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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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Dogs Love Running! is a professional dog walking, dog running, and pet sitting service. We care for pets in the Elmhurst, Lombard, Hinsdale and surrounding suburbs. If you are a reliable, caring, pet lover we’d love to hear from you.

Dog Walking candidates should be available to work Monday through Friday, between 11am and 2pm (additional availability is a plus). 


•Must be able to maintain the weekday, 11am to 2pm availability for the next 12 months (at a minimum)

•Must be comfortable referring to existing client notes and pet care instructions

•Have a reliable car, valid driver's license, and insurance

•Feel comfortable with ALL types of dogs. It's important you understand dog behavior and how to interact with all dog personalities, include shy and timid pups.

•Access to a computer and smart phone (you will be checking in and checking out at each visit using our GPS-friendly scheduling system accessible via your cell phone)

•Easily pass a criminal/background check

•Are 21 years old or older

•Able to write legible, detailed notes to clients

•Able to use good judgment and common sense in pet and personal safety

•Live in or within 20 minutes of Elmhurst

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Company Overview: Windy City Dog Walkers is Chicago's most trusted dog walking company. We have been serving Chicago since 2002 and were voted "Best of Chicago" in 2014. We are a "dog walker focused company" with excellent reviews on Glassdoor! We are an A+ company because we only work with A+ walkers.  We focus on smaller neighborhood routes, walking on leash with one household's pets at a time, providing the same dog walker every day and helping clients with training reinforcement. Our client's dogs thrive with consistency and we find this system provides our walkers with reliable income that is more predictable when compared to other dog walking services. Many of our walkers walk with us for over two years and we promote from within. If you love working with dogs but would like to work without the on-demand nature of dog walker apps - this is the opportunity you have been looking for!


Job Summary: This is a physical job designed for true dog lovers. You will be walking independently with our client's dogs on leash. The route is normally within one neighborhood but you will need to travel to multiple households during the day. Most dog walkers typically walk 5+ miles each day. We place great emphasis on safety, customer service and self-reliance. Most walkers work 20-25 hours a week but a walker can work 30 hours or more if they are ready for the opportunity.


Route Details: We are currently hiring dog walkers for opportunities in many of Chicago's neighborhoods. The typical dog walker walks 8-10 dogs a day and works 4-6 hours per day. The route is normally within one neighborhood but you will need to travel to multiple households during the day.  


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform safe neighborhood walks on leash with one household's pet(s) at a time

  • Practice time management to stay on schedule

  • Communicate with the office and clients via voice/text and email

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Give all dogs attention, exercise and care

  • Travel to our office in River West to pick up client keys on Monday and drop off client keys on Friday


- You must be available Monday - Friday from approximately 10am to 4pm for six months or more

  • You must have a smart phone with a data plan

  • You must be at least 18 years of age

- We prefer that you own a reliable source of transportation such as a bicycle (preferred) or an insured car (Applicants who prefer to walk the route are encouraged to apply but only some routes are walkable)

  • Be prepared for all weather conditions as this is a year round position - you will be working outdoors

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Willing to submit to a background check if a position is offered

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of dogs breeds and behavior can be helpful

  • The ability to make quick decisions to keep dogs safe

  • Capable of walking more than one dog at a time

  • Comfortable walking dogs with special medical or behavior concerns

  • Time management is a critical skill to ensure on time arrivals for all dog walks

  • Strong communication skills via voice, text and email

Benefits and Perks:

  • Highly competitive industry pay including tips

  • Dedicated neighborhood routes with no competition with other dog walkers for walks/assignments

  • Paid meetings with potential clients and their dogs before signing up for service

  • Bonuses paid for any walks performed with multiple dogs in a home or any optional non-peak hour walks (evenings, weekends, house sits, etc.)

  • Paid orientation process

  • Free Cubs Tickets and fun team building events

  • Casual dress code (dress for the weather without the need to wear a uniform)

  • Work within a fun environment that encourages learning with positive/animal loving co-workers

  • Promotional opportunities with a highly rated/established company

To ensure we receive your application, please fill out the online application located on our website at:

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Job Description

We are seeking a Dog Walker Pet Sitter to join our team! You will be responsible for the overall care and well-being of the animals at our facility.


  • Handle general care tasks such as feeding and grooming of the animals

  • Assist in restraining animals for veterinary management

  • Keep records of animal feedings, treatments, and other updates

  • Engage in play activities and exercise with the animals

  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment 


  • Previous experience in animal care or other related fields

  • Passion to help and treat animals

  • Ability to interact with animals in a calm, non-threatening manner

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

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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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Job Description

Would you like to make money snuggling pets?

Do you love being outside?

Would you enjoy working independently with a dog as your boss?

For every PT member of our amazing team, you receive: 

  • Animal behavior training and the experience you need to advance your pet care career


  • Pet first aid certification

  • Freedom to work independently

  • Promotions and performance BONUSES

  • Liability insurance, bonding, and workman's compensation for your protection


This position works well for:

Moms, servers, artists, Uber and Lyft drivers, bus drivers, retail workers, dog trainers, students, musicians, delivery drivers, tutors, and retirees

Here is what we ask you to do:

You will be responsible for walking, feeding, watering, and keeping dogs safe and secure.

Have the ability to communicate via smart phone using our company app.

Walk your regularly scheduled doggie friends on your route Monday through Friday from 10am until 3pm.

:-) Did I mention this job requires you to play with puppies and kittens too?

This really is the BEST JOB EVER!

Some basic job requirements:

  • US citizen or legally authorized to work in the US

  • Over 18 years of age

  • Able to pass a background check

  • Local full-time resident of our service area

  • Able to commit to this position for 12 months from date of hire

  • Available all weekdays from 10am to 3pm

How Much Can I Make?

Our dog walkers can make $16-$20 per hour while filling their dog, cat, puppy and kitten-cuddling needs!  Our staff say that it is the "best job ever" and "You guys are da bomb!"

Tailchasers has been a leader in the pet care industry since 2004, and we offer management support and thorough training to make sure you feel confident in your ability to care for the pets on your route. 

We have the most amazing staff in the industry, and we can't wait to welcome you to our team!

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