Wouldn’t it be the best thing in the world if you could play with dogs all day long and earn a living at the same time? Luckily for Arat Montoya, he has the coolest job for dog lovers. Every day he gets to take care of a van full of different dogs!
Arat’s business is known as the Doggie School Bus. For $30, he picks up his clients’ furbabies and brings them to a five-acre fenced property that he leases from his friend. The doggos freely run and play with their friends until two in the afternoon, and Arat drops them back home.
The dogs surely enjoy going to “school.” Arat says that most of the canines usually run towards the school bus every time they hear him pull up in front of their house. His customers also admire how Arat knows each one of these dogs.
On slow days he would get around 16-20 dogs. But on busy days, the van could accommodate up to 30 dogs! The Doggie School Bus welcomes all kinds of puppers, regardless of size and breed. The only downside that comes with the job is when a pooch drops a stink bomb while in the van.
The business idea started when his previous workplace at the Dog Club of West Linn in Oregon closed down. Arat worked there for years, and some clients continued to be in touch with him, asking if he could babysit their dogs.
When Arat’s wife became pregnant, he was so excited and realized that he had to expand his business to provide for his family. With this, he used his old car, a gold Scion xB, and redecorated it to mimic the look of a typical school bus.
In two weeks, Arat had already earned 16 clients. He eventually then expanded to a bigger van to accommodate more dogs from his growing network of clients. Currently, Arat has more than 300 customers and is considering purchasing a second van but is still looking for the perfect employee to hire.
Wherever this school bus goes, people would be surprised to see a big pack of dogs instead of kids. But it can surely make up your day! Arat is in love with his job and claims that he is the happiest man in the world because of the Doggie School Bus.
Video Credit: The Oregonian