Work with Us!

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

Do 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.

We do require our staff to work 2 of the 3 major winter holidays:  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day.  (Don’t worry. We will schedule so you still have time to enjoy the holiday!)

Please complete our questionnaire at the bottom of the page.  Those who only email us a resume or just send an email, and skip the questionnaire, will not be considered for the position.  When we receive your answers, we will be in contact if we find you are a good candidate.

Job Requirements:

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

Schedule flexibility: This is a customer-driven business. The schedule is always evolving to meet the needs of our clients. Your ability to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays is highly desired. We do require all sitters to work at least two of the major winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Years)

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 are required, and 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.
Your own laptop and a functioning printer.
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 applicant questionnaire below.  Please do not call or email about the jobs available.  We will contact you if we feel you might be a good fit. 


Around Town Hound Pet Sitter - Dog Walker Applicant Questionnaire

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