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What is Care Fur Pawz Ltd.?

 

Care Fur Pawz Ltd. is an in-home pet sitting, dog walking, and dog training company. The pet care professionals employed by Care Fur Pawz travel to our client’s homes to perform the pet-sitting duties outlined by our customers.

 

Our clients are located primarily in Parker, and service a 15-mile radius from 80138.

Zip Codes & Towns Serviced:

  • 80138 Parker

  • 80134 Parker

  • 80014 Aurora

  • 80016 Aurora

  • 80018 Aurora

  • 80013 Aurora

  • 80015 Centennial

  • 80122 Centennial

  • 80121 Centennial

  • 80111 Centennial

  • 80111 Greenwood Village

  • 80124 Lone Tree

 

Note: We add to this list as new clients become part of the family!

Why Join Our Team?

Professional pet care is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling, and every one of our sitters LOVES their job! Care Fur Pawz offers:

  • Fuzzy Faces & Unconditional Love!

  • Employee Status

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Flexible Hours

  • Workers Compensation

  • Discounted Pet Sitting

  • Client Referral Bonuses

  • Sitter Referral Bonuses

  • Pet First Aid & CPR Training 

  • Background check reimbursement after 6-month commitment is reached

  • Exercise & Fresh Air

  • Independence

We Provide Four Types of Services:

  • In-home pet sitting: While clients are away we visit their homes 1-4 times per day to walk, feed, and care for their pet/s.

  • In-home overnight service: Spend the night in our client’s homes; we offer two overnight options: Standard Overnight 9hrs (9/10 pm-6/7 am) and Extended Overnight 12 hrs (8/9 pm-8/9 am)

  • Dog walking: Monday through Friday between 11 am-3 pm. Visit and walk dogs while their owners are at work.

  • Dog training: Monday through Thursday 12 pm-6 pm. We are currently not hiring for this position. Shaela Pizzulo, the Owner of Care Fur Pawz, is the lead dog trainer.

 

Employee Requirements:

 

Employees must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Live in or adjacent to our service area. See “Zip Codes Serviced” above.

  • Be physically fit and able to work and commute in all types of weather (this is a VERY active position that requires hours of energy, even on rainy, snowy, or humid and hot days.)

  • Have access to a reliable vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.

  • Have experience with, a love of, and a desire to work with dogs and/or cats and other small animals.

  • Love people in addition to animals (this is just as much a customer service position as it is a pet care position.)

  • Be 100% reliable (Care Fur Pawz sitters do their best to cover in cases of emergencies, but this is not a job where “calling out sick” is tolerated, as the pets in your care depend on you.)

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with Care Fur Pawz, fellow employees, and clients, by returning emails, phone calls, and text messages promptly.

  • Have the ability to take this job SERIOUSLY.

  • Be organized and detail-oriented.

  • Be able to provide professional references.

  • Provide a current and clean background check to Care Fur Pawz. (We will provide you with the link to have your background check completed. The cost is paid for by you, but will be reimbursed to you after you fulfill your 6-month commitment.)

  • Complete online Pet First Aid training. (This is of no cost to you.)

Positions with Care Fur Pawz:

  • Mid-Day Dog Walkers

    • Must be available to walk dogs, Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 AM & 3:00 PM. The number of dogs you’ll walk on any given day will vary based on the clients’ schedules and when they need pet care.  You must be available all of these days and all of these hours. We will not be able to consider those who are only available a few days per week or for only certain hours of the 11-3 time block.

 

  • Pet Sitters

    • Must be available to work at least (2) weekends per month and either Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter AND either Memorial Day or Labor Day. Pet Sitters visit our client’s home multiple times per day, therefore need to be available for AM (7-9 AM), EVENING (4-6 PM) & LATE NIGHT (7-9 PM) visits.

 

  • Overnight Sitters

    • This is a full-time position and you must work as a pet sitter for 30 days and complete your 30-day review before we assign your first overnight. Sitters stay in our client's home overnight and may be expected to perform up to 2 additional visits during the day for the family. Must be available to work at least (2) weekends per month and either Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter AND either Memorial Day or Labor Day. Care Fur Pawz offers two overnight services:

    • Standard Overnight: This is our 9-hour overnight stay from 9/10 pm-6/7 am. You are expected to stay up to care for the pet 1hr before bedtime and 1hr in the morning.

    • Extended Overnight: This is our 12-hour overnight stay from 8/9 pm-8/9 am. You are expected to stay up to care for the pet 2 hours before bedtime and 2 hours in the morning.

 

P.S. If the pet is allowed in the bed you will be getting a night full of furry cuddles!

Compensation:

  • Your percentage is 40% of every visit you perform. Visits range from $35-$60. So, when Pet Nanny makes more money, so do you!

    • Note: Visits range from 30-60 minutes.

    • To view a full list of our services and rates click here.

  • Your compensation for overnight sitting is 50%. Overnight services range from $110-$135 per night.

  • Your compensation for registration meetings and pre-departure meetings is 60%.

  • Gratuities and Holiday Surcharges are 100% yours!

  • You’re paid bi-weekly by direct deposit into your bank account.

