9.2 million Dogs in South Africa!

Interesting Information – US Pet Sitting Industry

What is the pet industry?
• As of 2015, 65% of households in the US own at least one pet
• High-income households account for about 60% of the total spending.
• There are also an enormous amount of small businesses, franchises, and sole proprietorships. They are found in cities, suburbs and in the deep country. And perhaps more so than in many other industries, there are countless “off-the-books” dog walkers and pet sitters offering services to their friends, families and local networks.

Size of Pet services in US: grooming & boarding (only)
• 2015: $5.41 billion – 2016 (estimated): $5.73 billion

Trends driving pet industry growth
There are a number of trends supporting strong growth in the industry and they show no signs of slowing down.
• Humanization
Many types of pets have long been considered part of the family, but in recent years that has started to translate to actually treating pets more like people – a trend called “humanization.” Largely gone are the days of “outside dogs” that just “see to themselves.”
• Premiumization
Premiumization is the creation of higher end or specialty products and services to cater to these elevated requirements for our pets. Businesses that cater to these niche products and services are booming!
Baby boomers are launching their real kids into the wild and replacing them with pets – and they are pampering them.
• Pet spending is peaking for older people with the kids out of the home, between the ages of 55 and 64!
• People born between 1985-2010 –have disposable income – and they are buying pets and spoiling them. Great for the industry – these folks will be loyal customers for decades.
• Economics Pet industry revenue has shown growth even during times of economic trouble

What are the best opportunities?
• Individual people can easily offer affordable dog walking and sitting services.
• Personal pet sitting services are growing.

And South Africa?

In South Africa, pet ownership is on the rise due to the growing number of empty-nesters, single professionals, couples who delay having children and even for security reasons. In 2016, there were an estimated 9.2 million dogs living in SA households, ranking South Africa the ninth highest in the world. (Source: Pet Food Industry, Insight Survey.)

In South Africa:
• Many, many households have pets.
• People enjoy weekend breakaways and travel more and need pet sitters.
• Pet sitting services can be a more cost effective option for pet owners than kennels.
• Pet sitting services are much less stressful for the animals.
• Pet sitting services are still relatively new and growing in South Africa and the market is wide open in most areas.

9.2 million Reasons to be a Pet Sitter!


Pets Everywhere!

If you live in a suburb you will know there are many homes with pets…… in your street, your block, your suburb!

Pets are everywhere!

People like to go away on weekends and on vacation, but they also love their pets. They should not have to worry about them if there are reliable pet sitters close by.

If you love pets, YOU can be the person earning income while pet owners  enjoy their breakaways.

All pets deserve good pet sitters!

If you earn the reputation as a responsible and loving pet sitter, you will built a good name for your business and make a stable and good  income from your pet sitting service.

List your service on PetsApp and we will help to promote your business.

All new listings are free for 180 days. So no reason not to list today!

Opportunities for Pet Sitters Everywhere!

Pet Sitters Needed Now

If you love pets and animals – and would like to earn an income from your passion for pets.

Then this opportunity offered by PetsApp should be considered.

An online directory of pet sitters for South African pet owners. We need a pet sitter in every suburb and town in South Africa – nearby pet owners.

Annual subscription fee to be listed.  No commission, only annual membership fee is payable to be listed on PetsApp.

The first two months are free

So, no reason why you can’t join today.

Remember you are in control of your own time –  And you charge you own fees.

We provide the platform where pet owners can find your services nearby and we promote the services throughout South Africa.

Extra Income for Students and High School Learners

Making Great Money

After enjoying snuggles and walks with their dogs, some students, fund entire vacations with their pet sitting earnings. Others put their pet sitting funds toward tuition or paying off student loans. Getting paid to play with dogs can have a lasting impact on your wallet. Once they get their businesses going, some sitters can even make a career of it.

Simply put, you’re the boss. Well, that sounds good! You can schedule your visits around your studies and other activities.

