We are Hiring
Our business is growing rapidly and we are Hiring!
We are actively looking for individuals to join our professional team on either a full time or a part time basis and who live in, or close to our coverage area.
In particular, we would be very interested to receive applications from anyone willing to cover the following geographical areas:
Azle and the area North West of Fort Worth
South of Fort Worth including Burleson and and Cleburne
South West of Fort Worth including Granbury
West and Central Fort Worth between 820 and I35W
Weatherford and West Parker County
Our pet-care providers work as Independent Contractors. At any given time you may be handling only one assignment or multiple assignments per day, depending upon our work load.
Daily in-home visits and Dog Walks make up the bulk of our business. This requires you to make daily visits as directed by us, for which you will be paid on a per visit basis. We also pay towards your travel expenses if you have to work more than 10 miles from your home base.
We will provide training as necessary and work-related insurance cover.
We are currently seeking individuals for the following positions:
A.M. / P.M. Pet Sitter/Visitor
Visits are 20-30 minutes each. Visits are 1-3 times a day for the period the owner is away from home. Dog visits occur at a maximum of 12-hour apart between the hours of 6-9 a.m. and 7-10 p.m. Cat visits are usually more flexible. Applicants must be able to care for both dogs and cats plus any other domestic animals that may also be present; birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc..
Mid-Day Dog Walker
To undertake 2-4 dog walks from 11:00am - 3:00pm. This is primarily a weekday position. You must be able to walk up to 2 miles with any breed of dog (up to 2 at a time).
Unique Working Conditions
All of our positions are either Full or Part Time and are ideal for someone recently retired who is looking for a way to supplement their income plus boost their fitness and well being at the same time. If you love animals of all kinds and all sizes, working with us will provide you with a level of job satisfaction you will find no where else. Our charges provide universal love and affection towards us (well, almost always!), you will be outside instead of in a stuffy office and you will get regular, gentle exercise. What other work place can offer that?
Thoughts4Paws is typically given total access to our customer's homes. As such, our customers put much trust in our services and we therefore expect much from our team members. You should posses the following qualities and abilities:
You must be at least 21yrs old, with a solid knowledge of the care and welfare of animals
Any animal medical experience or other special animal-related skills would be very advantageous
You must be able to pass a full background check
You must posses good customer facing skills - with both the owners and their pets, as both are our customers
You must be able to work reliably on your own without supervision and follow-through with all assigned jobs. Our charges do not eat or potty if we do not visit them, regardless of the weather, traffic conditions or other problems you may encounter
You should be able to solve problems and deal with circumstances as they arise
You must be willing to clean up after pets as necessary
You must be physically capable of walking at least 2 miles per day with any breed of dog, from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane. Dog walks typically last 20-30 minutes
You must have your own, insured transportation and be willing to travel within at least a 10 mile radius of your home
You must be willing and able to work MOST holidays (our busiest times) and some weekends. If you have family commitments or tend to leave town during these times, you are probably not what we are looking for
Most of all, you should love animals of all shapes and sizes as much as we do!
We encourage all of our team members build up a strong, long term working relationship with our customers and their pets. This instills confidence in our services and gains the trust of our charges.
The other benefits of the job include:
Flexible working schedule
Working in the fresh air with constant, easy exercise
Earning the trust and love of the animals under you care