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Early Morning Weekday/Weekend Pet Sitter

companyPawsitive Dawg Walking and Pet Sitting, LLC
locationWaltham, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Pawsitive Dawg is rapidly growing and currently looking for fun, loving, reliable, and mature individuals to join our team of dedicated pet care professionals to take care of cats and walk dogs!

Positions Available for 4 weekday mornings and 1 weekend morning or 3 weekday nornings and 2 weekend mornings:

  • Pet Sitter available in the early morning from 7-9am 
  • Pet Sitter available in the early mornings from 6am-10am
  • Pet Sitter available in the early mornings from 7am-11am
  • Pet Sitter available in the early mornings from 8am-12pm

What we offer:

  • A fun job where you get to be outside and exercise
  • A job where you get to work with animals and their owners on a daily basis
  • A job where you get to work independently
  • Paid training
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Time Off after 12 months of employment
  • Simple IRA if you make over $5000 in the year
  • Great hours with additional hours available
  • Direct deposit
  • Full bonding and liability insurance
  • Established dog walking/pet sitting business since 2012


  • We pay you by the service (commission) + mileage reimbursement + cell phone stipend + 100% tips
  • If you have 0-1 years experience, the starting pay averages between $17-20/hour (plus mileage reimbursement + cell phone stipend + 100% tips) depending on how many walks you complete but that quickly goes up the longer you stay with us. The more paid dog walking/pet sitting experience you have, the higher your starting pay. This is NOT an independent contractor position.
  • Depending on your availability and experience, this is a great way to earn supplemental income
  • You can make extra money if you are willing to provide pet sitting services and pick up extra hours, provide overnights, or work on weekends.
  • This is a very part-time job to start. Your schedule is based on client need. More visits will be available as your comfort grows and business continues to increase.
  • A minimum of 6 months commitment is preferred. Temporary/Seasonal (e.g., summer) positions are NOT available.

Job Description:

  • At least 2 years experience caring for animals
  • Comfortable walking both big and small dogs for a mile or more
  • Comfortable taking care of cats (feeding, playing, and scooping litter boxes)
  • Be comfortable driving and providing dog walking services in all New England weather (i.e., rain, wind, sleet or snow) for 15 minutes up to an hour at a time and up to 6 miles per day
  • Be able to quickly and efficiently respond to all inquiries from our team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills since you will be communicating directly with clients and the Pet Care Manager
  • Must be extremely organized, dependable, self-motivated, and have a positive attitude
  • Follow a schedule provided by the Pet Care Manager
  • Give all pets your undivided attention and love during your assigned visit
  • Provide pick up and drop off services to dogs from and to their homes for individual dog hikes
  • Provide solo dog walks for private on-leash neighborhood walks
  • Provide group dog walks for on-leash neighborhood walks
  • Maintain control and ensure the safety of all of the animals under your watch
  • Maintain security of our clients' homes during your assigned visit
  • Pick up and properly dispose of all pet waste of the pets in your care
  • Provide a daily note in our scheduling app with a photo following each visit to confirm services and to update the owner and Pawsitive Dawg Walking and Pet Sitting of your visit


  • Must love all dogs and cats
  • Must have a smart phone with the ability to text as well as download and use our scheduling software
  • Must have a car with valid driver's license and automobile insurance
  • We assign visits within 5 miles of our staff's home so employees must live within 15 minutes of our service area (Waltham, Belmont, Watertown)
  • 4 relevant references (3 professional and 1 personal)
  • Staff must commit to always being available for last minute visits (unless sick or previously requested off) during their agreed upon hours
  • Occasional evening hours or weekends for client interviews may be necessary
  • Clean criminal background and clean driving records (criminal/background check required)

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