Edgewater / Chicago / Dog Walker
Green Paws Chicago
Full time position
We are always looking for dependable employees who are mature. You must have a sense of honor and duty. When you make a commitment, you must keep it. We are not interested in people who job hop or want to try out being a dogwalker to see if they like it. Our customers demand consistency from us and from our employees who care for their pets.
You must be able to make a minimum of a 6-month commitment to this job. Longer is always better. We have people who’ve been with us since 2012. If you cannot make a commitment, recognize that it is a moral obligation and keep your promises to us and our clients, please do not apply for this job. If you apply, be very prepared to convince us that you take commitments very seriously with a history that confirms that.
This is a four-season job. Pets must be taken care of in all types of weather. If you do not like the cold, or rain, or snow or any other type of weather conditions, such as heat and humidity, that we encounter here in Chicago, then this position will not be a fit for you.
You must enjoy being outdoors in all types of weather.
Above all, you must enjoy spending all day with dogs and cats. We are looking for people who have had pets. If you’ve had prior pet care experience walking dogs, doing cat visits, working at a doggy daycare, working at a vet’s, etc., that is valuable experience.
Lastly, being a dogwalker in Chicago requires being an excellent urban biker. You must have a bike to get from one visit to the next. You must have a helmet. You must have an excellent knowledge of how to get around the city without relying upon GPS. And, above all, you must be efficient but safe at all times.