It all started with a camping trip.
One Spring weekend, my wife and I were heading to McClellanville, SC for a weekend camping with friends. When we arrived at the camp site, a very malnourished coonhound dog came wondering out of the woods.
He had no collar, and clearly had been in the woods for weeks. He quickly stole our heart, and long story short, he came home with us at the end of the weekend.
We quickly learned what a responsibility Coleman would be when we weren’t at home for long periods of time. We knew boarding was out of the question because of the horrible anxiety Coleman had, so we when looking for another option. After doing some research, it seemed like pet sitting would be the best fit.
We went on the search to find a pet sitter. After chatting with some people through “pet sitting” websites and meeting a few locals we still couldn’t find what were looking for.
We wanted someone who was trustworthy, reliable, could send us photos and video, insured, and would treat Coleman like their own pet. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a business providing all of those qualities.
At the time, I was working in the life insurance industry and had no intention of starting a pet sitting company. But, as time went on the idea stuck with me. I couldn’t shake it.
So, in early November I decided to give pet sitting a try. Atlantic Pet Sitting was started.
With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, I figured people would flock to my company as boarders started to book up. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Thanksgiving came and went, still not clients for Atlantic Pet Sitting.
Although I was a bit discouraged, I stayed diligent. I passed out more flyers and waited for my first client.
Christmas of 2014 also came and went without me getting a single pet sitting call. It took until March 2015, but I finally received the first call I had been waiting for.
Ever since the first client joined Atlantic Pet Sitting we have been consistently bringing on new family members. Our success is solely dependent on our clients.
From our earliest family members, to our most recent, we say THANK YOU!