Employment Opportunities

Dorothy’s Petcare, a long-standing, reputable, Upper West side dog walking, daycare and boarding service is looking for a dog handler/dog walker.

If you’re interested and you have a passion for dogs and 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” below the listed job requirements. 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 answered and discussed over the phone.

If you have no professional experience as of yet, in order for us to consider your application, it is imperative that you are specifically interested in pursuing working in the industry of dog care. 

Resumes are not necessary unless listing professional dog handler/walker experience.
Cover letters along with application                 submission are welcome.


  • First and foremost, applicants must be true dog lovers and have a passion to work with dogs. (One of the most important requirements for this job!)
  • Must be naturally comfortable and outwardly affectionate, gentle and patient with animals.
  • Must be totally comfortable with dogs of all sizes in general, along with handling and being in full control while walking two to three dogs at one time.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and know your way around Manhattan.
  • 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 along with the availability of time it requires to learn our specific skills and style of caring for dogs. 
  • Must be physically able and energetic. This is definitely not a job for a person who is uncomfortable moving, bending or walking very briskly.
  • You MUST be able to handle being in hot/humid and/or cold/wet weather and not mind getting wet and a little dirty at times. If you have any issues with this at all,  it’s best not to apply for this job.
  • Must be extremely reliable. We count on our people to be punctual, hard working and to have a great attitude and enjoy being part of our team.
  • Manhattan residents preferred for this job; however, depending on your commute into Manhattan, we will consider your application.
  • Must be  fully and 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)

  • Must have proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of legal status to live and work in the U.S. available upon request.
  • 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: We are looking for someone who truly needs a job, truly wants to work with dogs and is comfortable, available and willing to commit to this position. A longer term commitment is preferred. The required time commitment for this job is at least 9 months to one year. A longer stay is welcomed and if all are happy, definitely encouraged.
 Thanks very much and we’re looking forward to receiving your application!


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