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How to Open a Pet Hotel
Start a Luxury Pet Boarding Business
Imagine owning a fun and profitable business providing day and night boarding for dogs, cats, or other pets while their owners are traveling for work or on vacation. You can when you start your own pet hotel.
When you start a pet hotel business (also known as a luxury dog kennel, pet boarding business, or pet resort), you will have a career that is fun, interesting, and rewarding. You will meet and care for many pets, and feel needed and appreciated by pets and pet owners alike.

In addition to the rewards of working with animals, starting a pet hotel offers you almost unlimited income potential. If you want to earn more money, you can expand your facility and add employees to increase your income, or offer specialized or luxury pet hotel services.

According to the U.S. government, which has identified pet care as a growth industry:

"Pet owners are expected to increasingly take advantage of daily and overnight boarding services. Their demand for luxury animal services and willingness to spend greater amounts of money on their pet will continue to grow."
     U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Your own pet hotel can be anything you want it to be. You can offer pet resort getaways out in the country on a few acres of land, or create an urban oasis in the city, with luxury features or services that owners and pets will love. 

As long as you have the desire, you can become a pet hotel owner and open your own pet hotel. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed.

If you would like to start your own business and be paid to provide overnight care for pets, the FabJob Guide to Become a Pet Hotel Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting pet hotel business. 

The author of this guide is Jennifer James, a leading writer and editor of career guides, who has cared for many dogs, cats, and other pets. In the FabJob pet hotel guide she shares insider tips and expert advice from successful pet hotel business owners to help you achieve success with your own pet hotel business.

The pet hotel business experts who share advice in this guide include: 

  • Linda Zago, owner of Club Muzo, an urban luxury pet hotel
  • Amy Nichols, a Stevie® Award finalist who is founder and CEO of Dogtopia, whose overwhelming success and growth took it from start-up to franchise in just over three years
  • Bobbi Heimbaugh, owner of Paws Inn, a 5,000-square-foot pet hotel which now has over 600 clients
  • The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a pet hotel business, including:

    How to Start and Open a Pet Hotel

    • How to create a business plan for your pet hotel
    • Licensing, zoning, and insurance requirements for a pet hotel
    • How to calculate the start-up costs for your pet hotel (includes sample budget forms) plus ways to save money when starting a pet hotel
    • What you need to consider when choosing a location for your pet hotel
    • What equipment and supplies you need to start a pet hotel (includes a helpful checklist and list of suppliers)
    • Interior design of your pet hotel with tips on areas you will need and issues to consider
    • Helpful samples you can use in your pet hotel business 
    Running Your Pet Hotel
    • Setting prices for your pet hotel (and when you should charge a premium
    • Setting your hours and scheduling your four-legged guests in for the night
    • Greeting clients of your pet hotel and intake of their pets
    • Setting proper hygiene practices for a pet hotel
    • Pet hotel health and safety considerations for both people and pets
    • How to determine the staffing needs of your pet hotel (including industry-recommended staff-to-pet ratios)
    • Ways to keep your employees happy and avoid staff turnover
    • How to market a pet hotel business, including:
      • How to find those first clients of your pet hotel when you are just starting out
      • Developing promotional materials to market your pet hotel (print advertising, website, brochures, etc.)
      • Low-cost ways to attract pet hotel clients through free publicity 
      • How to approach corporate clients about a strategic partnership with your pet hotel
    • How to get repeat business (and referrals) from your pet hotel clients
    PLUS, you will discover:
    • Ways to give your clients exceptional service that will get people talking about your pet hotel
    • Samples of what you need to start a pet hotel business, including: 
      • Sample start-up and operating budget forms for a pet hotel
      • Sample client receipt for pet hotel and spa services
      • Sample press release for a pet hotel
    • A supply and equipment checklist for a pet hotel
    • How to increase your profits by adding luxury pet hotel services such as:
      • Transportation to and from your pet hotel
      • Grooming and pet spa services
      • Adding a pet boutique to your pet hotel (includes a list of suppliers of pet products)
      • Offering onsite obedience training
    • And more! (including free updates)
    You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a pet hotel business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Pet Hotel Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, and more.

    The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to start your own pet hotel business.

    This guide has been selling for $29.95 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Thursday, November 27, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $19.97. You can earn back much more than the price of the guide your first day in business. And with this guide you can start your own pet hotel business much more quickly and cost-effectively.

    If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to start your own pet hotel business.

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    "The FabJob Guide to Become a Pet Hotel Owner will take you step-by-step through everything you'll need to start a profitable luxury pet boarding business. It offers how-to advice from successful pet hotel owners plus samples of marketing materials and checklists you can adapt and use for your own pet hotel business. By following the advice and using the valuable resources included in this guide you will be on your way to success in the pet hotel business."
    Brenna Pearce, Editor

    "There is not a day that goes by that I don't get to spend time with an adorable dog or puppy. Owners can travel for work or vacation and not feel guilty because they know that their dog is not only in good hands, but also having a blast!"
    Amy Nichols, CEO of Dogtopia, a pet hotel/dog daycare franchise

    "Business has been better than I ever dreamed when we opened. We just celebrated our one-year anniversary, and now have over 600 doggy clients."
    Bobbi Heimbaugh, owner of Paws Inn, a pet hotel in Iowa

    (Amy and Bobbi are among the pet hotel experts who give advice in this FabJob guide)

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    Look to your strengths to come up with ways to make extra money at"
    From the "2008 Money & Investing Guide," by Tamara E. Holmes, Essence Magazine, January, 2008

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    Learn how to open a pet hotel business -- also known as a luxury dog kennel, pet boarding business, or pet resort. The FabJob Guide to Become a Pet Hotel Owner explains how to start a pet boarding business and how to open a pet hotel or pet resort for dogs, cats, or other pets.