June 12, 2021 at 10:32 pm #1008214
M-F Dog Walker and Daily Cat Sitter-WEST SEATTLE ONLY (West Seattle)
Compensation: $16.00-16.50 DOE
Employment type: Part-time Long-term
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.
We have on going open positions for Cat Sitters and M-F Dog Walkers
Our ideal candidate(s) would be compassionate caregiver(s) using COVID safety guidelines. The Dog Walker position is for 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 currently have weekend hours available. Additional days and hours may be available.
The Cat Sitting positions are in the West Seattle area Weekend mornings and and evenings with some split shifts.
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.
Cat Sitting- The primary duty is to provide companionship, feed, clean boxes and light clean up if needed. Some cats will want to play, others cuddle and some may not wish to engage. The expectation while on the job is to read and follow detailed instructions on our APP while also adapting to moving needs and situations while caring for the cat(s). Please only apply if you are a ‘cat person’ and enjoy their company.
In addition, 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 ask for clarification and/or 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. Cat sitting is not as active but may require lifting, bending and some stairs.
Knowledge of Dogs – Some history or experience with pet care (professional or volunteer) is preferred but not required. All new hires go through a paid orientation / training process which will help prepare you to work independently.
Cat knowledge is preferred but not required to have professional experience caring for felines.
Benefits and Perks
Competitive Industry Pay – We offer competitive pay at $16.00-16.50 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 a set allowance for drive time per job.
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)June 16, 2021 at 7:17 pm #1008576
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