Who are we?

City of Paws Pet Care is a professional dog walking & pet sitting company located in Manayunk, Philadelphia. Established in 2016, we are quickly becoming the preferred pet care provider in our service area and we need your help to keep the momentum going! We are seeking responsible, dedicated pet lovers in Northwest Philadelphia and Lower Merion to join our team as a part-time dog walker & pet sitter. If you're an animal lover, this job is a dream - we're sure you'll love working for us!

Who is the ideal candidate?

  • Warm, caring, and patient pet lover!

  • Reliable, dependable and trustworthy

  • Exceptional communication skills - must communicate effectively with management and clients

  • Experience in pet care preferred (owning pet's counts!)

  • Professional and punctual

  • Has a flexible schedule

  • Has the ability to work independently and manage time wisely

  • Be willing to work in all weather conditions

  • Be willing to work for at least 12 months - this is not a temporary job!

What is the employment opportunity?

Receive warm greetings with wagging tails and kisses! Spend your days providing peace of mind to people by walking their dogs and taking care of their pets. No need for that monthly gym membership - earn an income while working out! 

There are TWO positions open for immediate hire: (ALL NEW HIRES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK DURING HOLIDAY BREAK, DEC 22-JAN 1)

Pet Caregiver: consistently available 10am-3pm Mon-Fri for Dog Walking visits, and available to work a rotating schedule of Pet Sitting shifts from 8-10a, midday, and 5-9pm on weekdays and weekends. This role is great for someone with a very flexible, open schedule. With that said, you will be given a dedicated day off each week (usually a weekend day), and while there are busy times there is also plenty of down time.

While you are out walking pups alone, you're not alone in this! We'll make your schedule, provide you with pet sitting insurance and bonding, workers compensation insurance, pet first aid & CPR certification, ongoing training and support from our dedicated team of pet professionals. We'll even pay those pesky taxes for you via your paycheck (no W9/1099's, this is a W2 position). We protect our employees and want you to be successful in this role. Your responsibilities would include but are not limited to: 

  • Individualized visits for each client's family of pets

  • Customized walks for each client's family of dogs (most walks are 1-2 dogs, although we've walked up to 4 dogs at one time)

  • Meet and exceed client requests with a positive attitude

  • Treat animals in your care as if they were your own

  • Respect client homes and belongings

  • Follow your schedule and complete assignments with documented notes through our pet sitting software

  • Communicate any questions and concerns to clients and management

All of our positions start as part time and can grow into full time roles over time!

What are the job requirements?

  • Live in or very near our service areas: Northwest Philadelphia OR Lower Merion Township

  • Must be consistently available 10am-3pm Mon-Fri for Dog Walking visits, and available to work a rotating schedule of Pet Sitting shifts from 8-10a, midday, and 5-9pm on weekdays and weekends. This role is great for someone with a very flexible, open schedule. With that said, you will be given a dedicated day off each week (usually a weekend day), and while there are busy times there are also many times where thereโ€™s only a visit or two. 

  • Must be willing to work most of the company holidays throughout the year (holiday pay is added onto your normal rate)

  • Must have your own reliable transportation (a personal insured vehicle of your own)

  • Own a smartphone with internet access

  • Enjoy walking several miles a day (at your own pace) and caring for pets of all shapes and sizes!

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Successfully pass a full criminal background check

Additional job information:

  • Ideal candidates are 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, Merion, Narberth, Penn Valley, Wynnewood, and parts of Gladwyne and Penn Wynne.

  • 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 when possible.

  • 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 and dog walkers, 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. This is a part time job that provides supplemental income. There are breaks in between pet sitting/dog walking assignments, and some days are heavy with assignments while other days are lighter. 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 work assignments as you are willing to help with - we are a growing company with hundreds of consistent clients that need our help!

  • 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 physical activity, including 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.

To Apply: 

Please fill out the online application below. We will follow up with you if we feel you are an ideal candidate after reviewing your completed application. Please do not call to ask about the position; we're out walking dogs, that's why we need help!  Thank you for your interest!

Employment Application

Please complete the below application and attach your resume. Once we receive your information and if we feel you are an ideal candidate, we will be in touch within 5-7 business days. 

Name *
Phone *
Address *
Are you at least 18 years of age? *
Do you live within our service area? *
All applicants MUST live in Northwest Philadelphia or Lower Merion Township - this job requires driving to/from our clients homes, and scheduling is efficient only if our sitters live close to our clients
We prefer at least a 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 10am-3pm Monday-Friday? *
This is required for all roles
In general, will you be available to help with pet sitting shifts on a rotating schedule of mornings (8-10am), evenings (5-9), and weekends? *
This role includes 4-5 pet sitting shifts a week, a combination of rotating shifts from 8-10am, 5-9pm on weekdays, and one half-day weekend shift each week. Each sitter receives one dedicated day off each week, usually a weekend day.
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 work MOST holidays (major federal holidays)? *
Our biggest holiday periods: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, and Holiday Break (usually Dec 22-Dec 30)
Are you willing to help within our entire service area, a 5-10 mile radius from our home base in Manayunk? *
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 requires a clean criminal background check if an offer of employment is made. Do you acknowledge this as part of the hiring process? *
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