Do you love dogs? Are you looking for a flexible, active, and rewarding job? Hounds Around Town is hiring!

 

Who we are

Hounds Around Town is a West Toronto-based company providing the best in canine care. We are dedicated to offering our clients - both human and canine - a professional, courteous, enjoyable, and hassle-free experience. More importantly, we are lifelong animals lovers, who have - through experience and education - learned how to care for dogs in ways that enrich their lives and relationships. We are committed to providing our clients with exercise, companionship, leadership, and anything else they may need. 

 

Position

As a professional Hounds Around Town dog walker you are relied on to provide exercise, relief, and care to our four-legged friends throughout the day. This is a fun, active, and rewarding position where communication and responsibility are a key to success. You are trusted to enter clients home respectfully and provide the utmost care for their beloved pets. This job provides an opportunity to develop deeply meaningful relationships with our dog and human clients.  Neighbourhood dog walks and visits generally take place during the mid-day hours (normally between 11:00am and 3:00pm). This job can provide part-time work for those looking for a few additional hours of work each week or can be expanded to a more full-time position with daily walks and visits. 

 

Main responsibilities

 

Dog Walks and pet visits

  • Pick up and drop off dogs from home in a timely manner

  • Provide dogs with private, on-leash, neighbourhood walks 

  • Understand special requests and conditions for each dog

  • Give each dog love and attention

  • Pick up pet waste

  • Refresh water, wipe paws, and give treats, as required

  • Walk dogs outdoors in all weather conditions 

 

Client Services

  • Ensure respect and security of client’s homes when picking up and dropping off

  • Communicate with clients and schedule appointments

  • Update clients with text message or email after each walk including occasional photos and videos of their dogs

 

Employee responsibilities

  • Keep track of your time and submit to the employer

  • Manage your own schedule via phone, email, and text message

 

 

Who you are

 

  • A responsible and trustworthy individual 

  • Able to self-manage, adhere to a schedule, and communicate over email and text message

  • Capable of walking several hours each day 

  • Willing to walk in all weather conditions and seasons

  • You own or have access to a vehicle and possess a valid Ontario driver’s license

  • Most importantly, you have a great love for dogs (and other four-legged creatures)

  • Past dog experience/walking is considered an asset

 

 

Compensation

  • Compensation is provided per walk / services provided 

  • Includes coverage under Hounds Around Town pet insurance 

 

 

Please send a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position in a single PDF to info@houndsaroundtown.ca. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.