How do I start my own dog walking business?
I enjoy working with animals and am interested in becoming a dog walker. I have applied to grooming and animal care facilities but opening are limited. I want to start my own dog walking business but not sure how to get started.
I am a 21 year old job seeker
# Dog-walker Small-business
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not provide information specific to dog walkers, it does project an 16%, or faster-than-average, increase in employment for animal care and service workers, including pet sitters, from 2018-2028. According to PayScale.com, in 2020 dog walkers earned a median wage of $15.00 an hour.
Hope this was helpful Iris
John recommends the following next steps:
One of the easiest ways to get started is to reach out to your friends, neighbors, family who have dogs and offer your services. Starting small with a few clients is always a good first step.