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Our business is growing and we are currently hiring for a part-time Pet Sitter Associate. If you are interested, please review the job description and complete the form below.

Pet Sitter Associate

Job Description

Tired of cubicles and walls? Business is good and we are expanding our pet sitting staff. Turn your passion for pets into a rewarding career. Flexible hours. Will serve Macedonia and surrounding areas, providing in-home pet care visits to feed, monitor, walk and pamper pets. Weekend and holiday work required. Must be dependable with valid driver license, vehicle, and auto insurance. Considerable amount of driving involved. Proven communication and client interaction skills are a must. Ability to work independently is necessary. All applicants are subject to a background check and drug test. Requires ability to lift and/or maneuver, control, monitor and care for pets of various species and weights, including large-breed dogs. Working knowledge of email, internet and smartphones needed. Preference will be given to individuals with pet care backgrounds. Reports to company president/owner. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug-free workplace.

Must be willing to travel to our service areas:

  • Macedonia, Hudson, Peninsula, Boston Heights, Brecksville, Macedonia, Sagamore Hills, Walton Hills, Northfield, Twinsburg, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Aurora, Streetsboro

 

We will do all we can to keep each team member as close to home as possible.

 

Essential Job Functions

Driving: Must have valid driver’s license and be able to transport pets safely. Must be able to read and follow a road map. Ability to navigate efficiently is expected. Must be able to reach addresses within the assigned region within 30 minutes.

 

Dog walking: Requires skills sufficient to successfully walk dogs in public places. Must be able to restrain and control dogs up to 120 lbs. on leads. Knowledge of effective dog-walking techniques, such as short lead control, must be demonstrated.

 

Pet First Aid: Must successfully complete Pet First Aid course and keep skills current. Must demonstrate ability to react calmly and appropriately in an emergency.

 

In-Home Pet Sitting – Dogs, Cats, Caged Pets & Birds: Must have ability and skills to provide the following services offered by our company to clients in their homes: watering plants, opening/closing blinds, feeding animals per instructions, entering and leaving home securely, monitoring pets for health issues, interacting with pets, following clients’ instructions and adhering to all company standards as stated in our operating procedures.

 

Reporting & Documentation: Complete all necessary reporting and documentation per company standards for both internal and client purposes. Must learn and correctly utilize pet sitter software.

 

Pet Management: Must understand basic pet behavior and demonstrate ability to manage pets safely and effectively. Requires ability to identify the signs of aggression, stress, pain and fear.

 

Technology: Must be able to use a smartphone and computer successfully.

 

Client Relations: Excellent interpersonal and pet care skills with clients are expected. Maintaining high customer satisfaction ratings is expected and will be measured by client assessments for each assignment. Must communicate clearly and be able to verify that messages are received. Ability to establish trust and rapport is key.

 

Teamwork: Must work well in team environment as well as independently. Job requires flexibility to accommodate schedule and assignment changes and support team members.

 

Attendance: Failure to fulfill an assignment without arranging backup could result in injury to a pet and lost clientele. Must be dependable and punctual for assignments. Holiday and weekend work required.

Education/Training/Experience Required

High School Diploma required. Pet First Aid Certificate to be obtained during orientation. Some college preferred. Experience caring for pets required. Job experience or education related to animal care is a plus.

 

Physical Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions

Must be able to reach addresses within the assigned region within 30 minutes. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. and be capable of controlling/manipulating a dog up to 140 lbs. Must be able to visually inspect pets in your care. Walking, driving and boarding animals into vehicles is required. Must be able to detect animal noises, such as distress whining. Most of the work day for this position requires moderate strenuous physical activity, exposure to outdoor elements and concentration. The ability to assess situations accurately and respond quickly is needed. This work environment requires that an employee have no barriers or aversions to touching, smelling or being in close proximity with animals, including sensitivity to pet dander, feathers, urine, feces or any other animal feature.

 

Job Type: Part-time

From $11.00 - $16.00+ per hour with mileage and earned tips!

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