Seeking Passionate Cat Lovers: Apply Now! $20 hr +Mileage+Tips

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    Are you looking for a part-time job while you go back to school? Are you a stay-at-home parent looking to get out of the house during the day? Do you wish you could change careers and work with animals daily? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, come work with us as a professional cat caretaker!

    Close to Home Pet Services is an LGBTQAI-owned and operated company. We connect customers with our animal-obsessed team to provide their pets with unique, individual care. We have been providing individual dog walks and cat visits in Seattle since 2008. We’re currently looking to hire a responsible animal lover to join our professional team!

    Below are the basic qualities CTH Team members support and possess:
    • Reliability: We will be there when we say we will.
    • Honesty: We are honest and have the best intentions.
    • Communication: We Communicate quickly and clearly.
    • Present: We do the best we can today. When we know better we do better.
    • Self: We support self-care and development. Be the best version of ourselves.

    Together we create a safe, fun, healthy environment for our internal team, our animal/pet clients, our human clients, and our Community. We are making the difference together.

    Cat Caretaker Details: We have immediate openings for WEST SEATTLE daily cat caretakers. These positions work well for someone looking for part-time work, 2-5 hours a day. Applicants must be able to bend, kneel, stand several minutes at a time, have the capability to lift 25lbs as well as be a self-starter and problem solver.

    We are hiring hourly starting at ($19.97 per hour + average Mileage + Tips) or Independent Contractors ($20-$24 hour w/o drive time). The rate depends on your ability, experience, and availability.

    Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Provide loving care to our clients cats and small critters
    • Follow the care instructions laid out by clients. This means being able to read and understand instructions given and execute what was asked.
    • Care for cats includes refreshing water and food dishes, scooping litter boxes, sweeping up around litter boxes, cleaning up messes (ex hairballs), administering medications, playing with cats and/or proving love. This job requires frequent bending and kneeling.
    • Care for small critters requires cleaning up cages, putting out fresh bedding, providing fresh veggies, pellets, seed, hay, multivitamins etc… to pets. Must be comfortable handling small critters.
    • Monitor the well being of pets and report any behavioral or physical changes.
    • Administer medication if required.
    • Complete visit reports at the end of every visit which requires excellent written skills.
    • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) required. Frequent communicating with the office and clients is required.
    • Extra tasks at clients homes may be periodically required, including bringing in the mail, taking out the trash, watering plants etc…
    • Treat our client’s home and care for it like it was their own

    Who You Are:
    • You are honest, driven, self-motivated, and independent
    • You have a smartphone with a data plan
    • You are at least 18 years old
    • You own a reliable source of transportation such as an insured car
    • You enjoy spending the day outdoors in all types of weather
    • You are legally authorized to work in the United States
    • You are willing to submit to a background check
    • You have another form of income to help supplement this position

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Knowledge of cat breeds and behavior can be helpful but not required
    The ability to make quick decisions to keep cats, critters, and yourself safe
    Time management skills to ensure on-time arrivals for all cat visits
    Experience communicating with others via Slack

    Benefits and Perks:
    • Highly competitive industry pay
    • Paid Onboarding and Training
    • Casual dress code (dress for the weather instead of wearing a uniform)
    • Work within a fun environment that encourages learning with positive/animal-loving co-workers
    • Work at a company that respects you as an individual and creates healthy boundaries

    What our team says about the company:
    ‘Close To Home has been an amazing place for me after leaving a high-stress job. Being outside, exercising, and connecting with animals is the perfect antidote for career burnout and has helped tremendously with my depression and anxiety. Plus, the miles I’m walking have conditioned me enough so I can do all the hikes that seemed out of reach previously.’

    TO APPLY, please visit
    We’re excited to hear from you!

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