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Ideas for Pet Care-Based Businesses and How to Get Started by Cindy Aldridge

Lori Davidson | 21 April, 2023

            Pet Biz Tips

If you are a pet owner that is interested in starting your own business, then this is the time to go forward with your plans. People care for their pets like family members and they will pay top dollar to help their cat, door, or bird live their best life. If you are thinking of starting a business, then we are here to help. At Pet Perennials, we love to see the animals of the world live happy and healthy lives, so we have some business ideas that you can consider to help out and how to get started.


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Why You Should Start a Pet-Based Business

Yes, this is the time to start a pet care-based business because there is a chance to make big profits. Currently, Paws and Presto reports that 68% of families in the US have a pet, and many of those pets need care and grooming. Even if you just get a fraction of that business, you could make a good living.


Also, many people are returning to work, which means that they won’t have the same time to care for their pets that they did in the past. That means you can get more clients, and once they are satisfied, you can use them as referrals to continue to grow your customer base. Needless to say, now is the time to strike.

Types of Pet-Based Businesses

If you love animals and you would like to work with them, but you are unsure of what to do, then know that there are many options depending on your skills and knowledge. If you have great patience and time during the day, then you could work as a professional dog walker. If you have experience cleaning and caring for pets, then you could also open a business as a dog groomer.


Some people love pets and also have experience designing websites. If that is you, then you could set up an ecommerce business where you sell pet products like toys, food bowls, care products and more. There are great platforms that make it easy to create a user-friendly shopping experience. To help with searching for the right product, look for one with robust data gathering options that provides a customized interaction for each customer. These platforms should also include secure integrated payment options, too.

Consider Returning Back to School for Your Degree

If you decide on the type of business that you want to start but you are not confident in your ability to run a company, then you may want to return to school to earn a business degree. There are many different skills you can learn and programs you can go into, including financial planning, general management, and leadership training, among others. All of these skills are essential for helping your pet business grow and thrive.


In order to earn your business bachelor's degree, consider enrolling in an online program. This is a great choice because you’ll be able to earn a degree while you work at your day job or run your business.

Choose the Best Business Structure

Choosing the right business structure for your pet-based business is important for various reasons such as minimizing your personal liability and optimizing your tax situation. Sole proprietorship may be a suitable option for small-scale operations while incorporating can provide protection of personal assets from business liabilities. Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) offers a tax advantage to owners in terms of avoiding double taxation. Consulting with a qualified professional can help you make informed decisions based on your specific needs and goals for your pet-based business.


As you complete the paperwork to set up your business, implement a good digital filing system to keep track of everything. You will need many of these documents throughout the life of your business. Plus, you’ll start accumulating information you will need to file your taxes. Try a tool that lets you combine existing PDF files into one larger file of related content. For instance, you could merge all of the essential formation documents into one and start compiling all of your product-based receipts in another.

Put Your Plan into Action

As you can see, this is a prime time to start your own pet care-based business. Come up with a clever idea - something that you will enjoy doing and that other people would want to pay you to do. If you’re nervous about the business aspect of entrepreneurship, then consider earning a business degree to beef up your skills and think about setting up a Trading As to give you some flexibility. With a great plan in place and your passion for pets, you will be in a great position to succeed with your new business.



Celebrate every moment in your pet’s life withitems from Pet Perennials. Whether it is your pup’s first Gotcha Day or you are memorializing your kitty after they pass, we have the right items to help you mark the moment.Visit us online to see our selection of products for pet lovers.


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Cindy Aldridge

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