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 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 "Independent Contractors", not employees, and are responsible for their own travel expenses, supplies, etc.
All applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter indicating what position (or positions) you are interested in to email@example.com.
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 but the typical breakdown is as follows:
-breakfast around 7:00 a.m.
-dinner around 5:00 p.m.
-pee break around 10:00 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 may be required depending on the animal care needed.
Pet and House Sitter wages will vary per assignment (dependent on the client's chosen schedule), however the pay is generally slightly above minimum wage, including approximate travel time to each pet visit (10-20 minutes each way within Abbotsford) with a bit extra for gas. Note: A flat rate is paid for Overnight Stays.
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 or near Abbotsford
Have your own vehicle, or access to a family vehicle when needed
Have a cell phone and ability to text
Personal and/or work references available upon request
Preference will be given to individuals that also have:
Customer service 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 rescue groups or other animal related organizations
An enthusiasm for all types of pets
Applicants should be 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. 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 care so it is absolutely critical to show up to work regardless of how you feel. 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 help - 4 to 12 hours per month, tasks may include data entry, filing, answering phones, returning phone calls, assisting with social media posts and website maintenance. Most tasks may be done remotely from home with the occasional task or project requiring time at Furryornot Petcare's home office.
- Criminal Record Check available upon request
- Experience with data entry & customer service
- Have a cell phone and ability to text
- Have access to a computer and the Internet
- Reside in or near Abbotsford
- 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
- Managing social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Preparing for and submitting tax returns