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Pet Business Ideas 2022

Updated: Sep 8, 2022

Here are my top Pet Business ideas for 2022!

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Is working with or around pets your dream job?

Then you have come to the right place.

But why would you want to start a pet business anyway? I mean is it profitable?

Well let me give you some quick facts:

  • Over $100 Billion was spent on pets in the US in 2021!

  • Over 67% of US households have at least 1 pet!

So as you can see the Pet Industry is definitely profitable, and there are a lot of potential clients out there!

So where do you start?

There are so many Pet business niches to choose from, some are fairly cheap and easy to start, some are quite expensive and require some sort of a degree.

But they are ALL worth it!

So let me share with you my TOP Pet Business ideas you can start this year!

Work Directly With Pets

a Beagle and a Bulldog being walked on a leash

This category has job ideas where you would be working directly with pets, so get ready for those slobbery kisses!

Dog Walking

Hiring Dog Walkers to walk your dog is becoming more and more popular, especially in big cities.

The average salary for a Dog Walker in the US is around $30K a year.

While this doesn’t sound like a lot, you can add to this income by also offering overnight stays or even dog training sessions to dog owners.

You can customize this business however you want, and you don’t need much investment to start.

This is a great way to start in the Pet Industry, or to just make some extra income on the side.

Pet Sitting/Boarding

If you not into walking a lot but prefer to work more from home, you can start with opening a Pet Sitting/Boarding business.

Most Pet Sitters charge anywhere from $30 to $50 per night, depending on length of stay and other factors.

So if you become popular you can make pretty good money doing this.

Keep in mind that you will need a house with an adequate sized backyard to do this.

Also check your State’s regulations before starting.

Doggy Day Care

Running Doggy Day care can be really fun and profitable depending on your location.

People in big cities are more likely to leave their dogs in Day Care to play and burn off some energy while they work.

Most Day Cares charge around $20 to $40 depending on the length of stay.

For example most of them offer a half day care or a full day care.

Think about it, if you have around 20 dogs in your Day Care per day, you could make pretty good money.

Obviously that depends on your expanses too.

While you could run a Day Care from your home, you do have to make sure your State and community allows it, and you need to have the adequate space for it.

Day Care usually means there are multiple dogs there at the same time, so you need space and certain amenities.

The best way to run a day care is by renting or buying a location to be honest.

It looks more professional and you can also hire people to help you manage the dogs if you have a lot of clients.

You will also most definitely need insurance in case something goes wrong.

Dog Groomer

Dog grooming is actually a very popular profession, and there is a huge demand for it pretty much anywhere in the US.

They make around $30K to 45$K per year, which isn’t bad compare to how little expanses this business has compare to others.

But this income does depend on your skill and services you offer. A certification certainly helps too.

You can also increase your income by learning to groom cats as well.

Now the cool thing about this profession is that you can be very flexible on location.

Sure you can work for a grooming salon or open your own, but you can also be a mobile groomer.

You can do this in 2 ways:

  • Go to the costumer’s home and do the job there

  • Get a larger van that you can turn into a mobile salon and simply park in front of the costumer’s house.

The latter is actually becoming more and more popular as it is more convenient for the costumer if you come to their home, as opposed to them driving to your salon.

It is also less stressful for most dogs that usually get scared going to the salon.

Pet Photographer

Do you love photography and pets at the same time?

Well you might have just found your purrfect job.

Just like people hire photographers to do their family portraits, pet photography is becoming quite popular as well.

Of course there is a good chance that you will need to photograph people too with their pets.

So some knowledge and skill in portrait photography is necessary.

Pet Massage Therapist

dog laying on a towel with a facemask and cucumbers on his face

Well, this is not something you hear every day right?

But it is actually a real profession.

If you have a passion for natural healing and helping pets, this one is for you.

Of course you will need certification for this profession.

But this is a very rewarding carrier.