Retro Mutts is Now Hiring!
We are looking for dedicated and responsible pet lovers to join the growing Retro Mutts team! The positions include midday dog walker (weekdays 9:30am-3pm), part time pet sitter (weekdays and weekends), and dog walker/pet sitter (combination of both). We also have seasonal pet sitter positions (summer, winter break, spring break) available too!
You would be a great fit if you…
-LOVE pets (especially dogs!)
-Are at least 16 years old with a driver’s license
-Are comfortable with and have experience caring for dogs, cats, small animals, and/or birds
-Are very responsible, punctual, detail oriented, and can learn quickly
-Have adaptability in your schedule (we can schedule around college classes if needed): Our clients’ schedules are flexible and can be irregular with last minute requests and cancellations. Some days/weeks will be busier than others!
-Live in the Damascus/Clarksburg, MD area
-Are physically fit: Dog walking is a rigorous activity, and we walk dogs in all weather conditions!
-Are very patient with animals: some pets are elderly, have emotional issues, or disabilities
-Don’t mind cleaning up after pets
-Are a people person as well as an animal person!
-Enjoy interacting with animals for the majority of your day
What we expect from you on the job:
-Arrive: Show up on time!
-Focus: Follow the client’s instructions to the letter, pay attention to the pets for the entire duration of the visit!
-Stay: See out the full length of the walk/visit
-Send: Text photos and updates to the client at the end of every visit
-Exceed the clients’ expectations and deliver top-notch customer service and care!
You will need…
-Reliable transportation around Damascus/Clarksburg and surrounding areas
-Smartphone that can send text messages, take photos, and download the Time To Pet App
-A positive attitude!
This is a great part-time job for college students, stay at home moms, and retirees!
What you get from working for us:
-Slow introduction into the world of dog walking/pet sitting: We will start you off with 1-2 dogs/day for new dog walkers, and gradually increase the number over time to a level that you are comfortable with
-Pay is per visit completed (not hourly), staffs are paid 50% of the service price
-Employee discount: 50% off the regular service prices
-Make money doing what you LOVE! Care for pets, have fun, drive around, enjoy much more autonomy than most jobs!
Midday Dog Walker
-Availability: 9am-3pm Weekdays (most visits will be between 10am-2pm)
-Generally a fixed/set schedule reoccurring weekly (with the possibility of last minute changes/cancellations)
-If you are a college student living in the area, give us your class schedule at the beginning of every semester and we can work your dog walking schedule around it!
-Experience working with dogs (kennel, daycare, rescue) is recommended but not required. You will be taught how to use a martingale, prong, slip, and correction collar on the job.
-Availability: Weekdays, weekends, plus holidays. Weekend and holiday availability is a MUST! Overnight availability is a plus!
-Generally not a fixed/set schedule. There are busy and slow seasons for pet sitting, you may have only 1-2 clients one week but have 5-6 the next week. Flexibility is key! We can also work around a class schedule if you are a college student.
-Many of our pet sitting clients are CATS, so experience with both dogs and cats is highly recommended!
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
A combination of both of the positions! Get a fixed (typically) weekly dog walking schedule in addition to helping out with pet sitting jobs as needed.
Sound like an AWESOME fit? Fill out the form below and we will send you an application to fill out!