In NYC you need a license to run a dog walking business. You could start your own dog-walking business – where you walk the dogs yourself, and then if you get more clients than you can handle –hire other actors to walk dogs for you. Then, when you go on a gig, you’ll have a back-up list of actors to keep the business going.
Don’t know where to start?
Wag.com is a website that lets you sign-up to be an on-demand dog walker.
Talk to doormen in fancy buildings where you want to get clients. Ask them what they want from Starbucks, go grab them a coffee, and then pick their brain about mistakes they see with other dog-walkers make (or something like that – people love giving their opinions). Thank them for their knowledge and ask if you can give them some of your dog-walking business cards in case they need to make any recommendations in the future.