Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

The Purple Pet Lady - Oakland, CA (30+ days ago)

This position starts as an occasional, on-call pet services professional and will build towards a regular Dog Walking schedule.

Services Needed:

-Single Household Dog Walks (2 dogs max.) in their neighborhoods.

-Drop-in Care visits for dogs and cats

-Overnight animal care for dogs and cats.


Must have availability between 10 am and 3pm on at least one consistent week day for dog walking. Overnights are more sporadic at this point and would be offered as the requests come in.

Looking for someone who will make at least a 1 year commitment.

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting experience is great but not necessary. I have designed a Volunteer Pet Care Course that you can take with me to learn what you need to learn for the position.

Skills that are essential to be a Pet Care Professional are:


Excellent Time Management (using tools such as alarms is encouraged!)


Willingness to Learn

Attention to Detail

Awareness of Environment at all times


Quick Response Time

Able to remain calm and even-tempered during confrontation

Desire and Practice of Problem Solving from a Need-based perspective

Ability to walk for durations of up to 4 hours a day at differing speeds and at varied inclines, based on the needs of each dog and the neighborhood they live in.


The Purple Pet Lady supports the arts in Oakland. If you are a creative person with strong interpersonal and organization skills, and the need for another source of income, you are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $24.00 to $27.00 /hour


  • Dog Walking/Pet Sitting: 1 year


  • Oakland, CA


  • Morning
  • Mid-Day