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What We Do

Dusty Trail Dog Walking and Pet Sitting is Central New Jersey’s in-home pet sitting company, servicing parts of  Middlesex County. We offer a variety of services and the highest quality pet care to assure families total peace of mind while they’re away.

Every pet is an individual with unique behavior. We provide one-on-one care to give every pet their deserved attention without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. This enables us to take our time and get every detail of the visit completed. 

Dusty Trail is always looking for responsible and professional individuals who have a high drive to help animals live happy lives. Our sitters are carefully selected using a thorough screening process that includes background checks and references before becoming part of the Dusty Trail Team.

If you have the experience and are ready to represent Dusty Trail with love and respect, please fill out the application below. We will be reaching out to you very soon! 

**We recommend individuals live within or adjacent to our service area to minimize driving time**

Job Description

  • Our Sitter position is ideal for someone with a deep love for animals. It is important to be able to self-manage, have initiative, and have great time management skills. The sitter’s responsibilities include safely walking dogs around their neighborhood, planning routes to match the time length of the visit, provide food and clean water as required, and wiping/drying the pets accordingly. You should be able to think on your feet and seek immediate veterinarian attention should any pet become ill or injured while under our care.
  • You must be able to safely walk multiple dogs of various sizes and breeds.
  • You must have flexibility within the time slots for which you are scheduled.
  • This position requires a reliable and insured vehicle. You must have the ability to drive and perform walks in various weather conditions.
  • Pets require some level of consistency in their caretakers. Applicant must be willing to commit at least 6 months.
  • You must have daily access to a reliable smart phone. We use an app (Precise Petcare) to track visits, upload photos, submit journals, and communicate with our office.
  • Visits are scheduled within 2 hour time slots. You are responsible for following the most time-efficient routes between clients.
  • You may be eventually scheduled for Meet and Greets with clients in their home.
  • Professionalism is important while on the clock as you are representing the company. You must be able to conduct yourself with professionalism throughout your shifts – while in the client’s home and around their neighborhood. You may occasionally interact with clients when they are home during visits. Also, it is safe to assume that there are cameras in the homes.

Compensation

Employees are paid on an hourly rate. Hours are tracked on the Precise Petcare app.

– First 2 months+ $17 /hour, plus tips.
– 3rd- 5th months = $18 /hour, plus tips.
– 6 months = $19 /hour, plus tips
– $17 /Meet and Greet (30-45 minutes)
– Additional Incentives
– Pay schedule is on a bi-monthly pay period. Pay days are at the beginning and middle of the month.
 

Job Requirements

– have experience with, a compassion for, and a desire to work with dogs and/or cats
– own a smart phone & have mobile access to the internet
– be physically capable of and ready to work and commute in all types of weather
– have reliable transportation 
– live in or adjacent to our service area
– have excellent time management, communication, and customer service skills
– have good judgement & common sense
– are 100% reliable
– have the ability to problem solve & think on their feet
– have the ability to represent our company effectively and professionally
– have the ability to commit to and honor a 6 month contract
– have the ability to take this job SERIOUSLY
– be organized & detail oriented
 

Application

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Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

Phone:

732-771-5178 

Email:

Dusty Trail is reliable, trustworthy, and truly care about my pets’ well being. They are the best! - Colleen (Toby's bestie)

Dusty Trail Dog Walking and Pet Sitting services the following areas: Edison, Metuchen, Sewaren, Iselin, Avenel, Woodbridge, Fords, Hopelawn, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Parlin, Sayreville