Dog Walker/Pet Sitter (Canton, Highlandtown, Patterson Park, etc)

Happy Dog Baltimore - Baltimore, MD

Contract$15 - $20 an hour
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We are seeking Dog Walker & Pet Sitters to join our team! We are an established and well-loved dog walking and pet sitting company, and we are looking for personable, experienced and dedicated animal lovers to add to our great staff. At Happy Dog we believe in exercising both the body and mind, and treating all of our clients' pets with the same care and devotion we give our own.

Who we want: Enthusiastic pet lovers who can work a minimum of 3 days a week from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Also awesome if you have: Weekend availability, overnights, evenings, and early mornings (Happy Dog hours run from 7a-10p, 365 days a year, and we offer overnight visits)

Where: Canton, Highlandtown, Patterson Park, Butcher's Hill, and surrounding neighborhoods

Responsibilities:

  • Handle general pet care tasks such as walking, feeding, playing, poop disposal, litter cleanup, kitty cuddles and puppy lovin’.
  • Keep record of animal activity, behavior, and general well-being, including pictures, during each visit to share with the client.
  • Engage in play activities and exercise with the animals; must be comfortable with both BIG and small dogs as well as cats
  • Maintain a clean, healthy environment and a friendly, professional demeanor at all times

Qualifications:

  • LOVE dogs and cats (duh)
  • Previous experience in pet care, customer service, or other related fields
  • Ability to interact with animals in a calm, non-threatening manner
  • Own and understand how to operate a smartphone **Required to complete pet services**
  • Regular and reliable access to a car, valid MD driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Comfortable navigating through Baltimore city (traffic, construction)
  • Able to work with us for a minimum of 6 months; the pets will want to develop a long-term relationship with you
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Undergo and pass a criminal/background check

Perks:

  • Hang out with dogs and cats all day, plus a bit of exercise and sunshine!
  • No desks, no cubicles, no sore bum from sitting all day
  • Animals give the best positive reinforcement when you're having a bummer day : )
  • Team hangouts, if that's your kinda thing
  • Bonuses

Pay: Happy Dog staff are paid per walk or visit, which shakes out to approximately $15/hour

How to score this job: Please submit a cover letter and resume. Thanks!

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Animal Care: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Baltimore, MD (Required)

License:

  • MD (Required)

Shifts:

  • Mid-Day (Required)
  • Morning (Required)

Hours per Week:

  • 21-30 (Required)
  • 31-40 (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • 5 - 6 months
  • 7 - 11 months
  • 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Additional Compensation:

  • Tips
  • Bonuses
  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations
  • Fully Remote
  • On the road
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