2019 is the year of living our best lives with our pets. What if you could join your love for pets with your love for extra cash and get a pet side gig? Pet side gigs not only bring in additional income but they are a great way to discover new interests and potential career paths, all while fueling your passion.
At Trupanion HQ, we love dogs and cats and definitely enjoy the perks of being in a pet-friendly environment. So, we were intrigued when we discovered pet side gigs really are a thing and we had to find out more. Certainly, everyone can appreciate a little extra side hustle to give our furry friends the best life possible.
Whether you are looking for a little extra cash for your
pets or just want to meet some new furry friends, we’ve got a unique list of pet
side gigs you must check-out in this New Year.
Five unique pet side gigs to try
If you want to walk, board, or babysit pets, Wag! has everything you need to be surrounded by pets 24/7. Also, the hours are flexible with their easy to use app, and you can sign-up to babysit or walk as many dogs as you’d like on your own schedule.
In addition, the emotional, physical, and mental health benefits of walking dogs are good for you and your furry friends. Further, according to the second-annual Tru-Poll, over 45% of cat owners and 54% of dog owners say having pets has a positive effect on their physical activity. It certainly sounds like a great way to stay active and be surrounded by your best mates.
Snap those pet photos
Do you have a passion for pets and love taking photos? Consider trying a pet side gig as a pet photographer. According to our second annual Tru-Poll, over 54% of dog owners and 52% of cat owners have commissioned professional photography of their pets. Definitely, a great way to be creative and help capture some wonderful family moments that can be forever treasured.
Rent out your yard for a pet play space
Having a fenced in yard now has its pet-friendly perks. A unique pet side gig, SniffSpot, provides the opportunity to rent out your fenced in yard to allow safe playtime for pets. Besides encouraging a safe place to play, it also provides the chance for reactive dogs to train in a positive learning environment. Sniffspot is certainly an opportunity worth sniffing out!
Party planning is going to the dogs
Everyone loves a party, and our pets are no exception. We love to celebrate our pet’s big day. According to Tru-Poll, over 49% of cat owners and 58% of dog owners purchase special food for their party. Also, when you consider gifts, outfits, and posts on social media, planning a pet’s party can seem like a full-time job.
Consider taking a pet side gig to become a pet party planner. Most of all, you can help spread the cheer for pets and families and celebrate their milestones.
Pet-friendly work of art
If you enjoy drawing or painting, consider creating works of art for pet-lovers and pet-owners alike to proudly display in their homes and workplace. For instance, our recent Tru-poll survey indicates 48% of dog owners and 48% of cat owners have had custom paintings or drawings commissioned of their pets.
Pet side gigs: a fun way to be surrounded by your four-legged friends
Pet side gigs are the purrfect job for any pet-lover. It allows you the freedom to earn additional income on your own schedule, explore careers you are passionate about, and surround yourself with pets all day. What is your favorite pet side gig to try in the New Year?
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.