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Leash4Lease, Inc. - Poulsbo, WA

Job Description: Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Position: Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Below is a description of the job and what it entails. We invite you to check out our website ( and also our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information about us.

Please reply if you would like to speak more about you joining our team. Please tell us more about yourself including any pet care experience. We also would love to know other interests and hobbies.

Job Summary:  As a team member of Leash4Lease, Professional Pet Care, A Pet Sitter and Dog Walker is responsible for providing care and companionship to pets when their owners are away or unable to do so. This role involves ensuring the well-being, safety, and happiness of the animals in your care while adhering to the specific needs and routines set by the pet owners. Pet sitters and dog walkers play a crucial role in the lives of pets and their owners, offering peace of mind and a reliable source of care.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Pet Care:
  • Feed and provide fresh water to pets according to the owner's instructions.
  • Administer medication, if required, and follow medical care instructions.
  • Provide exercise and playtime to promote the physical and mental health of the pets.
  1. Dog Walking:
  • Take dogs for regular walks, ensuring they get sufficient exercise and fresh air.
  • Keep dogs on a leash and ensure their safety during walks.
  • Clean-up after dogs during walks, including disposing of waste in a responsible manner.
  1. Companionship:
  • Provide companionship and social interaction for pets, helping to reduce separation anxiety.
  • Engage in interactive and enrichment play and cuddle time with pets.
  1. Home Care:
  • Ensure the security and cleanliness of the owner's home during pet sitting visits.
  • Water plants, bring in mail, and perform other basic household tasks as requested.
  1. Communication:
  • Maintain open and clear communication with pet owners regarding their pet's well-being and any concerns that may arise.
  • Document pet activities, behaviors, and any unusual incidents during your visits.
  • Mention “BIG BLUE DOG” in your application.  
  1. Safety and Emergency Response:
  • Be aware of and responsive to any potential safety hazards for pets in your care.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Love and Understanding of Animals:
  • A genuine love for and understanding of various animals, particularly dogs and cats.
  1. Responsible and Trustworthy:
  • Reliability and trustworthiness are essential, as pet owners depend on you to care for their beloved pets.
  1. Physical Fitness:
  • The ability to walk and handle dogs of different sizes, breeds, and temperaments.
  1. Communication Skills:
  • Strong communication skills to interact with pet owners and ensure their peace of mind.
  1. Time Management:
  • Excellent time management skills to adhere to feeding, walking, and medication schedules.
  1. Problem-Solving:
  • The ability to handle unexpected situations, including pet emergencies, calmly and efficiently.
  1. Knowledge of Pet Care:
  • Basic knowledge of pet care, including feeding, grooming, and administering medications.
  1. Transportation:
  • Reliable transportation to reach clients' homes and take dogs for walks.
  1. Pet Sitting Experience:
  • Prior experience in pet sitting or a similar role is a plus.

Job requirements:

·       Must have a working smartphone.

·       Have a valid driver's license and current auto insurance.

·       Available for flexible and part time work, weekends and holidays included

·       Have reliable transportation.

·       Live within a reasonable distance of the service area

·       Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

·       Experience with and compassion for animals

·       Comfortable around all types of animals

·       The ability to work in all kinds of weather.

·       Have excellent time management skills and the ability to work autonomously.

·       Be able to pass a background check.

Pay, Perks and Benefits:

·       Tips and bonuses

·       Cell phone and mileage reimbursement

·       Flexible, schedule

·       Supplemental income

·       Casual dress and fun company culture

·       Ongoing training

·       Lots of exercise

·       And don’t forget the best part - - -working with adorable pets!!! 

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