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Written by Kim Rain
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Published: 05/06/2021, edited: 10/05/2022
Some of the best side hustle jobs have gone to the dogs, or should we say dog lovers! At this very moment, there are pet caregivers in your area getting paid to hang out with pooches. So why not join in the fun?
Imagine this: wearing comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to work, walking and playing with a happy pup, and lounging on a comfy couch while snuggling up to a loving furball who is so thankful you are there while their parents are away. Can you feel the furry love?
Whether you need a career change, some extra cash, or you just love being around dogs, dog sitting can be a great way to do all of those things while setting your own hours, and choosing who you work with. So why wait? You can start your dream of a dog sitting business today! Let’s see how.
Starting a dog sitting business can begin simply enough, by watching dogs in their own home while their parents are gone. Many people start by sitting for friends and neighbors.
Sounds easy, right? But like with any business, you’ll need to set some standard practices to keep your clients coming back for more, and to attract new ones to help your business grow. You can create those loyal relationships if you:
It’s easy to please a happy pooch and their pet pawrents if you remain consistent and compassionate during each and every dog sitting experience. But to run a successful business, you’ll also need to take care of the business side, which can include expenses, marketing and any licensing where you live.So how do you enjoy the freedom of being an in-home dog sitter without all the business red tape? By joining a nationwide platform that boasts a good reputation and can instantly connect you to a host of available clients, that’s how!
When Pet Parents are searching for premium pet care, they turn to Wag! This nationwide pet care platform connects dog sitters, walkers, boarders and trainers to Pet Parents who have pet care needs. By using the furbulous Wag! App, you can easily attract clients and book jobs to help build your business, and have more time to focus on the fun part: taking care of adorable dogs.
With Wag!, you can:
Being a Pet Caregiver with Wag! means having the flexibility to choose when and how often you work, while enjoying all the benefits a trusted name can provide. With access to training, and a broad community of Pet Parents, Wag! makes it easy to get paid doing what you love.
Ready to get started? Join the 350,000 Pet Caregivers that are building their business with Wag!. Download the Wag! App on any device, and choose “Become a Dog Sitter” to begin your application today!
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