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Love animals? Opportunities abound in the pet care industry. Consider walking dogs during the day, grooming or training pets on weekends, or boarding animals overnight. Even if you're not equipped to keep others' pets in your home, you can offer to wash and groom animals at clients' houses, or check in on their pets at their home while they're away. Owners often need someone to watch their pets on weekends and holidays, so pet care can be an easy business to start if you work during the week.
First steps: Start by caring for your friends' animals and get referrals through them, because trust is key for people placing their pets in other people's care.
Time needed: You can get started working on weekends and evenings.
Average sales: $22,183, based on Economic Census data.
The Pet Economy