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Daily Dog Walker
Heaven Sent Pet Care

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Daily Dog Walker
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Job Summary

Wage
$13.84-16.00 per hour
Job Type
Entry-level, Freelancer, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 20 days ago
Job Role
Dog Walker
Employer's Industry
Animal Care
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

Company Description

Heaven Sent Pet Care is a professional pet care company that has been serving the Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth areas since 1999. We are committed to offering professional and personalized pet care services to our clients in their homes.We are looking for dynamic, caring, and trustworthy pet lovers to join our expanding team. If you are a self-starter, able to work independently, and can manage a changing schedule, this may be the job for you! We offer flexible ongoing part-time positions that work well as supplemental income.

Job Description

Now Hiring!We are currently hiring for an DAILY DOG WALKER.

Our "Daily Dog" walking services are typically performed Monday through Friday between between the hours of 10am-3pm. We do private visits/walks for our clients, and most are 25 minutes long. We never do "pack walks" (walking multiple clients dogs at a time).Unlike with dog-walking applications, our walkers have the same group of dogs to work with and can count on how much work they will have. Typically, we will start out walkers with a shorter route and build up the route as we are able and as the walker is comfortable. Most of our current walkers complete between 4-8 visits daily.The rate walkers are paid ranges between $6.92-$8 per 25-minute visit (equivalent averages to around $13.84-$16 per hour).We provide a professional work environment. This is a supported position and we are office staffed from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday for any questions or help a walker might need. We also have emergency contacts for walkers, if an issue arises after business hours.

Qualifications

Is this a good fit for you?
We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are organized, dependable, trustworthy, timely, and professional.
  • Have great customer service and communication skills.
  • Are team players who can handle last-minute changes and requests from clients.
  • Are able to work independently and responsibly.
  • Enjoy being outside in all four seasons and the weather that comes with them! (Rain, snow, heat, cold, wind...)
  • Can make at least a 6-month commitment to working with us. We view dog-walking as a career choice and do not often hire just seasonally or temporarily. The dogs (and their owners!) get attached to their walkers and sitters!
  • Love Animals! You don't have to have any animal work experience, but we find it is helpful if you have at least had pets of your own before.

Qualifications

  • Background & References: You need to be at least 21 years old, able to pass a background/criminal check, and have at least 3 references.
  • Physical Requirements: You need to have excellent dog-handling skills and intuition to walk and control dogs of all sizes and breeds. You also need to handle the activity level of walking dogs for 2-6 hours per day (you choose the amount).
  • Supplies & Equipment: You need to have: (1) a reliable insured automobile and a valid driver's license (2) a computer with access to the internet, (3) a printer, (4) a smartphone (preferably with a data plan and texting).
  • Location: Because Heaven Sent does not compensate for travel time/commute, it is best if you live in or near one of our service areas (Wilmette, Evanston, or Kenilworth).
  • Availability: We will work with our walkers to find a time frame and amount of visits per day that works with them and their schedule. It is our preference that candidates have some consistent availability Monday through Friday, and are available during our busiest time frame between 10a-3pm.

We are a fun team committed to providing the best service in town and look forward to adding some caring individuals to the group.

Additional information

Interested in applying? Please reply to this posting to tell us a little about yourself, including your answers to the following questions:

  1. Are you over 21 years of age?
  2. Do you have a car?
  3. Where do you live? (Which neighborhood)
  4. What appeals to you about working with a dog walking team?5. Please describe your personal pet experience.
  5. Do you have any pet allergies?
  6. Are you currently working? (List where you work, location, and what hours. If you are not currently working, please list your last place of employment and why you left.)
  7. Are you a student/grad student? During what hours do you take classes/teach?
  8. Do you have a computer? Access to internet? Access to a printer for daily use?
  9. Do you have a cell phone/smart phone with a data plan? Texting ability?
  10. What hours and days are you available to work with us?12. What is your estimated duration of employment in this type of position? 3-4 months, 4-6 months, 6-8 months, 8 months to 1 year, or longer?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Business Overview

Our Story

Heaven Sent Pet Care was founded by Susan Forte in 1999. After practicing corporate law in a large Washington, D.C. law firm for 6 years, Susan took over her family's Philadelphia mail-order business and grew it into a highly profitable, productive entity as well as a really fun and nurturing place to work. Ironically, that is where she discovered the pet-sitting industry---while researching pet related products for a new catalog.

Susan had two life dreams since she was a child: to have her own business, and to work with animals. Heaven Sent Pet Care married the two. Helping to create and build Heaven Sent has truly been one of the most rewarding, challenging, and exciting ventures she has ever been a part of in her entire life. The pets, their families, and the pet care specialists she has gotten to know over the years have all been absolutely wonderful. Since 1999, her Heaven Sent business embodies her mission to serve pets, parents, her Walkers and Sitters, and the community with excellence and integrity.

Find out more about our company and staff at www.heavensentpetcare.com!

Why Work With Us?

Love animals, the outdoors, and being active? Be a part of the North Shore's premier dog-walking and pet-sitting service! Heaven Sent Pet Care offers part-time and flexible positions with consistent and predictable work!

Team Size

11-50 team members

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Culture & Perks

Ownership
Women Owned
Benefits
Training
Perks
Pet Friendly
Workplace
Flexible
Fun
Work-life Balance
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