Dear Daisy Dog
I am a middle-aged woman with a job that helps pay the bills but gives me little satisfaction. I love dogs and would like to work in a dog-related field, but I’m not cut out to be a groomer or work in an animal hospital. Do you have some other ideas for me?
You have 105 options, according to Paula Fitzsimmons, author of 105 Careers for Animal Lovers.
The book, subtitled For people who want to express their passion for animals through meaningful careers, highlights many tempting vocations.
Consider becoming a pet adoption counselor, grief counselor or fund-raiser. Start a new business, like pet sitting, creating dog-related greeting cards or selling a cruelty-free line of cosmetic or household products.
For each career, the book summarizes job responsibilities and qualifications, and provides resources for additional information.
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