Thursday, July 31, 2014

Taking my Pet Sitting to the Next Level

Over the last few months, my friends and family have been encouraging me to pursue pet sitting as a more serious supplement to my income, and not just something I do super casually.  In the last week, I feel like I have taken the next step!

Muppet and Cooper 

A few days ago, I created a facebook page.  I think this will be a good tool for me to post pictures of client's dogs.  Then if they want to see pictures of their pets while they are away, they can just go on my facebook page instead of having to ask me for pictures.  Click here to go to my facebook page.  I would love it if you liked it!

Annabelle and Keelie, from different litters but around the same age

Last night, I ordered business cards.  A few people had been urging me to, but I didn't know who I would give them to.  Then when I got home yesterday, I ran into an acquaintance who was walking her dog.  When I told her I dog sit, she asked for my card.  That was all it took to get me inside and looking for business cards.

Sissy and Zuma, my only cat clients so far (they both have doggie siblings)

This is my first time having business cards so I am really excited.  Have you ever owned business cards before?  Were you as excited as I am?

Mollie and Rusty

Ted and Willow

Sailor and Mocha

Mia and Harvey

Coco and Crystal

Mochi, the dog I am watching now.


Angel The Alien said...

I love the idea of posting pics on Facebook! The doggie daycare where I board Lily does that, and I love it. I get to see her playing and having a good time, and it makes me feel less guilty for leaving her!
I am actually doing some petsitting myself for the next five days for a co-volunteer at the rescue agency where I volunteer. I have to sleep there and everything.
Anyway, congrats on making such a big step! This sounds like a really fun job!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's great! I'm sure they are receiving great care.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I wish you success. I wish you didn't live 3 hours away from me. I would definitely use you!

Jodi said...

Wow you have quite the growing clientele! Cheers to your next level! Jodi @thenoiseofboys

Emma Kate said...

These guys are all so cute! And good for you for taking the step and getting your own business cards. I have never ordered my own business cards but it's something that I want to do in the future. Good luck with your new venture!

Queen Mom Jen said...

Good idea posting on Facebook! How exciting ordering your new business cards. Best of luck. Keep us all posted!

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea! You go girl for taking this extra step! I have had a business card before when I sold something in a network marketing company. I think you would be good at this. You already have some people you know and the Facebook page seems like a really great idea. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful idea :)

Sarah said...

The fb page for photos while the pet owners are away is a great idea! Good luck pursuing this as a new source of income.

The Dose of Reality said...

Absolutely ADORABLE pets! I bet their owners feel so good knowing they are in your hands! :)-Ashley

Susan Cook said...

Wow congrats on your business - sounds like you are doing a great job!

Good luck & all the doggies look so cute.

I liked your FB page :)

Rea Ninja said...

Sounds really interesting! And this is a very good idea. Not a lot of people can stay home and watch their pets all the time so I think it's brilliant that you took advantage of your love for pets and turned it into something income-generating.

Tammy said...

That's a great idea. I know I'd want to see how my pooch or kitty are doing when I'm away, if I had one.

his little lady said...

Oh gosh, all of those dogs! Obsessed! And business cards are a definite must!
xo TJ

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