So what could be a perfect business for a student or high school learner to get into, something that not only made them some extra money, but provided a lot of other benefits as well? The answer is pet sitting.

What is a Pet Sitter?

A person that –

  • Likes and loves pets
  • Is older than 13 years of age
  • Would like to earn extra income
  • Wants to manage his/her own time


Services offered by pet sitters

The following typical services are offered –

  • Take pets in your own home – Boarding
  • Daily visits to pet owner’s home – Pet Feeding
  • Stay over at pet owner’s home – Overnight Home Care
  • Wash, shampoo and hair cutting – Pet Grooming
  • Take dogs on excursions – Dog Walking

The Perfect Retirement Business

Extra Money

Many retirees enjoy the freedom that comes with retiring, but would still like to make some extra money. But then again, they don’t want to take on a new job that would require a set schedule or encroach on their other activities. They want to keep the freedom and flexibility they now enjoy. So what could be a perfect business for a retiree to get into, something that not only made them some extra money, but provided a lot of other benefits as well? The answer is pet sitting.


You’re in Charge

Pet sitters visit the home of a pet owner and perform normal daily tasks, such as feeding the pet, taking it out for bathroom breaks and walks, and giving the love and attention the pet deserves. As the owner of your own pet sitting business, you’re in charge. You work when you want to work, only taking the jobs you think would be a good fit for you. Plus, you set the rates.

Healthy Living

Pets can give you a lot of exercise, something not too strenuous, but certainly rewarding. Taking a dog on a walk can be a great aerobic workout, not to mention a great way to get some much needed fresh air. Many retirees enjoy the newfound freedom and the time they now have, but can grow bored too. Their day is no longer filled up with work and everything involved in that. But they don’t want to go back to working full time either. They like how they are in control of their time now. That’s why pet sitting can be the perfect job for them.

Die Perfekte Aftree Besigheid – “Pet Sitting”

Ekstra inkomste en vryheid

Baie afgetredenes geniet die vryheid wat met aftrede kom, maar sal steeds graag ‘n ekstra inkomste wil verdien. Maar dan, sal hulle nie graag weer in ‘n voltydse werk wil staan, met vaste ure en skedule wat op hulle ander aktiwiteite inbreuk maak nie. Hulle wil eerder die vryheid en aanpasbaarheid wat hulle nou het, behou. So, wat kan ‘n perfekte besigheid wees waarin die afgetredene kan betrokke raak, iets wat nie alleenlik ekstra geld genereer  nie, maar ook heelwat ander voordele bied? Die antwoord is “Pet Sitting”.

Die “Pet” sitter besoek die troeteldier eienaar se huis en doen die normale daaglikse take, soos kosgee, neem die dier vir ‘n stap, en gee liefde en aandag aan die troeteldier. Besoeke duur normaalweg minder as ‘n uur en betaal vanaf R30 tot R100 per besoek (Afhangende van die algemene tarief van die omgewing).

Daar is honderde duisende troeteldiere in Suid Afrika, wat  visse, voëls en ander klein diere uitsluit. Jou eie omgewing het baie troeteldier eienaars met meer as een troeteldier. Dit beteken meer werk vir jou!

Jy’s in beheer

As die eienaar van jou eie “pet sitting” besigheid, is jy in beheer! Jy werk wanneer jy wil, neem slegs die werk waarvoor jy kans sien en jy bepaal die tarief. Eenvoudig gestel, jy’s die baas. Jy skeduleer jou besoeke rondom jou eie aktiwiteite.

Tesame met die vryheid en finansiële voordele, is daar ook heelwat gesondheidsvoordele. Dit is bewys dat troeteldiere bloeddruk en stress verlaag. Die warmte en kameraadskap van diere kan troos en rustigheid bring, ongekend aan iets anders.

