Why Pet Sitting Is An Awesome Part Time Job – We Are Hiring!

Sheltie on leash

By now you’ve read our post on 5 Ways to NOT Get A Job with us.  We are currently looking to hire and thought we’d take a moment to share the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to pet sitting as a part time job.

The great things about being a pet sitter are:

  • The schedule changes daily so it’s rarely boring.
  • You can do your grocery shopping at 10am on a Tuesday when no one else is in the store.
  • You can schedule a doctor’s appointment without having to worry about scheduling time off from work.
  • You can take a nap during the day.
  • You are almost always greeted by wiggly, happy pets.
  • Pets don’t care if you’re wearing makeup or not.
  • You can do morning visits in your pajamas.
  • Walking dogs is like being paid to exercise.
  • You get paid to play with pets!
  • The job is very independent.  No one is looking over your shoulder at every moment (unless the client has a camera).
  • You’re not stuck in a cubicle or behind a desk all day.
  • You get lots of kisses that won’t get you in trouble with your significant other.
  • It’s great for self employed or retired people since the hours are so different than a regular job.

Of course there is always a flip side to everything.  Pet sitting isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.  It’s hard work.

What are the negatives of being a pet sitter?

  • The early morning/late night schedule can be a drag sometimes.
  • There is a LOT of driving involved.
  • Saying goodbye to pets that pass away is hard because you get attached.
  • Walking in the middle of a blizzard or a monsoon is no fun.
  • Driving in a blizzard or monsoon is no fun either.
  • Cleaning up diarrhea or vomit.  (Need I say more?)
  • Depending on how long a client is gone you may have to work more than seven days in a row.
  • You’ll probably get peed on at some point.
  • Walking in extreme heat can be challenging.
  • You have to work holidays (but you get paid time and a half and sometimes clients leave you really nice gifts).
  • There is no paid time off.

Now that you know the ins and outs of what a pet sitting job really entails, do you know someone that would make a great pet sitter?  Send them our way, we are hiring.  Visit our employment page for more information.

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