if you love animals, a great self employed job is to look after somebody else’s pets! As with children, it may be difficult for some people to ensure appropriate care for their pets, while they are at work. And this is where you come in, and this is where your passion for animals really comes into its own because you can get paid for it will stop
the easiest way to get started is of course if you know anybody already has pets and this challenge. Maybe you even know somebody who is already hiring a pet sitter, well they probably would be quite pleased to let a friend of theirs take over the contract – if you are a good friend and they trust you with their pets that is.
Otherwise, you might want to look at any local community groups, or at the local veterinary surgeon, or have a look online for any online outlets for people within your area, or a forum dedicated to pet sitting, which will likely have a section for people interested in pet sitting in your location. You might want to undergo a police check beforehand, as some people may wish to see this before hiring you.
Of course we have mentioned dogs, but there may be other pets that are the focus, for example maybe your required just to check up on the cat. If the cat is left indoors during the day, then of course it will need its cat litter tray cleaned, and you will need to ensure it has an ample supply of waterand is fed regularly. Or perhaps they have rodents or birds.
For dog walking, to ensure it’s worth your while, you will be looking to walk typically up to 4 dogs at a time. You will need to ensure that the dogs get on with each other, and be familiar with any local laws of the park that she may take the dogs to. You may also wish to ensure that you have details of the local veterinarian and dog warden. As you are charging per dog, depending on your client, you could easily charge between 15 and £50 per dog, per hour. Similarly, if your pet is minding then you will charge a daily rate.
The great thing about this job is there is very little expense to you, you simply turn up, take the dogs away if you are not pet sitting at home, exercise the dogs, and bring them back. Everything else that is needed such as food and other necessities, will be provided by the owner. The fantastic thing about walking dogs as well is that you get to experience some fresh air for yourself, and some exercise if you are running around with the dogs. And of course just like childminding, you get to experience the joy of looking after child, but without actually having the responsibility of having permanent responsibility over them.
In fact the only real negative about this type of work is that when the holiday seasons arrives, you will be most in demand. Although that is a strong positive if you do not tend to go away much during the holidays yourself anyway, in which case you can relish in theamount of offers, and the premium that you can charge for the holiday season. Happy pet setting!