Dog Sitters / Pet Sitters Employment Opportunities

 •  Certified Professional Pet Sitter

Would you like to join the Carolinas' Critter Sitters pet sitting team? Want to be a dog walker or a cat sitter? Looking for part time employment?

 

Carolinas' Critter Sitters currently has employment opportunities for pet sitters who live within 3 miles of:

  • Cotswold
  • NoDa
  • Uptown Charlotte
  • Intersection of Providence and 485
  • Intersection of 521 and 160
  • Ballantyne

 

Job Duties

When pet owners are on vacation or working long hours, they hire pet sitters to come to their home and visit their animals. During short, daily dog walk visits, pet sitters feed the animals, play with them, clean up after them, give them medications when needed, and let them in and out of the house for exercise. Dog walkers may be responsible only for taking their clients' pets out for exercise. Pet sitters may also be available for overnight stays, looking after the houses of clients as well as their pets.

As a pet sitter, you must also be ready for the dirty work. You will be cleaning litter boxes and animal messes within the house. On dog walks, you will be picking up after them on the street. You may be giving animals medications. You may also be cleaning aquariums, cages, and pens.

Pet Sitter Qualifications/Skills

  • Be well-spoken and approach job duties in a mature nature.
  • Have excellent client communication skills.
  • Be trustworthy and reliable. Pet owners are entrusting you with the care of their pets and their homes.
  • Be organized and prepared for emergency situations such as the following, to name a few:
    • A house alarm that won't shut off.
    • A dog who is terrified of thunder storms.
    • A dog that won't let you come close to him or her.
    • A chirping smoke detector.
    • A sick critter.
    • A jammed door lock.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Live in the area in which you pet sit.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • Have Internet access and be Internet savvy.
  • Have a cell phone (for emergencies at a minimum).
  • Possibly be available to work Monday through Friday lunches.
  • Possibly be available many nights and weekends. Our schedule depends on when clients need help.
  • Be able to walk or stand for extended periods or time and frequently work in a bent position.
  • Be able to pick up and carry at least 15 lbs. Our work may require lifting and carrying animals.
  • Be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites and scratches.
  • Experience giving pet medications including pills, liquids, injections, and subcutaneous fluids is a plus - OR a willingness to learn.
  • Have a willingness to work with dogs of all sizes, cats, birds, reptiles, caged rodents, etc.
  • Prior pet sitting experience is a plus.

Interested applicants should send an email through the Contact Us link and ask for an application.

 

 

 

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