Pros And Cons Of Starting A Kennel Business


• High Demand: People will always need care for their pets while they are away, providing great potential for your business.

• Flexibility: You can operate the business as much or as little as you’d like, depending on how busy you want to be.

• Flexible Hours: Depending on your location, you can offer customers extended hours of care or even weekend boarding capabilities.

• Low Start-Up Costs: In comparison to other businesses, the start-up costs for a kennel business are relatively low.


• Regulatory Requirements: You may need to obtain licenses, registrations and/or permits in order to operate a kennel.

• Proximity of Neighbors: Potential customers may not like the idea of having an animal care facility nearby.

• Insurance Costs: You may be required to purchase insurance for yourself, your staff and your business in order to protect against potential liability.

• Pet Containment: You may need to purchase or build structures that will contain animals so they do not escape from the facility.

• Animal Care: Ensuring that you are providing adequate care for your customers’ pets is essential and can be time-consuming.