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Doggie Day Care
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very pet owner knows the problems of finding someone to take care of their furry companions while they go out of town on business or holiday. Your local vet usually provides overnight pet care services, but more often than not, they just place the pets in cramped cages - not what you'd call ideal (especially from the pets point of view). Dogs especially need lots of attention plus they need their daily walk to do their routine doggy stuff. Just like humans, they can get out of sorts if they don't get their routine fix or if their schedule changes. So it's important to place you pet in a proper home where you know that they will get care and attention.

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Many boarding kennels have to comply with strict zoning, homeowners association and general laws that regulate these sort of businesses. But if you turn your home into a place to take care of pets, it will cost less than setting up a kennel and you still get to make money out of it! In fact, because you will market yourself as an overnight pet-sitter, you could probably charge higher than boarding kennels. You selling point will definitely be the closer care, attention and interaction you offer to your charges. Of course you will get fussy pet owners who are likely to demand special treatment for their pets. If you're up to it, you can always have special rates for such cases. Perhaps you could even have a separate section (sort of like hotel penthouse suites) just for special guests! And the price for such services? Well, the sky's the limit!

In addition to keeping watch over the pets, most doggie day cares offer added services like nail trimming, grooming and other pampering. Sometimes pick-up and delivery is included. Adding additional services can increase the income you can get from your day care services, where rates are between $15 to $30 a day. Some adds pet wash, which can cost about $10 to $20, so you see, there is big money in pet care services!

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