Entrepreneur Peter J. Burns III is making a “pawsitive” difference. His extremely impressive background includes starting over 150 businesses, teaching entrepreneurship to college students, and finding new humanitarian opportunities. You might be wondering what this has to do with pets.
It’s important to know that this seasoned business professional never consigns himself to one project or industry. Peter J. Burns III stands up for an array of deserving causes, from conservation to education. He is also an animal lover who knows just how much pets mean to their human families.
Burns, who is working alongside a caring and experienced dog-walker, Alexa Callister, noticed that other individuals in his La Jolla community were trusting strangers to walk and care for their animals. This concerned Burns because there are no real industry standards when it comes to this type of pet care. When the facts are considered, it’s easy to see why any pet person would be concerned about the reliability of pet sitters and dog-walkers.
Think about the facts facing you and your furry friend.
- Your pet is like your child. You would not hire a babysitter from Craigslist to care for him or her.
- A dog-walker assumes responsibility for the life of your pet. Someone who would distractedly text on a cell phone while walking your dog could allow your precious friend to get hit by a car or bitten by another animal.
- Pet sitters usually visit the homes of their clients. When the wrong person is hired, the safety and security of a home and its inhabitants are at risk. Imagine giving a stranger a key to your home and belongings — you would not give just any random person access.
While the current state of the pet care industry sounds rather grim, it does not have to be. Based on the belief that pet care should be safe and high-quality, Peter J. Burns III began a new project. According to Burns, his new business will focus on the credentials, training, and background of your pet sitter or dog-walker.
In a recent radio interview, Burns explained how this business would revolutionize pet care by setting standards. (Note that this segment of the interview occurs during the last 5 minutes.) Peter J. Burns III has described that his pet professionals would be carefully trained to responsibly care for your animal, and each team member would receive a background check. This plan makes a lot of sense for “pet parents,” who deserve to protect their furry family members and homes. It is always best to hire a licensed and bonded business to perform any service, and Burns believes that the pet care industry is no exception.
Burns’s “four-paw friendly” endeavor would begin with dog walking and expand to include a range of other services for which individuals would be trained, including:
- Pet sitting for clients who need an honest and experienced person to care for and love their animal companions.
- Feeding, brushing, and washing household pets.
- Administering regular medication to pets as directed by your veterinarian.
- Loving care for your feline, as well as canine, animal friend.
When it comes down to it, it’s very comforting to think about how healthy and happy your pet could be in the right hands, even when you are not able to provide that care yourself. Our animal friends bring us joy and depend upon us for protection and to meet virtually all of their needs. It’s time to set standards and to only hire loving and trained individuals with a “seal of approval” to provide for our pets. Thanks to Peter J. Burns III, that can become possible.
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