Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Miscellaneous

Work with one of California's highest-rated and most established pet sitting & dog walking companies!

We are searching for a dog walker/cat sitter to add to our ever-growing employee-based team. This dog walker/pet sitter will earn $1,000 to $1,500 a month caring for and enjoying our client's dogs and cats. This is the perfect part-time dog walking and cat sitting opportunity if you are looking to work with a variety of breeds and animals in a fun learning environment. This is an ideal position if you are looking to supplement your income, work while pursuing a degree, working as a freelancer, or looking to re-enter the workforce while working hands-on with animals.

For every member of our amazing dog walking/cat sitting team, we provide:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Training that will benefit you and your relationship with dogs and cats for a lifetime
  • Employment with our company vs. contracting positions like on-demand dog walking apps
  • Work as a dog walking and cat sitting team vs. competing with coworkers for work opportunities 
  • Paid sick leave
  • Mileage reimbursement with paid travel time
  • Time and a half for major holidays (and a couple of extra!)
  • Liability insurance, bonding and workers compensation for your protection
  • Work with a locally owned and operated business
  • Positive work environment with one of California's most established and top-rated pet care businesses
  • Free puppy & kitten kisses
  • Our dog walkers and cat sitters come from all walks of life. Where do you come from?

    Our staff includes those interested in artistic pursuits (musicians, writers, and artists), college students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, teachers, retirees, mothers, fathers, and, of course, people looking to work with animals professionally. You do not need professional experience to apply but we are all animal lovers! All you need to have with you is a willingness to learn.

    Here is what we ask you to do as a pro dog walker and pet sitter:

    You will be providing pet sitting services for clients. You will be responsible for walking dogs, feeding, ensuring the well-being of our animal charges. Dog walks are done in the client's own neighborhood. We do not perform group/pack dog walks. We also do not perform off-leash dog walks. We also do all aspects of cat care including cleaning the litter box, feeding and playtime. You may need to give medication, but training is provided. We are currently hiring for all days and shifts (Sunday through Saturday). We have two shifts available; 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM. On many days you will not need to start as early as 7:30 AM (or 3:00 PM), but you need to have the flexibility depending on our client bookings. It is possible you will have downtime between visits. Many dog walkers and cat sitters use the downtime to work on their own personal/professional obligations. Generally, you will cover either the morning shift or the evening shift. We understand that dog walkers/cat sitters have obligations outside of work and work/life balance is a critical component for us! Did we mention this job requires you to play with puppies and kittens too? Many of our staff say this is the best job ever! (see below for more on that).

    Some basic dog walking and cat sitting requirements:

  • We currently have openings for all days and all shifts (Sunday through Saturday)
  • US Citizen or legally authorized to work in the US for at least the next 12 months
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Able to commit to this position for 1 year
  • Ideally, you will be available a minimum of 3 separate shifts a week.
  • This position requires availability the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. As pet sitters, holiday availability is critical. Major holidays and weekends can represent peaks of demand for pet sitting services.

  • How much can I make?

    Our pet sitters can make up to $1,000 to $1,500 a month while filling their dog, cat, puppy, and kitten-cuddling needs each week! For a motivated individual with flexibility and availability on your schedule, you can make more! Our staff has told us the 'nowhere else do I get paid to play with dogs and cats' and 'I love to learn the different personalities of all the animals'! We also have daily dog walking clients that can be added to your schedule if you are looking for greater opportunities.

    What else do I need to know about dog walking and cat sitting?

    If you like variety, this is a job where no two days are the same! We service mainly dogs and cats, but also have the occasional guinea pig, hamster, fish, and other small pets. Also please keep in mind that Jan's Pet Sitting really is one of the highest-rated and most established companies in California. We only hire the best because we are the best. Many members of our staff stay with Jan's Pet Sitting for many years. You must be able to uphold the quality standards that we have maintained since 1996.

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