Job Details

  • ID#50981670
  • Address 80301 , Boulder,


    Boulder USA
  • Job type


  • Salary USD $20-25/hour plus mileage reimbursement 20-25/hour plus mileage reimbursement
  • Hiring Company


  • Showed02nd February 2024
  • Date02nd February 20242024-02-02T12:17:25-0800
  • Deadline02nd April 2024
  • Category

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Dog Walker

Boulder Doggie Adventures & Pet Sitting is hiring experienced and reliable dog walkers! (Note: This is not our dog hiking/adventure leader position.) This position involves conducting 15, 30 and 60 minute on-leash private dog walks from clients homes in the City of Boulder. Although there will be some pet sitting visits the vast majority of this job is leashed dog walking of up to 7 miles per day. This position requires at a minimum, availability during the hours of 9:00am - 1:00 pm on at least two weekdays. Bonus if you can do occasional walks and pet sitting visits on evenings and weekends. Walks are scheduled back to back with up to 15 minutes drive time between clients. Mileage driven between clients is reimbursed but drive time itself is unpaid. Workdays range from 3-5 hours including drive time.

Dog Walker/Pet Visitor duties include:

Driving to/from client homes in the City of Boulder for 15, 60 or 30 minute dog walking/pet sitting visits. Taking dogs on neighborhood leash walks in all weather conditions, feeding, administering medication, scooping litter boxes, collecting/disposing of all dog waste, cleaning up pet-related messes, providing occasional light home care such as collecting mail, moving trash bins to curb, watering plants, etc, and completing a post-visit report for the client on our mobile app. The applicant must love animals of all species/breeds/ages/sizes and use only positive reinforcement training methods.

General Accountabilities

Drives to/from clients' homes in the City of Boulder to care for pets.

Walks dogs on leash in the client's neighborhood.

Refers to mobile app data and client notes to learn needs of each pet.

Walks and exercises dogs for agreed upon length of time in various weather conditions.

Reinforces good manners and any training skills that are already in place.

Picks up dog waste and disposes of it properly.

Scoops cat litter boxes and disposes of waste properly.

Documents visit details communicating relevant info and takes photos via our mobile app system.

Ensures the pets always have plenty of water.

Conducts a brief check of the premises at pick up and drop off.

Cleans up any pet related messes that may have occurred in the home.

Feeds and administers medication to pets when needed/requested.

Uses only positive reinforcement training methods.

Completes any other specifically requested home care such as vacuuming, watering plants, taking out trash cans, etc.

Job Qualifications

Able to make at least a six month commitment of at least three weekdays between 9am-1pm.

Willing and able to walk up to 7 miles/day in all weather conditions.

Experience: Caring for other people's pets in their homes.

Passes a criminal background check.

Passes a reference check (paid for by us)

Completes K9 First Aid/CPR course (paid for by us)

Completes our online and hands on training.

Has a reliable vehicle and smart phone.


Service orientation


Judgment and decision making

Situational awareness



Time management




Attention to detail

Detail management

Compensation: (for one dog)

$12 per 15-minute walk

$18 per 30-minute walk

$25 per 60-minute walk

Additional Compensation:

+$5-10 per additional dog from same household

+$5-10 on nights/weekends

+$10 on holidays

+ Paid $0.62/mile between clients (Note: Drive time between walks is unpaid.)


In as many words as you would like, please tell us why you think you are a good fit for the job. Feel free to include a resume or anything else that would help us to know more about you. Please ask any questions you may have about the position or working for our company.


Include your address, year/make/model of your car, any pets you have, the days/hours of your availability, other jobs, school, or regular weekly commitments you have or plan to have in the next 6 months and days/hours of those commitments. Include whether or not you are registered with the City of Boulder Voice & Sight program (not required)

Thank you!

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