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Pet Care Assistant
Currently hiring for Mid-day Shift (11am-2pm) for Weekdays. We are looking for someone who wants to help owners provide the highest level of care for their pets when they can’t do it themselves. You should have experience working with animals and be knowledgeable about the general needs of dogs, cats and small animals (Fish, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Turtles, etc). You will be responsible for offering general care for a range of animals, along with walking and cleaning up after dogs of every breed and size. You should love the outdoors and enjoy playing with pets who are energetic. Our pet service strives to provide high-level care. Job Responsibilities ● Clean up after, groom, exercise and provide care for cats, dogs and small animals (see description above), including dog walking services and litter box and cage cleaning ● Observe outdoor and indoor play to ensure the safety of the pet ● Feed and provide water based upon client instructions, which may be very detailed and must be followed exactly as given, attention to detail is crucial. ● Meet with potential clients to secure business, advertise services provided and explain the details of how pet sitting works ● Report any injuries or illnesses to manager as soon as possible, along with completing an injury/illness form to turn in as soon as manager is on-site ● Respect clients’ homes and personal property when on-site offering pet sitting services, includes cleaning up any pet messes ● Provide additional customer service as requested by clients, which may include but not limited to picking up mail, watering plants, taking out and retrieving trash after pickup day, opening and closing blinds and/or curtains ● Check and follow schedule provided by the main office and report any conflicts or issues to manager as soon as possible but at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled pet service’s booking
Location and Hours Worked Hours vary on a weekly basis as per the need of the service (we currently provide service to Aurora & Canby, Oregon). Due to the nature of our business, we are usually providing care inside the owner’s home and as such, we are a smoke-free, vape-free and drug-free workplace. We also enforce this because animals have an enhanced sense of smell and do not like it.
Hourly Rate $15 per hour + tips
Job Skills & Qualifications Required: ● Must love animals ● Be at least 18 years old ● Have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license ● Have a smart phone with internet connection and GPS ● Pass criminal background check and be eligible for bonding ● Be Pet CPR and First Aid certified or able to acquire certification within 30 days of hiring. ● Be able to pay attention to detail and follow explicit instructions regarding pet care ● Be reliable (pet’s lives literally depend on us caring for them). This means we work, even when we don’t feel good and we drive in inclement weather. ● Be physically able to walk and restrain (with a leash) up to a 130lb leash aggressive dog (they react when they see other dogs by either barking, lunging, and/or pulling). Previous experience is not required, we are willing to train the right person. ● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. ● Ability to work varying schedules, including weekends and holidays
Preferred: ● Pet CPR and First Aid Trained ● Previous experience administering medication to animals including but not limited to: Oral, Subcutaneous Fluids, Injection and Inhaler ● Previous experience working with animals, especially large dog breeds and leash aggressive dogs
DISCLAIMER CLAUSE: This job description and specifications are not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this job. They are intended to be an accurate reflection of the principle requirements of the Pet Care Assistant’s position within this company’s operation.
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