Van Driver/ Dog Walker

Patrick's Pet Care | Washington, DC

Posted Date 6/05/2019

Patricks Pet Care Jobs, Employment in Arlington, VA |


Driving – 45%

-Serve as the primary driver of our “Pet Force One” company van, picking up and dropping off dogs, and occasionally cats and other small animals, from our various animal boarding and day care facilities

-Serve as the primary driver for our pet transportation service picking up pets, sometimes with human passengers as well, and transporting them to appointments

Animal Handler – 45%

-Walk dogs at our boarding and day care facilities several times per day, including groups that may contain as many as 4 large breed dogs at a time

-Serve as a backup mid-day dog walker and pet sitter in the event that any of our regular dog walking staff is unavailable or sick

Facilities & Maintenance Support – 10%

-Assist in the cleaning, upkeep and routine maintenance of our boarding facilities and office

-Remove snow and salt walkways during snow storms, occasionally in early morning hours

-Clean and maintain the interior and exterior of Pet Force One to maintain a good appearance and sanitary conditions

Minimum Requirements:

Demonstrated responsible current or past ownership of a dog and a cat

A passion for animals, dogs and cats especially

A passion for logistics and efficiency

30-40 hours per week (split shift 11am-7pm, potentially earlier or later in the event of snow)

Regular work week is Monday-Friday, but may be asked to assist with occasional holiday weekends with notice.

At least one year experience in customer service related industry

Proficiency with Google cloud products: including Gmail, Google Maps, Google calendar and at a minimum.

1 year commitment, inclusive of a three-month probationary period

Clear driving record with no points and valid driver’s license

Clear FBI criminal background check

Must consent to GPS tracking and on camera recording while at work in company property

Must be available to work on three day weekends

Must be available to work one of the following holidays:

Thanksgiving or Christmas or New Years

Working Conditions:

Primarily an outdoor and vehicular environment, with portions inside that may include driving, walking, standing, and interacting directly with customers and animals in customer homes as well as outdoors in various weather conditions. Ability to drive safely, climb stairs, and endure moderate to occasionally intense physical activity. Must be comfortable interacting with and handling domesticated animals of all types that may be as big as 120lbs.


Hourly commensurate with experience

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 /hour


  • Driver's License (Required)

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Typical start time:

  • 11AM

Typical end time:

  • 7PM



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