Many pet owners treat their pets like their children and as such, most products that people buy for themselves, they likely buy for their pets as well.
With pet businesses at an all time high and growing, any pet business is likely to be a smart choice. Now is the perfect time to turn your passion for pets into a home-based pet business.
But which pet business is right for you? There are several options to choose from – a dog bakery business, a pet sitting business or perhaps a dog walking business? Or maybe pooper scooping (might not sound pretty, but the money that can be made is no laughing matter!)
Featured Pet Business Profiles
- Dog Bakery Business
- Dog Walking Business
- Doggy Day Care Business
- Pet Affiliate Website
- Pet Friendly Vacations
- Pet Grooming Business
- Pet Massage Business
- Pet Photography Business
- Pet Sitting Business
- Pooper Scooper Business
Most, if not all, pet businesses have relatively low start up costs and can be operated from your home. Aside from legal requirements a love of pets and lots of patience is required. If you don’t love pets, it won’t be nearly as fun to rake in the cash doing something you love!
Pet lovers around the world happily and willingly spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to pamper their beloved pets on a regular basis. In fact, sales continue to climb and have more than tripled in the past few years alone.
Pet Ownership Statistics
According to the 2009 – 2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 71.4 million homes
In 1998, the first year the pet survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet
In 2009, pet owners in the U.S. are expected to spend an estimated $45.4 billion on their pets, up from $43.2 billion in 2008.
Pet food is at the top of the list followed by supplies/OTC medications, Veterinary care, live animal purchases and pet services (grooming and boarding).
The above pet statistics were quoted from the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
For more information, visit The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) – the world’s largest pet trade association, representing all aspects of the pet industry. Located within this site you will find even more pet industry information and links to more pet resources.