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Professional Pet Care Associate - Upper NW DC

Professional Pet Care Associate

Upper NW, Washington, DC, United States

Description

SCHEDULE: Part-time

SHIFT: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

 

Professional Pet Care Associate

Part-Time Days, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

DC Dog Sitter - Upper NW DC

Washington, DC

  

DC Dog Sitter is a leading provider of professional pet care services in the DC Metro area. Focused on disrupting the status quo and bringing a higher level of care and interaction, we believe in being outside, getting fresh air, swimming, PFA's (Pet-Friendly AdventuresTM), running, playing, and doing hikes. DC Dog Sitter is redefining the pet care industry providing a hands-on, highly interactive, and engaging service that caters to each pet’s unique personality and temperament.

DC Dog Sitter has been named by Washingtonian as Top Pet Professionals + Adventures in the DC Metro Area. Our level of service and team of pet professionals rank among the best in the DMV. Our people possess the perfect combination of professionalism, compassion, and attention to detail. Our overall mission is to enrich the lives of our furry companions by providing care for all stages. Our determination shows through in everything we do from hiring the best, most qualified people, to creating a dynamic work environment where ongoing educational opportunities to further enhance the level of pet care are a top priority.


What makes us special…

Washington, DC is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the nation. Additionally, you are in the hub of activity. Close to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and all of the employment, cultural, and entertainment benefits that DC provides. With this in mind, DC Dog Sitter caters to the needs of busy pet parents with demanding careers and lifestyles who desire the very best care and companionship for their furry companions.

Benefits include a salary base plus commission, earned paid time off, and much more!

DC Dog Sitter is a member of the nation’s leading nonprofit organization of professional pet care services, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). Additionally, DC Dog Sitter has been awarded best dog walkers and top pet professionals + adventures. Join our mission to Elevate The Care!

 

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary base plus commission, an excellent benefits package, and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, and an employee discount program. Your days are in an energy-filled, exciting, and casual environment. We provide growth potential with a designated career path towards management. Health insurance for full-time employees. Cool apparel, loads of floofyness, licks, and tail wags.

Job Summary

The Professional Pet Care Associate is responsible for providing effective dog walks, adventures (as needed), and ensuring pets are lovingly cared for. Reports to Administration through General Manager.

The Professional Pet Care Associate assumes an active role in delivering excellent pet care services. Reliability and the ability to get from assignment to assignment on time and manage tight schedules are a must. She/he is responsible for meeting defined goals and expectations, complying with DCDS policies and procedures, playing a supportive role to the team, and having a great time with each furry friend and assignment.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is Preferred

  • Be 21 years or older

  • One to Three Years of Experience in the pet professional field

  • License/Certification (Specify) or ability to complete our Certification Program (paid by DCDS)

  • Be able to pass CPR and first aid certification classes (provided by DCDS)

  • Maintain ongoing CEU’s (provided by DCDS)

  • Available during core work hours of 10 am to 4 pm

  • Be available some holidays and weekends

  • Have reliable transportation and insurance (vehicle, bike, moped, vespa)

  • Possess great communication skills and understand the importance of complete and grammatically correct sentences and timely responses

  • Must love dogs and cats!

  • Understand that taking care of animals is more than a job. It is a serious commitment and must be treated as such

  • Have animal handling experience. 

  • Comfortable with all types, sizes, and breeds of dogs

  • Be comfortable with feline friends

  • Have excellent references

  • Ability to follow instructions and meet a demanding schedule

  • Have the physical ability to walk dogs and play with them

  • Have your own mobile/smartphone with the ability to text, email, and send photos

  • Be comfortable working outside in the rain, snow, and high and low temperatures

  • Live in close proximity to the service area or be willing to commute

Location: DC Dog Sitter - Upper NW DC

Job ID: DCDSNW

Category: Professional Pet Care Associate

Contract: Part-time

Shift: Evenings and Weekends Optional

Job Class: Regular


Location: DC Dog Sitter - Upper NW DC

Job ID: DCDSNW

Category: Professional Pet Care Associate

Contract: Part-time

Shift: Evenings and Weekends Optional

Job Class: Regular

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