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Job Title: Dog Walker

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and responsible dog walker to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for dogs and a commitment to providing excellent care and attention to our clients' furry friends. The dog walker will be responsible for walking dogs of various breeds and sizes, ensuring their safety and well-being, and providing exercise and socialization opportunities.


  • Walk dogs on a regular schedule, rain or shine
  • Ensure dogs are safe and secure at all times
  • Provide exercise and socialization opportunities for dogs
  • Monitor dogs for any signs of illness or injury and report to the owner
  • Clean up after dogs and dispose of waste properly
  • Communicate with clients regarding their dog's behavior and any concerns


  • Must have a love for dogs and a desire to work with them
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to handle dogs of various sizes and breeds
  • Must be physically fit and able to walk for extended periods of time
  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience working with dogs preferred

Working Conditions: The dog walker will be working outdoors in various weather conditions and will be required to walk for extended periods of time. The job may require working on weekends and holidays.

Physical Requirements: The dog walker must be physically fit and able to walk for extended periods of time. The job may require lifting and carrying dogs of various sizes.

Salary: The salary for this position will be based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance,

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Dog Walker

What is the best way to find and hire a Dog Walker near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Dog Walker applicants. Employers posting their Dog Walker job on Indeed get about 20 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Dog Walker applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Dog Walker are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 6 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Dog Walker positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Dog Walker role?
SMS has 99% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Dog Walker job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Dog Walkers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 185% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Dog Walker applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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