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Who is Laughing Pets Atlanta?

 

We’ve been caring for pets professionally since 2010 and more than 1,000 clients have trusted Laughing Pets Atlanta to provide world-class dog walking, cat sitting and dog sitting services for their beloved pets.

We provide pet sitting and dog walking services in several intown Atlanta neighborhoods including but not limited to Buckhead, Midtown, West Midtown, Morningside and Virginia Highland.

Because we are providing services in clients’ homes and caring for their pets, all team members must undergo a rigorous background check including: criminal history and reference check.

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What positions are available?

DOG WALKERS

Generally Monday through Friday during midday hours, usually 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The typical client has up to two dogs and many may be high-energy, hence the need for a daily walk. 

Overnight Pet Sitting

While traveling, clients often want us to stay overnight at their home.  The service is 7:00pm – 7:00am.  Must be available weekdays, weekends and holidays.  Some of our team members have full-time jobs and do overnight pet sitting services after work and on weekends.

Nights/Weekend Pet Sitting

For clients out of town, our team members will visit their homes 3-4 times per day to feed and care for their pets.  

DOG WALKERS

Generally Monday through Friday during midday hours, usually 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The typical client has up to two dogs and many may be high-energy, hence the need for a daily walk. 

Overnight Pet Sitting

While traveling, clients often want us to stay overnight at their home.  The service is 7:00pm – 7:00am.  Must be available weekdays, weekends and holidays.  Some of our team members have full-time jobs and do overnight pet sitting services after work and on weekends.

Nights/Weekend Pet Sitting

For clients out of town, our team members will visit their homes 3-4 times per day to feed and care for their pets.  

Could this be the job for you?

 

This job is perfect if you’re looking for supplemental income in a fun, non-office environment. If  you’re looking for a part-time job and are able to work when clients need you, you may be a good fit. You must be highly dependable as our clients depend on us to provide care to their pets. You must be committed.

If you know you’ll be moving, leaving for school, or otherwise not be available within this period, we would kindly ask you not to apply.  Please don’t apply if you are “in between jobs” and looking for short-term work.  

We do not have 9-5 jobs. We don’t guarantee schedules, we work early mornings and evenings, weekends, and holidays. We can’t guarantee a set number of hours per week because we make assignments when our clients make reservations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What requirements are there?
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have access to a reliable, insured vehicle
  • Must have a smart phone with unlimited data and texts
  • Must be able to handle pets of all sizes
  • Must be able to walk in all types of inclimate weather including rain, extreme cold temps and hot temps
  • Willing to commit to working at least 6 months
  • Able to work holidays
  • Must be punctual, responsible, organized, honest
  • Able to pass a criminal background check and reference check
Must I have professional experience?

Not necessarily.  But you must be willing to learn all about dog and cat handling.  You’ll learn by doing as well as using an online training program.

What's the schedule like?

It varies.  Prior to hiring you will provide your availablity and we will schedule accordingly.

How do you pay?

We pay our sitters and walkers per completed visit. Once you factor in drive time to and from the client’s home, our team members generally make at least $16 per hour as a minimum but typically closer to $18-$20 depending on the type of visit and proximity of each visit. 

Additionally you receive tips and holiday pay.

Is this job fun?

It certainly is but it’s not “I play with puppies all day!”  Walking dogs is hard work.  It’s physical.  You are out in weather you may not like.  It’s not social; you work alone.  Cleaning is a big part of the job whether it’s dog poop or litterboxes.  There’s a lot of driving… house to house.  

But it’s very rewarding.  When that cat nudges you on the leg or a dog gives brings you a toy to play, you’ll be happy.   You have the ability to improve the lives of each pet you care for and endear yourself to their parents.

What are employee benefits?
  • Workers compensation insurance
  • Taxes withheld from paychecks – we handle the payment of your employment taxes to the government (no need to budget that end-of-the-year tax payment)
  • Bi-weekly pay through direct deposit
  • Bonding and general liability insurance
  • Referral bonuses
  • Flexible schedule
  • Small service area
  • Holiday pay
  • 100% tips
  • On-the-job training
Will clients contact me directly?

Clients make reservations through our mobile app. Our office will make assignments based on your availability and skill level. Clients communicate with our team members through the mobile app. Prompt replies to our clients are expected and rarely does communication take place outside of scheduled visit times. Most replies take just a few seconds, so while it’s a very important part of the job, it takes very little time.

Am I required to work all holidays?

Holidays can be very busy since many clients travel. We try to rotate our team members on major holidays, but this may not always be possible due to current staffing levels and client demand.