Love animals? There are so many different businesses you can start that allow you to work around dogs, cats and various other pets. You already know the normal dogs niche business — dog walking, dog training services, dog grooming, etc. But there are some more unusual pets niche business ideas out there as well.
Below are unique dogs-inspired niche business you could consider starting.
Do you love your pet so much you want an exact copy? Although actual cloning may not be an option, Cuddle Clones solves this problem by making custom stuffed animals that look identical to your fur baby. Cuddle Clones creates one-of-a-kind plush replicas of your pets, based on photos and your chosen customization options. You can personalize everything from eye color and ear position to pose and tail position, so that your stuffed animal is as close to the real thing as possible.
And yes, you can even get one that’s true to size. You’re not limited to dogs and cats, either; Cuddle Clones will replicate horses, turtles, rabbits, ferrets, birds, pigs and more. Cuddle Clones also donates to animal-related causes, so while you’re getting a plush copy of your furry friend, you’re also helping Cuddle Clones give back and assist animals in need.
2. Fido To Go
Food trucks seem to be the latest restaurant craze, and with Fido to go, your dog can join in on the foodie fun. Fido to go is a food truck that offers gourmet (or as they call it, “gourmutt”) canine catering for your four-legged friends. Located in Chicago and San Diego, the Fido to go food truck serves hand-crafted cookies, ice creams and frozen yogurts that are gluten- and allergen-free and made just for pups.
For those dog owners who like to throw their pooches birthday parties, you’re in luck – Fido to go caters doggy parties and will even provide cakes. The company even sets up activities for your dogs, including bobbing for hot dogs, paw print art and a station for decorating your own “pupcakes.” And Fido to go is all about giving back, too. Each month, the food truck designates a featured treat and donates 10 percent of the proceeds to a charity.
Protect your pup’s eyes in a very cute way with Doggles: goggles for dogs. Doggles protect your dog’s eyes from foreign objects, wind and UV light, and come in two different styles that can fit dogs weighing from 3 to 250 lbs. The product features foam face-padding, shatterproof and anti-fog lenses, and adjustable head and chin straps to keep the goggles in place. And, of course, they’re adorable.
According to the website, the pup-friendly eyewear isn’t just for cosmetic purposes, but rather actual protection of the eyes. And Doggles are vet and vet ophthalmologist recommended. The company also sells backpacks, flotation devices, toys, and other doggie necessities and accessories, as well as some products for cats.
4. Doody Calls
Doody Calls says it’s “the nation’s trusted leader in pet-waste-removal services for homeowners and communities.” That’s right — DoodyCalls is the company you call to help pick up after your pets. Providing dog-pooper-scooper services, cat-litter-box cleaning, patio and deck deodorizing, and dog-waste-station setup and maintenance, DoodyCalls helps keep your yard and community waste-free. According to the company’s FAQ page, DoodyCalls will scoop deer and goose poop, too: “We are happy to help keep any kind of poop off your lawn or off your community common areas.”
If you want to start your own pets niche business, and people might think your idea is too crazy to work, prove them wrong just like what these businesses did!