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We provide the ideal opportunity for a pet lover to provide loving care for many species of animals. The job is fun and rewarding and you will develop a relationship with the pets you see on a regular basis. You will appreciate the opportunity to report to the pet owner about the cute antics their pets displayed on the visit.

It’s a true joy to see a shy kitty warm up and be eager to meet you when you enter their home.  It’s a delight to see a rambunctious dog calm down with the predictable care of a daily walk. And you will feel rewarded when you are able to help a pet by letting the pet parent know when something seems “off” about their pet.

Our “pet parents” come to rely on us to be there to coddle their pets when they cannot. With the development of the relationship comes a great responsibility. Please read below to see if you have what it takes to be a professional pet sitter with Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek, LLC!!

Ideal candidate has pet care experience, understands and “reads” cat and dog body language and is available to work a part time schedule that includes two weekends per month and some holidays. Current needs are for a dog walker (10:00 Am – 3:00 PM) who can also do dinner visits  (3:00 PM – 5:30 PM) Monday – Friday.  

Working two weekends per month as assigned by the owners is mandatory and working some holidays as assigned by the owners is mandatory. 

Weekend coverage may include  the tuck in shift on Friday as well as all shifts on Saturday and Sunday including breakfast from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM,  morning from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, mid day from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, dinner from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM and tuck in from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. 

Note:  This does not mean that you will work from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM straight through.  It does mean that you will cover visits as assigned and may work a split shift with some down time.

When You Join Our Team: 

The number of visits assigned is dependent upon the number of bookings the business has and schedules may change with short notice. 

In-service training and continuing education opportunities are provided.

Pet Tech CPR and First Aid training is provided.

Compensation is per visit.

We carry professional liability insurance, workers compensation insurance and unemployment insurance.

Employees are bonded, pass a drug screen and pass a background check.

We pay a vacation bonus at the conclusion of the first year.  Employees may request unpaid time off as needed throughout the year,

Employees may purchase dental insurance through the company dental plan.


Location Location Location We provide pet care services to pets residing in all of Mooresville 28115 and portions of Mooresville 28117, near by areas of Cornelius, near by areas of Davidson and near by areas of Mount Ulla. We continue to grow our client base in Mooresville 28115 but employees must be able to drive to all of the areas we currently serve. We do not reimburse mileage. Employees must reside in the Mooresville vicinity.

  • Team members provide pet sitting services for cats, dogs, birds, fish, small caged pets and backyard chickens.
  • Team members provide dog walking services.
  • Team members must have genuine respect and love of companion animals.
  • Areas served include Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mt Ulla, NC.
  • Weekend hours begin at 8:00 PM on Friday and end at 9:30 PM on Sunday.
  • Team members are responsible for taking care of households with dogs for breakfast (7:00 AM -9:30 AM), dinner (3:00 Pm – 5:30 PM) and tuck in (8:00 PM – 9:30 PM).  If households have no dogs but have other pets or require mid day walks for their dogs, visits are scheduled during the interim time blocks.
  • The number of visits team members make is dependent upon how many visits are scheduled for the time period the team member is assigned. Some days there may be minimal visits, other days there may be quite a few. During particularly busy times of the year (Spring break, summer and holidays) we schedule as many team members as possible to avoid overloading any one team member.

    Team members must be available to work some major holidays including the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The business owners work a portion of EVERY holiday. While we do not expect team members to work portions of every holiday,  all team members are assigned to work one or two time blocks of care on at least one of the three special holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).  For instance if you are not able to work  one or two time blocks of Thanksgiving Day you will be assigned to work one or two time blocks of  Christmas Eve or one or two time blocks of Christmas Day.  If you are not available to work one or two time blocks of Christmas Eve you will be assigned to work one or two time blocks of Thanksgiving  or one or two time blocks of Christmas Day.  If you are not available to work one or two time blocks on Christmas Day you will be assigned to work one or two time blocks of Thanksgiving Day  or one or two time blocks of Christmas Eve.

    Team members receive an additional $5.00 per visit for any visits made on New Year’s Eve,  New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Day after Christmas. .

    Dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, etc don’t know or care that humans celebrate holidays. They still need to be fed and have their other basic needs met. Often times their humans travel during these times and our pet sitting business has a responsibility to meet the needs of our client’s pets.

