Welcome to the Calling All Dogs, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Blog. I started Calling All Dogs in 2004 and have learned so much about business, pet sitting, pets and life. My intent is to use this blog to tell stories about my pets and the pets I take care of, talk about my experiences be they business or personal so that other people may learn from them or even to inspire them to “just do it” and follow their passion.
When I started this business I had little or no idea of what I was doing but I asked questions, worked like a crazy person, went to any classes and seminars that I could find, I persevered, and have now been pet sitting for over 10 years. That is no small accomplishment, according to Forbes 80% of small businesses fail in the first 18 months, in 5 years half of the remaining will fail, most pet sitting businesses fail in 3-5 years.
I started writing this blog in 2013 and then let things lapse when I got busy, now I have hired an office manager and have more time and plan to be writing 2 blogs weekly. When time is available I will write more often. My hope with this blog is that I will be able to continue to inspire people to do the best they can for their very best friend and have fun.