Troeteldiere kan jou goeie oefening gee, soms nie te uitputtend nie, maar beslis lonend. Om ‘n hond op stappie te neem kan goeie erobiese oefening gee, nie om die vars lug wat jy kry, uit te sluit nie. Baie afgetredenes geniet die nuwe vryheid en tyd tot hulle beskikking, sonder om vasgevang te wees in ‘n voldag werk. Hulle hou van die beheer oor hulle eie tyd en dag. Dit is hoekom “pet sitting” ‘n perfekte opsie is om ekstra geld te verdien. ‘n Kans om uit te kom en kwaliteit tyd te spandeer met diere en geld te verdien.


PetsApp.co.za bied ‘n platvorm waar “Pet Sitters” en Eienaars mekaar vind. Registreer en laai jou besonderhede, of kontak ons en ons sal help.  Registrasie is slegs R199.00 per jaar, maar ons bied nou ‘n 60 dae gratis bekendstellingsaanbod. So, geen rede om nie vandag aanboord te kom nie!

Wat is ‘n “Pet” sitter?

Wat’s ‘n “Pet” Sitter?

‘n Persoon wat,

  • Van troeteldiere hou en lief het.
  • ‘n Sagte hart het vir diere
  • Wat ouer as 13 jaar is
  • Wat addisionele inkomste wil maak
  • Wat sy of haar eie baas wil wees
  • Wat selfs ‘n toekoms daaruit wil maak en ‘n besigheid wil begin
  • Wat meer wil leer van “Pet Sitting”

Registreer nou op Petsapp.co.za en begin ‘n vervullende en aangename nuwe rigting.

Wat bied PetsApp?

  • ‘n Platvorm wat jou in kontak bring met mense wat jou dienste benodig
  • PetsApp bemark die dienste van “Pet” Sitters regdeur Suid Afrika
  • PetsApp gee advies en inligting om Pet Sitters by te staan
  • PetsApp gee Kode van Goeie Praktyk aan Pet Sitters
  • PetsApp skep geleentheid dat Pet Sitters ‘n inkomste kan verdien

Wat doen ‘n Pet Sitter?

Hang af van die dienste wat gelewer word. Die volgende kategorieë is gelys:

  • Neem diere in by jou huis – “Boarding”
  • Doen daaglikse besoeke aan eienaar se huis – Pet Feeding
  • Bly oor by die eienaar se huis – Overnight Home Care
  • Troeteldier versorging (was, sjampoo, haarsny) – Pet Grooming
  • Neem honde op uitstappies – Dog Walking

Lys van moontlike take

Indien die “pet”sitter daagliks die troeteldier eienaar se huis besoek, kan die tipiese take die volgende insluit:

  • Gee troeteldiere kos en vars water
  • Speel ‘n rukkie met die troeteldiere
  • Verwyder honde bollie of maak katsand skoon
  • Haal pos uit
  • Sit ligte aan/af
  • Maak tuin of plante nat
  • Dws die tipiese dinge wat die eienaar sou doen.

Stuur whatsapp foto van die troeteldier aan die eienaar om hulle gerus te stel dat alles wel is.

Pet Sitters – How it Works

We’re South Africa’s newly launched Pet Sitters online service. We need Pet Sitters from every City and Town to list services now.

We are offering 60 days FREE listing for all new members. So, all the more reason to list today.

Become a Pet Sitter on PetsApp

  • You have the freedom to choose your schedule, services, and rates
  • We provide resources and opportunities to help you build your business
  • We do on going promotion of Pet Sitters services

How it Works

Only pet loving persons can list their services on PetsApp. If you’re dedicated to providing safe, loving dog care, you could be a great fit. You agree to abide by the Pet Sitter’s Code of Practice and Terms and Conditions of PetsApp.

Register and Create a Listing

Tell us a bit about yourself, add a high quality photo, and register and verify on ThisisMe.com. Make sure you’re putting your best face forward and accurately describing the care you’ll provide.

See if You Qualify

Our team manually reviews each profile and do an identity verification. If your profile’s approved, then you’re in business! Your profile’s now live, and pet owners can start sending you requests.

