Looking for an exciting career in the pet care industry?
Consider becoming a Zoo Sitters Pet Sitter!
Our motto is that we are always hiring, but
we don't hire often. That's because we are always looking for just the right pet care professional to join our crew of professional
Not just anyone can become a Zoo Sitters Pet Sitter.
We are looking for reliable, dedicated employees (25yrs+) who are passionate about pet care. Applicants
should also be comfortable working for a technology oriented company who utilizes the latest in software and apps.
We will only hire those who can uphold our very high standards of service. If you understand
the serious nature of taking care of other people's pets, are passionate about animal care, love the outdoors, enjoy the freedom
of working independently and love to drive, this could be the perfect career path for you! Availability:
Open positions are considered permanent
part time, supplemental income only, with the ability to extend hours if desired as you gain experience as a professional
pet sitter. The best candidates are those with full availability, 7 days a week for all of our time blocks, however this level
of availability is certainly not required. Sitters may be required to work holidays.
To be qualified you MUST:
- Live within one of our
service zip codes.
- Own a reliable, gas efficient, insured car, capable in
- Be able to transport pets in your vehicle in an emergency
- Be looking for a long term position, not seasonal employment.
- Have experience with animals (not necessarily in pet sitting).
- Must be able to feed, walk, medicate and observe behavior in pets.
Be physically fit and able to handle emergency situations in a calm manner.
Own a Smartphone with data plan on a major network.
- Be willing
to commit to specific time blocks of availability on a consistent basis.
Must be comfortable learning new computer software and apps.
- Must have good
time management skills.
- Must be able to respond to messages multiple times
a day and have an active Facebook account.
- Must be comfortable cleaning
up pet accidents.
- If experienced with dogs, must be comfortable handling those
that have little obedience training and may pull on the leash.
- Be extremely
reliable and dedicated. Calling out is only acceptable in emergency situations.
Be willing and capable of working in any type of weather.
- Have superb organizational
skills and must be able to follow written instruction.
- Must be professional
and detail oriented.
- Must be able to communicate quickly and effectively
with clients and our office, verbally and in writing, including proper grammar and correct spelling.
If hired, you will need to pass
a reference check, criminal background check and possible drug screen. You will also be required to go through our online
training program (paid compensation) plus Hands-On Training in the field. Additionally, you will be trained in Pet First Aid
and CPR and will receive a training certificate upon completion of the class.
New sitters come on board as Trainees
and are compensated at a rate of 40% of the billed visit. After a Trainee's skills as a sitter improve, they will be promoted
to a Pet Sitter position. Pet Sitters are compensated at a rate of 50% of the billed visit, retain 50% of any last minute
and cancellation fees and 100% of holiday fees and their gratuity. Online training, hands-on training and staff meetings are
paid at a flat rate per hour. Since we hire employees, not independent contractors, we cover all employment taxes as well
as workers compensation, insurance and bonding. While we do not offer health insurance, we do offer a group health insurance
plan, paid 100% by the employee, that may be a better rate for some staff members.
If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to our online application. We do not accept resumes.