Pet Sitter Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Pet Sitter

Job Summary: We are seeking a responsible and reliable Pet Sitter to care for our clients' pets in their absence. The Pet Sitter will be responsible for feeding, walking, and providing companionship to pets, as well as administering medication if necessary. The ideal candidate will have a love for animals and a flexible schedule to accommodate various pet care needs.


  • Feed and water pets according to schedule
  • Take dogs for walks and provide exercise and playtime
  • Administer medication as directed by pet owners
  • Clean litter boxes and cages as needed
  • Provide companionship and attention to pets
  • Report any health or behavioral concerns to pet owners
  • Follow specific instructions provided by pet owners


  • Previous experience caring for pets
  • Ability to handle and restrain pets when necessary
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable transportation to and from pet owners' homes
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate various pet care needs
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions

Physical Demands: The Pet Sitter will be required to walk, stand, and bend for extended periods of time. They may also be required to lift and carry pets or pet supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: The Pet Sitter will primarily work in pet owners' homes, which may include exposure to pet hair, dander, and odors. They may also be required to work outdoors in various weather conditions.

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

Benefits: We offer flexible scheduling and the opportunity to work with a variety of pets. Additionally, we provide ongoing training and support to ensure the safety and well-being of all pets in our care.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Pet Sitter

What is the best way to find and hire a Pet Sitter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Pet Sitter applicants. Employers posting their Pet Sitter job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Pet Sitter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Pet Sitter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 20 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Pet Sitter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Pet Sitter role?
SMS has 84% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Pet Sitter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Pet Sitters are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 165% 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 Pet Sitter 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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