Pet business ideas are
growing for small business people who want to start a home based pet business. And it’s no wonder why this is one of the phenomenal
home based business trends.
Take a look at the data in the chart below. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 62% of U.S. households own a pet, 72.9 million homes, and it’s estimated in 2012 we will spend $52.87 Billion (with a “B”) on our pets.
These statistics are only in the U.S. and who knows how large this number is throughout the world?
Pets are a HUGE industry – look around your neighborhood and take an inventory of the pets (your market) that are close to you.
This provides you with the ideal opportunity to develop terrific pet business ideas and enjoy our fine furry friends!
These home based business trends provide a solid market for starting a new small business.
1. Pets Are Members of the Family
Today “Fido” and “Whiskers” are members of the family! We love them and they have become surrogate children – especially for empty nesters and young married/single households who don’t have children. The amount of disposable income available in these households is helping spur the growth as owners pamper their pets with designer clothes, high-end toys, costumes, and chef quality food.
Today I find it interesting to note our pets now enjoy many luxuries which only children used to receive. “Fido” and “Whiskers” have the best services money can buy to keep them healthy, happy, and stress free! The world is becoming more pet friendly with options for bringing your pet to work, shopping, and even some restaurants will now allow “Fido” to join in on the fun.
2. Pet Day Care Has Become Mainstream
One of the best pet business ideas trends, is pet owners finding day care for their beloved pets while they are away from home for long periods of time. I know in my case, I’m gone from the house a great deal of the day working, going to school, and pursuing a variety of personal interests. I want “Fido” to have companionship, exercise, and a consistent diet/health regimen so I know he’s well cared for and not digging up the backyard while I’m away.
This is exactly what today’s pet care provides me as a pet owner the piece of mind of knowing “Fido” is not running the neighborhood or eating my new shoes and entertaining himself with other mischief (e.g. “Home Alone” for Pets).
3. Specialized Pet Goods and Services are In Demand
With the growing home based business trend of starting a pet business this is a terrific time to cash in on the amount of disposable income being spent on our fury friends as the amount of specialized items being purchased continues to grow.
Many different pet business ideas didn’t exist just 10 years ago (think about pet carriers – these were hardly used by pet owners until recently). Of course, there are many other pet business ideas which come to mind by considering the simple items which are now a requirement for Whiskers (specialized shampoo and conditioner, her own comb, special toys, etc.)