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Are you interested in working part-time as a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker?

Pet Sitter Arden NCDo you love and understand cats, dogs and other animals? Do you want to enjoy fresh air and a bit of exercise while you work? Do you want to work with a team? Do you want to make a positive impact on a pet’s life? Do you understand the Responsibility that comes with caring for beloved furry kids who cannot care for themselves? If so, please read on…

We are currently hiring for:

Mid-day Pet Sitter/Dog Walkers Pet Sitter/Dog Walkers walk dogs and make pet sit visits between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You will not always be working all those hours but should expect that visits may be scheduled during that time.

Day-Visit Pet SittersPet Sitters make multiple visits per day, (Mornings, Mid-days and Evenings) to our client’s homes to care for their beloved pets. You must be available for AM and PM visits, Mid-days, and at least 2 weekends each month. Pet Sitters walk dogs, visit cats and care for all sorts of other animals. Pet Sitting opportunities will change day to day, and week to week depending on the season and your availability.

Cats Only Sitter – Pet Sitters who specialize in caring only for cats.  Cats only sitters can make up to two visits a day per kitty household to care for, visit, love on, play with and tend to every need for our beloved cat clients. 

Please complete our employment application below.  Those who only email us a resume or just send an email, and skip the application will not be considered for the position.  When we receive your application we will be in contact if we feel you are a good candidate.

Job Requirements:

Integrity: We are seeking honest, dependable, trustworthy people who love animals and like people too.  We appreciate a positive attitude, playful spirit and professional behavior.

Schedule flexibility: This is a customer-driven business. The schedule is always evolving to meet the needs of our clients.  We do ask all sitters to work at least two of the major winter holidays.(Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day). Don’t worry!  We schedule in such a way that you’ll still get time to enjoy part of the holiday.

Follow directions: Customers pay us to care for their animals when they need help, and in the way they want it done. We need our staff to be able to help us provide this level of service.

Experience: Some experience with animals and dog / cat behavior is desired.  As well as a willingness to learn more about the animals in our care. We will train you in Pet First Aid & CPR.

Background Check: We will ask you to submit to a criminal background check.

Lifestyle: You will need a moderate fitness ability to walk about 3miles/hr for at least 30-40 min. We have a strict NO SMOKING, and no drug / alcohol policy.

Location: We prefer to hire staff who live within our service area, so your commute does not take up your time and hard earned money. Our Service area includes South Asheville (28803) and Arden (28704)

Other essential things you’ll need for this work:
A reliable, insured vehicle, and a clean driving record.
A smart phone with email, photo, video and text capability.
A flexible schedule. Pet Care is a seasonal business. There will be times when the schedule is very slow, and other times when it’s very busy.

If interested in working with us, begin your interview process by completing our application below.  Please do not call or email about the jobs available.  We will contact you if we feel you might be a good fit. 

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter Application

  • I certify that all answers given by me are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misrepresenation or omission of facts on my part in this application or any other materials submitted by me to Around Town Hound, LLC will be justification for cancellation of the application and/or immediate dismissal from employment. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application, and other material submitted in conjuction with this application, which Around Town Hound, LLC may deem relevant to my employment. I indemnify Around Town Hound, LLC agains any liability that might result from making such investigations and inquiries.