At Home Comforts Pet Sitting provides a wide range of services for owners of a variety of animals which could include dogs, cats, birds, horses, livestock, poultry, and exotics. Positions are permanent part-time with the ability to extend hours based on availability. It’s a position that is great for someone looking to supplement their current income. We provide services 7 days a week/365 days a year. Sitters will be encouraged to work holidays.
Pet Sitters are required to feed, medicate, and give water to animals under their care while keeping their quarters and bowls clean. They are expected to pick up after any animal they care for (litter box cleaning, kennel cleaning, and poop scooping). They are required to watch the animals closely to ensure they are in good health and are required to exercise animals which may include high energy dog walks of up to one hour per visit. They are required to keep records on the animals’ health, feedings, behaviors, and medications which they must be able to articulate in daily log notes within our software system. They must be detail oriented, problem solving individuals who can easily follow written instructions and who can express themselves in clear, concise language, but are able to work independently. Pet Sitters are also responsible for a client’s mail, adjusting lights and blinds, adjusting TV’s and radios, and taking out the trash while ensuring the client’s home is well maintained until their return.
We are looking for Pet Sitters who are interested in providing five-star service. They must be highly motivated and able to self manage and be flexible. They should be cheerful, positive, enthusiastic, and have a genuine passion for the care of animals. They must have a very high level of customer service. They must act responsibly while being patient and tolerant when administering care. Since our sitters work in private homes, discretion and respect for the privacy of others are required. Sitters must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and must also be able to take constructive criticism in a positive and professional way while correcting their behavior on future appointments.
Pet Sitters must be able to maintain emotional control during stressful situations, which may involve aggressive or sick animals, last minute schedule changes or changes in care instructions, inclement weather, emergencies, etc. Visits may require frequent standing, brisk walking, lifting of heavy items or animals, and potentially dealing with dogs that jump up and have poor manners. Energy, good physical health, strength, animal sense, and stamina are a must.
All Pet Sitters are required to be over the age of 18 (due to insurance requirements), pass a reference and background check, complete a First Aid/CPR class within 90 days, have their own vehicle, and have a valid driver’s license as well as a smartphone or tablet with data plan. Sitters must have a working knowledge of the internet, be comfortable learning new software programs, be able to access and respond to emails at least twice a day (once in the morning and again in the evening), have a Facebook account and be extremely responsive.
All Pet Sitters are required to sign a non-solicit agreement.