Business in McMinnville, Oregon – McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce

Professional Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers

Country Critters Pet Sitters
Job Description
CCPS PET SITTER/DOG WALKER 

COUNTRY CRITTERS PET SITTERS (CCPS), PET SITTER/DOG WALKER:
For many of us, our pets are very close and we want them to be looked after as well as any family member. Many pet owners who work full time, hire the services of pet sitters to look after their pets while they are away at work. 
When selecting a pet sitter, it is important to find out if the person we are interviewing is actually fond of animals or just doing it to earn extra money. Most pet owners gauge candidates for a potential pet sitting job with a lot of scrutiny – and so do we. 

So, if you are applying for this position, you will need to show us and our CCPS clients that you are indeed genuinely in love with animals, caring, reliable, responsible, dependable, self-motivating and want to personally ensure pets & owners that they are getting the very best care possible.

As an independently contracted petsitter, you are in charge of your own schedule (within operational standards), you are able to be as busy as you want! This is an ideal full or part time job for the person who has other scheduling obligations to consider. 

Employment Opportunity
All positions require the following:
•    A minimum of an 8mo – 1yr commitment
•    Daily Internet Access/Own cell phone
•    Own personal vehicle with license/insurance/good driving record
•    Candidate must pass background screening/criminal search
•    Ability to work well independently, follow directions and be trustworthy
•    Candidate must be good with people and animals
•    Provide professional references/proof of pro animal and/or customer service experience (at least 2)
•    At least 6 months prior professional animal experience and/or customer service.
•    Pet CPR/First Aid. (Preferred)
•    Must be willing to get certified once position offered. Classes every 2-yrs (3-4 hrs eve or wknd w/ Red Cross ranges $45-$70 for class.)
Prior professional experience with dogs/cats consists of one of the following (volunteer or work)
Animal shelters, animal rescue organizations, SPCA, Homeward Bound, animal hospital, kennel, grooming facility, doggie day-care/training facility, pre-vet student, dog training experience, animal schooling or other equivalent. 

DOG WALKING POSITIONS:
Includes walking, exercise, cleaning up after animals, providing fresh water, giving dogs attention, establishing a daily routine for dog(s) & using our app for gps check in/out, leave notes/pics to let clients know how/what the dog(s) did.

PET SITTING POSITIONS:
Pet Sitting positions involve visiting clients homes to care for their animals while they are away on vacation. This includes walking, exercising, letting dogs out, feeding and providing fresh water, cleaning up after animals, litter box scooping and cleaning, medicating animals (if needed), providing care and attention to animals, looking after clients homes, taking in the mail/newspaper, watering plants, taking out trash, checking on house to make sure there is no issues, emailing/calling/texting clients with updates on their pets using our pet sit app for gps check in/out, leave notes/pics to let clients know how/what the pet(s) did. Leave a welcome home card for clients for them to read upon their return, etc...

CCPS Job Requirements:
•    Availability over weekends and holidays is important. Some clients need day or evening hours, but petsitting is flexible enough to fit into most schedules. The more available you are to clients - the more jobs you can take.
•    Careful attention to detail, with regard to calendars, scheduling, time-blocks, and excellent communication with clients and CCPS company is a deeply desired and a developed trait. 
•    We use back-up pet sitters! However, If you made yourself available, and commit to a petsit job for dates contracted - that client and pet sit needs to be your top priority. Pets can't take care of themselves and we have an obligation to do what we have contractually agreed to do. 
•    Pet owners usually require that the people they hire as pet sitters possess a high school diploma or a GED, at the very least. They also want their pet sitter to have a clear background and look for qualities such as compassion, kindness, and a sense of responsibility - all of which are prerequisites to any petsitting job arranged though CCPS. 
•    Possession of a working cell phone and service, reliable transportation, a valid drivers license, and full coverage car insurance is a must! 
•    As a contractor, you will also be required to sign a contract with CCPS, a hold harmless agreement, and purchase personal bond pet sitter insurance at approx. rate of $50/yr. 
•    Depending on your individual duties as a pet sitter and the type of pet in question, you may be required to either stay at pet owners’ homes during the time they are away or visit a few times a day to feed and walk their pets. Each type of arrangement is personalized to fit the needs of our clients, but it also depends on you and your schedule, as the pet sitter. 
•    Pet care Arrangements are made either through our home office or through our petsitters directly, but all are entered into the database for scheduling and compensation tracking.
•    Initial free consults are prearranged with our pet clients and CCPS - and held in their homes with pets present. For quality assurance, initial consults are always accompanied by the petsitter and our CCPS owner. 
•    CCPS Pet sitter "optional" training is conducted quarterly. Mandatory training for CCPS is conducted once annually. Detailed Job description, initial training and Petsitter set up is arranged upon hire.

Job BENEFITS
As an independent contractor, with CCPS, we offer a nice commission and incentive package for our pet sitters. We help attract pet owners and clients, provide a proven business model, a trusted local brand, pet sit advertising, publications, material, nominal supplies, and all the support you need to be a successful pet sitter with our agency - your successful career in this specialized field is your own. You are in control of your own schedule and decide how much you want to earn! There is always room to advance with us- as we expand. We look forward to bringing on quality people, to join us in making a difference in our pet community!

If you are interested in any of the above contracted positions with CCPS and want to join our team 
of pet sitters, please apply online through indeed.com with your resume, cover letter, which includes your experience and availability, and answer the questions contained in the job listing. All instructions must be followed, as we look for attention to detail in the candidates we choose to be a part of our team! If that’s you – please apply using the link below, or search for our job listing on Indeed.com

https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=6f744693d95b23c9&from=serp&prevUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indeed.com%2Fm%2Fjobs%3Fq%3DPet%2BSitter

Once our initial screening is completed, we will contact you to arrange a meeting and interview, if applicable. 

Apply through Indeed.com and feel free to Contact us via email with any clarifying questions about joining the CCPS family!

PLEASE NOTE **Country Critters Pet Sitters, will NOT respond to phone inquiries regarding applications - qualified candidates will be notified via indeed email, regarding application and interview status. After complete responses are submitted, qualified candidates are selected and further instructions will be provided, if applicable**

We ask applicants to submit initial application online through indeed.com and to adhere to the application process. This is to verify ability and attention to detail, but also to be fair and consistent with our hiring practices. 

Please send any clarifying questions to us via email, as our phone lines must remain open for potential and existing client and qualified candidate connections. We deeply appreciate the interest and the support! 

Thank you for your time and consideration of what we do!
-    CCPS Team!
 
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