How to Start a Pet Business



  • Animal Behavior College
  • Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors
  • Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers
  • National Dog Groomers Association of America Inc.

Professional Organizations

  • ABKA
  • American Humane Association
  • American Kennel Club
  • American Pet Products Manufacturers Association
  • Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists
  • The Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
  • The Cat Fanciers' Association Inc.
  • Dog Trainers' Connection
  • The Humane Society of the United States
  • The International Society of Canine Cosmetologists
  • National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
  • The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
  • National Dog Groomers Association of America
  • Pet Food Association of Canada
  • Pet Industry Distributors Association
  • Pet Sitters Associates LLC
  • Pet Sitters International
  • Pigs as Pets Association Inc.
  • The Professional Dog Walkers Association International
  • World Wide Pet Industry Association Inc.


  • Animal Fair
  • Animal Wellness Magazine
  • Aquarium Fish Magazine
  • Bird Talk Magazine
  • Cat Fancy
  • Dog Fancy
  • Ferrets Magazine
  • Groomer to Groomer/Mobile Groomer
  • Horse Illustrated
  • Off-Lead & Natural Pet
  • Pet Age
  • Pet Business
  • Pet Product News
  • Reptiles Magazine
  • The Whole Cat Journal
  • Whole Dog Journal

Trade Shows

  • America's Family Pet Expo
  • Christmas Show/Spring Show
  • Global Pet Expo
  • Groom & Kennel Expo
  • Groom Expo
  • Intergroom
  • SuperZoo

For more information starting five pet businesses-including pet sitting/dog walking, dog training, pet grooming, pet food/treats and upscale pet products-visit our Pet Businesses start-up guide, available from Entrepreneur Bookstore.

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