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Cat-Sitter living within 5 miles of Evanston
Heaven Sent Pet Care

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Cat-Sitter living within 5 miles of Evanston

Heaven Sent Pet Care
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Job Summary

Job Type
Freelancer, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Pet Sitter, Pet Care
Employer's Industry
Animal Care

Job Description

Heaven Sent Pet Care, a professional pet care company (serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth), is 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 are currently hiring for a CAT SITTER.

Cat care typically includes feeding and watering, giving the cat(s) affection, doing a head-to-tail check, and cleaning the litter box. Cat care may also include other pet-sitting or vacation care tasks such as bringing in the mail/newspaper, plant care, cleaning up messes (ie: hairballs, accidents), and keeping the home in order while the clients are away.


Cat-sitters work on an "as-needed" basis as clients schedule.

We assign one cat-sitter for a client's whole trip, and the cat-sitter either accepts or rejects each booking on an individual basis.

Some weeks/weekends are really busy--some are not. It depends on client requests.

Typically, the cat-sitter decides a consistent time frame in which they will do the cat care visits each day. In some instances, the clients will request morning, afternoon, or evening visits, or they may request two visits per day. These visits may fall on the week or the weekend.

Each cat-sitting visit is 25-minutes long. The rate cat-sitters are paid for each 25-minute visit starts at $6.46 and goes up from there depending on client surcharges/holiday surcharges. 

Gratuity is not included in this rate, and is paid directly to cat-sitters. The amount varies from client to client.

Background & References: You need to be at least 21 years old, able to pass a background/criminal check, and have at least 3 references.

Supplies & Equipment: You need to have: (1) a reliable car, (2) a computer with access to the internet, (3) a printer, (4) a working Smart Phone

Location: Since cat-sitters often go out for 1-2 visits at a time, it is best if you live in or near (within 5-10 miles) of one of our service areas (Wilmette, Evanston, or Kenilworth).

Animal Experience: And of course, we expect that you love animals (especially cats!) Working with animals can be an extremely rewarding and fun job and we are looking for candidates whose priority is providing quality care to our furry clients and their owners. You don't have to have any professional animal work experience, but we find it helpful if you've had cats of your own before.

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!

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


Culture & Perks

Women Owned
Pet Friendly
Work-life Balance
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