Advice for pet care providers

How much do dog walkers make? All the factors to consider

If you’re planning a career in dog walking — because your alter ego is totally a dog — there may be only one thing stopping you from making the leap: money. How much do dog walkers make? What you’ll earn for a dog-walking job varies, depending on where you live... more

Pet sitting insurance: Benefits, policies and costs

If you’re making a living as a pet sitter, there are certain things you need to do to prove you’re the real deal and a professional who takes your job seriously. Launching a website, securing good advertising and having positive customer reviews may come to mind, but even more important... more

Want to become a dog walker? Follow these expert steps on how to do it

You love dogs. Given the choice between dogs or humans, it’s dogs every time. You find joy walking them, spending time with them and caring for them. If this is an accurate description of you, you may be considering becoming a dog walker so you can do what you love most... more

Here Are the 20 Best Cities to Make Bank in Over Winter Break

Want to make some extra cash over winter break? Find out if your city made the top 20 cut, and what jobs could help you make the most. The holiday season brings with it many splendid things: tacky light displays upsetting fancy neighborhoods, kid freak-outs on Santa’s lap and -- more importantly... more


7 Things to Know about the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

You might not think of yourself as a household employer, but if you have a nanny or other regular caregiver, you probably are. Learn how this new labor law affects you -- and them. On April 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights took effect. What does this law... more

Pet care certifications 101

As an animal lover, you may want to pursue career caring for them. Perhaps you have already built clientele as a dog walker or pet sitter. Now it's time to take your business to the next level. Pet care certification programs offer the opportunity to refine your skills and... more

5 Doggy Day Care Spots in Miami That Will Make Your Pup Feel Right at Home

If you have a long day of work ahead of you, count on these five spots to give your furry four-legged friend plenty of fun and affection. The 9-to-5 grind wears on most of us. Throw a lengthy commute in there and it can be downright exhausting. But there’s another... more

How to interview for pet care jobs

It's time to meet the "pet parents." Are you ready to answer every question they'll throw at you?   Start off on the right foot with pets and their owners (or nowadays, "pet parents"), and everyone will live happily ever after. Interview the Pet "Parents" Before you agree... more