Jobs 2019-03-22T17:44:16+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.  

Are YOU a great fit?

We’re looking for:

  • career animal professionals
  • who live in or within 5 minutes of our service area

You should apply if:

  • you have worked professionally with animals before
  • you care strongly about about providing quality care for terrific clients with very high expectations
  • you want to be rewarded with great pay, wonderful collaborative teammates, and a supportive low-drama workplace

Open Position:

We are hiring for growth! All our current employees are busy, busy and looking for just the right professional to join us.

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

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.

Join the most trusted and most experienced team in town!

Pet Care Professional: Position Requirements

Preference given to candidates who have worked with animals (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 experience handling and working with a variety of animals other than your own pets
  • Administers medications: pilling dogs and cats, injecting insulin, measuring /administering liquid suspensions, and giving subcutaneous fluids
  • 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, all moderately 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 near zip codes we serve (zip 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22311, 22312, 22314)
  • Dog walkers must have weekday availability 10 am to 4 pm.  Rare weekend or holiday hours are required.
  • Pet sitters must have some availability 7 days a week between 7am and 10 pm. Weekdays, nights, weekends and holiday hours required
  • Adapts to a pet sitter’s lifestyle, working in “chunks” of time 1-3 hours morning, 1-4 hours afternoon, 1-2 hours evenings
  • 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.
  • Hours: 10-30 hours/week, as needed
  • Schedule: Varies day to day. 2-5 hours daily as needed by clients
  • Weekends and holidays are paid at time-and-a-half
  • No overnights, housesitting, or taking in pets at your home

Do you meet all the above requirements?

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.

APPLY NOW

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.