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Tools of The Trade | Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

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Wanting to get started in the pet industry, huh? Well here are a few tools of the trade that will help get you started with your pet sitting + dog walking business! These tools are common things that we use at Fire Hydrant Pet Sitting Co.. Plus a few not so common items, but are on the list because we have had to use them at one point in time.

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  • Leashes for Big + Small Dogs
  • Collars for Big + Small Dogs
  • Poop Bags
  • Poop Bag Holder
  • Flash Light
  • First Aid Kit for Self + Pets
  • Key Safe
  • Key Holder/Lanyard/Carabiner
  • Treats
  • Water Bowl
  • Fanny Pack
  • Pepper Spray
  • Stun Gun
  • Garbage Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Small Broom + Pan
  • Handheld Vacuum
  • Sanitizer
  • Reflective Vest
  • Rain Boots
  • Walking Shoes
  • Extra Socks
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Latex Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket
  • Face Mask (For Cleaning Out the Litter Box)
  • Extra Clean Work Shirt for Consultation
  • Business Cards (to hand out to potential clients)
  • Portable Charger
  • Dog Seat Cover
  • Dog Seat belt
  • Printer
  • Car Magnets

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3 Comments

  • Naamiyah

    Great information to know. I was always curious on how you can get into the dog walking industry. I applied before thinking that I could just green in, but maybe there’s more too it than what I have thougbt. Best to you on your business.!

    March 14, 2019 at 2:56 am Reply
    • curlynloud

      I started on Rover back in 2015 to gain some experience. Once I got a consistent client, I took them off Rover and applied my own policies. I also started marketing on IG, FB, FB groups, NextDoor, etc. to get my name out there. Then you just have to keep at it. You have to establish a brand and show that you are here to stay. Try to attend as many events, or meet up with as many people within the industry as well to help get your name out there.

      March 15, 2019 at 12:14 am Reply
    • curlynloud

      I started on Rover back in 2015 to gain some experience. Once I got a consistent client, I took them off Rover and applied my own policies. I also started marketing on IG, FB, FB groups, NextDoor, etc. to get my name out there. Then you just have to keep at it. You have to establish a brand and show that you are here to stay.

      March 15, 2019 at 12:14 am Reply

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