Dog Walker - Dog / Cat Pet Sitter - Part-Time Role

Chicago, IL
Part Time

Are you passionate about pets? So are we! Windy City Paws is Chicago’s top-rated dog walker and cat sitter for busy professionals. Our clients experience the convenience of our advanced services, featuring GPS verification for added reassurance and seamless online scheduling for effortless coordination. Dependability is one of the most important aspects to consider when selecting a pet care service provider. A cancellation can cause extreme stress for clients and pets, which is why Windy City Paws never cancels appointments. There is always someone on staff ready to step in. At Windy City Paws, we love what we do and we want to grow our team with like-minded pet lovers! 

Windy City Paws is looking for a dependable person to join our professional team as a Dog Walker / Pet Sitter! This is a part-time, W-2 employed position that receives benefits like paid time off and 401(k) payroll contributions. You will also be eligible for a $300 bonus after a successful 90-day performance review.  Additionally, you will be provided with paid training and education on dog and cat behavior throughout your tenure with us! 

As a Windy City Paws Dog Walker / Pet Sitter, you’ll be committed to providing our clients with the highest level of care and attention: 

  • Prepare the dog or dogs in each household to go outside with the appropriate gear (leash, harness, etc.). 
  • Provide fun and enriching playtime for the full duration of the service (typically 30 or 60 minutes for dog walks or 2 hours for a pet sit). 
  • Provide food, water, and/or medication per client instructions and Windy City Paws provided training. 
  • Clean up after dogs outside on walks and inside the homes if there are accidents and clean up litter boxes for cats.  

Chicago Service Areas: Andersonville, Bucktown, Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Loop, North Center, Old Town, Ravenswood, River North, Roscoe Village, South Loop, Streeterville, West Loop, Wicker Park 

Qualifications: 

  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. and a minimum age of 21. 
  • Available without limitations from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • Ability to commute to and around select Chicago Service Areas (listed above). 
  • Capable of withstanding all weather conditions outside and several hours of walking each day. 
  • A smartphone with a data plan for communication and tracking walks. 
  • Prior experience with dogs and cats is a plus, but not required. 

Compensation: 

  • Starting pay is $15.80 per hour for regular hours (8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) 
  • Pay for evening hours (5pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday) and weekend hours (8am to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday) is $22.50 per hour 
  • The majority of our part-time Dog Walkers / Pet Sitters work between 10 to 25 hours per week 
  • Windy City Paws pays employees per hour, so the commute time between dog walking and pet sitting appointments is compensated 

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If you have questions, please contact apply@windycitypaws.com