If you have a passion for animals, consider becoming a pet groomer. You could open you own animal spa and resort, or even a mobile shop.
As a groomer, one of your main responsibilities will be washing cats and dogs. You will check to make sure that their ears are clean and their nails are trimmed and clipped. You will also have to give them hair cuts in the style that their owner wants. Think of it as a pet salon, where you get to pamper and care for your guests.
If you want to extend your services, you could even offer pet boarding and training. This would entail watching people’s cats and dogs when they travel and teaching them obedience skills. However, you would still be responsible for washing and cleaning the pets, but they would stay with you for extended amounts of time.
If you live in a big city, you might also open a mobile parlor. You could offer all the same services as at the salon, but you would travel with all your products and supplies to your clients. You will still need to be able to offer baths with shampoo and claw clipping services, so make sure you have everything you need on your truck. From a simple brushing to getting someone’s pet ready for a show, your van needs to be as well equipped like a grooming shop would be.
To open a pet grooming business you should love animals, and probably have some technical or certificate training. You might also want an advanced degree in business.
Opening your own pet grooming business will allow you to do what you love and live a happy and rewarding life.