In January of 2006, I was in between jobs and didn't know what to do next...no one was hiring. My mother-in-law mentioned that she heard of someone doing pet sitting for a living and was doing quite well with it too! She knew that I've always loved dogs...(including Princess, her Beagle) so she made a suggestion (and I'm not one much for listening to them from anyone). I thought about it and decided "why not"! I started my business by making dog sitting fliers at home passing them out, leaving them at pet stores in the area and leaving them on cars as well. When I started making business cards I would give them to cashiers at the grocery stores and anywhere else. Then one day I was at my parents home (they live across the street from me) standing on their front porch waiting for someone to answer the door, I heard someone say "Hey, there's the girl I want to talk to!" It was their next door neighbor. He asked if I was still doing pet sitting and asked for a business card for the neighbor across the street. They were planing to go fishing the following weekend. Well, it went on from there..and I've been enjoying it ever since!
Recently I've decided to expand my pet sitting business by offering extra services. Including errand runner, house sitter, dog walker and coming soon homemade pet biscuits. No job too big, no job too small. I am positive that you will find all the services that you are looking for here.
When my husband was out running errands he had seen a dog, a Mini-pincher, wondering around and running from yard to yard. He saw him on Main Street, and watched him a while then picked him up and brought him home. My husband forgot his cell at home. He (the dog) had on a collar, tags and a leash. My husband had looked around where he found him for a little while, he was concerned that someone might have been walking him and was hurt (he thought this because he had a leash). Saw no one. We called the number on his tag and the message that was left on the machine by the owner said that he was looking for his dog and to leave a number so he could call back when he receives his message.
"SUCCESS!" They were reunited again 30 minutes later!
I had found one crossing Burr Street, at first thought it was a cat. I drove closer and realized that it was a Jack-Russell crossing the road. Collar, no tags. I had knocked on a couple doors, no luck. Brought him home. I had contacted the Griffith Animal Warden and left a message. It was after hours when I had found this dog and wondered if someone had called looking for him. The first returned call by the Warden the next day said "no". Then 10 minutes later she called back and said "I just checked my messages AND someone is LOOKING for their Jack-Russell". She gave me their names and phone number. 'AGAIN, SUCCESS"! He was reunited with his owner later that day!
We're always happy to see success like that! I LIVE FOR THOSE MOMENTS!
Oh, by the way my boys, Buddy and Roscoe made new friends those days!