Whether you have your own pup or not, pet sitting is the best option for dog lovers everywhere. From spending time with man’s best friend to setting your own hours, pet sitting allows you to be the boss. If you find yourself jumping for joy every time your neighbor asks you to watch Spot for the weekend, pet sitting may be a successful career path for you.
You get to have a dog without the long-term commitment
You love dogs but that 9-5 grind doesn’t exactly mean you have enough time to commit to owning your own pup. If you lead a busy life but you love the idea of having a dog, pet sitting is the optimal middle ground. The days of playing frisbee alone at the park are over. By becoming a pet sitter, you get to do everything an actual dog owner does without the long-term commitment. Whether that includes cuddling with a furry friend, teaching them new tricks, or simply having someone to come home to, pet sitting is ideal for busy bees.
You get PAID to play with dogs!
Not only is pet sitting financially rewarding, especially with a service like DogVacay where you can set your own rates, but what you’re getting paid to do is even more rewarding. The only thing more enjoyable than playing with a dog all day is playing with two, which brings up the next benefit: choosing your own hours and customers.
Remember the days of daydreaming of a flexible schedule during your monotonous 9-5? Pet sitting allows you to choose your own hours, and the only thing you’ll be hearing from your clients are their barks of love. More than that, the job of pet sitting allows you to set your own hours: you get to choose if you want to pet sit part-time to supplement your income or full-time as your main source of income. You also get to choose the services you wish to provide (whether it be dog grooming, dog walking, or dog boarding), how many dogs you want to take in, what breeds you prefer to board, etc.
Everyday is different
If you’re the type of person who gets bored easily or can’t be stuck doing the same thing everyday, then pet sitting may be a possible career path. Every dog is different, which means every day will be different. One thing is for sure: there will be no shortages of laughs, fun memories, and bonding.
You love dogs
Okay, so this isn’t really an ‘unexpected’ benefit (it’s actually pretty obvious), but it’s so rewarding we had to include it. Probably the most rewarding benefit of pet sitting is that you get to spend time with man’s best friend. Also, hanging out with a pup all day can really help reduce stress and petting a dog can lower your blood pressure. So, whether you’re sitting at home on the couch cuddling or doing doga (doggy yoga), every moment shared with a dog is a bonding experience.
If you’re thinking about becoming a pet sitter, know that it has many perks but it’s also a big responsibility. When dog boarding in your home (or your client’s home) make sure you follow the dog’s normal schedule. Want to be come a DogVacay pet sitter? Sign up today!