Dog Walker needed for Professional Team, Northshore

Submitted by hspetcare on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 6:38pm
Heaven Sent Pet Care

Company Description

The North Shore's finest dog walking and pet care service since 1999, Heaven Sent Pet Care is a 
personalized, full-service, in-home pet care service providing dog walking, pet sitting, and house-sitting services in Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth

Job Description

Calling all pet lovers! Heaven Sent Pet Care, a professional dog walking company (serving Evanston, Wilmette, and Kenilworth) is currently looking for dynamic, caring, and trustworthy pet lovers to join our expanding team. We offer flexible, long-term positions -- start making supplemental income doing what you love!

We are currently hiring for a part-time DAILY DOG WALKER and will be thorough in finding the next good "fit" for our expanding team. If you love to spend time outdoors, are a self-starter, and are able to work independently and manage a changing schedule, this may be the job for you!

How We Work:

Our services:

  • Our "Daily Dog" walking services are typically performed Monday through Friday between between the hours of 10am-5pm. (Our busiest time frame is between 11am-3pm).
  • We do private visits/walks for our clients. We never do "pack walks" (walking multiple clients dogs at a time)

Our fees:

  • We pay every other week via Direct Deposit to your account.
  • The rate walkers are paid ranges between $6.46-$8.50 per 25 MINUTE visit (equivalent averages to around $13-16 per hour).
  • We are looking for candidates whose priority is providing quality care to our furry clients and their owners. If money is your primary motivation, this may not be the job (nor the industry) for you.


  • Hours -- you get to choose how many 25-minute visits a day you do.
  • Days -- we will work with our walkers to find a time frame and amount of visits per day that works with them and their schedule, but it is our preference that candidates have some consistent availability Monday through Friday, and are available during our busiest time frame between 11a-3pm

Consistent and predictable work!

  • From week to week you have the same group of dogs to work with and you can count on how much work you will have.
  • Typically, we will start out walkers with a "fill-in" route (filling in for other Midday dog-walkers) or a shorter route and build up the route as we are able and as the walker is comfortable. Most of our current daily walkers complete between 4-8 visits daily.

Administrative support!

  • We provide a professional work environment. This is a supported position and we are office staffed from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday for any questions or help a walker might need.
  • We also have emergency contacts for walkers, if an issue arises after business hours.
  • We offer continuing training and tips for new walkers to become successful in this industry
Skills & Qualifications: 

Is this a good fit for you? We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are organized, dependable, trustworthy, timely, and professional.

  • Have great customer service and communication skills.

  • Are team players who can handle last-minute changes and requests from clients.

  • Are able to work independently and responsibly.

  • Enjoy being outside in all four seasons and the weather that comes with them! (Rain, snow, heat, cold, wind...)

  • Are interested in long-term work. We view dog-walking as a career choice and do not often hire just seasonally or temporarily. If you are looking for short-term work just to "get by" between other jobs, we are not the right fit.

  • Love Animals! You don't have to have any animal work experience, but we find it is helpful if you have at least had pets of your own before.


  • Background & References: You need to be at least 21 years old, able to pass a background/criminal check, and have at least 3 references.

  • Physical Requirements: You need to have excellent dog-handling skills and intuition to walk and control dogs of all sizes and breeds. You also need to handle the activity level of walking dogs for 2-6 hours per day (you choose the amount).

  • Supplies & Equipment: You need to have: (1) a reliable insured automobile and a valid driver's license (2) a computer with access to the internet, (3) a printer, (4) a working cell smartphone (preferably with texting).

  • Location: Because Heaven Sent does not compensate for travel time/commute, it is best if you live in or near one of our service areas (Wilmette, Evanston, or Kenilworth).

To Apply: 

Interested in applying? Please send an email to to tell us a little about yourself, including your answers to the following questions:

1. Are you over 21 years of age?

2. Do you have a car?

3. Where do you live? (Which neighborhood)

4. What appeals to you about working with a dog walking team?

5. Please describe your personal pet experience.

6. Do you have any pet allergies?

7. Are you currently working? (List where you work, location, and what hours. If you are not currently working, please list your last place of employment and why you left.)

8. Are you a student/grad student? During what hours do you take classes/teach?

9. Do you have a computer? Access to internet? Access to a printer for daily use.

10. Do you have a cell phone/smart phone with a data plan? Texting ability?

11. What hours and days are you available to work with us?

12. What is your estimated duration of employment in this type of position? 3-4 months, 4-6 months, 6-8 months, 8 months to 1 year, or longer?

We look forward to hearing from you!

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