How Do I Become a Pet Caregiver?

I recently received this inquiry from a reader.

Hi Danny - I am interested in becoming a pet caregiver. I am recently divorced and my ex kept the dogs - I miss them terribly.



I figure becoming a pet caregiver can fulfill two needs that I have 1) have a dog on whom I can lavish attention and love, and 2) potentially garner a small income to help me adjust to the single income. 


What is the best way to find organizations that match potential caregivers with pets newly in need of homes? 


Most local humane societies and other safe refuge and sanctuary facilities for companion animals are always in need of good, qualified and competent caregivers.


I suggest that you contact them and request an introductory meeting with the director of these facilities and explain your interest and qualifications.

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