Being a pet sitter/dog walker is a pawsome job! Most days you end up thinking to yourself, “I can’t believe I’m getting paid to do this!”
The Basics Are Easy
Arrive: Show up on time.
Focus: Follow the client’s instructions to the letter.
Stay: See out the full length of your visit.
Scribble: Leave a detailed note of your visit.
Send: Text cute photos to the client.
What You Need
Adaptability: Our schedules are flexible and sometimes irregular with last-minute requests and cancellations. Some days will be busier than others.
Meticulousness: Caring for animals requires paying close attention to detail. There are a lot of instructions to follow with no room for error.
Strong stomach: We clean up everything that comes out. If you have an aversion to dealing with waste/vomit, this isn’t the job for you.
Fitness: Our furry friends need a lot of exercise. We walk up and down lots of hills in all kinds of weather.
Patience: Many pets we sit for have special needs that can range from emotional issues to needing pills, injections, or fluids.
Experience: Working with animals, either professionally or as a rescue volunteer.
Maturity: You must be 25+ years old.
Equipment: Vehicle, computer (internet), printer, smart phone.
All days and shifts are available. Your ability to work nights, evenings, and provide overnight stays is a plus.
Does it still sound good? Great! Send us:
– Answers to the following questions: 1. Why do you think you would be the perfect pet sitter/dog walker? 2. Describe a time when you had to deal with a particularly difficult client or pet. What did you do? 3. When you arrive at the client’s house, you discover the dog has had diarrhea and it’s all over the carpet/floor. Describe your process for managing the situation.
– Full professional resume
– Address or nearest major cross-streets
– Your availability
Email the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org