Leigh, blogger at Creative Hands of Mexico, and her husband have recently begun a pet sitting/housesitting business for those near Mexico City. Here’s what she has to say about that.
I came here in 2003 to teach English at a technical university. Like many, I was going to go back after a couple of years but 14 years later, I’m still here. I’ve been married to my (Mexican) husband for 5 years now, with whom I began the business.
I’ve gotten a bit burned out from teaching so we began this business as an alternative source of income. We started only a few months ago, and really, we are only just beginning to figure out the market and see if this is viable. We have only a few regular clients right now. It’s a niche market.
Our business choice was prompted by two things:
1) the difficulty we have had in getting adequate care for our three cats
2) and the fact that my husband reaches retirement age soon. We need alternative sources of income. It is very common for older people to start businesses as there is age discrimination in Mexico.
We offer house and pet care services in the clients’ homes. We have targeted mainly foreigners living in and around Mexico City as we figured that without family, they would be in the most need of such services. It’s a very local business. We are limited by how far we can travel among clients.
Our Facebook page is the best bet to contact us.
You can also contact us via WhatsApp (English) at 55 3085 7071 or Spanish 55 3511 7983.