*Immediately opens a cat hotel.*
You could be a real life Ace Ventura, but with better shirts and less annoying facial expressions. Pet detectives are hired to track down lost and stolen pets. You’ll need experience working with the police, or with an animal welfare charity. If you’re not ready to become a full-blown pet detective, you could volunteer to help out, doing anything from distributing Missing Pet posters to searching for clues. Check out The Pet Detectives in the UK.
Morgan Creek Productions
Animal make-up artist
It’s your job to transform animal actors to their on-screen best. That might mean painting zebra stripes onto a white horse (like in Men in Black 3, above), or giving the right number of spots to a dalmatian for a movie. You’ll need to have experience in beauty or art, and be comfortable grooming and decorating animals all day long. For inspiration have a look at the company Animals of a Different Color