” with both the client and pet to get to know each other and go over your policies and ask questions about the pet’s needs.
4. Pet Photographer:
Well the pet owners really get attached to their pets and they want to cherish important occasions spent with them, just like any other loved one in the family. So if you have you interest in photography, why not explore this venture. Take photos of your subjects outside of a studio, which can be a fun way to catch them in a unique environment with natural light but also presents some challenges in a less-controlled environment. Or use the owner’s home as a setting. Another way to save is to rent camera equipment until you have the funds to purchase.
5. Pet clothing and accessories designer:
Pets like humans need comfort from the cold in winter, and in the summer as well due to air conditioning. So if you are into designing clothes, you can as well do it for pets. You can look at becoming an online store that specializes in signature dog clothing classics, such as puffer vests and hooded sweatshirts, which uses Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to show off its adorable wares.The entrepreneurial possibilities for pet clothing are vast, hence, you can look at an option that suits you best.
6. Animal Blogger:
Blogging is one of the most creative business fields, more so, if you are doing it for your pets. If you love sharing photos of your pets or tips with other pet owners, you could consider starting a blog about your pet adventures or expertise. We are pretty sure that this will be an instant hit with all the animal lovers out there. So, if you are good with your writing skills, you can definitely look at pursuing this as a career.
7. Pet Food Creator:
There are many options with animal treats ranging from a focus on healthy, all-natural selection, to unique and crazy flavors. Just make sure to do your due diligence for what dogs can and can’t eat — for example, did you know that dogs can get sick from eating onions, garlic or avocados? Other way of dealing with this is that you could make your own dog or cat food and sell it to local pet stores, restaurants or even on your own website.
8. Pet Spa Operator:
There are plenty of different health and beauty type services you can offer for animals. You can set up a pet grooming business by providing things that are necessary for grooming pets. For pet owners who don’t want to go though the hassle of trimming their dogs’ or cats’ nails, they might hire a pet manicurist. Some may even pay you to paint their pets’ nails. Or you could even offer a more all encompassing spa experience for pets.
9. Pet Cleaner:
Anyone with a dog knows the difficulty of cleaning up after them. That means that a lot of customers are probably willing to pay for someone to come to their yard and provide pooper scooper services. Alternatively, you could offer services to pet owning clients who need a little help picking up all the fur and other messes that their pets leave inside their homes.
10. Pet-business Marketing Specialist:
If marketing is what interests you and pets are what you want to focus your marketing skills at, it is a great idea to become a pet-business marketing specialist. All of the business ideas listed have one thing in common: they need to be marketed tp succeed. Put your marketing talents to good use and help get business owners get off the ground. It is best to have both a professional-looking social media platform and website to advertise your skills. With so many different pet related business ideas out there, some might be in need of marketing services specifically to fit their niche. If you have marketing expertise, this could be an industry worth exploring.
You already know the basics — dog walking, training services, grooming, etc. But there are some more unusual pet business ideas out there as well. But for other options as a small business owner you have to be able to do everything. So we would highly recommend gaining information about all aspects of business and then moving forth.