Start a dog sitting business

by Trish Hunt in Hodsock, England, United Kingdom

Start a dog sitting business
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On 16th January 2019 we successfully raised £44 with 3 supporters in 28 days

To support myself to remain in my home and running a business I can manage. Dog sitting is perfect for me, I love dogs

by Trish Hunt in Hodsock, England, United Kingdom

My youngest son has now moved out and I want to remain in my home, dog sitting is perfect for me.  I'm not well enough to go out to work everyday however I can dog sit and provide a loving caring protected and healthy environment for small dogs whether it be on a daily basis for their human to go out to work or whether its for their human to go on holiday.  I have my own little dog Molly and she is great with other dogs.

I want to be able to support myself, I don't want to have to ask for help from my children or family and wish to hold my head up high and pay my bills.  

I need help in order to register with the local council for a home check and to purchase a yearly licence to be a dog sitter.  I also need help to purchase essential insurance.  I will also need a safety gate, however I believe that everything else meets the required DEFRA standards. The only other DEFRA requirement is to keep accurate records and there is a computer package available for that, which I have budgeted for, this also includes being listed on a dog sitting register.

After I have met this initial costs I believe that this business will make money immediately as I dont foresee any other costs until the yearly costs of the licence and insurance at which point I will be making money to pay for them.

I've heard of sites asking for money for holidays, everyone has a right to spend their money where they choose but I would really appreciate the help to feel useful in society again and to have a purpose and a reason to get out of bed on a bad day and have a reason to fight to feel better, a reason to fight the depression that goes with my conditions.  We all have one life and I want to make mine as full as is possible and know that I've made a small difference in someone's life by caring for their much loved pet will give me so much pleasure

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