For Milwaukeeans to start any pet business it takes a lot of planning. The first article discussed the start-up basics the second step is to set fees and specify services.
The most applicable for the minimum start-up expense is a pet sitting service. An article in Fetch Magazine, Summer 2013 edition gives a good understanding of what to expect from this type of pet business. Once the target business is decided the kind of services offered and the fees to charge is the next decision.
Some businesses, like Olivia Animal Service, charge one hourly rate that includes everything from poop scooping to walking. Wisconsin Pet Care itemizes each service for example, they charge per animal, dog walking, poop scooping, etc. Check out the fees to get an idea of the market rate.
Pet sitting services can be extensive or simple. A complete service includes dog walking, poop scooping, all animal care, over-night stays, etc. A simple service could be dog walking and poop scooping only. The more extensive the service offered the more time consuming it will be.
It is best to start caring for friends’ animals. This will establish yourself and set-up professional references. Word of mouth is the best advertisement but, this topic will be covered in the next article.
Before starting a pet service business in Milwaukee contact animal service professionals like Milwaukee Pet Services and Central Bark Doggy Day Care to get an idea of how a pet business works and the opportunities available in the Milwaukee area.