I am currently working as a pet sitter. While the hours are flexible and the pay is above minimum wage, there are several drawbacks that I am finding out make the job less attractive as time goes on. 1. I work on all holidays, because that is when people are away on vacation. 2. I have to drive to each home, thus using more gas than I would driving back and forth to one place of employement 3. My schedule changes with the wind - it is never the same, so I never know how much money I will earn in any one week. If someone cancels or is home sick, I don't go there that day and I don't get paid 4. I don't get paid for time I take off or sick days, etc. So, I have been tossing it around in my head the idea of opening a doggie daycare. But I know nothing about the business. I don't know: 1 - How much people would be willing to pay to leave their dog someplace all day. 2. How to run the business i.e. would I need employees? how much equipment would I need to buy? Insurance? 3. Would it be profitable, or end up costing me money to run it? Plusses that I can think of right off the bat are I would be closed on weekends and all major holidays, just like a daycare for children. Does anybody take their dog to a daycare during the day? Can I have some help with this so I know if I am barking up the wrong tree or if I should pursue this? Thanks!