Jobs 2019-11-01T16:55:56+00:00

Do Good and Serve Your Neighbors

Come work with the very best.  All your clients will wiggle with happiness when they see you.  

Open Positions:

We are hiring for growth! All our current employees are busy, busy and looking for just the right professional to join us, either part-time or full-time.

We’re seeking career animal experts to join our small team providing in-client-home pet care.

Join the most trusted and most experienced team in town!   We do fun work, with an unbeatable opportunity to serve your community. Our company offers training, expenses, and mileage reimbursement for all employees, with health & retirement benefit plans for permanent full timers. We’re a deeply caring team with wonderful loyal clients who hire us primarily for our expertise working with animals.

Pet Care Professional: Position Requirements

Candidates must have worked with animals and have accumulated 1-2 years of volunteer or paid experience (veterinary technicians, vet assistants, shelter employees, adoption or foster managers or volunteers, dog trainers, animal control, daycare, boarding facility, breeding or training facility, and other animal specialists). 

Experience and Education: 

  • Has professional experience handling and working with a variety of animals other than your own pets
  • Administers medications easily to all temperaments: pilling dogs and cats, injecting insulin, measuring /administering liquid suspensions, administering inhalers, and giving subcutaneous fluids
  • Proficient in leash handling or dog training of large breeds, and behavior management of anxious or leash reactive dogs
  • Can prove other medical, behavioral or technical skills necessary for working with animals
  • Has a background of handling emergency situations
  • Proficient in animal first aid; pet first aid certification preferred
  • Has 4-year college degree, or commensurate experience

Physical Requirements

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

Other Requirements

  • Lives in or within 1 mile of zip codes we serve (zip 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22311, 22312, 22314)
  • Must have some availability between 7 am and 10 pm to work in a neighborhood team serving clients 7 days a week.  Weekend and holiday hours are required.
  • Wants the best for all animals, and is focused on their individuality, routines, comfort and happiness
  • Manages a daily schedule of appointments without supervision
  • Works well independently in a client team environment where virtual teamwork and constant communication are essential
  • Is a perfectionist, trustworthy, punctual, and works ethically when no one is watching
  • Uses proficiently multiple technology apps, websites and smartphone
  • Works accurately from multiple sources of written instructions
  • Retains verbal instructions and written details
  • Has the maturity to care for client homes, to handle pet emergencies, to think proactively, to ask questions, and to seek clarification
  • Is an excellent written and oral communicator who’s fluent in English
  • Works as a cheerful, service-oriented, enthusiastic team player
  • Passes a complete background check
  • Has reliable car or truck (all-wheel drive preferable for inclement weather), an excellent driving record, a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance

Duties

  • Visit household pets in their own homes: dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, etc.
  • Schedule: Varies day to day as needed by clients
  • Weekends and holidays are paid at time-and-a-half
  • No overnights, housesitting, or taking in pets at your home

Benefits

  • Work independently with a flexible schedule, in a virtual team serving appreciative clients who adore us
  • This is an EMPLOYMENT W-2 non-exempt hourly position, serving private homes around Alexandria neighborhoods. As an employee, you will be trained, provided worker’s compensation insurance, mileage reimbursement, time and a half every weekend, and employer taxes paid on your behalf (Very different from contractor or “pay per visit” positions, where none of those employment perks are provided.)
  • Paid orientation, training, and a month of on-boarding support from both management and teammates
  • Choose to ramp up to full-time or stay part-time, as you prefer
  • Full-timers also qualify for additional company benefits including a paid company smartphone, health, dental, vision benefit package, 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • The pride of serving your neighbors in your community!

Are YOU a great fit?

Then be sure to tell us in your cover letter how you fit the above requirements and these specific candidate attributes:

  • career animal professional
  • who lives in or within a mile of our service area
  • you care strongly about about providing quality care for terrific clients with very high expectations

Complete our online application, then email us your cover letter and resume

What Happens Next:

We contact qualified applicants to schedule a phone interview. Following that step, candidates who pass the phone interview are invited to an in-person meeting and subsequent face-to-face interviews with other employees.

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.

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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.