Annual listing Fee on PetsApp

You don’t pay any monthly fees or commissions on services rendered.

We charge an annual listing fee of R199.00 for individual pet sitters.

This will only be due after the initial 60 days free period.

Open for Business and Pet Sitters Charges

We recommend you start with slightly lower rates to get into the market and make a name for yourself. Say, you charge half of the average daily kennel rates in the area, you will be able to get enough business to make a good income. Remember, kennels invested much more in infrastructure and staff to provide their services. There is also a huge difference in city rates vs country towns rates.

You could earn a handsome monthly income depending on your chosen availability and schedule. Pet owners pay you directly for services rendered.

Get Ongoing Support

We’ll connect you with educational opportunities and continually advertise to bring you more clients. As a newly launched platform we will add more benefits and services as we grow.

Learn More About PetsApp and Register Now

6 Reasons to become a Pet Sitter

PetsApp.co.za is a dog and pet lover’s best friend. We’re here to help you cuddle dogs—and get paid for it. The perfect union of dog lovers and earning money.

Why Become a Pet Sitter on PetsApp?

  1. A Love of Dogs and Pets

You believe having a dog in your life is worth it. Enjoy playing, walking and talking to them. Your heart melts when you spot an adorable dog. Whether you’re already a pet parent, or you adore dogs but don’t have one of your own, being a pet sitter or dog walker allows you to earn money doing what you love. And the first and foremost criteria for dog sitters? A true and abiding love of dogs—all the habits and peculiarities included.

  1. Work from Home

Whether you’re a freelancer, a stay-at-home mom, a retiree, a student, or otherwise searching for the perfect work-from-home lifestyle, pet sitting and dog walking can be a great option. Curl on your couch with a dog, take a stroll through your neighbourhood, and enjoy the comforts of home while earning money.

After they retired, many people found themselves with extra time on their hands. Spending time with sweet dogs while earning extra money and making their own schedules has been perfect for a lot of retired sitters.

  1. Flexible Schedule

Pet sitting and dog walking provide the flexibility many dog lovers need to be home and make money. Some pet sitters even left stressful full-time jobs to start their pet sitting businesses and becoming their own bosses!

  1. Make Great Money

After enjoying snuggles and walks with their dogs, some sitters fund entire vacations with their pet sitting earnings. Others put their pet sitting funds toward tuition or paying off student loans. Getting paid to play with dogs can have a lasting impact on your wallet. Once they get their businesses going, some sitters can even make a career of it.

  1. Teach Kids Responsibility

By helping their parents care for PetsApp dogs, many kids learn about kindness to animals as well as responsibility and money management—and dogs get the perfect playtime buddies.

  1. Play with Puppies and Pets

Dogs (and cats) of all shapes and sizes are searching for pet sitters on PetsApp. Sitters can connect with clients—both canine and human—who are the perfect fit for them, pet sit as much or as little as they want, and build their business while playing with adorable pets. It’s as cute as it sounds—and as rewarding, too.

……………….  And Yes, making money is one of them!

Interested in becoming a pet sitter on PetsApp.co.za? Register, and become a Pet Sitter today.

New Pet Sitters Directory for South Africa

PetsApp.co.za is a brand new South African directory service where Pet Sitters can list their business ready for Pet Owners to find. The website  is now accepting applications from Pet Sitters. There is a fantastic introductory offer where all memberships are free for the first 60 days.

So you have nothing to lose by joining today.

Finding a local Pet Sitter with PetsApp offers many advantages such as:
• Allows Pet Owners to search by Postal code, Suburb or City
• Pet Sitters have their own profile that can be customised and changed as needed
• Categories to list what Pet Sitting activities you provide
• Pet Owners can contact Pet Sitters by direct email or calls.
Pet Sitter’s membership fee is R199.00 per year for individuals.

Remember you can sign up now for 6 months FREE!