Employment Opportunities

We will be opening our new location at 421 Manhattan Avenue here in New York City in Late October/Early November. At the present time, we have an immediate open position for a dog walker/dog handler. We’re definitely looking for someone with prior professional dog care experience. If you have no professional experience as of yet, in order for us to consider your application, it is very important that you are specifically interested in pursuing working in the industry of dog care. If you’re interested and you feel that you’d be a good candidate for this position, please fill out and submit your application below. Please also make sure to answer all the questions on the “Application Form”. Please do not leave anything out.

If we feel you meet the requirements after we review your application, we will most surely contact you via email. All questions pertaining to rate of pay, specific job description, training, work hours, etc., will be discussed over the phone.

PLEASE NOTE:

The regular hours and days for the dog walking position are 9:30am-6:00pm Mondays through Fridays. However, as the business is growing, especially the dog handler’s position, there will be times that you’ll be needed on weekends, evenings, overnights and holidays. 

VERY IMPORTANT!!! >>>  PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB IF:

  • You are not available on a consistent basis to work walking dogs Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 6:00pm.
  • If you are not available to work during any of the other hours and days listed above.
  • If your lifestyle requires you to complete other obligations during the day or if you are currently in or planning on enrolling in school and your scheduled classes inhibit you from committing regularly to these work hours and days.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • First and foremost, applicants must be true dog lovers and have a passion to work with dogs. (Please be truly honest about this; it will be obvious to us very quickly.)
  • Must be naturally comfortable and outwardly affectionate, gentle and patient with animals.
  • Must be totally comfortable with dogs of all sizes.
  • Professional experience in the dog care industry is preferred. However, if you have no experience, you must have a natural and obvious connection with dogs and a willingness to learn our specific skill and style of dog care.
  • Must be physically able and energetic. This is definitely not a job for a person who is uncomfortable moving, bending or walking very quickly.
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual. (Staying on schedule and showing up on time for work and according to how the walks are scheduled for the dogs’ is imperative. Our clients and their dogs rely on this. Having practiced this with great commitment is once again another of the key reasons we’ve been so successful for the past twenty two years.)
  • Must have a pleasant and approachable personality. (People skills and an open and friendly attitude is a winning formula since we deal with people on a daily basis as well as dogs.)
  • You MUST be able to handle being in hot/humid and cold/wet weather and not mind getting wet and a little dirty at times. If you have any issues with this at all, PLEASE DO NOT apply for this job.
  • Must have a neat and clean appearance. (Though we might get wet and a little dirty at times, clean untorn clothes, nails, hair, etc., is of the utmost importance since we deal with clients and other people on a daily basis.) You must also be comfortable wearing company attire whenever you are working. Our company attire consists of T shirts, hoodies, fall jackets and caps. Everything is worn according to how the weather is at the time.
  • Manhattan residents preferred for this job; however, depending on your commute into Manhattan, we will consider your application.
  • As a walker you must be available to work between the hours of 9:30am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • As a dog handler, you must be available to work when necessary. (Hours needed may be overnight, evenings, weekends & holidays. Plenty of notice will be given)
  • Must be completely fluent in English (speaking, reading and writing).
  • Must be comfortable and willing to submit to a full background check once you are considered a potential employee.                                     (Please Note: This process will require you to sign written permission in order for us to do the back-round check. We will supply all paperwork and we will also supply a copy for you to keep)
  • Must have proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of legal status in the U.S. available upon request.
  • Must own some type of current up to date smart device as well as your phone to be able to send and receive emails and get onto the internet on a daily basis whenever necessary. We will explain later.
  • Must own an IPhone 7 or equivalent? It must be a smart phone or a high ended android phone capable of group texting and going onto the internet whether inside or outside with absolutely no complications as long as basic cell tower and cellular data service is available. This level and type of phone is an absolute must for this job. This is non-negotiable.
  • Must supply two current and very clear photos available to email us as soon as possible if and when we contact you to set up an interview.
  • LAST BUT NOT LEAST —  PLEASE NOTE: This is definitely not a Summer job or a job that one may acquire for the holidays for a month or two. It is a serious commitment and a great opportunity for anyone who has a passion working with dogs. We are looking for someone who truly needs a job and is comfortable, available and willing to commit to this position long term. The minimum time commitment
  • requirement for this job is 9 months and that is non-negotiable. A longer stay is welcomed and if all are happy, definitely encouraged.
  • (Please do not apply for this job if  you are not willing or you can not do this)

IMPORTANT REMINDER WHEN APPLYING: You must answer every single question below and fill out all fields thoroughly and completely. If there is any information missing, it will be difficult for us to make a decision.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT ALL FIELDS, APPLICATIONS NOT COMPLETELY FILLED OUT WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY MESSAGES ON OUR VOICE MAIL OR EMAIL US ANY RESUMES regarding a response after applying. We can promise you that if you meet the requirements, we will most definitely be in contact with you via email.

 Thanks very much and we’re looking forward to reviewing your application!

Application Form
  1. (required)
  2. (required)
  3. (required)
  4. (required)
  5. (required)
  6. (required)
  7. (required)
  8. (required)
  9. (required)
  10. (required)
  11. (required)
  12. (valid email required)
  13. Which of these applies to you?
  14. (required)
  15. (required)
  16. Do you have any professional dog care experience?
  17. Does (or will) your schedule require you to travel and/or take days off from work on a regular basis (acting jobs, music gigs, college, taking any type of classes) >If You Need To Answer Yes, Please Do Not Apply For This Job.
  18. Are you definitely able to handle New York City's extreme weather (hot/humid, freezing temperatures, rain/snow) on a regular basis? If you have any issues with this at all, PLEASE DO NOT apply for this job.
  19. Do you presently have any pets of your own in your home that you care for?
  20. (required)
  21. If you do in fact have pets, will the care of your pets interfere in any way with your ability to be available to work during the hours listed on this form?
  22. Some driving may be necessary for this position. Do you currently have a valid driver's license?
  23. (required)
 

cforms contact form by delicious:days