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Wags and Wiggles

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Pet Sitting Positions

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Mid-day dog walkers

    We are seeking someone that is available EVERY DAY Monday to Friday between the hours of 11-3pm. Regular walks are not scheduled on federal holidays or weekends, but some clients may require services on those dates so you would need to be available some weekends and Holidays.

    Details

    You would be walking or visiting dogs from the same family while their parents are at work. Most of our clients work M-F and like the same sitter visiting their pets each day. This is a very part-time supplemental job to start (maybe 2-3 walks per week with more walks as business increases). You must be able to be focused and keep a watchful eye for other dogs and dangers while you walk. Sitter must be willing to travel to the area where walks are needed. Mid-day walks are usually 30 minutes, (20 min walk max and 10 minutes cooling off time inside). 
     

  • Pet Sitter for Vacation/Business travelers

    We are seeking someone that has open availability Monday-Sunday for morning visits between 7-9am, midday visits between 11am-2pm and Pm visits 6-9pm. Visits are flexible and some days you may have no visits other days you may have 2-8 or 10 visits a day. Must be available for visits on Holidays.

    Details

    This position consists of caring for client’s pet’s in their home while they travel for business or pleasure. You would feed, provide fresh water, walk or play with pets. Visits are usually 30 minutes but can be 45-60 minutes in length. Most dog owners require 2-3 visits a day, and cat clients usually 1-2 visits. Visits for cats include scooping litter daily and changing the litter entirely after a week, feeding and loving the kitties, giving fresh water daily. Bringing in the mail and newspaper and cleaning after pets is also part of the job. 
     

  • Overnight / House Sitters

    We need individuals that are available in the evenings after 6pm till the following morning to stay in a client’s home normally with their pets.

    Details

    Normally the sitter will stay at the pet owner’s home between 8-12 hours. Assignment can last from 1 night to 2 weeks. Some dogs will need a mid-day walk and we prefer the same sitter provide this if possible. 
    You are not required to clean the owner’s home but you are required to clean up after yourself. At the completion of the overnight(s), wash and put clean sheets back on the bed or bring your own. Overnight sitters cannot be accompanied by a pet, child or other individual. You must be comfortable with elderly, sick or caring for multiple pets. 
     

  • Round the Clock Care 

    Details

    Same as Overnight position but the stay at the client’s home would be longer. We need someone that is retired or is able to stay at a client’s home 18-24 hours a day with 2 breaks of a maximum of 3 hours if needed. You would have one break in the am and one in the pm to take care of your personal business or run errands and then return to the home. 
     

To Be Considered for any of our pet sitting positions, you must.....

Please read the following criteria below BEFORE applying!
  • Be passionate about animals and have experience in pet care.
  • Be a reliable, trustworthy, self-motivated, and mature adult able to manage your own schedule and follow through on all assignments.
  • Work independently and be able to follow detailed instructions
  • Be available on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • Have your own email account, daily access to a computer and printer.
  • Be physically capable of walking all size dogs in all types of weather
  • Be able to solve unusual situations that may arise.
  • Have excellent references and solid work history
  • Pass a formal background check
  • Have a positive and friendly attitude.
  • Own a reliable & insured vehicle, and have a valid driver’s license
  • Have excellent customer service skills and English written and spoken communication skills

More information about these jobs:

  • You schedule your own Meet and Greet with the client to see if you are a good fit.
  • You would approve and mark jobs complete in our software system on the day of your visits.
  • Print Client/Pet Profiles to take to Meet and Greet and add any additional notes to their profile. You work out details for obtaining keys to client’s home and any other items necessary.
  • You would be checking emails from the office throughout the day.
  • If you would like time off just let us know in advance.
  • We are busiest around holidays, in the summer and spring break.
  • Because you are an independent contractor you can deduct gas, printer, and paper, stamps and mileage or auto maintenance from your taxes each year.
  • You would be working as an Independent Contractor, no taxes are withheld and no benefits are offered.
  • All positions are for supplemental income so I would not plan on these jobs to pay your mortgage.
  • We cannot give you any guarantee of when you will get an assignment as we do not know when we will get a call from a new client looking for service in your area. So you must be willing to wait, patiently. As your client base grows so does your income.

