How to Make Money with Animals – Gigs for Animal Lovers

Fun, Creative Ideas for How to Make Money with Animals

I adore my pets. You probably adore yours as well. But could you care for someone else's animals or pets? How about taking dogs for walks several times a day? Or maybe fostering some baby kittens for a month?

On this page, and because I am a HUGE animal lover — I want to give resources for earning an income to other animal lovers. There is a lot demand out there for honest, compassionate animal caregivers and if this sounds like you, then you'll find this page as a great help for connecting with pet owners that need animal care. As well – ways to earn with pets in general.

I'd be remiss if I didn't include a page like this on my blog. It's something I've thought about doing myself many times. And of course… I LOVE animals and love the thought of all the other animal lovers out there finding out how to make money with animals that suits their personality and schedule. Many of these ideas are flexible and some are 100% work at home.

I'll add to this page on an ongoing basis as I find other great ideas for all the animal lovers out there. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back soon!

List of Pet Friendly Work at Home Ideas

Pet Sitting

Many pet owners don't want to board their four-legged family members. They'd rather they could keep them at home. It's less stress for the pet and for the pet owner. Having someone come into their home and check on the pet(s) or even stay at their home and house sit as well is extremely popular. Try signing up on a platform like DogVacay to offer your pet sitting services.

As well, has a full portal for care of all kinds, including pet care. You can fill out your profile and state your experience and what pet services you will offer.

Could Your Dog Be the Next Social Media Sensation?

Could your dog earn an income greater than you've ever earned? It's possible. Check out my post, Make Money with Your Dog for more details on that.

Start a Dog Walking Business

Turn your love for dogs into a lucrative dog walking business and snag some exercise for yourself to boot! I've got a full post on starting a dog walking biz on your own, without the use of apps or other platforms – you can check it out: Starting a Dog Walking Business

If you don't want to go it alone and create your own dog walking business, you can sign up for one of the many dog walking and pet sitting apps. Many of them offer assistance, even liability insurance. You'll also get a lot of exposure putting your profile on a big platform that has a national marketing budget.

Pet Walking and Pet Sitting Apps




Create an Online Pet Store

Have you ever taken a look at all the wonderful items you can buy on Etsy for pet owners and their pets. There are so many fun and unique items. You could open your own “pet store” on Etsy and offer something too. I've seen everything from artists that offer pet portraits to cute dog tag necklaces with pet names and paw prints on them. Sit down and brainstorm ideas of what you could offer with your own personal twist. Many are making a full-time income with their Etsy store. Make a list of things that interest you or fall within your skillset.

Do You Earn Working with Pets?
Do you currently work at home or have you worked for yourself earning through caring for pets? I know my readers and I would love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to share below in the comments section. As well – if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below as well.

Ideas for Animal Lovers to Earn Working at Home
How to Make Money with Animals

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