Your pet waste removal business is an easy and inexpensive way to begin a business that allows you to enjoy pets and work outdoors.
To start, talk to local pet owners and find clients who are interested in having their yards cleaned-up on a regular basis (weekly, bi-weekly).
This can also be a green business and you can promote composting the waste if this is available in your neighborhood.
Target your marketing towards busy individuals who have pets and like to keep their yards in good shape.
Starting a pet waste removal business is one of those very low cost business ideas that can be started with a shovel and a trash bag.
In addition, you can expand the business adding a variety of different services specific for your people clients along with "Fido" and "Bruno".
The whole family will thank you! :)
Add a variety of pet services/products to your pet waste removal business and make this into a terrific mobile business – bring the dog food and treats saving the owner time (buy your pet products at wholesale prices).
Find quality pet treats, doggie poop bags, shampoos, pet combs, and unique toys/gifts! Work with pet stores and pet shelters to provide your information to new pet owners about your services.
Your pet business can be up and running within a few days.
One gentleman in our community started such a business because he was tired of his corporate job. He loves the outdoors, working with pets, and he estimates he’ll make around $40,000 his first year scooping poop.
What about YOU??
Resources: Waste scooping tools, pet products inventory, payment method (consider the
new credit card technology which works your smart phone or tablet or use of
PayPal). Tkae a look at the resources proivided by The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPAWS). This organization helps with education and marketing for the industry.
Time Required: 5-8 hrs/week; can work full-time 30-40+ hrs/week
Training: Skills in handling pets, inventory management/tracking skills, ability to sell products, time management skills, develop an efficient schedule.
Market: Pet owners/Home owners/Parks/Homeowner’s Associations
Home Based: Yes
Start-Up Costs: $50 - $500
Minimizing Start-Up Costs: You can use your bike, motorcycle, or small economical vehicle (depending on what you have available and how much territory you need to cover). Good quality waste scooping tools and wholesale pet products to fit your customers needs. Consider a “freeware” inventory software program to keep your initial costs to a minimum.