Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Jobs

March 06, 2023
By: Adriana Valle

At Shoreline Happy Paws, we believe dog walkers and pet sitters have the best job ever. From spending quality time with pets of all ages, temperaments, and sizes to taking pride in the exceptional care we provide, there are days when we have to stoop and count our lucky stars. There are many benefits of dog walker and pet sitter jobs. Today, we want to highlight why joining our team is the best way to turn your passion for pets into paychecks, exercise, and time in nature.

Get Paid Doing What You Love

Turning your passion for pets into paychecks is possible. Yet, starting one’s own business means giving up pay for a prolonged period while you build up clientele. Instead of reinventing the wheel, joining the Shoreline Happy Paws team means that you can start earning income from our existing client list.

We hire dog walkers and pet sitters in areas where there is demand for services. And, we provide schedule flexibility so that students, parents, retirees, and those with other life demands can work when they are available. If you want to work on weekdays, dog walking and hiking are ideal. If you prefer to work evenings, weekends, and holidays to supplement your current income, pet sitting is the way to go. To learn more about the schedules and Shoreline CT areas for which we are hiring, visit our Career Page. We currently have immediate openings in Old Saybrook, East Lyme, and Deep River.

Work While Staying Active

Most workers spend their time either standing in one spot or sitting at a desk. Movement is a job requirement when you’re a professional dog walker or pet sitter. From walking dogs outside to playing fetch in the yard, caring for dogs is inevitably active. Even cats enjoy physical exercise from playing with wand toys, chasing balls, and climbing up on laps for pets. Scooping litter boxes counts as cardio, if you ask me!

While most of the world is stuck indoors and sedentary, professional dog walkers and pet sitters get paid to walk, hike, and play. They also get to enjoy the company of four-legged friends. Between the benefits of physical activity on mind and body and the benefits of spending time with companion animals, dog walkers and pet sitters get the best of all worlds while burning calories.

Work While Outdoors

Most people don’t spend enough time outdoors. Even children these days are spending more time inside than in past generations. Unfortunately, staying indoors puts us at risk for depression, anxiety, and inactivity. Being indoors all the time, whether at home or in an office environment, often leads to overeating and lethargy. Spending too much time indoors also affects our immune system, our outlook on life, and more.

Professional dog walkers and pet sitters get to spend time in their cars driving and outdoors with the pets in their care. Soaking in the sun, breathing in the fresh air, and enjoying the change in seasons can boost a person’s mental, physical, and emotional health. The fact that you’re getting paid to take long walks, hiking in beautiful wooded areas, or visit a nearby walking path is a dream come true for many of us.

Dog walking and pet sitting professionally make fun jobs. And, joining the Shoreline Happy Paws team ensures that you receive the support, guidance, and training you need to do the job well.

When applying, please be sure to answer all required questions. All of our staff goes through a thorough hiring and vetting process and background check therefore we encourage you to apply if you’re a trustworthy, deeply dedicated animal lover that wants to turn your passion for pets into paychecks. 

Please note that our Management Team will follow up via email only when reviewing your application. We ask that you please refrain from calling and leaving voicemails because we too spend much of our day in the field caring for animals and enjoying the best job ever!

By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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