We never know the journey of life. One day I found myself in a fulfilling career and wanting to know if there was anything else I would be good at? My mind instantly started to drift back to my childhood days when I affirmed to my parents and anyone else who would listen that I would become a veterinarian. When faced with the reality of leaving home to pursue that adventure, I played it close to the cuff and stayed at a local college. Fast forward a few years and I have a budding career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Fast forward a few more years and I have a Master's Degree in School Counseling and working in the public school system. By this time I was married, but the echoes, from long ago, wanting to work with animals resurfaced. That is when I first dipped my toes into the vast sea of dog hustles.
My first dog hustle was pet sitting. Pet sitting is a service you offer to traveling and busy pet parents. They book x number of visits per day and we charged a per visit fee. Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago now. I really enjoyed this service as we had a marvelous opportunity to meet cool people and cool pets; parrots, dogs, and cats. I cut my business savvy teeth with our first successful side hustle. Eventually, we moved out of the area and closed down the business.
It would be a few years before we got the dog hustle itch again. Even while we were operating our pet sitting hustle, I wanted to groom dogs. At the time, I could not find the balance between learning the skill and maintaining my 9-5. In addition to this, there was a hesitance to invest thousands of dollars for a skill set I could devote such little time. In the fullness of time, I came across an online platform that was inexpensive and allowed me to earn my dog grooming certificate. Great, the first problem was solved. Now the second issue was the best dog grooming business model to select. House call dog grooming won. Wondering what this is? Stick with me and you will learn all about it.
A year into my house call dog grooming hustle I came across cat grooming distance learning materials. Yes, I said it, cat grooming. Now, I groom dogs and cats! Currently, I operate a successful house call pet grooming service and I love it!!