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Your support will help an animal lover and entrepreneur launch a professional, high quality pet service business.
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Olga S
Small Business
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
1 Team Member

I see a need for professional, high quality, trustworthy pet services.  My name is Olga and ever since I was a little girl I have been connected to animals –adopting stray dogs and cats, caring for sick and injured animals, and truly appreciating the wonderful experience of connecting one on one with animals and learning from their wisdom.

Caring for Your Animals as if They Were My Own

I know this work is a great fit for my passion and skills. Like any smart entrepreneur I already know I like this work and am good at it!   I have been working as a contract pet sitter and am ready to launch and grow my own business.

I don't want others to go through the same frightening experience I had a couple of years ago. I hired a vet tech to provide overnight care for my dogs and cats.  I had a gut feeling that she wasn’t delivering the care I was paying her to provide.  I enlisted my neighbor, who retired from the FBI, in some detective work while I was out of town.  He reported that the pet sitter drove up to the house in the evening and went inside and then left 15 minutes later, not to return until morning for another short visit.  My gut was right; the pet sitter was lying to me and not staying overnight as she was hired to do.  Since I was concerned about my animals, I immediately hopped in the car and drove seven hours home. 

I’m starting a professional pet care business because I love animals, I’m trustworthy and I provide high quality services.   In addition to providing superb pet care, I am also focused on excellent customer service.  My clients feel secure when I care for their pets; they know I am dependable and some might even say I’m hyper-vigilant about watching over their companion animals (they love this oh-so-relevant characteristic of mine).

I will provide high quality services including daily dog walking, overnight care, daytime visits, and puppy training and visits.

How You Can Help

In order to successfully launch my professional pet care business and be ready to provide services during the high demand end of year holiday season I need to get some key business components in place now.  Your support will allow me to:

1. Join Pet Sitters International – and gain access to the industry’s largest array of services.

2.  Purchase an Insurance Policy designed specifically for professional pet sitters.

3.  Develop marketing materials including a logo, website, brochure and business cards.

If I exceed my funding goal then additional funds will be directed toward setting up core business operations with a laptop, pet scheduling software and smart phone to be able to access schedule, email, and client contacts all while working in the field.

Other Ways You Can Help

In additional to any financial support you can provide (gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated!) please help by telling your friends and family about my funding efforts.  Please forward this link to your friends and post it on your Facebook page.  If you or someone you know can provide quality pro bono marketing design support, then please contact me ASAP.

Thank You Thank You Thank You

Every contribution is greatly appreciated. Knowing I have your support provides me with even more fuel and energy to launch my new business.  Thanks so much. 

$735USD
raised in 1 month
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$3,200 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 14, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    A personal Thank You email

    I will send you a personal thank you email expressing gratitude for helping me fulfill my vision.

    3 claimed
  • $50USD
    A Dog Walk in ABQ

    You will receive a voucher for a free dog walk in Albuquerque.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Long Leash on Life Tshirt

    A "Dog Friendly Albuquerque" tshirt (large only) donated by Long Leash on Life, locally owned and operated, pet health food & pet supply store, where you and your pets are treated like family.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $250USD
    In-Home Overnight Pet Sitting

    One free in-home overnight pet sitting for your cats and dogs (Albuquerque only). To be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

    0 out of 3 claimed
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