Seminars focus on pet-care business

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There are 77.5 million dogs and 93.6 million cats that are pets in the United States – and more than one-third of U.S. households own one or the other, says the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association.

That’s a lot of pets and pet owners in need of services.

One local organization is taking steps to educate Coloradans about how to enter and thrive in the pet-care field.

The Pet Care Services Association, based in Colorado Springs, will offer an “Intro to Pet Care Services” seminar series March 14-17 at the Denver Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver.

The four-day seminar will provide participants with the information needed about how best to either start or expand a pet care business.

Sixteen seminars about topics ranging from understanding the pet-care marketplace, securing financing and deciding what services to offer, to developing and retaining staff, and marketing one’s services will be included in the introductory courses.

For more information visit or call (877) 570-7788, ext 123.