Opportunities are still out there, you just have to rise to the challenge.
According to the Orlando Sentinel (registration required), people are willing to pay $10/week to have you pick up after their pet.
"It's well worth the price of admission," said Mary Newhouse-Gordon, one of Brott's clients. Newhouse-Gordon said she and her husband don't have the "time or energy" to pick up after their golden retrievers, Kramer and Mr. Peterman, because they both work 50 to 60 hours a week..."
The business is not new, just growing. Pet Butler was founded in 1998 by Matt “Red” Boswell as a one-person operation with an initial $1600 investment. Pet Butler is now a multi-million dollar national company, with operations from coast to coast.
The New York Times wrote about this nearly a year ago. According to, Matt Boswell, founder (Pet Butler), there was no shortage of office workers willing to trade briefcases for pooper scoopers. Each month he receives more than 200 applications from people willing to pay the $24,900 franchise fee.
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