Love Animals? Why Your Next Big Business Idea Could Be Pet-Centric

Own a Dog-Chispa MagazineThose of us with the entrepreneurial bent have a knack for identifying business opportunities all around us in our day to day lives. If our food is running late when we go to a restaurant, we come up with an idea to make the restaurant’s ordering process more efficient. If a car splashes us walking down the street, we think of seven different ways we could have made our coat more waterproof. And as we interact with our furry friends a wealth Set featured image of business opportunities no doubt prepare themselves.

Make no mistake, we love pampering our cuddly companions. The pet care industry is a huge market worth almost 30 billion US dollars. There are so many different variety of pet with such diverse and complex needs that catering for our furred and feathered buddies presents a whole host of opportunities. If you love animals and think you could turn your talents to fulfilling their needs (and, of course those of their owners), here are some potentially fruitful places to start…

Pet Boarding
Lots of pet owners have to travel out of state or overseas for long periods of time either for work or on vacation. While they’re away the last thing they need to be worried about is whether their pet is being well cared for and they’ll pay good money for that peace of mind. If you have an abiding love of pets and an abundance of free space you may make a substantial income from boarding pets whose owners are away. Not only will you have the potential to make serious money all year round, you will get to spend your time feeding, walking and caring for the pets. And, let’s face it, there are less enjoyable ways to earn a living.

Pet Bakery
It’s not just humans who are fussy eaters. Many pet owners want their furry friends to have the finer things in life, and this has led to a huge surge in the gourmet pet food market. If you have a talent for baking and understand the rudiments of animal nutrition you could run an excellent side hustle in pet bakery. Sell your wares online, at maker’s markets or at shows and events.

Grooming
It’s not just show dogs that have very breed specific grooming needs and if you have a lot of experience working with a range of different dog breeds, you can take up dog grooming with very few overheads. So long as you have the tools of the trade and a mode of transportation you can groom on a mobile basis or lease space in a salon as a subcontractor.

Memorials
We love our pets but we know that it’s more than likely that we will outlive them. Thus, when faced with their loss, we mourn them in a very real way. Lots of bereaved pet owners commission monumental masons to create memorial rocks for pets. If you have a talent for working with resistant materials this may be a great opportunity for you to help people to negotiate the grieving process.

The world of pets is diverse and profuse and motivated by love and compassion. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that this is one of the most rewarding fields in which one can run a business.

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Mia Guerra

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine
Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.