  • Payroll is submitted to our payroll company on the 1st and 16th of each month. If the 1st or the 16th falls on a weekend or holiday, payroll is submitted on the next business day. The direct deposit will hit your account 3-4 days after it is submitted. Your bank is in charge of when the direct deposit hits your account within that time frame.

  • You will receive performance reviews after 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. After your first year, performance reviews will be held annually. You have multiple opportunities to earn raises based on performance. 

Earning Potential:

How much you can make depends on how much availability you have.

 

  • High-tier performers: These are our sitters who have a lot of availability and are able to do many pet-sitting visits, dog walks, and overnight stays

    • $1000-$2000 every 2 weeks.

  • Mid-tier performers: These are the sitters who have more limited availability than our high-performers, but still have the availability to handle many assignments.

    • $500- $1000 every 2 weeks.

  • Low-tier performers: There are our sitters who have minimal availability.

    • $0- $500 every 2 weeks.

 

The average earnings for regular mid-day walkers who do roughly 3-6 walks per weekday is about $500 every 2 weeks.

 

The more availability you have the more business we can assign to you and the more money you can earn!

Employee Benefits:

  • Worker’s compensation insurance

  • Time-off

  • Discounted pet sitting for your furry pals!

  • Flexible hours

  • Referral bonuses

  • Background check reimbursement after 6-month commitment is reached

  • Pet First Aid & CPR Training

 

Summary:

Sitters employed by Care Fur Pawz can either be classified as a Mid-Day Dog Walker, a Pet Sitter, an Overnight Sitter, or any combination of the three positions. This is based on your availability and what services you’re interested in offering to our Care Fur Pawz clients’.

 

The Care Fur Pawz service area is broken down into 8 quadrants. Each Sitter/Walker is assigned to a specific area or areas. To start, we will plug you in where we can until you build up your book of business in your area.

 

We keep our sitter’s assignments as close to their “home base” as possible to increase their profits. The usual travel distance is 2.5 to 7 miles… unless they have agreed to travel further.

 

Note: For Overnight sitting assignments, sitters can travel further because their “home base” is the client’s home.

 

 

Mid-Day Walkers build their regular schedules by either inheriting the walks of another sitter who is no longer able to offer their services to Care Fur Pawz, or by adding on new clients that sign-up for service. Our regular mid-day clients retain the same “walker” until their relationship Care Fur Pawz ends or until the walker is no longer contracted by Care Fur Pawz. Our walkers visit the same clients on their route Monday through Friday based on the client's booking schedule.

 

Pet Sitters are chosen as the “primary sitter” for a client by the service areas that they cover and by their availability submitted to the Care Fur Pawz database. After a sitter is assigned as the “primary sitter,” Care Fur Pawz will make every attempt to book that same sitter for the client for subsequent bookings. If the primary sitter is unavailable then Care Fur Pawz will assign a secondary sitter to the assignment using the same protocol as explained above. A client may choose to meet with any back-up/secondary sitter or they may choose to have a phone conversation or they may just ask that Care Fur Pawz send the sitter without introduction.

 

The same protocol is followed for assigning Overnight Sitters as the “primary sitter.”

 

While Care Fur Pawz sitters do their best to cover in cases of emergencies, this is not a job where “calling in sick” is tolerated. The pets in your care depend on you to complete your assignments and one (1) no-call no-show is cause for immediate termination of employment.

Long-Term Relationship:

Care Fur Pawz is only interested in working with sitters who want to build a long-term relationship with our company and its clients. It’s NOT a good position for those trying to find interim work while in-between jobs or trying to “figure out” what their next step is. Our clients come to trust their assigned pet caretaker and appreciate it when they’re able to grow a trusted relationship with that person.  

Care Fur Pawz reserves the right to have sitters (employees) who are only providing pet sitting and dog walking services for Care Fur Pawz. We do not have sitters on our team who have their own service or currently work for another service. If you are reading this please put fetch in the comment section on the application.

Paychecks and Taxes:

By law, Care Fur Pawz Ltd. is subject to Colorado wage withholding requirements. These include tax levies, child support orders, loan repayment, and other court-ordered garnishments. Employees will be notified if Care Fur Pawz Ltd. receives such an order. Care Fur Pawz Ltd. may also make deductions that are expressly authorized in writing by the employee, and are for the benefit of the employee, as permitted by applicable law and, where applicable, Care Fur Pawz Ltd. had set up an employee benefit program. These include payments for insurance premiums, pension or health and welfare benefits, contributions to charitable organizations, and payments for United States bonds.

 

All employees are subject to taxes on earnings. All deductions required by law and all authorized, permissible deductions will be automatically withheld from employees' paychecks.

Starting in 2023, employers with 9 or fewer employees must deduct 0.45% from employees’ wages for Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) contributions. Any questions regarding payroll deductions and paychecks should be directed to the Owner. Employees are expected to review their paychecks and paystubs biweekly and report to the Operations Manager immediately if there are any errors in their paychecks or paystubs, including, but not limited to, the hours worked, deductions taken, or the total amount paid.

Map overview with 15 mile radius circle around Parker, Colorado
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