Why did I start See Spot Run in 2009? I've always loved dogs. As a kid of course I wanted to be a veterinarian but as an adult I realized that my heart was too soft and I was too thin skinned to become one. After college I ended up in corporate America and it wasn't until 20 years later I started See Spot Run.
I'd lost my recruiting job in November 2008 when the economy tanked. After much soul searching, I realized my heart wasn't in recruiting. I knew I wanted to do something with dogs but I had no idea what.
I worked part time at a doggie daycare. I learned pretty quickly that wasn't where I saw myself staying long term. After a few months and talks with the hubby, I went downtown and got a business license for See Spot Run.
My idea at the time was to offer dog running, hence the name See Spot Run, as well as traditional dog walking and pet sitting. My very first client was a golden retriever named Mojo and I ran with him. However as I aged, as the summer heat and humidity set in and I got busier, the running aspect of the business became harder.
I eventually stopped offering it. See Spot Run is full service dog walking and pet sitting.
Do you know how great it is to be a lot of dogs' best friend? It's pretty awesome. They are always happy to see me. They always greet me with their tales wagging. That's a pretty great feeling and I'm so fortunate that I've been able to do this for over 9 years.
One thing that has surprised me is how much I enjoy doing overnight pet sitting. I'll blog about that at another time.