Help Wanted

604-302-1780 or Abbotsford, BC

Note: We have resumed our search for additional help and expect business to increase as travel restrictions lift and clients are able to reschedule their vacations later this year.

We are looking to fill several positions at Furryornot Petcare on a casual on-call basis. There are no guaranteed hours to start but there is an opportunity for more assignments during busy periods and as the business grows. More hours would likely occur during busy vacation periods such as Christmas break, spring break, long weekends, summer holidays, etc.

Note: Due to scheduling limitations all helpers are classified as “Independent Contractors”, not employees, and are responsible for their own travel expenses, supplies, etc.. They are also responsible for their own income tax, WCB coverage, and there are no other benefits like health insurance included.

All applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter indicating what position (or positions) you are interested in to

Please do not create a password for access to your document. If you are short listed you will receive more information via email, including an application to fill out which must be mailed to the address provided.

Positions available:

  • Midday Dog Walker – Weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., minimum availability needed is 2 to 3 days a week
  • Dog Sitter – Weekdays and/or weekends, usually 3 visits per day for dog sitters, times may vary depending on the dog’s needs but the typical breakdown is as follows: breakfast around 7:30 a.m.; dinner around 5:00 p.m.; bedtime pee break around 9:00 p.m.
  • Cat Sitter – Weekdays and/or weekends, usually 1 or 2 visits per day for cat sitters, visit times may be more flexible than dog sitting assignments unless medication is required
  • Creature Sitter – Snakes, lizards, turtles, amphibians, birds, etc. Weekdays and/or weekends, 1 or 2 visits per day for creature sitters, timing of visits will depend on the species’ needs
  • Overnight House Sitter – Weekdays and/or weekends, minimum requirement is from 9:45 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., additional midday or dinner visits will be required for dogs or other pets with special needs.
  • Administrative Office Assistant – see bottom of page for details

Pet and House Sitter wages will vary per assignment (dependent on our client’s chosen schedule). The pay is generally slightly above minimum wage, including approximate travel time to each pet visit (10-20 minutes each way within Abbotsford). Note: A low flat rate is paid for any Overnight Stays.

Minimum requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check available upon request
  • Experience caring for animals (can include pet ownership, training, working with animals or volunteering at an animal care or rescue facility)
  • Reside in Abbotsford or Mission
  • Have your own vehicle, or access to a family vehicle when needed
  • Have a cell phone and ability to text (smart phone is preferred)
  • Personal and/or work references available upon request

Preference will be given to individuals that also have:

  • Extensive customer service and/or volunteer experience
  • Additional pet-related training such as Dogsafe First Aid or other Pet First Aid courses, dog training experience, and other pet or animal care courses
  • Membership with Pet Sitters International or similar organizations
  • Volunteer work with animal rescue groups or other animal related organizations
  • An enthusiasm for all types of pets

We are looking for applicants who are honest, ethical, caring, reliable and respectful of others. The work includes building trust and a relationship with the pets, as well as their human parents and neighbours.

We make sure to visit the pets as scheduled regardless of inclement weather or other obstacles. Unlike a typical job, the pets in our care require daily attention so it is absolutely critical to show up to work. If you are unable to work as scheduled you must immediately inform Furryrnot Petcare management to ensure the pet is properly taken care of.

The less glamorous tasks include cleaning up pet messes, picking up poop (a lot of it!), and dealing with ill or injured pets – it is not all cuddle time though that is definitely a regular part of the job too!

Other positions available:

Administrative Office Assistant 4 to 15 hours per month

Tasks may include:

  • data entry, filing and organization
  • customer service including answering phones, returning phone calls and email inquiries
  • emergency petcare backup and petcare arrangements
  • assisting with marketing, social media, and website maintenance

Most tasks may be done remotely from home. However the occasional task or project may require time at Furryornot Petcare’s home office or at a local promotional event.

Minimum requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check available upon request
  • Experience with data entry & extensive customer service
  • Have a cell phone and ability to text
  • Have access to a computer and the Internet
  • Reside in or near Abbotsford or Mission
  • Personal and/or work references available upon request

Preference will be given to individuals that also have experience with one or more of the following:

  • Book-keeping and/or use of QuickBooks or similar accounting software
  • WordPress and website development
  • Marketing experience and creativity
  • Managing social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Copy writing or editing
  • Preparing for and submitting tax returns

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