Do Good and Serve Your Neighbors

Come work with the very best.  All your clients will wiggle with happiness when they see you.  This fun work offers an unbeatable opportunity to serve your community with training, expenses, and mileage reimbursement for all employees, and with health & retirement benefit plans for permanent full timers.

Open Positions:

Position Requirements:

You must have a resume outlining your prior experience with animals in a paid or volunteer capacity, and all other work experience.  Preference given to candidates who have worked with animals (veterinary technicians, vet assistants, shelter employees, adoption managers, rescue volunteers, and other animal specialists). 

Experience and Education: 

  • Experience handling and working with a variety of pets other than your own
  • Adept at administering oral medications and injections
  • Proven ability to handle emergency situations
  • Knowledge of animal first aid; ARC pet first aid certification preferred
  • 4-year college degree required, or commensurate experience

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Capable of controlling two strong dogs simultaneously on leash
  • Capable of walking several miles a day
  • No allergies to animals, dander, fur, or saliva
  • Must perform without restriction, moderately strenuous physical tasks including walking several miles, bending, stooping, ascending and descending stairs, restraining animals, lifting up to 40 lbs.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must want the best for all animals, and be focused on their routines, comfort and happiness
  • Cheerful, service-oriented self-motivated, enthusiastic, team player
  • Ability to manage a daily schedule of appointments
  • Ability to work independently in a virtual team environment
  • Ability to follow detailed written instructions
  • Must pass a criminal background check and provide references
  • Must be a perfectionist, trustworthy, punctual, and have the highest ethics.
  • Candidate must have a reliable vehicle, an excellent driving record, a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance

 

Do you meet all the above requirements?

Start application

How to Apply:

Follow These 2 Steps:

1. Submit an application

2. EMail your cover note with your full resume and a list at least 3 professional references to: office at alexandriapetcare.com

What Happens Next:

We contact qualified applicants to schedule a phone interview, and candidates who pass the phone interview are invited to an in-person meeting and face-to-face interview with a manager.

Following interviews, selected candidates pass a national background check, ID verification, criminal history check, and reference check before being hired.

New hires begin work with a reduced schedule for paid training time in the first several weeks to ensure a successful transition, during which time they will meet with pet owners, meet with pet professionals already on staff, ride along on select client appointments with an experienced employee, and build up to working a solo schedule of appointments in 60-90 days.

Cuddles. Wiggles. Wags. Sniffs. Purrs. Peek-a-boo. Leaps. Licks. Leans.

In all the ways you’ll be thanked for good work, the best is just making a difference in their day.

Application

Section One: Your Information

Your Name* (required)

Home Address

City, State, Zip*

Daytime Phone*

Cell Phone

Your Email*

Section Two: Position Information

Are you over 18 and eligible to work in the U.S.?*
 Yes No

Do you hold a valid driver's license?*
 Yes No

Do you have reliable, insured transportation?*
 Yes No

Do you have access to email and Internet that you can check twice daily?*
 Yes No

Do you have a cell phone?*
 Yes No

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?*
 Yes No

If yes, please explain:

Section Three: Skills and Work History

Why do you want to work with animals as a pet sitter & dog walker?

Why do you want to work with Alexandria Pet Care and not another pet company?

Please describe your prior experience with animals:

Are you able and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather (rain, sleet, snow, severe heat, severe cold)?*
 Yes No

Can you comfortably control a dog up to 100 pounds?*
 Yes No

Can you comfortably walk up to 3 miles a day?*
 Yes No

What types of medication are you able to administer to pets?
 Oral medications Injections Pills hidden in food SubQ Fluids

Please list any animals you prefer not to care for (due to allergies or any other reasons).

I have prior professional experience with animals and will email my resume in addition to my application.*
 Yes No

Please respond to the following statement: I have read the position requirements provided and understand fully the required experience, skills and qualifications.*
 Yes No


When other people’s homes and pets are under your care, there’s no greater reward than the satisfaction of work well done.
At Alexandria Pet Care, we serve our neighbors and yes, we get paid for it, but SERVICE to others is a fundamental principle of our work and the reward that feeds us.