Episode 62: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Hiring Pet Sitting Employees
As a pet sitting business owner, one of the most challenging hurdles you may encounter is hiring the right staff to help you grow your business. Many reach a point where they absolutely cannot take on anymore clients, unless they bring on some extra hands. But hiring is not as easy as it may seem, it requires a lot of consideration and preparation to make sure you’re hiring a HERO rather than a ZERO.
On this episode, Bella is joined by three successful pet sitting business owners who have been through the process many times before. Listen in as they share their personal stories, tips, and tricks for hiring the perfect pet sitting employees. In three 10-minute segments, you will learn from the best in the business, and gain valuable insights that will help you make the right hiring decisions for your pet sitting business. Don’t miss out on this exciting episode!
Biggest Take Aways:
- What is the best way to find pet sitting employees?
- What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made when hiring pet sitting employees?
- What’s your best secret that you would tell your old self about hiring pet sitting employees
Maureen McCarthy has worked with dogs and cats either grooming or pet sitting since 1980. When she moved to North Carolina in 2006, she started Love and Kisses Pet Sitting which she continues to successfully operate today. Love and Kisses Pet Sitting is now an award winning company (4 years and counting!), honored as the recipient of the Best Pet Sitting Business In Union County. Additionally, Maureen’s business has attained the 2015 and 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award. Maureen now has 21 pet sitting employees working for her, all of which she requires to continually undergo continuing education to ensure they provide the best service possible.
David Steinberg founded David’s Pet Sitting while studying in graduate school to become a therapist at the UConn School of Social Work. Luckily, the program was located in his hometown (West Hartford). His friends then demanded he watched their pets when they went away. David happily obliged and before he knew it, David’s Pet Services was a thing. David now has a number of employee’s working under him, and is continuing to hire more and more while honing the process.
In 2003 Cara Armour co-founded Active Paws Inc., in the Boston, MA area. In 2009, Cara won Pet Sitter of the Year. She is decorated in many accolades and even expanded to opening a grooming and holistic pet supply store.
Since 2003, Cara has been trained by the American Red Cross as well as several veterinarians in Pet First Aid and CPR. In 2011 she completed an instructor training course and became a certified Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. In 2015 she co-founded an online Pet First Aid academy and now works as a product and marketing manager for ProPetHero, the Pet First Aid and CPR division of ProTrainings.
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Thank you for the interview Bella, I totally enjoyed speaking with you. This was GREAT!!
Thanks so much for such great insight from all 3 of your guests! It really goes to show you gotta find what works for you, but having the experience of others who have ‘been there – done that’ is really helpful to use as a guide. Thank you all!
so glad you enjoyed it!