Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Paw Pals Pet Sitting - Fairfax, VA (30+ days ago)

Fairfax Area Pet Sitter/Dog Walker needed.

Pet Sitter Job Description:

  • Receive pet care assignments from Paw Pals Sitting, LLC via email and text messaging.
  • Fulfill overnight service starting between 7-10 PM and ending between 7-10 AM
  • Perform mid-day daily dog walking assignments between 10 AM and 4 PM
  • Perform personalized pet sitting vacation visits throughout the day, including mornings and evenings
  • Remain in text or email contact with the client
  • Feed pets and refresh water during each visit
  • Give pets potty breaks and/or clean litter boxes
  • Clean up all pet accidents
  • Administer prescribed pet medications
  • Provide care, play and plenty of love and attention to our clients’ precious pets
  • Leave pet reports at every visit for the client to review upon their return
  • Take to curb and bring back in garbage and recycling bins
  • Retrieve mail, packages, and newspapers
  • Rotate interior and exterior home lighting
  • Tidy up pets’ direct living areas

Position Requirements:

  • Applicant must love pets and have pet experience
  • Applicant must have an insured, licensed, reliable car and hold a valid Virginia driver’s license. Excellent driving record required.
  • Applicant must provide proof of U.S citizenship and present valid photo identification
  • Applicant must be willing to undergo and pass a comprehensive criminal background check
  • Applicant must have a flexible schedule and be willing to work some weekends and holidays
  • Applicant must be in good physical condition (You will be walking a lot!)
  • Applicant must be able to walk dogs and be outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Applicant must be willing to pick-up dog poop and clean up litter boxes
  • Applicant must possess excellent written and texted English communication skills
  • Applicant must be well groomed, neat, tidy and refrain from smoking as well as profanity and vulgarity while working
  • Applicant must be respectful of Paw Pals Pet Sitting, LLC clients, their homes, their property, and their privacy, and be neat and tidy while working and staying overnight inside the client’s home
  • Applicant must have access to the internet to receive assignments and have text messaging on their cell phone for full assignment coverage
  • Applicant must live the coverage area
  • Applicant must be willing to make a 6 month independent contractor commitment to work with Paw Pals Pet Sitting, LLC and be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure/Non-Solicitation/IC Agreement as a condition of independent contractor relationship

Skills Set:

  • Pet sitting and/or in-home pet care experience
  • Veterinary technician or pet certification is a plus
  • Dog training is a plus
  • Experience administering pet shots, pills, salves, and/or pet physical therapy is a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Extremely organized and planning-oriented is a must
  • Able to address stressful situations with tact and without alarming clients, veterinary medical professionals, or pets

Additional Information:

  • Pet sitters are paid as Independent Contractors once a week. All pet visitations must be reported to Paw Pals Pet Sitting, LLC
  • Pet sitters will be issued a 1099 and will be responsible for paying their own taxes
  • Independent Contractor Agreement with Non-Disclosure/Non-Solicitation clause to be signed prior to being contracted as a pet sitter for Paw Pals Pet Sitting, LLC
  • This is not a full time job and hours are not guaranteed. This is an on-call position as jobs become available within our coverage area. This is a wonderful position for anyone looking for supplemental income. This is perfect for stay-at-home moms with older children, retired individuals and college students
  • Solicitation for business is acceptable on behalf of Paw Pals Pet Sitting, LLC however any free-lance visitations using the name of Paw Pals Pet Sitting, LLC is strictly forbidden and will be subject to prosecution.
  • Paw Pals Pet Sitting communicates with pet sitters via email and text messaging. If you turn off your phone or do not readily and immediately respond to text messaging using proper grammar and etiquette, this position is not for you.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Commission

Job Type: Part-time


  • Pet Care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Fairfax, VA (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)