Ruff Mutts is hiring a Dog Walker & Pet Sitter!

Ruff Mutts is hiring a Dog Walker & Pet Sitter!

Ruff Mutts, located in NE Portland, OR is a full service dog training, exercising, and pet sitting business that provides honest, reliable, flexible, and affordable pet care to Portland residents. We love what we do. We have a small team of 6.

Application Process:

*Serious inquiries only. We look forward to hearing from you if you qualify as listed below.*

1) Absolutely no high school students seeking after school work will be considered. Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

2) Please submit your cover letter and resume with your job history and references to the email above (no phone calls please).

3) In person interviews, background check, and a basic exam may be requested.

4) We aim to hire for this position by March 11th, 2019 but may push back – we will hire the right person for the job.

Position Overview:

Ruff Mutts is hiring a Dog Walker & Handler for our dog training and exercising business in Portland. Working hours may vary but will be approximately 10-30 hrs/week. This position is very physically demanding and may include walking, running, hiking, and lifting heavy objects. It is almost 100% outside including in snow, pouring rain, and hot sunny weather. You MUST be comfortable working & walking outside in all types of weather. The majority of hours are Monday through Friday, 10am through 4pm however you will have occasional weekend hours, early mornings, late evenings, and holidays. All dog walking takes place in N, NE, & SE Portland. This position includes lots of driving. You are required to own a reliable car that can occasionally transport dogs.

Expected Duties and Responsibilities:

You are expected to provide active dog walking & pet sitting between approximately 10a-4p. The position will include driving to each clients house, walking their dogs, bringing in packages, & possibly other very small home related tasks. There will be possibility to cover dog adventure outings when our guides are sick, out of town, etc. between 10a-2p. There will be occasional field hours on weekends and around holidays.

Skills, Characteristics, and Experience Requested:

Previous experience with canine handling is a must. Experience facilitating off-leash canine playgroups preferred. A good driving record is a must. A willingness & ability to transport a group of up to 5 dogs in personal vehicle (SUV type car is optimal) preferred. Should have or be willing to learn a basic knowledge of canine behavior, positive reinforcement, and other humane, gentle practices. The position is best suited to someone who has the ability to multi-task, problem solve on the fly, and who has excellent organizational skills. The ability to work independently or with a team. Candidate should be accepting of critique & able to adapt. We expect you to be absolutely trustworthy, reliable, responsible, and of outstanding character. We are looking for someone who is easy to work with, has excellent communication skills, and is meticulous – attention to detail is very important!

Position Perks:

There is competitive pay, potential for free pet care, free dog training advice, option to bring your dog
to work, continued education support, and some flexibility with vacation days. To find out more about Ruff Mutts, the services we provide, and our staff, please visit our website:

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $11.75 to $17.50 /hour