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    Dog Walker Evenings and Weekends -WEST SEATTLE ONLY (West Seattle)

    compensation: $16.50-$18 DOE
    employment type: part-time

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    Company Overview
    We are a pet care services company that supports our team to be the best version of themselves. We truly work as a team and every member of our staff is a kind and honest person, who is independently driven, detail oriented, self-motivated, reliable and an excellent communicator. Close to Home Pet Services has been in business since 2008 and we are West Seattle’s dog walking and cat sitting company. Locally owned and operated. This Company is in business for Clients and the Team support empowerment. Join our team and work toward the best version of you.

    Job Summary
    Our ideal candidate would be a compassionate caregiver for dogs using COVID safety guidelines, a Neighborhood Dog Walker, working independently but also as a member of a team in West Seattle. We meet our dogs in advance of the first walk, all dogs are screened. An excellent opportunity for anyone looking to work with animals, stay active, enjoy the outdoors or explore the city. We have several positions, split shifts and weekend work. For example M-F 4-8pm and weekends 11am -8pm. More hours may be available.

    Responsibilities and Abilities

    Dog Walking – The primary duty of the position is giving our client’s dogs an opportunity to go outside in a safe and controlled way so they can exercise and go potty. All walks are neighborhood per household, No dog parks or pack walks. We also offer backyard visits. We use COVID Safety protocol.

    Please be able to follow detailed instructions – Many of our clients have special needs and requests. It is imperative that you follow all client requirements to ensure the safety and well being of their dog. We also encourage self starters and problem solvers.

    Communication – With any pet services job, you are going to have questions, concerns or complications at some point. We work as part of a team. It is important that you know when to ask questions and when to call for help. We use the SLACK app on our phones and will train you to use it on the job.

    Honesty – Above all else, we need all members of our team to be honest. If you do not have empathy or honesty, this is not the role or team for you.

    Qualifications and Skills

    Transportation Requirement – You must have a valid driver’s license, insured/reliable vehicle and a smart phone with a data plan.

    Active Position- Dog walking is a very active job. You must be able to walk several hours each day as well as have the capability to lift 50lbs. You will be moving continuously throughout the work day but it is a fun active pace and should not be too strenuous.

    Knowledge of Dogs – Some history or experience with pet care (professional or volunteer) is preferred but not required. All dog walkers go through a paid orientation / training process which will help prepare you to work independently.

    Benefits and Perks

    Competitive Industry Pay – We offer competitive pay at $16.50 to $18 an hour as an employee.

    Promotional Opportunities – We are an established and growing company. We prefer to promote from within and we anticipate the need to grow our management team in the future.

    Drive Time- We pay for drive time

    Paid Sick Leave – You will accrue sick time working as an employee with us.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Covid Safety protocols in place and PPE provided.

    The Company is West Seattle exclusively.

    (Continuous Background check is required we will comply with RCW 49.94.010)

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