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Self employed Dog Walker/Pet Sitter - job post

AJ’s pet sitting services
From £11.50 an hour - Full-time

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  • From £11.50 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday



Full job description

We are hiring again!
We are looking for someone to fulfil a dog walking/pet sitting self employed role in Shrewsbury/ surrounding areas.

Summer is coming, owners are going away! We are on the look out to find someone passionate about animals with a love of the outdoors who is prepared to work come rain or shine. This role will be buildable as our business grows, with some set hours available immediately, and insured through us.

This job role will be specifically based on walking dogs in both groups & 1:1 The clients we expect you to be walking could be rescue dogs, nervous, reactive etc. So being patient to build a bond and not show fear is essential. The group walks can be local to the customer, or at our secure field, we would start you off with a small group and build up to around 6 in a group if your vehicle allows. Understanding dogs body languages and behaviours is essential for a successful group.

The successful individual must have flexible availability Monday-Friday with approximate working hours of 10AM-4PM This same individual must also be prepared to carry out overnight pet sitting in our clients homes for various lengths of time (7 days a week)

£11.50 Per hour (group dog walking)

£13 per hour (solo dog walking)

Essential criteria-
Respectful and trustworthy- you will be entering clients homes.

Good communication skills- with ourselves and clients. You will be expected to take photos and provide clients with updates of their pets care.

Physically fit- this job can be very physically demanding.

Confident and happy to work with various breeds species and sizes.

Preferred but not essential-
Animal qualifications of level 3+
Animal related CPD points
Rescue kennel experience

Van for transportation

Experience with dogs with ownership as a minimum
Full UK drivers licence
Aged 18+
Motor vehicle (taxed, business insurance, MOT)
DBS check (or willing to get one)
Smart phone
Pet first aid training (if not you must be happy for us to put you through this)

Please note we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Please send your CV and a
Cover letter including your experience/knowledge of dogs, and a bit about yourself.
Any applications without the covering letter will not be considered to ensure the applicant has thoroughly read the advert.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From £11.50 per hour

Expected hours: 15 – 30 per week


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • Are you able to carry out overnight stays? For e.g up to a week.

Work Location: On the road

Expected start date: 01/07/2024

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