Important Things to Consider When Starting a Pet Resort Business

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There are few greater joys than owning a business that directly supports the people and animals in your community. Opening a pet resort requires hard work and a lot of decision-making before you’re even able to get started. Here are just a few of the things that you’ll need to consider:

  • Building Size – Building or leasing a facility for your pet resort requires a lot of space. At a minimum, you’ll need a reception area, room for your staff (whether that is offices or a break room), restrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas for the pets, as well as the actual boarding suites. If you plan to offer grooming or training as well, you’ll need to make sure that your building has the proper space to accommodate those services.
  • Animal Types – Do you want to only board dogs, or cats as well? It’s important to decide what population you will serve, and ensure that you have everything you will need to cater to whichever animals you decide to offer boarding to.
  • Animal Size Limitations – Once you decide what type of animals you’ll be boarding, you still need to determine if you will have any size limitations on animals. Dogs can range from only a few pounds to over 100 pounds and no matter how gentle a large breed dog is, you’ll need to keep some animals separated to ensure everyone’s safety.

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