Now Hiring: Overnight Pet Sitters

Part-Time Overnight Pet Sitters

About The Position

Pet Sitters needed in: Hamden/North Haven Areas

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

Hours: This part-time position requires availability in the evenings. The person in this position needs to be very flexible according to our client’s schedules. Clients who typically use our overnight service are going away on vacation for several days. Thus, you will be expected to stay nightly at the client’s house when required. Typical hours are 8:30pm – 6:30am, and visits can occur 7 days week. You must be willing to work holidays and weekends. Some overnights are one night, some are as long as 14 nights. Availability is also necessary for after hours new client meetings.

Please note: This job is a part-time position. Overnight visits will be slow at first as we build this part of our business. However, opportunity for more visits will be available as business increases.

Visits are typically for 1-3 pets in the same household (most of our clients have dogs).

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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 travel in inclement weather. Pet sitters must have appropriate clothing for all weather conditions and feel comfortable driving in rain/light snow.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Will be expected to note any inconsistencies in pet’s typical behavior including bathroom habits.
  • Must be willing to provide pets with food, refresh water, litter boxes and give oral medications. Experience giving injections a plus.

Some Common Overnight Pet Sitter Tasks

  • Feed and refresh water for pets at scheduled times.
  • Walk, run, and play with pets in public streets, parks, or private yards. No dog parks.
  • Pick up and clean up after pets, including feces, urine accidents, plant disruption. Clean and wipe any muddy or wet paws. Check for ticks, etc. Scoop and clean litter box, 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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