  • When we schedule holidays we take great efforts to take into consideration the time of the day you will be having family meals and celebrating family traditions. However, we make the final decision about your assigned days and hours.  If you are never going to be available on Thanksgiving or Christmas, please do NOT apply.
  • We prefer team members who have flexibility to cover for owners during a 10 day period each Spring and Fall.
  • Team members must have reliable transportation.
  • Team members must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Team members must be able to use a tablet or cell phone.
  • Team members must be honest and demonstrate integrity.
  • Team members must be reliable and demonstrate good judgment.
  • Team members must be able to work for a period of at least 6 months.
  • Team members must be personable and able to interact with the owners of the business and with clients.
  • If you meet the above preliminary screening tests and are interested in employment with Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek, LLC, please complete the preliminary application for employment. We will be in touch with a full application package if you seem to be a good fit.
  • We invite you to Join Our Team!!  Thank you for your interest in employment as a member of the Coddle Creek team.

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Billy and Beth Harwell

 

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Pet Sitters / Dog Walkers

Kimberly Doyle
My name is Kim Doyle. I was born and raised in Cornelius NC.  In 2009 I met my future husband & best friend Jason. We were married in April 2011 and moved to Mooresville. In 2012 we adopted our first fur baby Chloe & in 2015 we adopted Duke. Both our fur kids have special needs and we are blessed to be able to provide what they need.

From December 2003  until May 2017 I was  blessed to work in two outstanding veterinary clinics. During much of that time I also did hobby pet sitting “on the side” like many employees of veterinary clinics do.  

While employed in veterinary clinics my duties  included direct care in the veterinary kennels, front desk check in/check out, and direct care with clinic visits.  I coaxed those reluctant fur babies to leave their parents to go the “back” where we weigh them, take urine and fecal samples, and all those other unpleasant things the pets generally don’t like.  If you have a somewhat frightened pet you know how challenging that can be!!  Through it all I remained focused on reducing their fear and keeping them as comfortable as possible.

I  assisted the veterinarians with their examinations of multiple species of pets.  Probably my most favorite clinic duties were when I assisted in medical procedures and in surgery.  The canine and feline bodies are amazing and it was a wonderful learning experience!

I joined the professional Coddle Creek Team of outstanding pet sitters and dog walkers in November 2016 while I also worked full time in a local veterinary clinic.  In May I was able to reach a point that I could leave the veterinary clinic setting and concentrate on pet sitting and dog walking on a more comprehensive basis.  I LOVE the pets we take care of and enjoy getting to know them on an individual basis.  It’s such a thrill to see a pet every few months and to observe how relaxed and comfortable he or she is around me.  It’s so easy to fall in love with your pets.  I am also learning a great deal about the administrative tasks of operating a pet sitting service.

My ultimate goal is to operate an in home boarding business from my home.  I am so lucky that the Coddle Creek Team Leaders recognize there is no “one size fits all” of pet caregiving.  They are supportive of my goals and eager to someday be able to refer clients to me for in home boarding while they continue to provide outstanding care for cats, dogs, birds and small caged pets in YOUR home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek, LLC

Pet Sitter / Dog Walker Job Description

Position Description

The Pet Sitter/Dog Walker provides necessary care in the client’s home for companion animals (dogs, cats, birds, small caged pets, fish and backyard chickens) as requested by the companion animals’ owners/guardians.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Accompany business owner on initial or follow up consultations with the companion animal and his/her owners/guardians
  • Follow directions in the pet sitter software (Time to Pet) to assure that companion animals are taken care of in the manner specified by the owners/guardians of the companion animal
  • Feed companion animals the type, brand and amount of food on the schedule specified by the companion animals’ owners/guardians
  • Refresh water on every visit
  • Wash food and water bowls at least daily (after every meal if companion animal is fed canned or raw food diet)
  • Scoop kitty litter boxes on every visit to a home with cats
  • Sweep or vacuum clean around kitty litter boxes at least daily
  • Clean cages of small caged pets as specified by the owners/guardians of the small caged pets
  • Take  dogs on walks for the duration and frequency specified by the dogs’ owners/guardians
  • Pick up dog waste while on walks or while playing with dogs in their yards
  • Interact with all companion animals in a manner consistent with the needs of the specific pet (talk, pet, brush, play, etc)
  • Play games of fetch or do nose work with dogs as time on the visit allows
  • Play games of “cat and mouse” with cats as time on the visit allows
  • Administer oral or topical medications as prescribed by veterinarian or supplements as directed by guardians/owners
  • Bring in mail/newspapers on a daily basis
  • Alter lights and window treatments as specified by the home owners
  • Water house plants as specified by the home owners
  • Clean up any messes companion animals or you may make inside the home
  • Write note after every visit to communicate with home owners and co-workers  who may be doing other visits
  • Take photos as time allows
  • Send email to companion animals’ owners/guardians (with copy to business owner) after every visit
  • Administer first aid if pet is injured while on your visit or appears injured upon your arrival
  • After administering first aid contact business owner for instructions and follow up with companion animal’s owners/guardians as instructed by business owner
  • Respect confidentiality/security of companion animals’ owners/guardians by never releasing any information to neighbors, friends, relatives, etc that would indicate the home owners are away from home
  • Respect the confidentiality of companion animals’ owners/guardians by never telling your friends, family members, or anyone any details about the client including names of home owner, names of pets or addresses of homes
  • Re-set security alarms if home owners have specified that you do so
  • Lock doors upon leaving the homes
  • Maintain security of home owners’ keys with the locking devices supplied by pet sitting business
  • Maintain security of the Android Tablet supplied by pet sitting business
  • Make all visits alone with no one waiting in your car or anywhere on the premises of the home owners
  • Exercise good judgment and contact business owner with any concerns about the safety and welfare of the companion animals or security of the home
  • Other duties as assigned by business owners

