Employment Opportunities

"A tired dog, is a good dog"

Puget Paws a small and well-loved private dog walking and pet sitting company that is expanding and we are seeking experienced Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters to add to our professional and dedicated staff. 

Mid Day Dog Walker

  

Days: Monday -Friday, some weekends & Holidays

 

Hours: 10:30 am - 4 pm


Pay rate: $ 15 per hour. After completion of training: Pay rate increases along with additional pay on weekends/major holidays and mileage reimbursements.


Walks are for 1 or more dogs of the same household. No “group” dog walks. Walks are performed in the pets’ neighborhood or nearby park.


Please note: This is a part-time position with an average of 10 - 20 hours per week. 

Caring for pets is great way to earn extra money along side another part-time job and/or school. This position is rewarding!! You will be building trusting relationships with pets, helping your local community, working outside and getting exercise. More hours available depending on performance and availability. 


Service Areas:


Lynnwood, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, Woodway, Shoreline and Lake Forest Park 


Requirements:

  

  • You have a reliable, insured car (a pet-friendly car) and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • You are comfortable with driving on all major roads, highways and neighborhood streets.
  • You absolutely LOVE, have patience and experience with dogs and cats (own or previously owned, volunteered at shelters and/or professional experience).
  • You have concern for animal’s health, happiness and well-being.
  • You are neat, tidy and respectful in client homes.
  • You can work with us at least 6-12 months. The pets will want to develop a long-term relationship with you.
  • You are available to work over at least 2 of the 3 major winter holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. (Don’t worry; you’ll be paid an additional holiday bonus and will be able to have holiday plans of your own.) 
  • You can pass a criminal / background check.
  • You have a smartphone, respond to messages in a timely manner and check your email daily.
  • You are at least 18 years of age or older.
  • You can work independently, follow detailed instructions, and are able to follow company policies and protocols.
  • You have excellent time management and interpersonal skills.
  • You are a problem solver.
  • You are available for the days, hours and locations listed above.
  • You have experience or willing to learn how to administer medications to both dogs and cats.
  • You feel comfortable walking at least 2 dogs at a time for long periods of time up and down hills (frequently at a fast pace) with all breeds both BIG and small dog in rain snow or shine.
  • You are able to meet all the physical requirements: Stooping, bending, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, keeping balance while walking/caring for pets in outdoor and/or home environments, lifting pets up to 60 lbs ie off the ground/in and out of homes and vehicles.

 

Pet Sitting

AM/PM Visitor and Overnight Pet/House Sitter positions are also available. 

How to Apply

  

Please send us an email at pugetpaws@gmail.com and in 50 words or less, explain why you would be the perfect person for this job. Please note the position of interest and attach current resume. No phone calls please. Thanks!