January 12, 2009 3:35pm CST
I have decided to start a pet care business and i would like to know what you as a customer would want me to provide. Here is a basic outline of the Business: I would take care of peoples animals when they go away on trips and vacations or any other time they need some help. What should I offer as services?
• United States
12 Jan 09
I have a business taking care of animals for people that go on trips, it's a boarding kennel, and for one always being there to keep an eye out on their animals is a big comfort to people,taking their pets out on walks is a good service as well.you can go to the park or just out and about around your neighborhood.if there is a problem you must contact them as quickly as possible. and let the customer decide what needs to be done if there is a problem with their animal, we do that and we get lots of great responses to this. we never decide for ourselves what needs to be done until we talk to the owner. alway make sure you have contact numbers just in case. let them know they can always call and check on their pet. and as a customer I would like to know I can come an visit or send someone to visit my pet if wanted. all these are great comforts to the customer when leaving their family pet. the better the service the more you will receive a great response and they will send others to you to take care of their pets. so I wish you much luck with this business, it's very hard work and very time consuming. but if you love pets you will enjoy doing it. it is very rewarding. Bizmom24
• United States
16 Jan 09
If you are not keeping the pet, just visiting the pet in its own home, you would need to feed it, make sure it had fresh water. If it's a dog, it would need to be walked; if it's a cat, you would need to clean the litter box -- scoop what's there and add more litter if needed. You would also need to walk through the house to make sure no one vomited or had an accident. If so, you would need to clean it up. You would need to pet the animal and play with it for a while. If there are any plants, you could make sure they are watered. You could take in the mail and newspapers, too. You could leave a note for the owner if anything is not normal with their pet. If you have their number, you could call them. One pet sitter I had called a snow plow when it snowed to be sure she could get here to take care of our cats. She said she would pay for it since I didn't authorize it, but I paid her for it since it was the right thing to do.