6 Home-based Business Ideas for Pet Lovers

Vinay Thakur Vinay Thakur | Updated


Indian market for products and services for pets will be of 500 million dollars by 2020. Pet owners are spending money on food, health care, housing, grooming, accessories and entertainment for their beloved pets. This sector is providing ample opportunities for pet enthusiasts to earn money in their own pet-related business.

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Following are six business ideas that can be used to start a home-based business for pet related activities.

  • Pet Sitting
An individual can provide a pet sitting service to the pet owners who can pay you for your pet sitting service. The demand for pet sitters is highest in summertime and holidays when people travel the most. Pet owners also need sitters to care for their pets while they go for short trips over the weekends. 
  • Pet Grooming

Any individual who is animal lover can turn it into a home-based small business such as pet grooming. You have to do bathing, cutting and brushing hair, and clipping nails of dogs, and sometimes cats and other animals. Pet owners need groomers for pet shows or to keep their pets clean, healthy and looking good.

  • Pet Trainer/Whisperer

Pet owners love their dogs and other animals but if it is ill-behaved then owner have to spend have their day cleaning bodily secretions  of their pets. A dog trainer is always required to teach dogs appropriate behavior and owners how to keep their dogs behaving correctly.

  • Pet Supplies/Accessories

Pet owners love their pets and they buy toys and accessories to entertain their pets and make them comfortable. With the increasing penetration of the Internet and growing online shopping, starting a home-based pet supply business has become much easier.

  • Pet Treats and Food

Pet owners are ready to spend good amount of money for healthy and organic foods and treats for pets. Any business activity related to food for pets require business license or permit from the regulatory body of that district or state. An individual should have the knowledge of these laws before starting this business.

  • Pet Photographer

Many pet owners treat their pets like a member of their family and just like any other member, people like to have pictures for special occasions, holiday cards, and more. If an individual has experience and knowledge of photography and an ability to relate to different kinds of animals, he can start a pet photography business.

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