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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:

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.



• Dog walkers must be comfortable performing new client consultations, including a meet and greet of new clients and their pets, gathering detailed information about their needs and special requests, and collecting necessary completed paperwork.

• Walkers must be willing to take on all types of assignments within the standard M-F 10am-4pm walking hours, as well as evenings/weekends/vacation care as their schedule permits. This could include daily dog walks or cat care, each for a range of breeds and temperaments.

• Walkers ensure the safety of the dogs and those (humans and dogs) around them, as well as maintain home security when entering/exiting. They are also expected to reinforce any trainings or walking behaviors as outlined during new client consultations or meet and greets. 

• Even when it is raining or snowing, dogs need to go out! Walkers must be willing to drive/walk in inclement weather.

• Walkers will be required to check in with the office staff and software systems to confirm that everything has been completed to client specifications.

• Walkers must be comfortable holding keys to clients' homes and take responsibility to not lose keys or get locked out.

• Walkers must be comfortable using a smartphone and using each of three apps used for the job. Orientation for each app will be provided during training.

• Due to the bonding that occurs between a sitter and animal, we require at least a 6 month commitment.


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 $14/hr, moving up to $15/hr within their first year. 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  

  • Travel/phone reimbursement

  • Periodic team outings and perks

  • Service tips and holiday bonus

  • Participation in community pet events     



The mission of S’wooft is to offer loving, reliable, and professional pet care in far northwest Chicago and surrounding areas.We do this through:

  • Hiring the best staff, who are fully screened, qualified, and trained 

  • Offering our staff competitive pay, benefits, and a respectful work environment

  • Continually training our staff in Pet First Aid/CPR and other skills that will allow them to offer excellent service to the pets we serve

  • Offering clients consistency in coverage for all daily walks, with additional coverage for off hours needs

  • Maintaining professionalism in all communications, policies, and practices

We specialize in daily dog walking, vacation care, and cat care—all of the ways pet owners need to be able to rely on someone when it comes to the daily care of their pets. Families trust us with their fur babies and their homes, so we're careful to thoroughly screen all of our staff with a full background check, professional references, and shadowing, to see if they have the same abounding love for pets that we do. Rather than a pet service based primarily on convenience, where the quality of staff may be inconsistent, we pride ourselves on each individual who makes up this team. We also strive to build community, both within Team S’wooft and among the greater Chicago area pet community. We do this through team outings, use of an ongoing chat app (Slack), community events, and our various marketing efforts. 

S’wooft is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we select, place, train, and promote the most qualified team members based on relevant factors such as experience, work quality, attitude, and availability. We do not consider race, color, religion, age, gender identification, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, genetic information, order of protection status, status as a victim or perceived victim of domestic or sexual violence, status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or any other proscribed factor in our hiring, salary/wage, promotion, or termination decisions, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. 

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

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY who do not mind the labor-intensive work involved in making dogs lives better.  

Exercising them in group play, feeding, petting, entertaining, rubbing bellies and keeping their environment clean & safe. Cleaning kennels, cleaning yards, laundry, dishes etc. 

We are looking for hard working team members who have a true passion for enriching the lives of dogs and bringing them joy and happiness. 

Weekends, Spring Break, Summers & Holidays are required because we are in the hospitality industry. These are our busiest times. 

This job can be very rewarding if you have honest passion for animals.  We work with a rescue and foster dogs, offer many services and provide an abundance of growth opportunity for the right people. 

If this sounds like you please apply now!  

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Do you:

  • Love dogs of all sizes and breeds?

  • Consider the sound of purring cats music to your ears?

  • Prefer to start your day at sunrise with your favorite canine or feline?

  • Live in or near Lombard, Illinois?

You could be the newest member of the Floofins & Co. Team! Interested? 

The Fringe Benefits:

  • Tons of doggie kisses, kitty headbutts and spirited playtime

  • Work independently - as part of a team of animal lovers 

  • Be an actual W-2 Employee not a subcontractor!

  • Average a $12 to $14 per hour base rate PLUS gratuities

  • Bonuses for working holidays

  • Pets, pets, and more pets!

You might make a fantastic member or our team if you:

  • Have a true love of all things canine, feline, avian, and exotic 

  • Are 18+ years old

  • Are dependable and able to work independently

  • Are an "early bird" who enjoys starting and ending your day early

  • Have a reliable/insured automobile and a valid drivers license

  • Possess personal experience owning or caring for dogs and/or cats 

  • Be able to interpret animal body language 

  • Live in or near Lombard, Illinois

  • Are comfortable using an easy to learn app

  • Are able to work early mornings and middays (Monday-Friday between 6AM and 3PM) and a minimum of one weekend per month

  • Even better if you have dog training, grooming, or animal shelter volunteer experience!

Wondering what an average day of a Floofins Pet Care Specialist/MidDay Dog Walker looks like?

  • Start the day off early with 3-5 visits (6AM-10AM), take a coffee break and then start your midday dog walking rote

  • Drive 20 minutes or less between visits within your personalized territory determined by your home address

  • For dog walks, you will have a walk and/or yard time with your canine friend(s), serve fresh water, and possibly a treat and/or food  

  • For a kitty house, youll play with cats (of course), plus scoop the litter box, refresh water, and possibly serve a treat and/or food

  • During all visits, youll jot down notes of the visit activities for the pet parentwith a cute action photo!

  • Opportunities for additional visits in the early mornings and midday

We supply:

  • Plenty of pets to dote on with all homes fully vetted by the Floofins & Co. Administrative Team  

  • Live, local support to all Team Members when in the field... help is ALWAYS just a phone call away 

  • Loads of poop bags and other pet care supplies

  • iPad OR data reimbursement while using our easy to learn app

  • Fashionable Floofins Apparel

  • Average a $12 to $14 per hour base rate PLUS gratuities

  • Paid initial and ongoing training opportunities, including ongoing access to Floofin University (our proprietary employee online training platform)

  • Summer BBQs and Post-Holiday survival staff appreciation events

  • Opportunities for annual raises and potential for your route and role to grow

Become part of a locally owned in-home pet care company (Est. 2010) that takes pride in providing exceptional care for our clients and their floofins. Learn more about Floofins & Co. at

To be considered for this awesome position, apply now!

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