Independent Contractor Requirements

Have availability for the position you apply.

Genuinely love and have experience caring for dogs and cats.

Be honest, responsible and reliable.  You will have to submit a Full Criminal Background Check. The cost of the background check will be borne by the contractor if the full commitment period is not adhered to.

We may ask for Drug Testing if required.

We ask for a 6 month commitment with year or longer preferred. To much change can cause a pet anxiety and our clients do not like frequent change.

Be in good enough physical condition that you are able to handle walking 2-10 miles per day in varying weather conditions. (Rain, Snow, Hot, Cold)
Be over 18 years of age.

Have a dependable car, an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license.

Have a FRIENDLY but calm personality!!! Pets are keenly aware of their handler!

Great communication skills as we communicate with our clients DAILY through notes, email and phone.

This job requires attention to detail, attention to direction, organization and time management.

Please note:

No other person or pet is allowed to accompany you while you are on an assignment.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of how to properly walk a dog on a leash.

Applicants should also have daily Internet access AND cell phone.

Applicants must live within a 5 mile radius of our service areas - McLean, Vienna and Falls Church.

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CARING pet owners know that most pets adjust better to their owner's absence and experience less anxiety and stress when they can remain in their home environments.


WE OFFER DISCOUNTED MONTHLY RATES TO OUR CLIENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO UTILIZE OUR SERVICES ON A MONTHLY BASIS. ASK FOR OUR MULTIPLE VISIT/DAY DISCOUNT FOR PUPPIES AND SENIOR DOGS