How amazing would it be to have cute, little, furry, bundles of love jumping around you, right at home? That is a dream for most animal lovers who cannot have full time pets. For those who have pets, it is always a gruesome task to request people to take care of your pets while you are away. You either have to leave them with your reluctant and not-so-pet-friendly, friend or ask your already too busy neighbour to take care of them. Bad, isn’t it?
What do you when none of this is possible? The answer is The Pet Project. This is an amazing initiative where you can do pet-sitting and at the same time make money from it. Also, where you can find the perfect host to spoil your pet! Wouldn’t it feel like a dream when you could make money doing something you absolutely love?
The Pet Project, which has left its pugmarks in city of Mumbai, is the brain-child of a cat person and a dog lover – Remya Nair and Deepti Bansal.
“We met and we realised we had both faced the same issue multiple times! Every time we travelled or had to work all day we would have to turn to facebook and plead people to sit our pets,” they write on their website.
When Deepti’s dog passed away, she didn’t want another one but she still wanted to feel the joy of having a pet. That is when the idea of The Pet Project took shape and took off. They say, “Being obsessive pet lovers ourselves, we understand how you feel about yours and the concerns you might have with leaving your pet with someone relatively unknown. This is why we make sure that we take every step possible to verify our hosts and ensure the safety and comfort of your pet. There is no host up there that we wouldn’t trust with our own pets.”
So how does it work?
It is simple. You sign up with The Pet Project, select a host, meet them for a play date with your pet to get acquainted, confirm the booking, make the payment and you are all set. If you want to be a host, then sign up as a host, go through their verification process, decide whether you want to earn or donate to The Animals Matter Iniative and you are done.
The Animals Matter Initiative is where you can raise money for the local animals who are in need of care. It is a noble thing to do.
Need extra inspiration? Read this by Barnard Williams:
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face!”
There is another one by James Herriot:
“I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.”
So that’s it. Simple, amazing and incredibly adorable as an initiative, The Pet Project is something that resolves the woes of scores of pet lovers out there.
Currently, they operate in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai but don’t worry you will soon find this happening in a lot of other cities too.
All our pet dreams are going to come true! What are you waiting for?
Preview Photo : The Pet Project/Facebook