Animal Companions is an established and well-loved pet sitting company. We are seeking exceptional pet visitors to add to our staff. Our service area is Houston, including the Heights, Rice Military, Montrose, Bellaire, and West University.
We are responsible for lives, property, and privacy, and do everything possible to earn the trust our clients place in us. Therefore, all of our Independent Contractors must pass an extensive background check and provide references.
We build a relationship with our clients and want our pet sitters to continue to develop that relationship. This requires attention to detail (as each client has different needs) and the willingness to go the extra mile.
Requirements for pet sitters:
First and foremost, you must love animals and have experience handling and caring for animals. Performance of duties will put you in contact with dogs, cats, fish, birds, and exotics of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments.
Physically capable of handling animals (some very large).
Willing to work in all weather conditions. Dogs must have their potty break, rain or shine!
Consistent availability in at least one of these time blocks: Early Morning, Midday (10 am-3 pm), Evening, or Overnight. Able to work some Holidays.
Ability to work on your own and manage time wisely.
Flexibility to easily adjust to sudden schedule changes (when possible, we try to accommodate last-minute bookings).
Live in and be familiar with the area (Southwest Houston).
Able to read and write fluent English.
Have an internet connection and be accessible via cell phone and email.
Have a reliable car a fuel efficient one is best but that is clearly up to you.
You can work at least 2 of the 3 major winter holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's (Don't worry; you'll be able to have a holiday too, and you'll be paid more per visit during this time.)
You can pass a criminal / background check.
Experience administering oral and/or injectable medications is a plus.
Information regarding visits:
Each client typically requires 1-2 visits per day for 3-14 days. (You'll provide feeding, walking, plant watering, and mail pickup while clients are traveling.)
Visits for dogs are usually 30 to 45 minutes and some are overnight stays.
Visit times for cats are more flexible and are usually once daily for a 30-minute visit.
Hours/Pay rate: Number of visits varies by client demand. Demand tends to be higher around holidays and during summer vacation. Pay range is $11-14 per visit DOE.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please reply to this post or contact us at 713-726-0033. Describe your experience with animals and include any other qualifications, as well as your email address/phone number. Also indicate which time blocks (Early Morning, Midday, Evening, Overnight) you would be available. We will contact you if interested.
Please note: We will be accepting applications until we find the right staff, so if you are viewing this posting weeks after it's been published, please contact us as we may still need more staff members!
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