Dave Westwood of Sleepy Paws Pet Care on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Sleepy Paws Pet Care was founded in 2009 by Kim and Dave Westwood.  Kim was a stay-at-home mother and pet owner.  She had done pet sitting for her friends and family in the past and realized that with her love for pets, she wanted to do pet sitting professionally.  Over the next several months, her husband, Dave, built the Sleepy Paws website and began marketing the business in the Northern Chester County, Pennsylvania area.  It was not long before Sleepy Paws Pet Services had their first dog walking client.   Sleepy Paws has grown to become one of the premier pet sitting companies in the area, taking care of hundreds of four-legged friends in Downingtown, Exton and the surrounding areas.

In 2010 and 2011, Sleepy Paws was a finalist in the PHL17 Hot List contest for the Philadelphia area’s top pet sitting companies.  During this time, the business grew and with the branding and web presence Sleepy Paws Pet Care had created, the next logical step was either franchising the business or licensing.  While franchising was an option, it was not practical due to the expenses related to starting a franchise organization.  In addition, it was impractical to charge and exorbitant franchise fee and royalties for a business that can be started with a small budget.  In 2012, Sleepy Paws Pet Care began licensing regional territories throughout the United States.  It is Sleepy Paws Pet Care goal to empower others to start a low-cost, home-based business and make Sleepy Paws Pet Care THE name to call when clients need pet sitting or dog walking services. www.sleepypawspetcare.com

Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm EDT

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