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Job Details
Company Name :
The Big City Woof Walker
Company Location :
Chicago, IL 60614
Job Position :
Dog Walker
Job Category :
Jobs in Illinois

Job Description :
Searching for reliable and honest pet care professionals to join Chicago’s first-class dog walking team!

The company:
Dani Pedraza (CCDT) and Maren Lavelle have owned and operated Big City Woof Walkers since 2017. The owners started their work together locally as dog walkers in 2013. Because of their shared origins, Dani and Maren have a unique insight into the dog walking industry. They have placed a strong emphasis on safe walks while providing excellent care. We assign primary walkers to clients, we only offer private and small group walks and all walkers benefit from our onboarding program. Big City Woof Walkers also provides industry-leading compensation for their growing dog walking team.
The position:

Professional dog walker with the ability to also care for cats

$16.50 – $20 / hour
$600 – $1200 / month
Client gratuity
Candidate referral bonuses and Client referral bonuses
$50 sign-on bonus after you complete the orientation process
Additional bonuses at one month ($50), three months ($100), and one year ($100) in addition to an aggressive compensation increase starting at one year
The responsibilities:

Create a safe and positive walking environment for our client’s dogs
Follow the client-provided care instructions including training preferences
Provide detailed and attentive care for our client’s cats
Give our clients first-class customer service with a personal touch
Communicate with staff via phone/text and photographs
Contribute to the team effort by working as a team player
Practice time management to ensure on-time arrivals for all assigned visits
Travel to our office location upon request, located in Seaport

The ideal candidate:

An honest, patient, and enthusiastic candidate, who can provide our client’s dogs and cats with the highest quality visits possible. The candidate should have a strong understanding of safety and time management. Previous professional or volunteer experience with animals is preferred. A positive attitude with a desire to learn is important. The candidate should enjoy an active work environment, walking independently, working outdoors regardless of weather conditions. Special consideration for candidates with evening, weekend, and holiday availability.

This is an excellent opportunity for people looking to start a career or grow their current professional experience with dogs. Many members of our staff were previously dog walkers with on-demand services, doggy daycare staff, dog groomers, or volunteers at a local shelter. The candidate should have an innate desire to care for animals while ensuring their safety.

The requirements:

You have consistent availability to walk dogs in and near Lincoln Park (we work with clients as far south as the South Loop but we are currently focusing on Lincoln Park). Consideration for candidates with additional availability weekday evenings and weekends. The position is part-time and you will only be working when clients request services. If you are interested, with time and performance, the position could potentially transition to a larger role. Most of our clients will request services between 11 am and 4 pm.
This position would be offered as an independent contracting position. If you have any questions about this arrangement, you can email: [email protected]
We would prefer a candidate who is available MON-FRI with the same consistent hours of availability.
The majority of tasks assigned will require you to walk or stand on your feet for several hours per day, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, twist, walk up and down stairs; handle extra small and/or large dogs, and be able to lift up to 50lbs.
Comfortable walking up to three dogs at the same time
Clients often request feedings, removing and returning their dogs from a crate, puppy pad replacements, and litter box cleanings
Capable of working in an environment with traffic, the public, and barking
You may be exposed to solvents, disinfectants, sanitation chemicals, animal dander, saliva, urine, feces, animal teeth, and claws that may contact hands, skin, and clothing
You have previous customer service experience and are capable of communicating with clients, staff, and vendors in both written and spoken English
You are capable of working with little supervision
You have the patience and empathy to work with puppies and other animals with special needs and requirements (medical and behavioral concerns)
You must be 18 years or older and legally allowed to work in the US

Please check us out on Instagram!
This is an amazing opportunity at a fantastic company. Our Yelp and Google pages will show you what our clients have to say about our work!
Learn more about us on Glassdoor! A former employee previously stated that Big City Woof Walker was a job with “amazing team communication and paid puppy snuggles!”.


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