I wrote an article for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s online magazine, and I wanted to share it with those of you pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, dog daycare owners and pet groomers who want to work less and earn more.

Many times a week (and sometimes many times a day!) pet business owners ask me how exactly I worked less and made more in my pet business.

Though one article can’t detail every single action I took to go from working 7 days a week to working 3 days a week, this article will at least give you some of the steps I took to work less and earn more:

In 1995, I started the business of my dreams with lots of passion but no business experience of any kind. That first year I had lots of time but almost no money.

A few years in, I had plenty of clients but hardly any time.

Friends and family often complimented me on my business success, but I didn’t feel successful. To me, success was having both time and money.

I was working 12-14 hour days seven days a week and still not making much compared to when I worked full-time as an employee.  CLICK TO READ ARTICLE…


Are you thinking about starting a pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, pet grooming or dog daycare business?

Even though the January 2020 Challenge has pet sitting and dog walking in the name, it’s really for ANY pet business owner who wants to start, grow and take their business to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting out or want to give your pet business a powerful boost, this 30-day online course will deliver the tools and insights you need.

If you want to take your pet business goals from dream to reality in just 30 days, come join me and pet business owners from around the world. The Challenge starts January 2, 2020!

Click now to sign up for the 30-Day Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Challenge!


It’s an exciting time over here at Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy! 🙂

Here’s what’s up:

Last month I got a call from a MarketWatch reporter who found my Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers on Amazon.

He asked if he could interview me and the story came out a few days ago. Yahoo Financial saw the story and they asked if they could interview me for their TV show. I’m flying to New York this week to do that.

Because I’m going to be in New York City, I’m organizing an informal meet up with pet business owners in NYC on Thursday, September 12 at 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Starbucks at this address: 13-25 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003

Also, I’m going to be in New York City soon and I’d love to meet you while I’m there.
We are going to be meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 4:30. 

Meeting Location: American Kennel Club (AKC) 

Address: 101 Park Ave, New York, NY

5th Floor Conference room

Conference room is named Megargee Conference Room.

(Address is at the corner of 40th and Park, 1 block from Grand Central Station.) 

Special note: The CEO of the AKC may be able to get us free passes to the Museum of the Dog which is very close to the conference room! 

More details about that when I see you in person.

I’d love to see you there!

If you’re curious about the articles that came out, here they are – click the link under the logo to read the articles:

MarketWatch: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-50-year-old-dogwalker-retired-after-making-over-1-million-working-just-three-days-a-week-2019-08-27

New York Post: https://nypost.com/2019/08/28/this-50-year-old-dog-walker-retired-after-making-over-1m

Yahoo Finance: https://finance.yahoo.com/m/464a580d-e448-394a-b901-4efbbe31dd6c/this-50-year-old-dog-walker.html

Yahoo Finance (Spanish Edition): https://es-us.finanzas.yahoo.com/noticias/paseadora-de-perros-se-retira-a-los-50-anos-tras-ganar-mas-de-un-millon-de-dolares-200913472.html

The Marker (Israeli Media): https://www.themarker.com/wallstreet/.premium-1.7764232?fbclid=IwAR0f54pbZsljUkM7E3mHYSDTzvt05zIN9djF6kBPzSSkUu4e9uZrbU7EY9k

Hope to meet some of you in New York on September 12,

Kristin Morrison


Just starting your pet sitting or dog walking business or want to create even more success in your pet sitting or dog walking business? This free tips and tools booklet for pet sitters and dog walkers will help you!

Pet sitting and dog walking is a lucrative and fun business – when you know how to start and grow it the right way!

Here’s the link to download the pet sitting and dog walking checklist and tips and tools booklet.


I’m happy to announce that the AUDIOBOOK version of 30 Days to Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business is now available starting TODAY! Woot! ?

This book is now available in audiobook on my website and on Amazon, Audible and iTunes!

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the audiobook:

Q. Where can I get the audiobook? A. You can click here to get it sent to you immediately from my website: 30 Days To Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business audiobook.

Q. Is the audiobook available on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon? A. Yes, it’s also available on these three sites and you can click to get the audiobook from Audible.

Q. Does the audiobook come with a checklist or a booklet of any kind? A. Yes. It comes with a 71-page booklet to accompany the audiobook version and contains checklists, recommended resources and so much more.

Q. Kristin, was the audiobook recorded with your voice? A. I hired a professional voice artist named Kara to record the audiobook. Her voice is great. I think you’ll like it a lot. My husband even thinks she sounds a lot like me and he would know. 🙂 Here’s a picture of Kara:

Kara B. / Audiobook Narrator

Q. How long is the audiobook recording? A. It’s 6 hours and 20 minutes.

Q. Will I receive the audiobook right away upon order? A. Yes, you’ll receive the audiobook within 30 seconds of your order. It will be in mp3 files and you can listen from your smart phone or your computer, and you’ll also receive the 71-page accompanying booklet too.

Q. What’s the audiobook website page? A. Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy

Happy listening and starting or growing your pet sitting and dog walking business!


Want to hire pet sitters and dog walkers to work for you? Or have a dog training, pet grooming or dog daycare business and want to hire so you can work less – and make more money?

Even though this book was written with pet sitters and dog walkers in mind, it’s really for any service-based pet business owner who wants to find, hire and keep good staff members.

Kristin Morrison’s newest pet business book is almost here!

The Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers by Kristin Morrison is coming this summer.

Hiring high-quality, right-fit dog walkers and pet sitters is one of the most essential steps to creating more money, time, and freedom in your pet business, but you’re not alone if you find this process daunting… or even downright frustrating!

Pre-Order This Transformational Pet Business eBook and You Will:

-Easily navigate the hiring process and attract the staff you want.

-Understand how to financially prepare to hire.

-Learn the personal and professional benefits of hiring excellent employees.

-Stop stressing over paperwork — this book explains everything you’ll need!

-Receive expert advice on how and what to pay your employees.

-Get tips on how to delegate and release your fear of letting go.

-Know what to do if you need to part ways with a staff member.

-Strengthen your pet business reputation and professionalism.

-And so much more!

Regularly $24.95, this eBook is only $19.95 when you pre-order it today.

($5 off pre-order price offer expires at midnight on May 1, 2019. You’ll receive your eBook via email hot off the press in August 2019.)

Click to find out more and save $5 now on the pre-order price for The Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers eBook.


Did you know that the 8th Annual Book + Pet Photo Contest is happening now?

Entering is easy: Take a picture of your pet with one (or all!) of these four books from now until March 31, 2019:

Post your picture on Facebook and tag Kristin Morrison


Post your pic on Instagram and tag Kristin Morrison

Here are the prizes for the winners of the Book + Photo Contest:

First Prize:

50-Minute Pet Business Coaching Session with Kristin
$250 worth of your choice of Pet Business Products
2 Pet Business Webinars of your choice

Second Prize:

$100 worth of your choice of Pet Business Products
2 Pet Business Webinars of your choice

Third Prize:
1 Pet Business Webinar of your choice

All kinds of pet pictures are welcome including:

I look forward to receiving your book + pet photo contest entries. One entry per person, please. 🙂


30-Day Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Challenge: January 2 – 31, 2020

HURRY! Price goes up soon.

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