Boarding jobs2019-05-23T13:16:37+00:00

Host families and dog boarders required

Do you love dogs? Are you home based?

Care for a dog in your home while its owners are away and join our team of We Love Pets Licensed Home Boarders.

How does it work?

You will usually look after one dog or two dogs at a time, while their owner is on holiday or away from home for a period of time. The aim is to integrate the pets into your family and home, so they have a holiday all of their own!

We welcome job applications from everyone, but this vacancy may be suitable for:

  • Parents with children at school (resident children must be aged 6 or over)
  • Semi-retired or retired people
  • People who work from home or are at home for most of the day

Main duties

  • Looking after one or two dogs at a time
  • Ability to offer a daycare service
  • Understand special requests and specific conditions for each dog
  • Walk dogs outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Give each dog love and attention and treat them as part of the family
  • Ensure the safety of the dogs you are walking and anyone else around them
  • Remove pet waste
  • Take photos of the dogs (so human clients can see how they are doing) and update customers regularly
  • Communicate with clients, including arranging visits with new customers
  • Ensure schedules are up to date each week

The essentials – we are looking for people who are willing to…

  • Walk for a few hours a day – you’ll be clocking up the steps on your Fitbit or pedometer!
  • Submit for a police and reference check
  • Complete a pet first aid course
  • Carry out some paid trial home boards before taking the job
  • Undergo training as required
  • Obtain a boarding licence (we will help you with this)
  • Demonstrate confident communication skills and customer service
  • Have a reliable mobile phone and internet access
  • Ensure resident pets are neutered and welcoming of new friends
  • Home with no resident dogs preferable
  • Must own home or have landlords/owners permission to run a business from home
  • Must have a secure and non-communal garden

What is being a WLP dog boarder like?

Click here to read about Gordon from our Reading East branch and how much he loves his job as a dog boarder!

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