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Dog Walker/Pet Care Provider
S'wooft Dog Walking & Pet Care

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Dog Walker/Pet Care Provider

S'wooft Dog Walking & Pet Care

Job Summary

Wage
$13.50-14.50 per hour
Job Type
Entry-level, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Pet Care, Dog Walker, Dog Care
Employer's Industry
Health & Wellness, Other, Retail
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

If you're a pet lover who is organized, honest and reliable, and looking for steady part-time income in a role that will be personally fulfilling, we're looking for you!

We're actively hiring in the following areas:

Park Ridge

Norwood Park

Old Irving Park

Gladstone Park

Jefferson Park

Portage Park

Elmwood Park

Company website: www.swooftchicago.com

General Hours: 10am-4pm M-F 

(evenings/weekends are optional as walks are requested)

Please note, applicants must be at least 21 years old and make a commitment of service for a minimum of 6 months. A background check and references checks are required to secure employment, and our walkers travel between stops by car or bike. S'wooft employs all walkers as W2 employees.

 

Compensation:

Dog walkers are paid by direct on a bi-weekly basis with monthly income ranging about $650-1400+ depending on client needs and walker availability. We will discuss exact route and expected income based on your needs and qualifications.  All walkers are W2 employees and start at $13.50/hr, moving up to $14.50/hr with one year of tenure. In addition, they enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Support of a team of pet lovers
  • Pet First Aid/CPR Certification  
  • Online and in-person training (all paid)
  • Paid sick leave     
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Periodic team outings and perks
  • Service tips and holiday bonus
  • Participation in community pet events     

Please apply online if you are interested in this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you!

Business Overview

Our Story

S'wooft opened in March of 2015 when Sarah Homan (founder) ran into a dilemma. She lived in far northwest Chicago and despite being within city limits, had very few options for pet care for her then 8yr old collie mix, Allie. Long work and commuting hours made it necessary to find a reliable daily dog walker and she was shocked at the limited options in her area, so she made it her mission to establish a loving, reliable, and professional pet care service for far northwest Chicago and the surrounding area. Sarah left her full-time job in technology recruiting in October of 2015 to continue to grow the business. Her dogs Allie and little sister Melo (2yr old Pit Bull mix) now enjoy having a daily walking buddy and seeing a lot more of mom!

Sarah brought a professional background in education, customer service and career advising, and networking within and beyond her community. Her love for animals was the common thread throughout, as she made several career choices based on her pets' wellbeing. It has become her joy to be a more present dog mom and help other pet owners maintain a high quality of life for their fur babies despite the demands of adult life. S'wooft has been fortunate to find professional and loving individuals to care for their clients and Sarah strongly believes that our value lies in our great team of professional pet care providers.  

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Culture & Perks

Perks
Pet Friendly
Workplace
Community Oriented
Flexible
Fun
Mission Driven
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