"We find that some of our best pet sitters are people that want to make a career change, or are ones that start out part-time and realize that they can make a nice income pet sitting full-time." Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2015
Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, hires pet sitters year-round in the geographical areas that her company is busiest. With the pet industry continuing to see significant growth, Ms. White is focusing even more time than usual on hiring new employees for her expanding business. Finding the right candidates for a somewhat “untraditional” job is one of her biggest business challenges. It is for that reason, Ms. White has offered a $100 incentive credit towards future pet sitting service with her company, for anyone that refers a new pet sitter employee to Park Cities Pet Sitter.
“Finding great pet sitter candidates is a challenge just about everyone in our industry faces,” says Ms. White. “I think this is because professional pet sitting is relatively new and candidates don’t always understand that we provide service to our clients at all intervals of the day, which requires a lot of schedule flexibility. Being a professional pet sitter can be such a rewarding job for a lot of people, but it does require a willingness to embrace a different type of schedule. Anything we can do to positively promote our industry and our company when it comes to hiring—like offering this $100 referral incentive—is something we will continue to do.”
Ms. White looks for candidates that already live in the geographical area that they would be servicing, to minimize drive-time and allow the sitter to maximize their potential income. When asked what makes a great pet sitter, Ms. White replied, “Someone that loves both animals and people, that thrives on following the policies and procedures we outline to provide the absolute best possible care, and that is detail-oriented. Our best sitters have busy schedules, brave all kinds of weather, and have a lot of responsibility. The ones that are the happiest doing this really love the relationships they build with the pets they care for, and the fact they have a lot of autonomy throughout their day. We find that some of our best pet sitters are people that want to make a career change, or are ones that start out part-time and realize that they can make a nice income pet sitting full-time. We have had a number of retired teachers, ex-military, and others who simply wanted to escape the ‘corporate’ 9-to-5 world become pet sitters, and they have loved the job.”
Park Cities Pet Sitter is currently hiring in Dallas zip codes 75204, 75205, 75206, 75209, 75215, 75219, 75220 and 75225. These zip codes include the Uptown, Park Cities, Lakewood, Midway Hollow, west Highland Park, and south Dallas neighborhoods. All candidates start on a part-time basis, and can work their way up to full-time if they wish. Pay starts at $16/hour, and candidates must have their own car (no car sharing), a smart phone, and internet access. Pet sitting is a year-round business, so Ms. White requests a minimum six-month commitment for new-hires, to ensure continuity for her business’ clients.
Ms. White says, “Getting used to pet sitting as a profession can be a little bit of an adjustment at first, since we are a 365-day a year business that is especially busy during times that more traditional professions are taking time off. Our peak business times are the major holidays, Spring Breaks, and the entire summer; but the rewards of working with wonderful animals, having schedule flexibility, and making a competitive wage are so enticing that we are blessed to have many employees that have made this their profession of choice for years and years. We look forward to finding even more qualified new-hires by doing this $100 incentive for new employee referrals.”
Those interested in applying for a position at Park Cities Pet Sitter should visit their website at http://www.pcpsi.com, and click on the “Join Our Team” tab.
About Park Cities Pet Sitter: Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. has served the Dallas area 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1992. Pet sitting, daily dog walks, pet taxis, overnight sitting, pet supply shopping, litter box cleaning and dog training are all part of the services PCPSI offers. Park Cities Pet Sitter is bonded and insured, and all sitters are employees--not independent contractors. A manager is on-call 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies. Additional information about Park Cities Pet Sitter can be found on their website at http://www.pcpsi.com.