From the Back Cover
Everything you need to know to run a profitable pet-sitting and dog-walking business from your home
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based pet-sitting and dog-walking business? There is no better time to do so than now. This fledgling field—which combines the appeal of working with animals, a viable customer base, and truly low start-up costs—is fast becoming an established profession for many. And yet its “fun” aspects are often overshadowed by daunting tasks. With a simple, step-by-step format, How to Start a Home-Based Pet-Sitting and Dog-Walking Business guides you from dreaming to doing more clearly and comprehensively than any such book to date.
Leading pet-care company owner Cathy Vaughan shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of the field, providing a gold mine of tools and success strategies. She shows you how to register your business with the proper authorities, purchase specific insurance for a pet-sitting business, market your services, expand your business—and how to become and stay profitable.
Use these handy worksheets, checklists, and sample forms:
Profit and Loss Statement
About the Author
Cathy Vaughan established Cathy’s Critter Care as a one-client start-up in 1998 and today her business employs sixteen part-time pet sitters and a full-time office manager. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for Pet Sitters International, spoken at conventions, and published articles in World of Professional Pet Sitting. In 2010 Cathy co-established Bluebonnet Bunk’n Biscuit, a comprehensive pet-care facility.