Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Comfy Creatures Dog Walking & Pet Sitting - Northville, MI

Full-time | Part-time | Contract

COMFY CREATURES is a professional, experienced company specializing in customized pet care. We have been caring for local pets for over 20 years, and are seeking exceptional people to add to our team. We are looking for genuine pet lovers who are mature, caring, flexible, trustworthy & dependable. You must be physically capable, reliable, punctual, and willing to work year-round & in all weather conditions.

Help is needed in the following cities (YOU MUST LIVE IN OR ADJACENT TO): Farmington/Farmington Hills, Livonia, Plymouth, Novi, Northville, Waterford

Hours: Visits fall within 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Services you must be able to perform: Daily Dog Walks: Majority are middle of the day for a duration of 20-30 minutes each walk. Vacation Visits: Typically 1-3 times daily for approximately 2-14 days per service period per client. Vacation visits for DOGS are typically between 7-9:00 am and 10-11:00 pm, and include at least one mid-day visit, possibly two. Each dog visit is at least 30 minutes long. Vacation visits for CATS are typically 1-2 visits per day for 30 minutes per visit.

Requirements - You must: have an open, flexible schedule; live in or adjacent to the city where you would provide service; have personal or professional experience with animals, primarily dogs and cats (the work includes getting outside to walk dogs in all kinds of weather, getting on the floor to play with kitties, as well as poop scooping & litter clean-up); be looking for long term work (we have been in business for over 20 years!); be comfortable medicating/pilling both cats and dogs (injection experience a plus but not required); be physically capable and not afraid to get dirty; be able and willing to work alone and at night; love the outdoors year-round; possess a strong work ethic and be professional with clients; be available to work some holidays; have a cell phone that can take and text pictures; own a reliable vehicle; have daily internet and email access; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be punctual, responsible, and organized; be willing to attend an 8-hour pet first aid course (if not already certified) every 2 years; be extremely reliable and mature; undergo a background check.

Compensation varies. For example, you could make $10 for a simple 15 minute visit and $25 for an hour visit. There can be gratuities, which are yours to keep in full, and additional comp on holidays. As an independent contractor, you can claim mileage on your personal taxes. Earnings potential of $100+ per day. While most sitters generally work part-time and average $200-300 per week, some earn $500-$700+ weekly on a regular basis.

To start the application process, copy these 5 questions into an email and send it to us with your responses:

1. Tell us about your experience caring for pets

2. Where do you live? (major cross streets)

3. Would this be your primary or supplementary household income? Please explain.

4. What is your EXACT availability to pet sit (weekly days/hours) as of now? During the summer? What about during the holiday season (Dec. 23rd thru Jan 3rd)?

5. Is there anything about you that may make you stand out over other candidates?

After we review your initial response, we will contact you with our official application and authorization for background check if we feel you may be a qualified candidate. Due to the amount of interest, we may not be able to reply to all applicants. We truly apologize for this, as we appreciate all inquiries. Please DO NOT CALL about the position. Responses via email are the best method of contact regarding job inquiries.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $20.00 to $30.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Pet Care: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Northville, MI (Required)

Contract Length:

  • More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely