Starting a Doggy Daycare

Many pet owners are so busy with work that they cannot take their pets out, and no one wants to leave Fido at home all day without having anyone watch him. That’s where you come in. You can run a doggy daycare by yourself if you want, connect with a franchise like, or open it up to a partner. When deciding which way to go, consider your location, how flexible you are with your hours and the amount of money that you can invest.

The biggest thing that you need to remember when opening a doggy daycare is that the business will take up more time than you think it will. This means no vacations and very little free time.

When picking out a location for your dog daycare, make sure that you are in an area that is zoned for the business. You will also need to check on local traffic because most people are very busy and cannot make a stop throughout their day without getting in major trouble with their boss. Make sure that you have plenty of parking and a high visibility from the street.

Your services will depend on what sort of dogs you plan to watch. You can offer grooming, overnight boarding or just daycare. Overnight boarding may be more profitable, but it also means that you are responsible for your customer’s pet at night. If you only want to provide daycare, then you will need nice big play yards with all of the toys that your customers’ can request.

Do some research and see if starting a doggy daycare may be an option for your career. You can get things started and be your own boss! In the end, you may find that it’s the perfect opportunity to connect with animals and help their busy owners.

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