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If you have your heart set on working with animals, but not in a setting in which you have to see them at their worst, then you might want to consider starting your very own pet sitting business.
There are many reasons why someone may need someone to care for their pets, whether it be vacation, business trips, a weekend away, or even just a daytime companion. Whatever the reason, it’s an industry with a good demand so as long as people have pets!
Let's Get Started
Perhaps you already have a name in mind. That’s terrific, but it’s always good to keep an open mind until that name is officially registered. When choosing a name, remember that it should be as cute as the animals you will be taking care of!
Here are some great pet sitting business names to think about:
50 Awesome Pet Sitting Business Names
The Least Brigade
The Pet Getaway
The Pet Run
Guardians of the Fuzz
Petapalooza Pet Sitters
Fur Babies Pet Sitting
Five Star Pet Sitters
Fuzzy Faces Pet Sitters
Doggone Awesome Pet Services
The Golden Leash Pet Sitters
Waggity Tails Pet Sitting
The Collar Club
Whiskers and Tails Pet Sitting
Woof N' Wag Pet Sitting
Woof Meow Pet Sitting
Red Hydrant Pet Club
The Pet Wagon Pet Sitting
Go Fetch! Pet Sitting
Snips and Snails Pet Sitting
We Love Pets! Pet Sitting
Puppy Dog Tails Pet Sitting
The Buddy System Pet Sitters
Happy Cat Pet Sitting
Muddy Paws Pet Service
A Fuzzy Vacation
All Pets Sitting Service
Claws N' Paws Pet Sitting
A Waggin' Good Time! Pet Sitting
We Care Pet Sitting
Posh Pets Daycare
Just Like Home Pet Sitting
Prim and Proper Pet Sitting
BowWOW Pet Sitters
Oodles of Poodles Dog Sitters
Four Legged Friends
The Pet Whisperer Pet Sitting
Community Pet Sitters
K9 to 5 Pet Sitters
Tri-County Pet Sitting
Sniff Sniff Pet Sitting
All County Pet Sitting
Cute Critters Pet Sitters
Happy Paws Pet Sitting
Pawsitively Great! Pet Sitters
Fuzzy Recess Pet Sitting
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Name
There are so many great options out there, it can be hard to choose! To make it a bit easier, try utilizing the following tips:
- Pet types: If you only board dogs, or if you’re totally fur-friendly, make it clear in your name what kinds of animals you are equipped to handle.
- Rhymes: Rhymes are catchy when used in a business name, so use this concept to your advantage and try out a rhyme or two.
- In-home vs. out-of-home: Will you be watching animals in your home, in a separate building, or doing multiple daily visits to your client’s homes? This is a good thing to convey in your name.
- Professionalism: People are looking for a business that they can entrust the lives of their furbabies to, so make sure your name sounds professional and appealing to your local market!
Choose a name that tells your clients how much FUN their pets will have while they're with you!
How to Name Your Business
How to Start a Pet Sitting Business
Many people run their pet sitting business out of their home without issues. You can choose to do this, or you can decide to operate something that's more like a daycare center.
Secure the Right Business Permits
First, you will want to secure the appropriate business permits. While the requirements may differ from area to area, you are generally required to register your business with your state’s Division of Corporations, and again with the county and/or city to meet more local requirements, mainly for tax purposes.
Select a Location
Once you have your licenses for business, determine where you would like to have the business, seeking a building to rent, if applicable. Renting a building may add more to your overhead expenses, but it allows more room to board more animals, thus making more money. Try to choose a spot with a nearby dog park, or somewhere that you will have access to a lot for walking the dogs.
Get Ready to Market Your Business!
Location is set? Great! the rest of the harder work will be getting the word out about your business and building a good reputation, ultimately leading to a well-established customer base. Advertise! That’s a big one, especially for a new business. Reach out to people by way of free social networks such as Facebook. Don’t skip over placing ads in your local newspapers and on Craigslist. Post flyers where your potential client base will be: dog parks, pet beaches, veterinary offices, etc.
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Even More Ideas
Still stumped? You might get some more ideas from this list: 40 Fun Dog Walking Business Names.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
sharon taylor on May 13, 2020:
Cute video. helpful...
penny on May 13, 2020:
do ya have more catchy names by any chance? i was thinking of starting a dog sitting thing after lock-downs over
Arlen Lorenzana on March 01, 2020:
Please send 12 tips for pet sitting business.
Lily on December 25, 2019:
ive already started a buisness thank you!
Rosanne on August 24, 2019:
I love pets and would like to start a business for pet sitting
Got any tips on where to start and of business name ides?
Tammy Noodle on April 17, 2019:
I really like pets, and Im going ro start a buisnes! What are some tips so I don't fail.
leedle leedle leedle on October 01, 2017:
you meant leedle mate