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Becoming a professional pet-sitter, how to create your business?

On 2021-03-11

In Pet News



Home services and all the professions that refer to them such as the Pet-sitter including the dog-sitter or dog-walker (dog walker) and the cat-sitter or the delivery of meals at home enjoy a bright future in France for several reasons.

The main cause is the ageing of the French population which therefore requires more requests for home services, as diverse as they are. For about 15 years, consumer demand for the home care market has been growing every year and this growth will continue for at least another 20 years. That being said, the future prospect of becoming a pet-sitter or pizza delivery man is very favorable in the medium and long term.

On the other hand, the health crisis with the confinement and curfew have amplified the demand for home services for the benefit of dog sitter, cat sitter, dog groomer at home and many other professions of provision of services for animals and services to the person. 


How to become a professional Pet-sitter and be in charge of pet care at home?


From an administrative point of view, there are 2 ways to register as a Pet-sitter, Dog-sitter or Cat-sitter, either as an auto-entrepreneur with the URSSAF and via their website, or as a Company before the Commercial Court. In any case, one can be guided and advised by the nearest Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It is advisable to start with a status of auto-entrepreneur that allows to limit the operating costs of the company, one pays charges only on the turnover realized and declared.


From a skills point of view, with a view to ensuring better reliability and credibility of dog and cat guard missions, it is strongly recommended to hold the ACACED (Certificate of Knowledge for Pets of Domestic Species). ACACED training courses are offered with specific and different options depending on the animal cat, dog, NAC ...

Once the professional activity is recognized, it is necessary and almost mandatory to go through search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and the social networks such as Facebook to promote the professional services offered in a local, regional or national catchment area depending on the sector of activity.

To do this, the ideal is to create your Pro account on Google Business and Bing as well as create classified ads on specialized websites and directories for home services or for pet services such as the site that allows professionals to publish their pet sitter ad and their animal services and internet users to easily find a trusted pet sitter.


The features of the site make it possible to integrate website, ad texts, ads, photos, videos with an optimized web referencing everywhere in France and DOM-TOM composed of a natural referencing in FR version and in EN version associated with an advertising referencing all year round on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Facebook.

Placing a pet-sitter ad or placing an ad animal services on the 1st French-English directory is simple and effective in order to become a pet sitter and offer services for animals.


From there, we can consider that customer demand will be effective all year round throughout France at Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulon, Montpellier, Nice, Cannes, Le Cannet, Antibes, Menton, Cap-d'Ail, Monaco, Grasse, Carros, Bastia, Calvi, Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Porto-Vecchio, St Tropez (Saint-Tropez), Ste Maxime (Sainte-Maxime), Cogolin, Ramatuelle, Grimaud, La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Aygulf, Fréjus, Draguignan, Trans-en-Provence, St Raphaël (Saint-Raphaël), Le Muy, La Motte, Les Arcs, Vidauban, Le Luc, Carnoules, Pignans, Gonfaron, Pierrefeu-du-Var, Le Lavandou, La Londe-les-Maures, Bormes-les-Mimosas, Cavalaire, Hyères, Sanary-sur-Mer, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Le Pradet, La Valette-du-Var, La Garde, Cassis, La Ciotat, Arles, Aubagne, Martigues, Istres, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Orange, St Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Agde, Sète, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Pau, Orthez, Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Arcachon, Angoulême, Poitiers, Royan, Vaux-sur-Mer, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Saintes, La Rochelle, La Roche-sur-Yon, St Jean de Monts, Rochefort, Nantes, La Baule-Escoublac, Guérande, Pornichet, Angers, Montluçon, Guéret, Tulle, Laval, Le Mans, Chartres, Alençon, Mamers, Rennes, Pacé, Saint-Grégoire, St Malo (Saint-Malo), Cancale, Dinard, Redon, Vitré, St Brieuc, Guingamp, Callac, Lannion, Morlaix, Brest, Quimper, Quimperlé, Pontivy, Carhaix-Plouguer, Guidel, Carnac, Quiberon, La Trinité-sur-Mer, Lorient, Vannes, Granville, Caen, Le Havre, Rouen, Deauville, Arras, Gap, Roubaix, Lille, Lens, Amiens, Auxerre, Dijon, Reims, Colmar, Strasbourg, Metz, Nancy, Versailles, Rambouillet, Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole, Etampes, Fontainebleau, Melun, Pontoise, Cergy, Evry, Boulogne-Billancourt, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Bondy, Sarcelles, Alfortville, Chessy, Serris, Coupvray, Saint-Denis, Vincennes, Corbeil-Essonnes, Malakoff, Evreux, Dreux, Orléans, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Villeurbanne, Saint-Etienne, Valence, Digne-les-Bains, and DOM-TOM at Basse-Terre, Deshaies, Saint-François, Les Trois-Ilets, Fort-de-France, Cayenne, Saint-Denis, Mamoudzou...