Dog Walking Jobs: How to Find Them

Dog Walker JobsDog walking can be a fun job, either part time or full time, or even temporarily. You get to hang out with dogs all day and you get your exercise and your work done all at once. But finding dog walking jobs can be a little tricky at first. Here are a few tips to find a job as a dog walker:

Work  for an Established Business

You might be able to find an existing dog walker who needs an assistant, or a business looking to hire on a new hand. You can either visit pet shops and doggie daycares that offer dog walking, or you can call and see if any positions are available. Some companies post wanted ads on sites like Monster.com or the DogWalker.com job board.  Ask around, you might be surprised to know who is hiring.

Post Ads on the Web

There are plenty of ways to advertise locally on the web (DogWalker.com for example). Go ahead and post some ads, and come up with a name for your new business. If you go on your own, you’ll want to make sure you are licensed in the municipality in which you live. You’ll also want to make sure you have insurance and are bonded.

Ask Your Friends and Family

Just ask around. People who know you, or who know you through a mutual friend, will be more likely to entrust you with their pooch than total strangers, and you can use these dogs to help get your business going before moving on to look for other clients. Just put the word out.