Are you looking for a unique opportunity in the pet care industry?

We are currently contracting work for new Pet Care Providers!

  • In order to work as an Independent Contractor (IC), ideally, you should have experience in the pet care industry. This could be either as a Kennel Worker, Groomer, Doggy Daycare, Rescue Group, Vet Tech, Dog Walker or Pet Sitter. If you have ever taken care of a pet for a friend, neighbor, or relative you may be a good fit for our company.

    Below is a listing of the services Paula’s Pet Sitting currently offers to our clients:

    • Midday Dog Walkers:
      Must be available to walk dogs, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 AM & 2 PM. The dog walks are set up as 30-minute or 1-hour walks. The number of dogs you’ll walk on any given day will vary based upon the clients’ schedules and when they need pet care. You must be available all 5 days and all of these hours. We will not be able to consider those who are only available a few days per week or for only certain hours of the 10-2 time block. 
    • Vacation Pet Care:
      You must be available as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 9 p.m.  A typical day may consist of early morning visits, lunch time visits, dinner time visits and then bed time visits.  There is typically a break in between these quadrants where you can run personal errands or even go home if you desire. You must be able to work some weekends (typically every 2nd or 3rd weekend).  You will split the client load and the work week with other pet sitters on your team.  We do make allowances for picking up kids from school or things of that nature.
    • Overnight Pet Care Providers:
      The IC must stay at the client’s home and interact with the pets for one hour prior to bedtime and one hour in the morning. IC must be able to feed dinner as per the client’s time frame and check in for the night by 9 PM and stay until 7 AM each day. The client may request that we do up to 4 pet visits per day in addition to the overnight care. You will be paid at the same rate and these visits will be part of your daily schedule.  If you are not able to provide the daytime visits, we have other workers to cover those.
  • Paula’s Pet Sitting is interested in working with Independent Contractors (IC’s) who want to build a long-term relationship with our company and its clients. This is not a good position for those trying to find interim work while in-between jobs or trying to “figure-out” what their next step is. Our clients come to trust their assigned Pet Care Provider and appreciate it when they’re able to grow a trusted relationship with that person.

    You Must:

    • Have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable, insured (not shared) vehicle.
    • Have daily access to the Internet via Smartphone and the ability to communicate effectively by returning emails, text messages and phone calls promptly. It is typical for a client to call in the morning and ask for a dog walk at noon. We need to be able to respond to the client immediately.
    • You must be able to access your mobile phone application while performing duties.
    • All appointments must be logged into the online program at the start and end of each service. Fast and friendly communication between the IC’s, the clients and Paula’s Pet Sitting is the key to ensuring that we continue to be the top in-home pet care provider in Midland County.
    • You must be able to access the internet from your smartphone while roaming. We do not ask our clients for their Wifi password.
    • Be familiar with the service area.
    • Commit to at least 6 months.
    • Be able to provide 3 professional references.
    • Pass a criminal history check and drug screening.
    • Provide proof of your own liability insurance. We also are able to insure you under our own insurance plan, but will require you to pay the annual fee.
    • Note: This is not a job where “calling in sick” is tolerated. The pets in your care depend on you to complete your assignments and (1) no-call; no-show is cause for immediate termination of assignments.

    • Independent Contractors (IC’s) build their schedules by either inheriting the clients of another sitter or by adding on new clients that sign-up for service.
    • When Paula’s Pet Sitting receives a “New Client Call”, this person will be assigned based on the proximity to the IC’s home base unless otherwise specified (i.e: the walker requests a certain client).
    • Our Pet Sitters work on “Teams” where they share the same clients and split up the workload, go to Meet and Greets together and provide back up for each other in an emergency.
    • The IC can concentrate on doing what they love: Taking care of animals. IC’s do not need to do any paperwork, scheduling, advertising or taking multiple phone call / inquiries throughout the day. The IC does not need to “Look for” work or take phone calls to set up services – you get to do the fun stuff and leave the management to Paula’s Pet Sitting.
    • If the IC is sick, plans a vacation, has a family emergency or other concerns, there is someone to take care of your clients as a back-up. In return, it is expected that the IC will willingly provide back-up for other Pet Care Providers working for Paula’s Pet Sitting.
    • The expense and time involved in maintaining the client data base, liability insurance, bookkeeping, accounting and banking fees is managed by Paula’s Pet Sitting.
    • We serve as a “Pass Through” for Aflac supplemental insurance; if desired we can take your Aflac payment out of your fee check.
    • Your business expenses such as mileage and work clothing may be tax deductible (check with a tax professional).
    • Paula’s Pet Sitting management is always there to help you whenever you need it!
    • We have monthly team meetings where we eat some good food, work through challenges and tell “War Stories”!  We have a great work environment!
  • Our Independent Contractors are paid a fee for each individual service provided:

    Contracted Pet Sitter fee rates are increased by .25 cents per service every 6 mo up to 24 months and then .25 cents per service annually after that (up to 60% of the service fee paid by clients).

    Our contracted Pet Sitters receive 100% of their tips and holiday surcharge  fee’s.

    It generally takes Pet Sitters who provide contracted services to our company at least 6 months to build up their client load to a full time level if they take all the new clients we send their way and have wide open availability.  

    Pet Sitters who provide contracted services to our company typically average between 20 and 30 hours a week.  If you choose to do overnight house sitting you will, of course, acquire more hours.

    Pet Sitters who have provided contracted services to our company over 1 year average fees between $500 and $800 every two weeks.

    * The information provided above is based on past trends with our company.  We do not guarantee Contractor Jobs nor Fees as this is based on customer demand and economic factors outside our control.

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