The Critter Sitter Pet Sitting Service
Since I was a young girl, I have always loved animals. Throughout my life, I have had many animals, ranging from domestic animals, such as dogs and cats, to farm animals, such as horses and chickens. After the birth of my first child, I dreamt of employment in which I could work flexible hours from home allowing me to stay home with my baby. This dream led me to explore the option of opening my own business. Owning my own business would give me the flexibility that I needed to stay at home, while still providing me with reasonable compensation. After contemplating many different business ventures, I decided what better business to operate then one which would provide me with not only …show more content…
I decided to work with pet owners which had any type of pet. This decision would give me a competitive advantage in the market, as most pet sitting services only offer service to domestic pet owners. My experience with pets of many different types would give the pet owners the confidence in my ability to care for their beloved animals with the same care and concern that they themselves would care for them. Although I would love to care for animals all over, I would be operating my business as the sole employee; therefore, I had to make the decision to only offer my services local to my residence. I decided that to start, a good distance would be any residence within 20 miles of my residence. I also decided that I would charge a lower price for pet owners located within 10 miles of my residence. I believe this would provide me with enough pet owners to sustain my business, while keeping the business manageable as the sole employee. I would like to, in the future, expand my business to include multiple employees, however, this would not be feasible upon my startup. After deciding the location I was going to operate my business, I began to research my competition. This research allowed me to ascertain how many other pet sitting services were offered in the area, as well as the prices that these businesses charged for their services. As can be seen on the below map, my research uncovered that there were 12 pet sitting services in the Port St Lucie, FL area.
Since this is something I enjoy to do I would like to learn more about animals than I may not learn from the career center. Over the summer I worked at a dog kennel and it was ok something I wasn’t crazy about because I liked the little dogs mostly rather than the big dogs. I’m more comfortable at the career center because i’ve been there so many times and with the dog place I wasn’t there but only once. So pretty much I knew the teachers there in the animal care class. But yes I did love spending time with the animals because dogs are cute and at the career center I love petting the animals because some of them are really friendly. I really get along with the animals there at the career center because I basically know what to do there. All they had at the dog kennel was dog’s and they have so many pets at the career center from dogs to medium to small animals. They also even have reptiles which are pretty cool animals. They had a grooming station at the dog kennel a small one wasn’t very big but at the career center had bigger grooming stations. They also had laundry at the dog kennel which the animal care class has there
My ultimate goal is to work with exotic zoo animals, specifically working at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Once I feel that it is the appropriate time, I would love to have the chance to open up my own mixed practice, focusing on lower prices and free clinics for people who have a hard time paying for the medical care of their animals; as well as work with local farmers and members of 4-H and FFA. I would also love to find time in my busy schedule to donate some of my time to local shelters when working at the Animal Kingdom. As well as once I open my own clinic, to work with the shelters so they have the opportunity to get the medical treatment for their animals at a low charge or no charge at all. As if this wasn’t enough to keep me busy I would like to own a small farm with a garden and a few different types of livestock to help educate the public on 4-H, FFA, livestock, and the agriculture community. One of the ways I plan on achieving the goal of educating the public is by having “A Day at The Farm” where the public can come and meet members of 4-H and FFA and learn firsthand about animals and the opportunities these organizations give to their members. I would also love to have the opportunity to travel to Africa and work with some of the animals on the preservations, and with some of the locals and help their livestock. This career
I have been a part of a band program since I was in fifth grade through junior year, so I know how to work in a team.While in the band program I worked with the community a lot,from marching in parades to fundraising.I also have learned the importance of being on time and the importance to sticking to commitments that have been made from this program and my part time job where I worked in stocking and customer service. I have younger siblings so I have learned to put others before myself since I was always babysitting them because my parents worked a lot.I’ve also had at least one pet ever since I was born so I know how to prioritize my time between school ,time to myself,and time for my pets.I also have developed empathy from these animals
I am Timothy Edward Redmond Jr, I am a seventeen year old that lives in New Richmond, Ohio. I am currently in senior at New Richmond High School and is planning to graduate in May of 2017. I live a mobile home park called Lakeside Estates, which happens to be 5 minutes away from my school. I am a hardworking person that usually gets overlooked by most people. I try to help everyone in any way, even if it’s minor. I work at Spencer Park Aviary & Wildlife Center, which is a local charity organization on Front Street in the Village of New Richmond. We are currently building the park, but we have a few animals. There is a African spurred tortoise, 3 Fennec Foxes, pigs, other a few other animals currently. We plan to have Flemish Giant Rabbit,
