Posted On 06 Sep 2020
Love pets? Mobile pet grooming may be a perfect fit for you!
As new unemployment claims topped 1 million again (actually 1.1 million according to the Washington Post) plus 28 million people receiving some form of unemployment benefits, are you feeling vulnerable, even skeptical, about the future of your career or job? If you love pets and have imagined working with them, now may be the perfect time to enter the pet industry with mobile pet grooming!
Americans Love Their Pets!
With 84.9 million American households (or 67% of all households) owning a pet today according to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, demand for pet-related goods and services has continued to grow every year. Last year alone, Americans spent over $95 billion on our pets! Of that total, $10 billion was for pet care services.
Of course, the pandemic has affected almost every industry, even the pet industry. But within the pet industry, some sectors are still showing strong numbers and even growth like pet foods and cat litters.
While pet services like boarding, daycare and training have suffered negative effects (with many Americans working from home and currently not traveling for business or pleasure), other services are still in demand, like pet grooming. While most of us can walk, feed and even train our pets, many pet owners find themselves completely unprepared for grooming their pets at home!
But regular grooming is critical for a pet’s overall physical health, mental well-being and comfort. Consistent grooming, for both felines and canines, not only maintains the health of your pet’s coat and skin while preventing nasty, even painful tangles and matting, it also:
- Catches health issues earlier for faster treatment.
- Avoids potential infections and inflammation in ears and eyes.
- Lowers your dog’s stress and blood pressure.
- Helps your pet walk without pain, broken toes or nails, infected nail beds, deformed feet and reduced traction with proper nail trimming.
Grooming also offers another distinct advantage when it comes to the pandemic. Exposure to the current virus can be kept to an absolute minimum with mobile grooming!
Mobile Grooming: Peace of Mind
Unlike many retail locations, mobile grooming offers:
- One-on-one convenience for each pet owner at their home, office or hotel;
- Avoidance of groups of people; and
- The ability to maintain strict hygiene for ultimate peace of mind for the groomer, pet owner and even the pet.
Mobile Grooming: Is it Right for You?
Before the recent pandemic, the pet industry was considered recession-proof and strong in yearly growth. But even with COVID, David Sprinkle, Research Director for Packaged Facts reassures, “in the long term, losses aren’t characteristic to the U.S. pet market.”
So now could be the perfect time to pivot into mobile grooming as a new career!
If you love pets and are looking for a fulfilling career with unlimited opportunity, a sustainable income with the freedom to create your own career path, grooming is in high demand for dogs, cats and other pets! Also, entry into this profitable niche has never been easier (including financially), especially when it comes to mobile grooming.
Interested in exploring the world of mobile pet grooming and providing a valuable pet care service to the pet parents in your area? To learn more, reach out to me by emailing Taria@AverysPetStyle.com or by calling 877-528-3797.
Avery’s Pet Styling Salon is Also Hiring!
Not ready to start your own mobile grooming business? Learn as you go from the award-winning and premier pet grooming company in the Greater Philadelphia area!
Taria Avery has over 12 years and 3,500+ clients in her pet grooming business. Known to many of her clients as the “Fur Therapist,” Taria has been featured as a pet grooming expert for over 25 media outlets (TV, radio and print), including the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tribune and Magazine, Grooming Business magazine and others. Click here to learn more about Taria on LinkedIn.
Servicing: Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia and Bucks counties, Southern New Jersey and parts of Delaware.
Avery’s Mobile Pet Spa offers spa and styling experiences to express touch-up grooming. Click here to learn more about our services, call 877-528-3797 or email for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment.
Additional Reading and Resources:
The Washington Post: New Unemployment Claims Top 1 Million. Again.
Concord Monitor: Going Mobile: Alternative Pet Grooming During COVID-19
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