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“First, my visits are my way of relaxing and de-stressing from my work day. It’s at least 30 minutes a day I can spend not stressing about work, or what needs to be done at home. Second, it’s a great opportunity to love on other people’s pups!”

- Chrissy H.

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We're always accepting job applications to grow The Dog's Pajamas team full of passionate and eager dog walkers and pet sitters. Peruse the basic requirements, job description, and pay/perks information below. If joining the team sounds like a great fit for you, we'd love to hear from you!


  • Provide professional, detailed communication with clients via Time to Pet.

  • Provide exceptional care for all types of pets, including dogs of all sizes, cats, birds, and others.

  • Frequent leash walking of all sizes and breeds of dogs while keeping the safety of the client and the walker the number one priority.

  • Service clients in all weather conditions: rain, snow, cold, heat, and after dark.

  • Safely enter the client's home via garage door, keyless, and keyed entry while arming and disarming alarm security systems without apprehension.

  • Keep the client's home secured upon entering and departure.

  • Keep the client’s home and pet areas clean and free of any messes.

  • Tend to any house sitting needs as requested: mail, trash, plants, etc.

  • Be flexible to an ever-changing schedule. Hours will vary each week ranging from 5-20+.


  • Live in the current service area.

  • Have a valid ID driver’s license and your own reliable insured vehicle.

  • Have a smartphone with the capability to run the Time to Pet app.

  • Have an email address that you check on a daily basis.

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Be able to pass a background check.

  • Be personable, well-spoken, and well-kept.

  • Be able to commit to 6+ months with The Dog’s Pajamas; we do not hire temporary help.

  • Be available to work 2-3 weekends per month (at least one weekend day).

  • Be comfortable and competent to walk large dogs.

Pay & Perks

  • Starting pay is $10 an hour with tips passed on to you.

  • Mileage reimbursement between visits.

  • Worker's compensation coverage.

  • Flexible schedule: drop-in visits are made daily from 7am to 9pm 365 days a year allowing us to schedule around other jobs and activities.

  • This is not a desk job; opportunity for plenty of exercise!

  • Casual and comfortable dress code.

  • Work with and create meaningful relationships with a variety of pets; get paid to play!

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