The first step in the affiliation process is to fill out a short online application. The application should contain information about your background, what Whiskers & Tails affiliation means to you, why you want it, and what you want to achieve in the long run. It doesn't have to be long or formal, but it should be from the heart.
The other informal step is to start planning what service exactly you wish to offer, and think through anything else you may have to do to make your business a success.
We'll teach you everything you need step by step, but you do need to put in the work yourself.
You'll need to find a good web designer & create a logo once your name has been approved, as well as writing a basic business plan & what you intend to do. Much of this will be covered in basic training, however starting to formulate a plan of action is probably a smart move.