We are looking for people who are true dog lovers who can welcome dogs into their own home while their owners are away.
Dog sitters need to be around most of the day, be able to walk the dog for one to two hours a day (depending on the dog’s needs).
You will need to have a secure garden and a comfortable heated area in the home where the dog can sleep (i.e. no outside runs or kennels).
If you have a dog yourself, he/she must be friendly to other dogs and if male he must be neutered. Your dogs must be up to date with vaccinations, worming and flea treatments.
You must be open to having owners visit you and your home so that they can be happy with where they are leaving their dogs and it is also a requirement that you update them on their dog on a regular basis during their stay (by email or text).
You are able to decide not to take a dog if you feel in any way uncomfortable about the dog or the family. Additionally you can turn down a booking if it doesn’t not fit with your own arrangements, however you cannot cancel a booking once it is confirmed (except in dire circumstances)
You would be covered by our insurance for injury , accident or loss of the dog, however you need to ensure that your own insurance would cover you against loss caused by the dog.
If you live within Wokingham District you do not require a licence for boarding less than 5 dogs. We would only board one or two dogs from the same home with a dog sitter.
A deposit is paid to The Pet People by the client and the balance is paid directly to the dog sitter. The position is offered on a self employed basis so you are responsible for your own tax and national insurance payments. Please note: we do not employ people who intend to avoid paying tax/NI or to fraudulently claim benefits
If you are interested in finding out more please email Sam on firstname.lastname@example.org