If you are interested in this position. Please DO NOT call or email the office.

If you do not hear from us right away, please be patient as we are always reviewing submissions and we will call if your application matches the criteria we are seeking.

Thank you!

Approximate Pay
30 min walk/visit = $8.00
45 min visit = $11.00
60 min visit = $14.00
Overnights and Round the Clock = $32 - $60 per night

 

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For Mid-Day Walker, Pet Sitting, Overnight and Round the Clock Care Positions

Services and Rates

Dog Walking Middays (recurring) (must be at least 3 days per week on-going for this rate)

  • $17.00 for 30 min visit
  • $22.00 for 45 min visit
  • $27.00 for 1 hr. visit

Wags and Wiggles will give your dog the companionship and exercise needed while you are at work. Sometimes dogs tend to get bored from insufficient exercise and start engaging in destructive or hyper behaviors. As the saying goes, a tired dog is a well-behaved and happy dog. Making sure your dog gets enough exercise each day is an effective way to prevent bad behaviors such as; "shredding a couch" or "eating your favorite pair of shoes". We provide the excersise your dog needs to pass the time while you are at work. This is idea if you are working long hours. Outdoor exercise also provides socialization opportunities.

Pet Sitting for Travel/Vacation or Work

  • $18.00 per 30 min visit
  • $25.00 per 45 min visit
  • $30.00 per 1 hr. visit

Going out of town? Wags and Wiggles offers visits to your pet at home, eliminating the stress that boarding and sleeping out, may cause to "man's best friend", your Kitties or any other pet your household has :). We will come to your house and care for your pet while you are away, continuing their daily routine per your instructions. The visits include providing water, food, exercise and any special needs such as medication, brushing and of course playing with them. This service is offered for Dogs and Cats. Dogs usually need 2-3 visits per day and Cats 1-2. We also provide house sitting services such as picking up the newspaper and mail, alternating lights, opening and closing blinds to ensure your home looks "lived in" while you are away.

Overnights in your Home

  • 10 hour........$65.00 (9pm-7am)
  • 11 hour........$75.00 (9pm-8am)
  • 12 hour........$85.00 (8pm-8am)
  • 14 hour........$100.00 (6pm-8am)

Wags and Wiggles has well qualified and loving sitters that will stay at you home overnight to do their evening feed, take your pets out for that last Potty break, and tuck them in… These visits are excellent for your furry kids that have anxiety issues due to seperation or just like to have someone to cuddle with them when they sleep. It can be an idea option for that Puppy that still needs a middle of the night potty break. Give your Baby a great sleep over Party while you are away. Our sitters will rise early, take them on that nice walk, and feed them breakfast. We make sure they are all set for the day… We can return for a midday visit and continue the overnights for as long as needed.

Round The Clock Care In Your Home

  • 24-7........$125.00 per 24hr

One of our sitters will stay with your pet and make your home their base while you are away. *Great for seniors, pets that are not used to staying alone, disabled pets or multiple pet families. Many of our Furry Friends don't like being alone or have to go out more often, or even perhaps are on Medications. Whatever the reason we will Stay in your home during the time you are away and take care of all of your Pets 24/7.

Pet Taxi

  • $25.00 per trip and up to 5 mile radius
  • $1.00 for each mile over
  • Fees apply for wait times

Are you stuck at work or traveling? Does your pet need to go to the groomer, vet, or any other appointment? Wags and Wiggles offers pet transportation services; we will take your pet and bring them back home to ensure they are safe and happy.

In-Home Dog Boarding

Rate Prices will depend on Weight
Call us at Wags and Wiggles to see if we have a loving home available for your happy, friendly Fur baby!

Surcharges

  • Extra charges apply for Insulin Shots $5.00 per shot
  • Sub fluids $10.00 per
  • Rush booking (for bookings with 24hrs or less ): $10
  • Extra pets (over 3 pets): $2/per pet
  • Holidays*: $5 per visit for regular Holidays & $10 for major holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Christmas Eve and New Years Eve & New Years Day

*Holidays: Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Columbus Day,Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve , New Years.

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Established 2003. Serving all of Hillsborough County and Lower Pasco Counties.

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