With Summer quickly approaching, many people are going to start going on vacation and taking trips. That means they will need a wonderful professional pet sitting company to come take care of their pets! But how can you make sure they choose you instead of another competitor? Blogging is one of the best ways to get your name and your brand out there. But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. So today, I bring you 4 May pet sitting blog ideas that you can draw inspiration from to get those wheels turning in your head.
4 May Pet Sitting Blog Ideas
1. Cash In On the Holidays – Mother’s Day & Memorial Day
Mother’s Day can be a great holiday to write about, because it’s a day female pet owners can think about how much they love being a mom to their fur kid. You could talk about gifts for the dog/cat to give mom on Mother’s Day or even just simply talk about ways to celebrate the occasion. I would also take the opportunity to post some cute graphics of moms and their pets.
Memorial Day weekend can be one of the busiest weekends of the year for our industry. It’s the premiere time for people to hit the beach and kick off the start of Summer. There’s a bunch of different directions you can go with here but some ideas are ways to celebrate Memorial Day, traveling tips, discussing all of the pet care options available in your city, etc. Again – also take advantage of the holiday by hyping it up with your marketing! Encourage people to start thinking about pet care now while they’re finalizing their travel plans. Some simple graphics and “reminders” can go a long away to your Facebook following.
2. Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer!
Like I said above, Spring is quickly coming to end and Summer is ready to dig its heels in for the next few months. Blog about it! You can discuss whether or not it’s possible for a dog to get sunburned or have heatstroke (as well as how to prevent it!), when it’s TOO hot to walk your dog & how to protect their paws from the pavement, and how often it’s okay for a dog to go swimming. Seriously, there are tons of topics here – way too many to list. The next time you’re out pet sitting or walking a dog, make note of any challenges you have involving the weather and then blog about it! I’ve found that the best blogs come from personal experiences.
3. Talk About Summer Activities
Of course, the biggest outdoor activity in the Summer time is swimming. There’s lots of directions you can go with that topic like fun games to play in the pool with your dog, or you can branch out to games to play on the beach and games to play in the park. You could write about 5-10 Summer pet-friendly hotspots in your town where pet owners can relax with their furry friend. Still on the Summer theme, you can write about games to play when it’s too HOT to go outside as well as games to play with your dog when the weather is perfect outside.
4. Check Out The Educational Topics Of The Month
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month as well as Chip Your Pet Month. So let’s get educational here. You could do a bit of research and write about warning signs that your dog or cat has cancer, best practices to prevent cancer, what to do if your pet has cancer etc. Then with micro-chipping, you can talk about why it’s so important for your pet to get micro-chipped, what exactly micro-chipping is, where to take a lost dog to check if he’s micro-chipped, etc. Don’t be afraid to tie that topic into Memorial Day, since pets get frequently lost on holidays because of all the activity going on.
Okay, phew! I know this is a lot. So if you’re sitting here thinking to yourself, “There is no way in heck I will ever have time to write about any of these topics!” don’t worry because I have a solution for you. From now until May 15th I am accepting applications for my second semester Better Marketing With Bella Program! For those of you who are new to Jump Consulting or just don’t remember what this program entails, I’ll give you a brief overview. You will get unique blogs every month along with emails, Facebook status updates, graphics, an event blueprint, and a free half-hour coaching session. Plus, if you want to make it even easier on yourself, I’ll even schedule and post all of this content for you for a small extra free. To learn more and apply now, check out this page here.