City of Paws Pet Care is a growing dog walking & pet sitting company located in Manayunk, Philadelphia. We are seeking responsible pet lovers in the Northwest Philadelphia and/or Lower Merion area to join our team as a part-time dog walker & pet sitter. All candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Reliable, dependable and trustworthy
  • Warm, caring, and patient pet lover
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience in pet care preferred (owning pet's counts!)
  • The ability to work independently and manage time wisely
  • Own a smartphone with internet access
  • Neat, tidy and respectful while in our client's homes
  • Preferred 21+. Will accept applicants that are 18 years of age or older
  • Must have your own reliable transportation (a personal insured vehicle)
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Must be generally available Monday-Friday 10am-2pm for dog walking, and some nights and weekends for pet sitting (on an as-needed basis)
  • Must be willing to work most of the holidays throughout the year (holiday pay is added onto your normal rate) - if you know you'll be unavailable for certain holidays, please let us know
  • Live in or near our service areas (see below)
  • Willing to service all of our service areas: Philadelphia neighborhoods of Manayunk, Roxborough, East Falls, Andorra & Wissahickon, and the Eastern Main Line towns of Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Merion, Narberth, Penn Valley, Penn Wynne and Wynnewood

Additional information:

  • Please do not apply if you have time constraints that will make you generally unavailable during the times listed above, and please do not apply if you are out of town for most holidays. This position requires you to be very flexible. As pet sitters, we adjust our schedules to make sure our client's pets are able to receive the best care when their owners aren't home!
  • Our sitters must be willing to have a flexible schedule with varying pay. There are breaks in between pet sitting/dog walking assignments, and some days are heavy with assignments while other days are light. This position is not for someone that is looking for a set amount of pay each week. That said, we will give you as many jobs as you are willing to help with - we are a growing company that needs your help!
  • We expect all of our sitters to service all neighborhoods that are listed above; however, we will aim to schedule assignments as close to your home address as possible.
  • You will be compensated on a bi-weekly basis based on how many pet sitting/dog walking assignments you complete within that period of time.
  • This job requires walking outdoors for extended periods of time, in all different types of weather (unless unsafe for you and the pets). This job requires bending, lifting, pulling, and standing on your feet.

Thank you for your interest!

Employment Application

Please complete the below application and attach your resume. Once we receive your information, we will be in touch within 5-7 business days. 

Name *
Phone *
Address *
Are you over 18? *
We prefer at least a 6-12 month commitment
Please describe any and all pet care experience
Describe all past experience
Do you have access to a reliable, insured vehicle of your own? *
Do you have a smartphone that has access to the internet? *
Please describe all periods of time you know you'll be unavailable this year.
Are you currently employed? *
In general, will you be available to help between the hours of 11am-2pm Monday-Friday? *
Check each day that you will generally be available to help *
Are you willing to provide Overnight Stay services in the client's home, from 9pm-8am? This would involve staying overnight at a client's home and care for their pet(s) in the evening and morning. *
We occasionally get requests for this premium service - more details about this service on our website on the "Our Services" page
Are you willing to stay at our Doggy B&B and care for dogs that are staying with us on a very occasional basis? *
We occasionally need help when our main sitters are unavailable to watch dogs at our Doggy B&B (our home)
Are you willing to occasionally work holidays? *
Are you willing to drive up to 10 miles to a client's home? *
Are you willing to help within our entire service area? *
We service Manayunk, Roxborough, East Falls, and Lower Merion (Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Ardmore, etc.). We ask that our sitters be available to help all clients within our service area. About 50% of our clients are in Philadelphia, while the other half is in Lower Merion.
Are you great at following instructions and paying close attention to detail? *
Every pet requires different levels of care, and we will provide extensive instructions to ensure you know exactly what's expected of you!
City of Paws Pet Care will require a background screening if an offer of employment is made. Do you acknowledge this as part of the hiring process? *