Praise for the “Poop Scoop!”
“The Real Poop Scoop is definitely a “Best in Show” winner. Bonnie’s easy –to-read, fact-filled how-to is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to start a pet sitting business-or anyone who has ever hired a pet sitter. This little book is right on the money regarding the realities of professional pet care and how to make a success of it.”
— Dave Frei
The “Voice” of Westminster Kennel Club
“The Real Poop Scoop on Pet Sitting is a good read for dog lovers and for small business people. Bonnie covers a lot more than I thought could be covered about dog sitting. This book is a great combination of passion and common sense. I wish I had read this before we finally got our dog. He has been a joy, but we probably could have been better owners if we had read Bonnie’s advice.”
— John Daly
TV Host, Journalist, Author
“I absolutely love Bonnie’s approach to creating cash. In true entrepreneurial form, she has taken her lifelong passion and turned it into a business success, and now shares it with all pet lovers to duplicate. Sure beats getting a dead end job. I highly recommend this book. It’s brilliant.”
— Robert G. Allen
#1 Best Selling Author, The One Minute Millionaire
As a client of the Best Pet Sitting for several years, I can personally attest to the fact that Bonnie’s advice about customer service is indeed how she operates her own business and why she has been a success. She has characterized the joys and difficulties associated with running this type of small business accurately, professionally and thoroughly. I could not agree more with her emphasis on up-front planning and research and being very disciplined about organization and record-keeping. This will be an excellent guide for anyone who thinks pet-sitting is for them. Bonnie was so on top of her calendar and planning that she would leave me notes asking if I would need her on an upcoming holiday, like Veteran’s Day in November that I had completely forgotten about. She was also a source of comfort during the final weeks of our dog Daisy’s life and clearly understood our grief upon her death. She exemplified that wonderful combination of a business-like approach with compassion and caring for our beloved pet.
— Kitty McGrath
Executive Director, Career Services
Arizona State University
Animal lovers tend to think it must be so much fun to play with pets all day. This little book explains very honestly and clearly that professional pet care is, first and foremost, a job. Bonnie covers all the key areas of pet sitting with enough detail to be really useful without becoming tedious or overwhelming. Her conversational tone makes for easy reading, and the personal anecdotes keep you smiling. Poop Scoop is a great read for anyone considering pet sitting as a business.
— Lynn Boucher
Owner, Precious Furs Pet Resort
Bonnie has been my pet sitter for many years and was fantastic with one of my “problem” dogs that I don’t believe another pet sitter would have taken on. Her understanding and great care of my animals actually inspired me to start my own pet sitting business. She was very helpful every step of the way and provided invaluable information for me to become successful. She truly is “The Best!”
— Lynne Cline
Urban Tails Pet Sitting
A delightful, instructional book full of must-have information for all would-be and current pet sitters as well as pet parents. For the entrepreneur, this book covers all the necessary details of planning, budgeting, finding clients, referrals, “training” clients, client’s to avoid, customer service, mistakes to avoid, compassion, precautions to take for the health and safety of pets, and the steps needed to safeguard a client’s home. For pet parents, this book provides you with straight “poop” for what to look in a pet sitter. After all, they have the keys to your home and are the temporary guardian’s of your four-legged companion—you should only accept the best. You’ll know you found a good pet sitter when you walk in the door after being away and your pets look behind you, looking for their sitter, with the—it’s only you—face. As the “mom” to two furry little friends, I’m very particular who takes care of my “kids.” I have personally experienced Bonnie’s pet sitting services and watched her grow her dream into a successful business. This book is fabulous.
— Sherri Swinden
Business owner and “mom” to Sabrina and Oliver