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Mon-Friday Daytime Dog Walker

Calling all pet lovers! Heaven Sent Pet Care, a professional dog walking company (serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth) is currently looking for dynamic, caring, and trustworthy pet lovers to join our expanding team. Start making supplemental income doing what you love!


We are currently hiring for part-time?DAILY DOG WALKERS and we will be thorough in finding the next good "fit" for our expanding team. If you love to spend time outdoors, are a self-starter, and are able to work independently and manage a changing schedule, this may be the job for you!


Our services:


Our "Daily Dog" walking services are typically performed Monday through Friday between between the hours of 10am-5pm. (Our busiest time frame is between 11am-3pm).


We do private visits/walks for our clients. We never do "pack walks" (walking?multiple clients dogs at a time).


Our fees:


Each of our staff is an independent contractor. We pay every other week via Direct Deposit to your account.


The rate walkers are paid ranges between $6.46-$8.50 per 25-minute visit (equivalent averages to around $13-16 per hour).


We are looking for candidates whose priority is providing quality care to our furry clients and their owners. If money is your primary motivation, this may not be the job (nor the industry) for you.


Consistent and predictable work!


From week to week you have the same group of dogs to work with and you can count on how much work you will have. Unlike app-based services where walkers need to build their own route each day from available walks on the app, each walker lets us know how many visits per day they would like to be doing and we make sure that we meet their needs each day. Typically, we will start out walkers with shorter route and build it up as the walker is comfortable. Most of our current walkers complete between 4-8 visits daily.?


Flexibility!


Hours -- you get to choose how many 1/2-hour pet visits a day you do.?


Days -- we work with our walkers to find a time frame and amount of visits per day that works with them. It is our preference that candidates have some?consistent availability Monday through Friday,?and are available during our busiest time frame between 11a-3pm.


We offer administrative support to our walkers:


We provide a professional work environment. This is a supported position and we are office staffed from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday for any questions or help a walker might need.


We also have emergency contacts for walkers, if an issue arises after business hours. We also offer continuing training and tips for new walkers to become successful in this industry.


We are looking for candidates who:


Are organized,?dependable, trustworthy,?timely,?and?professional.


Have great?customer service?and?communication?skills.


Are team players who can handle last-minute changes and requests from clients.


Are able to work independently and responsibly.?


Enjoy being outside in all four seasons and the weather that comes with them! (Rain, snow, heat, cold, wind...)


Are interested in?long-term?work. We view dog-walking as a career choice and do not often hire just seasonally or temporarily. If you are looking for short-term work just to "get by" between other jobs, we are not the right fit.


Love Animals!?You don't have to have any?animal work experience, but we find it is helpful if you have at least had pets of your own before.


You need to be at least 21 years old, able to pass a background/criminal check, and have at least 2 references.


You need to?have excellent dog-handling skills and intuition to walk and control dogs of all sizes and breeds.


You also need to handle the activity level of?walking dogs for 2-6 hours per day (you choose the amount).


You need to have: (1) a reliable insured automobile and a valid driver's license (2) a computer with access to the internet, (3) a printer, (4) a smartphone (preferably with a data plan or texting).?


Because Heaven Sent does not?compensate?for travel time/commute, it is best if you live in or near one of our service areas (Wilmette, Evanston, or Kenilworth).


Interested in applying? Please send an email to hiring.heavensentpetcare@gmail.com to tell us a little about yourself, including your answers to the following questions:



  1. Are you over 21 years of age??

  2. Do you have a car??

  3. Where do you live? (Which neighborhood?)

  4. What appeals to you about working with a dog walking team?

  5. Please describe your personal pet experience (can be personal or professional).

  6. Do you have any allergies to pets?

  7. Are you comfortable around cats? Do you enjoy being around them?

  8. Are you currently working? (List where you work, location, and what hours. If you are not currently working, please list your last place of employment and why you left.)

  9. Are you a student/grad student? What are you studying and when do you take classes (Daytime, evenings, Weekends, online, etc.)

  10. Do you have a computer? Access to internet? Access to a printer for daily use?

  11. Is your cell phone a smart phone with a data plan? If not, do you have texting capabilities?

  12. What hours and days are you available to work with us? It is helpful if you can be as specific as possible (For example: "Mon-Friday 10am-3pm" or "Mon-Weds 11-4pm, Thurs/Fri 9am-3pm", etc.

  13. What is your estimated duration of employment in this type of position? 3-4 months, 4-6 months, 6-8 months, 8 months to 1 year, or longer?


Heaven Sent Pet Care was founded by Susan Forte in 1999. After practicing corporate law in a large Washington, D.C. law firm for 6 years, Susan took over her family's Philadelphia mail-order business and grew it into a highly profitable, productive entity as well as a really fun and nurturing place to work. Ironically, that is where she discovered the pet-sitting industry---while researching pet related products for a new catalog.


Susan had two life dreams since she was a child: to have her own business, and to work with animals. Heaven Sent Pet Care married the two. Helping to create and build Heaven Sent has truly been one of the most rewarding, challenging, and exciting ventures she has ever been a part of in her entire life. The pets, their families, and the pet care specialists she has gotten to know over the years have all been absolutely wonderful. Since 1999, her Heaven Sent business embodies her mission to serve pets, parents, her Walkers and Sitters, and the community with excellence and integrity.


Find out more about our company and staff at www.heavensentpetcare.com!



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