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Dog sitters petting a dog in Ogden Utah

Get paid to care for other people's pets

Pet sitting and dog walking is a lot of fun. We get to care for a wide variety of pets, including cats, dogs, farm animals and small critters such as ferrets, gerbils and rabbits. 

While this is a fun job, we take our jobs seriously and require our pet sitters and dog walkers to have an immaculate attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

If you have excellent people skills and are committed to learning how to care for pets the Away Home & Pet Care way, we may be the right fit for you.

We provide excellent training which will be comprised of on-the-job training in clients homes plus several weeks of online classes that you’ll be able to take when convenient for you!

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.

Mobile App

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.

Positions Available

Pet Sitters

For clients out of town, we visit their homes 1-4 times per day to feed and care for their pets, 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 10pm - 6am, with a midday visit generally in the afternoon.

Dog Walkers

Generally Monday through Friday during daytime hours, usually 9am - 3pm. The typical client may have 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. This is not a job that you can call out easily.

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 6 months 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.

Working With Us

We get these questions a lot. Here are our best answers...

  • Must have an insured and reliable car and valid driver’s license.
  • You can pass a thorough background check, criminal and reference check. A background check may not include any misdemeanors or felonies.
  • 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.

 

Highly desirable:

  • Ability to visit a client’s home twice a day, usually between 6:00 am -8:00 am AND 6:00 pm -8:00 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.

You must be at least 18 years of age to work with us.

Not necessarily. However, you will need to have experience dealing with animals. 

We care for just about any type of animal. We have experience caring for dogs, cats, horses, goats, snakes, turtles, reptiles, ferrets, pigs, gerbils, mice, sugar gliders, prairie dogs and others. Have a unique animal? Just ask us!

No. Only you are authorized to enter a client’s homes. In addition, many of the pets we care for are not accustomed to being around other pets. 

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 employment.

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. The schedule is highly variable sine we work when our clients need us.

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.

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.

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 likelihood of being assigned visits as they are reserved by our clients. 

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.

We work in client homes, so the conditions will be varied. 

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.

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.

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.

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 $20 per hour depending on experience. 

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