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vikkyrunner April 17, 2013 03:09 PM

Is a dog daycare a good business to have?
 
I am thinking of starting a dog daycare in the future. I understand that I am not going to make a ton of money. Do some dog daycares also offer dog training as an added service? I was considering studying for dog trainer and volunteering at some shelters for awhile first.

Dien Rice April 17, 2013 07:16 PM

Re: Is a dog daycare a good business to have?
 
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Originally Posted by vikkyrunner (Post 32654)
I am thinking of starting a dog daycare in the future. I understand that I am not going to make a ton of money. Do some dog daycares also offer dog training as an added service? I was considering studying for dog trainer and volunteering at some shelters for awhile first.

Hi Vikky,

Yes, some dog daycares do offer additional services, like dog training, dog grooming, and also dog boarding (for longer term stays, such as when the dog's owners go on holiday)...

Here are some examples which offer both a dog daycare service, as well as other additional services...

http://www.ottawadoggydaycare.com

http://www.centralbarkusa.com

http://www.wagsandwiggles.com

I think getting some experience with a dog daycare would be great, if it's possible. Or even other experience in the pet industry. You can start right away by offering pet care services to people in their own homes (i.e. you go to their home every day and feed their dog, etc., when they're on vacation, for example).

If you want to get insights into the industry, some may be reluctant to share their "secrets" if they're local to you, since they'd be wary about creating competition for themselves. However, those in other cities or other states may be more willing to share information, knowing that you won't be competing with them locally...

Please keep us updated!

Best wishes!

Dien

bobmcalister April 20, 2013 05:23 PM

Re: Is a dog daycare a good business to have?
 
it is a great business from my experience. Have a young lady client who opened one with room for 40 dogs and 90 days later is looking to expand.

she has some help and keeps the dogs groomed, fed , etc...small dogs are 25 a day , big ones are 30...pretty good daily income.

here is some info here

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Dien Rice April 23, 2013 07:18 PM

Relatively new business - pet rentals...
 
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Originally Posted by Phil (Post 32676)
TAPPING TRENDS! ...

Ever so {Twistable}...

Way Bigger than just Doggies... :)

Amazing opportunities...

World-wide, Locally and/or Geographically just About Everywhere...

Thanks Phil!

I do agree, there are lots of opportunities with pets...

The "umbrella leash" looks useful, if you must walk your dog in the rain!

Another relatively new opportunity is in pet rental. There is some controversy about it from animal rights groups. On the other hand, interacting with a pet can have great health and stress-reducing benefits, and not everyone is able to own a cat or a dog for long periods. Renting a pet could potentially really solve problems.

Here are some articles about pet rentals, for those who may be interested in pursuing this further...

http://www.petside.com/article/rent-...usy-pet-lovers

http://www.wweek.com/portland/articl...ent_a_pup.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_rental

Best wishes,

Dien

Phil April 24, 2013 11:39 PM

Re: Relatively new business - pet rentals...
 
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