Join our Award-Winning Crew

We are looking for dynamic and trustworthy dog lovers to join our team. We're an award winning team, so we only ask the best of the best to join us. Many of the walkers in Philly are hired as “independent contractors” by national technology corporations trying to cash in on the "gig economy." Technology is awesome (it brought us endless puppy videos online!) but when joining our crew you become a valued employee (with job security, Paid Time Off, workers comp coverage, etc) for a family owned business, launched right here in South Philly. 

 

We're looking for folks who want to enter (or continue on in) the professional canine field as a full-time job, not people looking to make extra cash as side gig. Looking for stability? So are we!

Our crew outside Whole Animal Gym during a training session on recognizing pain in pets.

Happy Hour for Team Minder (Oysters!)

We're nerds.

We took the crew to paint some pottery.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Be able to work Monday-Friday 10AM – 5PM. Most full time employees complete 10-12 dog walks each weekday, starting at around 10AM and wrapping up around 5PM Monday through Friday.

  • There are occasional weekend, night, and holiday walks needed by clients. Employees do not work every weekend or holiday, however occasional off-hours walks are needed.

  • Have urban dog handling experience. Dog ownership is preferred. Applicants who have dogs of their own are given priority. (If you are a pet parent, please bring vet records to the interview.)

  • Employees must be able to handle the physical requirements of the job. This includes 6-7 hours of walking AND getting to and from various client's homes. Minders must be able to handle pulling dogs, diarrhea explosions, muddy dog parks, and slobbery kisses.   

  • Be 21 years or older & willing to undergo a criminal background check.

  • Have exceptional written and verbal skills for interactions with our human clients.

  • Be able to work Christmas & Thanksgiving - we are pet sitters after all! (Generous holiday compensation is offered to employees.)

  • Have a willingness to work in sleet, snow, heat waves, and 40 degree rain. Everyday can’t be 70 degrees and sunny.

  • Access to reliable transportation. (Bike, motorcycle, scooter or car.) We have a concise service area in, but Minders can expect a 3-7 minute commute between each home/walk.

  • Employees MUST have access to the Internet & a cell phone 24 hours a day. Our staff communicate with our scheduling app throughout the day to let us know walks are in progress and/or completed.

  • Willingness to complete a Pet First Aid & CPR class, participate in ongoing training. and monthly staff meetings. (Optional Happy Hours & Book Club for Minders.)


The Perks: 
  • Great pay! Make a living doing something that you enjoy!

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) after six months

  • Job security as an valued employee, not a contractor.

  • Fresh air, a ton of exercise & animal companionship.

Check out our application form to apply for this position.