Do you want to start your own business? Do you enjoy having cats around? If you said yes to both of these questions, you may want to start a cat sitting service.
Many people often place their cats in kennels when on vacation. However, they often feel guilty for leaving them in such a sterile environment and would prefer to leave them with a cat sitting service that would provide a more loving environment.
When starting a cat sitting service, the first thing you should do is inquire about insurance. No one will leave their loved pet with you without it. You will find the yearly cost will not be too expensive and it will ensure owners that your cat sitting service is professional.
Before you start a cat sitting service, you will want to prepare your home. You should have a couple of rooms set up where the cats can be comfortable. If you own animals of your own, you should keep them separated from your cat sitting service to ensure their comfort. Generally, cats take awhile to get used to each other.
The area where you will be running a cat sitting service should be clean and pet safe. Cat furniture should be positioned so they can have a place to play, as well as relax. They should have access to clean litter boxes, as well as clean water. You should make sure anyone who uses your cat sitting service brings their pets regular food so there are no dietary upsets while in your care.
When you start a cat sitting service, you will also want to prepare a form for the cat owner to fill out. On this sheet, you will want to include any special care instructions, including medications they are on, the contact information of their veterinarian, and any other information need to insure their pet receives the care needed. You will also want to read as much information about cat behavior and cat care as you can.
Starting a cat sitting service can be very profitable. However, you must make sure you take the time to market your new business. Talk to everyone you know about it and let your local newspaper know about your new cat sitting service. Once you have a few clients, ask them to recommend your service to their friends and before you know it, your cat sitting service will be a success.