Inadvertent dog sitting job may lead to a new career path for local couple


December 1, 2021

Among the ladies serving pie and coffee at the American Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 21, was Mildred Dawson. She wraps a pumpkin pie in aluminum foil for a transport home.

My wife, Sherry, and I are completing our fifth week as dog sitters in an upscale suburb of Seattle. How we ended up taking on this unusual task is a story itself. And what we learned about the enormity of the pet sitting sector is, well, a bit amazing. Here's how we ended up in Woodinville, Washington dog/house sitting and some of what we learned about the economics of pet sitting. Pet sitting's an economic sector estimated to be worth $2.6 billion per year worldwide and growing.

From Airbnb guests to potential "serial dog sitters"

A few years ago our daughter and her family, who live in the...

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