Books on How to Start a Pet Sitting Business

Thinking of starting a pet sitting business? Here are articles to help you get started:

For detailed guidance, tips and advice on how to start and run a pet sitting business, check out some books we have selected below:

How to Start a Home-Based Pet-Sitting and Dog-Walking Business (Home-Based Business Series)

With a simple, step-by-step format, How to Start a Home-Based Pet Sitting Business guides aspiring pet sitters from the dreaming stage to the doing stage more clearly and comprehensively than any such book to date.




Careers for Animal Lovers (Careers For Series)

Enjoy a career working with your best friends–animals!

Are you the type to choose a trip to the zoo over a ball game? Were you the family member who always came home with a stray dog? Are your shelves filled with books about animals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are an animal lover–now all you need is an occupation that satisfies your compassion for animals.



How To Open & Operate a Financially Successful Pet Sitting Business: With Companion CD-ROM (How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful…)

You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of animals while providing a much needed service to their owners. If you enjoy working with people and animals, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without.

Start Your Own Pet-Sitting Business and More: Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Walking (StartUp Series)

Americans love their pets. More than a quarter of all American households have dogs or cats. And then there are parrots and parrotfish, guinea pigs and pot-bellied pigs, iguanas and anacondas. If you love animals, you can start a profitable business caring for pets when their owners go on vacation. A pet-sitting business is easy to start and inexpensive to run. You can board pets in your home, visit pets in their homes, manage a staff of pet-sitters or even combine pet-sitting and house-sitting for greater profit.


Six-Figure Pet Sitting: Catapult Your Pet Sitting Business to Unlimited Success

This revolutionary book will show you how to turn your struggling pet sitting business into a lucrative, stress-free enterprise. You will learn how to create the foundation to build a six-figure pet sitting business, ensure business success from the beginning, remove the blocks to letting financial abundance in, find and keep great staff members, and more! “Six-Figure Pet Sitting” is highly recommended by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and many pet sitting business owners from around the country.

How to Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is

The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters and dog daycare operators has never been greater. To succeed in one of these fields, you’ll need more than dog expertise you’ll need business savvy as well. Written for the non-business person, Veronica Boutelle, the industry’s top consultant, gives you the information you need to start, operate, and prosper in your chosen field.



From Problems to Profits: The Madson Management System for Pet Grooming Businesses

Since first published in 1989, and then again in a revised and updated 1997 edition, From Problems to Profits – The Madson Management System for Pet Grooming Businesses (1997) continues to be the world’s best selling grooming business book. It’s not a how-to book for the art of grooming, but instead, the most complete how-to book for starting and managing a new grooming business or expanding an existing one. Every managerial topic in grooming is covered from personnel, client relations, safety and supervision, marketing and advertising, bookkeeping, financial planning.