Part Time Schedule
Our team members work part time. Great as a source of extra income.
Earn Extra Money
Pet sitting and dog walking is a great way to earn extra income while taking care of furry family members.
Our mobile app makes keeping track of your schedule and client communications easy.
Trusted & Dependable
Over 1,000 clients have trusted us to care for their pets while they’re away. We do what we say we will, when we say we’ll do it.
Learn More About What It’s Like To Be Part Of Our Team.
Working With Us
We’ve been caring for pets professionally for over 15 years and more than 1,000 clients have trusted Away Home & Pet Care to provide world-class in home pet sitting services for their furry family members.
We provide pet sitting and dog walking services in Northern Utah, primarily in the cities of Ogden, North Ogden, South Ogden, Riverdale, Clinton, Layton, Roy, West Haven and Plain City.
Because we are providing services in clients’ homes and caring for their most beloved furry family members, all team members must undergo a rigorous background check including: criminal history, reference check and drug screening.
What Positions Are Available?
For clients out of town, we visit their homes 1-4 times per day to feed and care for their pets for up to 2 weeks at a time.
OVERNIGHT PET SITTERS
For the more spoiled or anxious pets, we stay overnight at the client’s home from approximately 9:00 pm – 7:00 am with a midday visit somewhere around 2:00 pm. Most clients choose this service anywhere from 2 – 14 days at a time.
Generally Monday through Friday during midday hours, usually 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The typical client has up to two dogs and many may be high-energy, hence the need for a daily walk.
Who is this job right for?
This job is perfect if you’re looking for supplemental income in a fun, non-office environment. If you are looking for full-time steady employment, this isn’t the right job for you. But if you’re looking for a part-time job and are able to work when clients need you, you may be a good fit. You must be highly dependable as our clients depend on us to provide care to their furry family members. We’re dealing with living, breathing pets and you must be committed to ensuring visits occur not matter what.
We work when our clients need us. Because of this, we do not have 9-5 jobs. We don’t guarantee schedules, we work early mornings and evenings, weekends, and holidays. We can’t guarantee a set number of hours per week because we make assignments when our clients make reservations.
Because many of the pets we care for don’t do well in strange environments, they may be slow to trust strangers. Therefore we like to assign the same pet sitter to a client. Constant rotation of sitters can be distressing to pets, and the pets we care for form bonds with our sitters. Because of this, we ask our sitters to commit to at least 1 year with us. If you know you’ll be moving, leaving for school, or otherwise not be available within this period, we would kindly ask you not to apply.
What are the qualifications of this job?
- Must have an insured and reliable car and valid driver’s license.
- You can pass a thorough background check, criminal, reference check and drug screening.
- You have an Android or iOS mobile phone with GPS tracking capabilities. We use a mobile app to record all walks and visits to homes and verify location with GPS. You phone must also have the ability to take and upload photos within the mobile app.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Be willing to walk dogs in all weather, including the summer heat, winter snow and rain.
- Be able to lift up to 30 lbs (a large bag of dog food).
- Able to commit to working with us for a minimum of 6 months.
- Ability to visit a client’s home twice a day, usually between 6:00 am -8:00 am AND 6:00 pm -6:00 pm.
- Ability to work on weekends.
- Able to work holidays as this is when a large number of our clients go on vacation and use our services.
I'm under 18 years old. Can I work for you?
You must be at least 18 years of age to work with us.
Must I have experience pet sitting previously?
Not necessarily. However, you will need to have experience dealing with animals.
What does a typical schedule look like?
Because we work when our clients need us, there is no typical schedule. However, we can provide some basic guidance.
We like to assign clients to sitters who live within a 15 minute drive of their home. Because we services a 20 mile radius of Ogden, Utah, you must live within this area. This is a part-time job and pet sitters and dog walkers would not find it cost-effective to drive long distances to client homes.
PET SITTERS: The typical client goes out of town anywhere from 3 to 7 days at a time, but could be up to 2 weeks at a time. Most clients opt for 2 visits in their home per day, but some choose 3 or even 4.
It’s not mandatory that you be available to work all shifts, as we attempt to assign clients to sitters whose schedules are compatible with theirs. However, the more availability you have, the greater the likelihood of being assigned visits as clients schedule them.
Two visits per day: You’ll do a morning visit between 6:00 am and 8:00 am and an evening visit between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The visits would be scheduled 12 hours apart.
Three visits per day: Visits are spaced about 6 hours apart, so you’ll do a morning visit between 6:00 am – 8:00 am, a midday visit from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and an evening visit from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
DOG WALKERS: Clients who use this service generally work long hours during the week and are looking for someone to provide their pooches with a potty break and a walk. Walk times vary between 30 – 60 minutes. Most walks occur between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Because we work when our clients need us, this means our busiest times are weekends, summers, holidays including the weeks before and after major holidays so you must have availabiity during these times.
What if I'm scared of certain animals or breeds?
We match our pet sitters and dog walkers to clients who best match the personality of the pets we serve. The more pets you are comfortable with, the greater the liklihood of being assigned visits as they are reserved by our clients.
What are working conditions like?
You must be comfortable walking dogs in all types of weather including rain, snow and summer heat. Pet sitters generally provide walks from 15-30 minutes and our dog walkers will walk dogs from 30-60 minutes at a time.
Do I have to give medications to pets?
We do administer medications to pets. Whether it’s liquid medications, pills, injections, subcutaneous fluids or inhalers, we do it all. We match our sitters to clients based on experience level.
Why do I have to have a smart phone with GPS?
We utilize an industry-leading mobile app to check in and out of all of our visits. This is mandatory for all pet sitters and dog walkers. We send report cards and photos at the end of each visit and we verify visit lengths and dog walking routes with our phones GPS location tracking. GPS tracking must be enabled at all times while providing service.
Will clients contact me directly?
Clients make reservations through our mobile app. Our office will make assignments based on sitter availability and personality fit. Clients communicate with our sitters and walker through the mobile app and will not be contacting you on your personal phone or email. Prompt replies to our clients are expected and rarely does communication take place outside of scheduled visit times. Most replies take just a few seconds, so while it’s a very important part of the job, it takes very little time.
How much do you pay?
We pay our sitters and walkers per completed visit. Once you factor in drive time to and from the client’s home, our team members generally make up to $12 per hour depending on experience.
Can I bring my kids along with me?
No. Only you are authorized to enter a client’s home.
I have an old misdemeanor. Can I still work for you?
We require all of our sitters and walkers to be licensed, bonded and insured. One of the requirements of bonding is that you have a spotless criminal record. Therefore you may not have any misdemeanors or felonies on your record. In addition, you will have unsupervised access to client’s homes, therefore a drug screening is required as a condition of employement.
How many hours a week will I work?
It’s important to understand this is a part-time job. We don’t guarantee a set number of hours each week. There may be some weeks you have no assignments and there will be weeks where up to 20 hours will be available.
Do I have to work holidays and weekends?
Because we provide services for clients when they are on vacation, our busiest times are weekends and holidays. We try to rotate our sitters on major holidays, but this may not always be possible due to current staffing levels and client demand. If you are not able to work on weekends or holidays, there will be no work to assign you.