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Pet Sitting for Profit Paperback – May 1, 2006
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Pet Sitting for Profit was published to meet the demand for written, reliable instruction and professional advice. In the last decade, the pet-sitting industry has grown tremendously, facing new challenges and concerns for both novice and experienced pet sitters.
Pet Sitting for Profit, revised, addresses these new concerns, as well as the issues fundamental to the business. Pet-sitting services fill a need in the community, and Pet Sitting for Profit fills the changing needs of the growing industry it serves.
A Howell Book of Distinction --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Now, onto the review. I bought this book about 6 months after I started sitting full-time. I had already bought, read and devoured Lori and Scott Mangold's book.
This book was a disappointment to me -- it had been touted for so long by so many that I know and respect as THE BIBLE of pet-sitting. So, I guess I was expecting fireworks and drumrolls. None of that is here.
It's basic. It's not quite a how-to and definitely not the Complete Manual for Professional Success. But then, a complete manual would need to be much larger and more expensive.
There are alot of ambiguities as noted by other reviewers and I really wish there was a more extensive Appendix listing places to get information regarding licensing, insurance, employees vs ICs etc. for each state.
But, there's still a good overview of the business here. So it's worth having in your library -- I just wouldn't depend on this as my sole guide to starting and running a successful pet-care business.
On the whole this book provided some very valuable information, even for someone with previous professional experience like me. However, there were some points that were just common sense...such as a rambling paragraph about dealing with a toilet overflowing (due to litter disposal). I enjoyed the business suggestions much more that the home repair tips!
I DO think this is a valuble tool for a starting-off sitter. Worthwhile, but a bit "cutsey". But take some of the filler with a grain of salt- and also, skip the numerous plugs for Moran's product line. I suggest that you call for info from others in your area and obtain their business forms so that you can base your info on real competitors, instead of shelling out for forms you'll use only as a general model.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am currently reading this book, but what I've read it is incredibly informative.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Gives me valuable tips for starting a sitting businessPublished 10 months ago by Christian Disciple
This is a great guide and resource for anyone looking to get into the pet sitting industry. Some facts contained are outdated but thanks to the internet, you can obtain updated... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Grecian
helped me tremendously get my business off to a start, not a good start , but a start. My area is saturated w pet sitters so I do not think I can stay in the business. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jill Matthis
Fantasticly informative, but dated. This book is in need of an update.Published 19 months ago by Hope Abrams
Some examples a bit outdated (Polaroid camera lol) but overall good starter book for someone thinking of a pet sitting businessPublished 21 months ago by mceb