I live in the beautiful upstate NY area with my wife and son who are very supportive of my pet sitting business. I have been pet sitting for over 8 years with hundreds of satisfied clients. We recently moved to a bigger property to be able to board several dogs at a time. I recently transitioned the business to just dog walking, Monday through Friday, after acquiring a colleagues dog walking business with over 25 daily clients.
I have always had a creative side and photography has been an important part of my life. Getting out into nature with friends and my camera has been therapeutic. I have had several of my images published in calendars, featured in commercial publications and news stories and have sold many framed prints of my work. Recently I was inspired to help new pet sitters/dog walkers who wanted to get into the business but did not know what was involved. There are many non-professionals who think pet sitting is just easy work. It is a profession though if done properly and can be done part-time as well as full-time. This book is for those who want to run a professional pet sitting business and may need advice on setting up your business efficiently and avoiding burn out, which is very common in the field. Doing a google search turned up many sources of information that were very basic, however there were no books with in-depth knowledge.
Looking at sites like Amazon I found many books that were dated, so I wanted to write a fresh approach that encompassed modern technology and marketing practices. The research for getting a book published had been very informative and if all goes well I would like to write more.