Thank you for your interest in joining the West Side Pet Sitting team. We are always excited to meet other pet lovers!
Please note, applicants must be at least 18 years old, and make a commitment of service for a minimum of ONE YEAR Have there own car and be insured. A background check and drug test are also required to secure employment.
Please read the job description below, and then email a resume along with a cover letter detailing why you would be right for the position. Future employees must realize that we work when most people are on vacation so ability to work during the holidays is a must.
Pet Sitter Job Description
Pet sitters must be comfortable performing new client consultations, which are essentially interviews, for new pet sitting jobs. Sitters must also be comfortable referring to existing client notes and filling in for Pet Care Team members that are unable to service a primary client.
Pet sitting visits range from 30 minutes to full overnights and are usually done at roughly the same time each day to keep continuity for the animals. For example, most cat sitting assignments consist of one visit per day while dog sitting assignments can range from 2-4 visits per day along with extended evening and overnight visit requests. Most pet sitting assignments are 1-2 weeks in length, but some may just be over a weekend. Visits are spread out during pet sitting hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pet sitters must be willing to take on all types of assignments.
Time will be spent walking dogs, feeding animals, cleaning up any messes you (or they) have made, scooping litter boxes and picking up poop. Having TLC and playtime with the pets is of utmost importance. Mail and newspaper pick up, trash removal and and house plant care are also included.
Sitters will be required to check in with the office twice a day to confirm that everything is moving forward and has been completed.
Sitters will also be required to leave detailed notes send e-mail and/or text messages inclusive of photos and/or videos to each owner upon request. Sitters must be comfortable using an iPhone on the job.
Sitters must be comfortable holding keys to clients homes and take responsibility to not loose keys or lock out.
Sitters must respect client confidentiality. Friends and/or children should not be present on visits nor should sitters discuss with anyone that a particular client is away. Due to the bonding that occurs between a sitter and animal, we require at least a ONE YEAR commitment to working with West Side Pet Sitting. Employees must also be willing to attend continuing education courses as requested by West Side Pet Sitting.