Who We Are & Our Goal: At TOP DOG SF Dog Walking Service, we are a happy, hard-working team who share the common goal of making sure our pack is exercised, trained and returned to their parents better than they were when they went out.
Who we are looking for and what you’ll do in this position:TOP DOG SF Dog Walking Service is looking for a reliable and energetic Pack Leader who thrives in the outdoors, enjoys being physically active and LOVES dogs.
The Pack Leader walks and exercises our client dogs at our private, enclosed dog park in Pacifica. It is a perfect opportunity for active seniors and retirees as well as anyone excited to get into the dog care industry! This position involves picking-up and dropping-off dogs in the city of San Francisco while safely transporting them in one of our company vans. The dogs are taken to our private, fenced-in dog park where they can run, play and socialize with other dog pals.
While at the facility, each Pack Leader is in charge of supervising their own pack, picking up after the dogs and making sure the dogs are safe and on good behavior.
Top Dog SF dog walkers are held to a very high standard of professionalism and excellence. Our goal is to ensure the safety, happiness and general well-being of each dog in our care.
We are looking for someone who is not afraid of getting dirty, practices frequent and honest communication and creates positive interactions with dogs.
We are open to hiring candidates without previous professional dog care experience if they demonstrate strong aptitude and potential at becoming professionals under our training and practice guidelines.
Example of Job Duties:
Collect, walk, play with and return dogs home safely, professionally and timely.
Inform manager of anything that arises during the day (both good or bad).
Provide written status/training report on each dog as needed.
Check in and out of clients’ homes daily through Pet Check software, or leave clients a daily written note after each walk if needed.
Ensure all dogs are wearing ID tags with Top Dog Pet Care’s phone number.
Ensure dogs are safe and on-leash where it is either unsafe or illegal for them to be off leash.
Follow all safety and training protocols for dogs while on walks and in their home.
Track daily mileage via weekly email for both personal and company vehicles.
Collect and submit client payments and checks.
Work Hours & Availability: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; or 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (depending on shift assignment).
Other Employment Requirements:
You must reside in San Francisco
Own a Smart Phone for scheduling
Be PUNCTUAL and DEPENDABLE -- a time management HERO!
Love the outdoors and be willing to work in ALL weather conditions; including heat, wind and rain.
Be physically able to walk 2-3 miles a day, lift and carry dogs of all sizes (when needed) and walk up several flights of stairs daily.
Have a valid, violation-free Driver's License
BENEFITS & WAGES:
Competitive wage with paid professional training.
After a 2-week paid trial period, hourly wages start at $18.00.
Depending on performance, wage may increase to $20.00/hour after successful completion of training and introduction period.
Earning extra income is possible with overnight care after introduction period and completion of our dog walker certification program.
We offer PTO, (vacation/holiday/sick pay) and health insurance benefits, with a possibility of raise after 4 months.
Ready to Apply?Please email us at email@example.com with your COVER LETTER and RESUME ** Please do not apply if you are not in San Francisco or Pacifica -- bridge commuters are not eligible for this position. Your resume must include months and years of employment for past positions.
Do you have any dog walking experience? If so, please explain.
Do you reside in San Francisco, CA?
Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
Do you have a valid Driver's License?
What days and hours are you available?
It is important to note that this job is physically demanding and requires you to be reasonably fit and healthy! We look forward to hearing from you!
About Top Dog SF Founded in 2001, Top Dog SF is a trusted and celebrated dog walking and training business based in San Francisco. We take our dog groups to Fort Funston and our private dog camp. We are committed to making our working environment positive and fun for our dogs and our employees.
We are advocates and educators in training. We started The Top Dog SF Walker University in 2014 to raise the standards of canine care in our industry for other dog walkers and trainers.
The company is expanding, and we value the input of our employees in this process. All new employees are given thorough training. Our educational methods are science-based and include reward-based training. Our walking team is professionally educated and passionate about making sure each pup is a happy and well-mannered city dog. We provide continuing education for our employees. At Top Dog SF, we believe in treating our clients and their dogs as if they are part of our own family. We provide peace of mind with safe and caring solutions for pet owners who have busy schedules. As a company, we strive to provide a fun and energetic off-leash experience for our dogs by going above and beyond the standard of the industry to ensure the satisfaction of our customers.