Puget Sound Puppers LLC has an opening for motivated candidates to join our team of compassionate and dedicated Professional Dog Walkers.

  • Starting Wage: $16-$19/hour, DOE (includes drive time between appointments)  
  • Overnight Wage: $80-$85/night ($160-$170/night for qualifying holidays)
  • Hours: 20+ hours/week
  • Availability: We have 4 to 5-hour shifts available between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Employee or IC?: You would be an employee of Puget Sound Puppers LLC, not an independent contractor.
    • You receive thorough training in our methods and standards, with support from management throughout your tenure at PSP, so you always have resources during a tough appointment or if you fall ill
    • Employees who average at least 20 hours per week are eligible for health insurance through Kaiser Permanente.
    • All employees are eligible to accumulate paid time off (for sick time or vacation), regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time
    • PSP pays for your supplies (poo bags, treats, access to a backup leash), offers a gas stipend to help offset fuel costs, and reimburses certain additional expenses (e.g., street parking)
    • All employees get a $100 bonus after 90 days, which they can put toward purchasing necessary rain/bad weather gear

We want to work with like-minded people to support the vision of changing our world, one dog and one person at a time. No experience is required, but the sort of people who join our team show a commitment to working with dogs and other pets for the long term. This is a great job for aspiring dog trainers, or anyone interested in working with dogs and learning about their behavior.

Important: You must be at least 18 years old, be able to work comfortably on your feet 4 hours at a time, be able to safely lift at least 50lbs on a regular basis, have daily, reliable access to your own vehicle with proof of car insurance, and own a smart phone capable of supporting the software/app our company uses, Precise Pet Care.

The hiring process also involves a background check regarding conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

If you think you’d be a good fit, fill out the applicant questionnaire below and attach a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

Applicant Questionnaire

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  • The neighborhoods listed intend to give you an idea of the different sections of the city we serve. This is not an exhaustive list.
  • We know you love dogs, and you probably love being outside and active. We want to know what about our company in particular resonates with you.
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  • If you haven't met or worked with any shy dogs, tell us about how, theoretically, you would approach a dog that seems uncomfortable around new people.
  • Also briefly explain why you chose those qualities.
  • It can be something as simple as teaching "sit," or walking with a loose leash, or politely greeting people who come into the house. How did you do it? Why did you teach that behavior/trick? When did you know that the dog understood and could reliably perform the trick/behavior? How have you/did you maintain that behavior, or did the dog eventually "unlearn" it?
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