Jobs Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

From Wags to Whiskers, Inc. provides quality care of pets in the comfort, safety and familiar environment of their own homes. At the same time, we provide additional home services such as watering plants, bringing in mail/newspaper, rotating lights for security, taking garbage/recycling to the curb, etc.

November 2019

Currently looking for help for evenings and weekends.
We attempt to limit assignments to only one of the two weekend days.

Have a job  you will love and will love you back!

Happy Employees in Their Jobs

Make some extra money doing what you love – spending time with animals! Having been in business since 2004, our business is booming and we are seeking new team members. This is a wonderful opportunity for former nurses, vet techs, Navy spouses and active retirees.

Available jobs as a dog walker and pet sitter vary throughout the year as Navy folks are often transferred. Check back with us if there are currently no available openings.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal pet care professional is the type of person who stops random dogs while walking in the park to say hello or someone who could spend hours happily cuddling and playing with kitties. Our reputation is on the line, so we are looking for the best of the best to join our team!

What’s in it for you?

  • Have a fun and rewarding job.
  • Wear comfy clothes all the time.
  • Have a flexible schedule.
  • Enjoy exploring the outdoors while your friends are sitting in offices.
  • Make lots of new furry friends along the way.
  • Brag to your human friends and family about your amazing job

Unlike most part-time jobs, you will receive a bonus check in the amount of one average week’s pay on your yearly anniversary.

Due to our expansive hours of operation, your schedule can be personalized for when you want to work. It can also accommodate other regular commitments, e.g., other jobs or schooling. Occasional availability on evenings, weekends and holidays is a plus.

Employment Requirements

By joining our team you will be working as an employee of our company, bonded and insured through our company. This is not an independent contractor position.

You MUST live in Virginia Beach to be selected for this position. We provide services to homes in the following zip code areas: 23451, 23452, 23453, 23454, 23455, 23456, 23462 and 23464.

Only apply when you know you can commit for at least 6 months. No summer or holiday jobs available.

To Join Our Team

You must:

  • be over 21 years of age
  • have a car, auto insurance, and a clean MVR
  • have a cell phone with text message capability
  • live in Virginia Beach

Additional Requirements and Qualifications 

In addition to having a deep love of animals, you must also be:

  • extremely detail oriented
  • able to follow instructions
  • responsible and dependable
  • skilled at time management
  • able to self-manage
  • respectful of client confidentiality
  • confident interacting with both small and large animals; prior animal training or behavior training a plus
  • able to take detailed notes and communicate effectively in both written and oral form
  • comfortable using a computer to access your schedule and have a personal email account you can access daily.
  • flexible about last minute schedule adjustments due to cancellations and additions — life is unpredictable!

To Apply for Employment

Email Include a description of your animal experience, when you would be available to work and the zip code of where you reside. If we are interested, we will email you more details about the job and an application.

No phone calls, please!

All applicants are subject to a background check.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer full-time employment, 40 hours per week?
No we do not. This job is best suited for someone just wanting to supplement their income. All our work is on an as needed basis.

How far will I be driving?
We expect that you will be able to reach a client home on average within 10-20 minutes of your home. You will be paid extra for a visit if the travel distance is greater than average.

How long are the visits you offer clients?
Visits are 20 or 30 minutes depending on the pet and the client needs.

Who tells me what time I must be at the home for the pet visits?
You will be given a schedule with expected visit times.

Will I always be busy?
No. There will be some weeks when you are quite busy, other times will be very quiet. Our peak periods are during spring break, summer months and the holidays.

Can I accept or decline an assignment?
Yes, we try to be extremely flexible. It’s all about communication. If there are homes or animals that you are not comfortable visiting, let us know. If you have personal commitments, again, just let us know.

Can I have someone accompany me on any of my pet visits?
No. Only you are insured and contracted by the client to enter their home, therefore only you are allowed in the homes. Adults can ride along with you as long as they stay outside the home. We never know how a pet will react to a child or another adult they do not know.

Will I be paid by the hour?
No. You are paid a fee per completed visit, on a bi-weekly basis.