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DATE ADDED: Sat 06/10/2018

Dog Walker

Raleigh, USA


Job Description

Job Summary
The Dog Walker is responsible for the overall care, comfort and safety of the animals to which they are assigned to care.

Essential Duties

  • Travel to clients’ homes independently to visit and care of assigned animals. Based on the client’s preference, this may include dog walks, fenced in yard playtime and/or indoor playtime.
  • Observe animals’ appearance and activity for general physical and mental condition; looking for obvious signs of disease or discomfort.
  • Following clients’ instructions, provide proper food and water to animals.
  • Following client’s detailed instructions, provide medication to animals.
  • Report and signs of illness, disease, discomfort or abnormal behavior to Client
  • Experience Manager and then discuss whether to proceed informing the client via the
  • visit note or phone call depending on whether it’s an emergency situation
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect crates and other areas of client’s home as needed.
  • Thoroughly clean pet bowls and pick up after pets outside as well as inside if there are any in-home accidents
  • Wash and dry towels and blankets as needed.
  • Walk dogs in various locations several times per day as needed.
  • Secure clients’ homes using keys and alarm codes as instructed.
  • Follow all prescribed safety measures, policies and procedures.
  • Positively represent the company at client consults as part of the onboarding process for new clients

Pay & Benefits

  • Employees are paid on a "per walk" or "per visit" basis, and may be eligible for an increase in pay after one year.
  • New employee referral bonuses!
  • Quarterly Customer Referral Incentive bonus available too
  • Paid training
  • Retirement plan with employer match
  • Retirement Plan Benefit - With Employer Match: 
  • After reaching eligibility, employees can enroll in the Company's Retirement Savings Plan (IRA with an employer match!!)

Required Skills & Abilities

• General dog safety and risk management.
• Ability to take charge of, handle and restrain difficult to control animals.
• Dependable: be on time to visits to ensure the safety and comfort of pets.
• Availability: available on short notice for visits
• Attention to detail (understand and follow instructions, observations and procedures). • Ability to follow detailed instructions every time.
• Customer service orientation.
• Ability to focus on and complete detailed tasks as required per written and verbal instructions.
• Attention to safety; follow regulations and rules every time.
• Ability to read basic instructions and safety procedures.
• Ability communicate clearly both written and verbally.

Experience & Education Requirements

• Prefer a high school diploma
• Prefer 6 month’s prior work or volunteer experience

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be outside for the majority of a shift, or extended period of time. During their shift, and employee will be required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; execute repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; and climb, balance, bend, stoop, lift, carry, push, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions

  • Employees in this position provide services to customers both inside and outside and will be exposed to direct sunlight, and occasional inclement weather.
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant odors and noises.
  • Possible exposure to animal bites and scratches.

Role: Dog Walker
Job Type:
Location: Raleigh,

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