Exciting Pet Businesses to Start Today

Do you love animals? Does the idea of hanging out with animals excite you? If that’s the case, you might have even considered working in the pet industry. Some of you may have even thought of having your own pet business.

Let’s clarify that the number of pet business options is only limited by your imagination. A little research will show you countless pet businesses to consider. It is no secret that pets are domestic and adorable creatures that are valued all over the globe. According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey by the APPA (American Pet Product Association), approximately 68% of households in the United States or 85 million families in America own a pet. Research further shows that Americans splurged about $47.7 billion on pet products in 2010, which is 4.8% more than in 2009.

To most pet owners, having one pet isn’t enough. At least 46% of houses prefer to own more than one pet.  This only goes to show that any pet business will take off as the demand for pets and interest in them are ever-so high. Given the significance of pets in households, it is safe to say that you can make good money with your passion for animals. It is crucial to first figure out the type of pet business you are interested in so that you make a good return on your investment. But the question is – what can that pet business be? Well, you’ll be happy to know that the answer to that question is – many!

Here are some of the best types of pet businesses that an aspiring entrepreneur can consider starting.

1.     One-Stop Pet Shop

Every pet deserves the best, whether it is food, treats, toys, clothes, or accessories. A pet shop that sells everything related to animals is the most thriving business in the pet industry today.

Experts have suggested that the annual sales of cats and dogs food and treats surpass over 100 million dollars. Over time, pet owners have realized that the right nutrition and clothing are crucial for the overall well-being of their pets.

A one-stop pet shop that sells everything related to pets will be the most easy-to-run yet profitable business you can think of.

2.     Animal Toy Maker

This is a home business that you can start from today if you’re equipped with the sewing and fabrication skills.

If you are into stitching and needlework, you can create DIY toys for cats and dogs and sell them online. This may start as a small business but can turn into a massive one through great marketing and commendable services.

3.     A Dog Walking Business

If you are looking for a manageable business that is easy to run, consider a dog walking one. Becoming a dog walker is simple as it doesn’t require any sort of certification whatsoever. However, what it may require is prior experience of managing, handling, and walking a dog. This kind of business also demands you to be a dog lover. After all, it does involve walking dogs all day, so you really need to love what you do. This will ensure that dog walking doesn’t start to seem like a boring chore to you.

Considering the hectic lives that many people live, not every pet owner may have time to take their dogs for a walk. In such a case, these pet owners can hire you to do the dog walking job for them. Make sure that you keep the dog happy and satisfied so that the customer gets back to you again.

4.     Pet Photography

Combine your love for pets and photography by considering a pet photography business. This is a fun business that will put your photography skills to the test.

Pet photography services can come in handy when someone has recently adopted a pet and wants to get quality photographs taken of it. Other reasons for wanting to take pictures of their pets include celebrating their pet’s birthday, simply just wanting to take pictures of their pet, etc.

5.     A Pet Insurance Company

This is one of the most trending businesses that an interested entrepreneur can consider starting. Pet owners who love their pets with all their hearts can pay hundreds and thousands of dollars to get their pets insured. Hence, the need for a pet insurance company is greater than ever.

In order to start a pet insurance company, you will need to get an insurance license from an insurance commissioner in your state.

6.     A Pet Cremation Business

Today, most pet owners prefer their pets to be cremated rather than burying them. As opposed to burying, cremation is considered as a convenient and acceptable option to pet owners.

With the rising demand of a conventional crematory for their pets, pet owners look for reliable pet cremation businesses. People that deeply care for their pet will definitely consider hiring cremation services.

7.     Pet House Construction Business

Every pet owner ensures that their pet has a cute, little house where they can lay around. While all kinds of pet houses are easily available on the market, some pet owners like to have them custom made. That’s when your pet house construction company can be hired.

If a pet owner wants to have a wooden kennel made or a cute cardboard cat’s house built, they can consider hiring you for the job!

8.     Training Animals Services

First-time pet owners likely have little to no idea about how to train animals. It’s also possible that they do not have time to train their pets. In such cases, services like animal training can come in handy. This is considered as the most thriving business of late.

If you are a dog trainer or a horse trainer, you can provide training services to various pets and earn a good amount of money for your services!

These are the top eight pet businesses that are worth launching. Out of these, which one will you like to choose for yourself?

by Bobby J Davidson || You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it™

Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets