By Kim Rain
Published: 08/16/2021, edited: 09/02/2022
College is expensive! Books, supplies, housing, transportation and meals- it can pile up quick! Getting a job while going to school is a great way to earn extra cash, but a job can be challenging to fit into a busy class schedule. If you are finding it hard to keep up with bills and have some side cash for a little fun, you’ll need to find something with flexible hours and the ability to work as much, or as little, as you need.
Looking for a job that is available when you are, can fit in between classes and study times, and can even help you lower your stress and anxiety levels to help you stay focused? We’ve got the pawfect gigs for you!
If you love dogs, working with them isn’t just financially rewarding, but fun too! Taking pawdorable pups for walks also gets you some exercise, and playing with them has been shown to reduce the release of the stress-hormone cortisol, while boosting “good mood” hormones to combat stress, anxiety and depression.
Becoming a dog walker can allow you to:
Got some more time you can use earning money? Consider dog sitting furbulous pooches in their own home. While there are times when Pet Parents need sitters during the day, often dog sitting jobs are overnight or on the weekends, which can give you lots of time to write that paper or get that calculus homework done while the pup snoozes. Dog sitting often entails walking dogs too, so you’ll still be getting in some exercise, plus you’ll get to enjoy prime play times, and maybe even some cuddle sessions for more “good mood” hormones!
Becoming a dog sitter means you can:
If you enjoy dog sitting and live in your own place, you can easily expand to dog boarding. This convenient option allows you to dog sit pawtastic pups in your own home. Dog boarding can be very flexible, as you can run to a class or the library while the pup is safe and secure until you return. Jobs can be for a night, several days, or even weeks at a time, which means one dog boarding job could make you as much as many dog sitting or walking jobs combined.
Becoming a dog boarder gives you:
Becoming a dog walker, sitter or boarder can be a great way to make extra cash. Each of these options allows you to be your own boss, and your dog walking, dog sitting or boarding business will have the ability to change with your ever-changing school schedule, and beyond.
However, running your own business can come with its own challenges. Besides providing excellent service to pooches and their parents, you’ll also be wholly responsible for advertising your business and finding clients, and the legal issues of running a business, such as licensing and insurance. What college student has time for all that?
A great way to start or build a dog walking, dog sitting or dog boarding business is to join a nationwide platform that already has a great reputation and a long list of Pet Parents looking for someone just like you.
Ready to start earning money by spending time with furbulous dogs? By joining Wag! as a Pet Caregiver, you can enjoy all the benefits of working for yourself along with the perks a trusted dog care platform can bring to the table. By letting Wag! take care of the business side, you can focus on the best part of the job- spending time with dogs!
With Wag!, you can:
It only takes minutes to get started with Wag! Simply download the Wag! App on any device, and click “Become a Dog Walker (or Sitter)” from the main menu! Once you are approved, you can use the Wag! App to find clients and book jobs that fit into your busy schedule.
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