Think about how many dogs live in your neighborhood. Almost every single house owns a dog. That’s because they are man’s best friends. Dogs are awesome creatures. When you have a dog it becomes part of your family. It hangs out with you all the time. Some people love their dogs so much that they share their Popsicles with them or let them sleep in their bedroom. It’s crazy, but it’s a fact – people absolutely love their dogs.
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. You can tell a lot about a person by their dog. They may have a big husky that lives outside all year long or a furry sheepdog that the kids use as a pillow when they watch movies, or a tiny poodle that travels the world in a handbag.
Every dog has a different lifestyle, and they all seem to love life. You can tell when they wag their tails.
Even though dogs are hugely different, they are also all very similar. They need go on walks and eat food. But they don’t have thumbs, so they can’t do any of that by themselves. That’s unfortunate because their owners have to go to work or on vacation and sometimes the dogs get put on the back burner.
Luckily this is a huge opportunity for you. During the summers when you want to make an easy buck, you can be a dog walker. It’s such an easy and fun job too. Plus it can be done anywhere. You may have seen the professional dog walkers in New York City with 20 dogs! You may have to work up to that, but you can start in your neighborhood. A professional dog walker can clear up to $50,000 a year. Most dog walkers charge $10 as the going rate for an hour-long walk. If you walk five dogs at a time that’s $50 an hour!
The only real limit to your income is how many dogs you can handle at one time without having your arm ripped off.
Do a little advertising around your neighborhood. People will love for you to come walk their four-legged family member during the day. You can get as much work as you can. It’s easy to take more than one dog on a walk at a time. Dog walking will get you outside in the fresh air. You’ll see lots of tail wagging and happy pooches. But be sure to bring lots of plastic bags with you, you’ll also be on clean-up duty.
Dog walkers can be any age. You can be a middle schooler, high schooler, college student, or even a retiree. The biggest requirement is that you love dogs. The dogs will love you. And so will their owners.