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Now Hiring: Dog Walkers

Part-Time Professional Dog Walkers

About The Position

Dog Walkers needed in: Hamden/North Haven Areas

Wages: You Lucky Dog pays on a flat rate, per visit basis.

Hours: This part-time position requires a lot of availability. Typical hours are 10am – 4pm, plus availability for the occasional early-evening walk as well as weekend walks. Availability is also necessary for after hours new client meetings.

Please note: This job is a part-time position. You can expect (5-8 walks per week) for the first couple of weeks during the training period. Opportunity for more walks will be available after the training period and as business increases.

Walks are typically for 1-2 dogs per visit in the same household.

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Job Requirements

  • Must be 20 years or older and have a valid driver’s license, car insurance as well as a clean driving record.
  • Must have a smartphone.
  • Must be willing to drive to jobs within a 10-mile radius of our office in North Haven.
  • Experience with dogs necessary. Respectable references of individuals who can attest to pet-care skills required. Professional references are appreciated, but not required.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background and driving record check.
  • Will need to walk in inclement weather. Walkers must have appropriate rain/snow/heat attire and feel comfortable driving in rain/snow.
  • Must be capable of walking 1-3 miles a day.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Will be expected to note any inconsistencies in dog’s typical behavior including bathroom habits.
  • Must be willing to provide dog with food, refresh water, and give oral medications. Experience giving injections a plus.

Some Common Daily Dog Walker Tasks

  • Feed and refresh water for dogs at scheduled times.
  • Walk, run, and play with dogs in public streets, parks, or private yards. No dog parks.
  • Pick up and clean up after dogs, including feces, urine accidents, plant disruption. Clean and wipe any muddy or wet paws. Check for ticks, etc.
  • Mandatory vet transportation in case of emergency.
  • Report any strange behaviors or disturbances to pets or household.
  • Write a fun, playful update to the client describing your visit.

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