Primary Objectives

  • Provide excellent care of the companion animals, meeting their physical, emotional, mental and social needs
  • Provide peace of mind for the owners/guardians of the companion animals
  • Communicate clearly with the owners/guardians of the companion animals and with the business owner
  • Promote the value of the services provided by Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek, LLC

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Broad knowledge and experience in working with cats, dogs, birds, fish tanks, small caged pets and backyard chickens
  • Specialized knowledge and experience in working with cats or dogs from personal ownership/guardianship of cats or dogs or paid employment with companion animals in a veterinary or shelter environment or  volunteer experience with companion animals as a foster parent with a dog or cat rescue organization or shelter
  • Able and willing to learn about other species of companion animals
  • Love of dogs and domestic cats of all sizes and breeds (other than hybrids)
  • Willingness to learn specifics about the care needs of all companion animals including but not limited to body language and cues given off by cats and dogs, a variety of harnesses and collars for dogs, and positive reinforcement for cats and dogs
  • Willingness to provide care for birds, fish tanks, small caged pets and backyard chickens
  • High degree of empathy for the feelings and needs of all companion animals
  • High degree of empathy for the feelings, concerns and needs of owners/guardians regarding their pets especially when entrusting you with the care of their pets
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written form
  • Legible handwriting
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent ability to follow directions
  • Able to use company provided tablet to read visit requirements and check off visit is completed.
  • Able to take photos with tablet and send in email to client.
  • Able to participate in Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR course taught by business owner within first 90 days of employment

Required Personal Traits

  • Age 21 or older
  • Very good health
  • Reliability, honesty, integrity and excellent judgment
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job including walking, lifting, bending and stooping
  • Ability to drive in daylight or night conditions, sunny or rainy conditions and snow
  • Drug Free and able to pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Able to pass criminal and civil background checks
  • Possess valid NC Driver’s License with safe driving record
  • Safety and security conscious

Necessary Personal Equipment

  • Reliable vehicle with insurance, tags and inspection up to date
  • Comfortable shoes for walking dogs
  • Comfortable clothing for walking in varied weather conditions (hot, humid, raining, cold, etc)
  • Cell phone to communicate with company owners

Notes

  • Due to the bonding that occurs between companion animals and pet sitters, please only apply if you are able to commit to a period of at least 6 months. This request is not intended to change the traditional relationship of employment at will.
  • If you meet all the above requirements please complete the preliminary job application on line.
  • If we are currently accepting full applications and believe you might be a good fit for our business, we will notify you by phone and will forward the complete application package to you

Compensation

  • Compensation is competitive with other pet sitting businesses. If we  contact you by phone we will discuss compensation further at that time prior to sending you the full employment application package.
  • All our positions are part time as needed and are not suitable for anyone who must have full time employment wages.
  • We provide additional compensation for visits made on company holidays.
  • We provide one week of paid time off after one year of employment. Leave request must be made at least two weeks in advance and must be at a time that will not negatively impact clients or other team members .
  • We approve unpaid time off when leave request is made at least one week in advance and is at a time that leave will not negatively impact clients or other team members.
  • We provide all necessary supplies (hand sanitizer, Nature’s Miracle products, dog waste pick up bags, leashes and harnesses, paper and forms for notes, company Android tablet (for business use only, paper towels, etc.)
  • Team members have the option to purchase dental insurance under the company plan at company group rates.
  • We do not have plans to expand our service area but we continually increase our client caseload within our service area, thus there is opportunity for additional days on the schedule.
  • We pay all the typical employer costs (employer share of SS and FICA), worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation insurance, business liability insurance and bonding.
  • We provide pet first aid and CPR training at no expense to the employee and the employee is paid for the hours in such training.
  • We pay for one hour of continuing education per month in the format of assigned reading.
  • We do NOT reimburse mileage, provide uniforms. or other forms of insurance.