The Bark Zone is hiring a Pet Taxi Driver/Group Dog Walker! This position would be perfect for someone who is finished with the corporate world, semi-retired, or who is just a true dog-lover. We are looking for a mature, dedicated, responsible and kind person who isn’t afraid of city driving or hard work. While spending your days with dogs is truly rewarding, the position can be demanding and oftentimes challenging. You must be ready to get your hands dirty, and be comfortable being outside in rain, sleet, snow, cold and heat. The successful applicant will drive the company vehicle.
Responsibilities and duties:
Provide morning and afternoon pet taxi services for daycare and grooming dogs
Conduct senior dog and puppy visits
Walk one group of approximately 6 dogs in a dog park
Interact with clients in a professional and friendly manner
Monitor dog safety, sociability and health
Update owners using our online status reporting system
Collaborate with the office staff to plan schedule and daily route
Maintain the company van by cleaning it regularly, taking it to maintenance appointments, and ensuring it is in good working condition
Qualifications and skills:
You must love dogs! You must either have owned dogs or worked with dogs
Must be comfortable driving in the City of Toronto, and you must know the city well
You must have knowledge of or experience working with dogs of all breeds, temperaments, ages and sizes
Must be available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Valid G license with a minimum of two years’ driving experience
Must have a clean driving record (we will request a driver’s abstract)
Be physically able to lift 40+ pounds, as well as handle 6 leashed dogs at once. You must also be physically able to walk reasonable distances with dogs.
Must be bondable and able to provide an up-to-date copy of a criminal record check
Be calm, courteous, mature, responsible, dedicated and kind
Must live within a reasonable drive to the Toronto/North York area
This is a long-term position – the successful candidate must be able to commit to at least a year
Must be able to work under minimal supervision
Must have an active smart phone with data, access to email and apps, as you will need to be available to the office for any updates/changes on the fly. You must also be able to access our client management app to update owners on dog walks as well as access dog information while on the road.
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