This article presents the effort to shut down all puppy mills. So far 88 cities small and large have shut down in effect to this. These puppy mills include cats, rabbits, and other small breeds as well. Phoenix is known to be the first city to have a pet store challenge to put a ban on puppy mills. Other cities such as New York City and Salt Lake City have taken a stand against puppy mills as well. As more consumers learn more about the puppy mills, they as well are wanting nothing to do with them. Although many changes are being made some of the local laws still allow small breeds and animals from the animal shelter to be sold. Pet stores now have the option to change to a ‘humane business model’ which allows them to work with shelters and
Like any other young girl, I have always had a lifelong dream of becoming a vet. I took action on this dream by working through my summers at Carpenter Vet Clinic. Helping all patients that come through the clinic whether in good or poor conditions can truly put a vet; into a joyous state of mind. People don’t realize how strong of a connection a person can make with a patient in such a short time frame. The way vets save lives and impacts their client’s lives each day of work can really make a warm feeling in the heart. Being able to take care of these animals as one of my own is a passion, I have lots of animals at home where I am active in 4-H, and have learned how to be responsible. Seeing animals in pain and endangered just breaks my heart inside. I hate seeing the commercials about the dog pounds that are in need of money. Seeing all of these qualities has really made me
In case you haven't noticed the agriculture industry has gotten a bad reputation in recent years. As anti-agriculture activists are leading the public to believe the industry is made up of uncaring, insensitive factory farmers and other agriculture workers are fighting an uphill battle to set the record straight. I can advocate for the agriculture industry by showing proper treatment of animals. With show animals I will show proper feeding, training and handling so they can show to the best of their abilities. With working animals, I will help them and care for them so they can continue to work for the agriculture industry and continue benefiting us. I can also advocate for the agricultural industry by representing agriculture in the best way possibly such as proper knowledge, respect and care for the
Starting a pizza restaurant in the suburban area is more favorable. This is because it has the highest utility compared to all the other options.
If having more pets in your home is nut not going to happen, you can still get involved in rescue by providing transportation between homes. Many large rescue organizations place pets in homes all across the country, which require one or several drivers to transport the
In order to use my passion of animals to help, I want to volunteer at friendship pet pantry, anti cruelty society and write a blog informing the public about pit bulls. I can help friendship pet pantry by collecting donations in a donation bin. I will be in charge of 2 business and will have the responsibility of checking in with them, 3-4 times during this project session. I can help anti cruelty society by donating money They need more pet food, and cat food of a certain brand. In the donation boxes, they don’t always get what they need though. This way, I think I can give them what they need. I will have a bake sale, in order to earn this money. Writing the blog can help pit bulls. Many home insurance companies will not insure your house
My product is care to those in need. My customers will be people in need of medical attention but their condition is not so severe that they require emergency medical attention. Essentially, the goal of my product is to provide patients with the highest possible quality care at the most affordable price and scheduled around their busy lives. I have grouped all of my different treatment options down into five categories. First, are new patients. Since I will be a new business with no established cliental, all patients will first be new patients. I plan to charge each new patient $155 per visit with the cost of goods per patient being $15. Although I am charging each new patient $155, they themselves will not pay the
In a business there are several important factors on making a company noticed than the rest. A company’s mission statement, responsibilities, and organizational design are big factors to a company when it comes to your customers, employees, and recognition. If I was a dog sitter service company I would make sure all these factors would benefit the company. A company’s missions is very important to customers and for your employees. I would put my missions statement as “Our mission is to provide the best customer service, understand the needs for customers and pets, and ensure all pets are healthy and loved.”
Pet Sitter/Boarder agrees to provide the services stated in this contract in a reliable, caring, and trustworthy manner. In consideration of these services and as an express condition thereof, the Client expressly waives and relinquishes any and all claims against said Pet Sitter/Boarder and Comfortable K9s LLC except those arising from gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the Pet Sitter/Boarder and/or Comfortable K9s LLC.
I love animals and feel I would get satisfaction in this occupation. I can handle unpleasant and physically and emotionally demanding work. I would like to enter the job with a Ph.D.