Updated: February 3rd 2015
I will be honest - I started the online community for completely selfish reasons: I was sick of going to the dog park alone! I would show up and everyone would be leaving, or I would be leaving just as everyone would show up. I felt like I missed the memo. And if I didn't already feel bad I would get the look from Rosa.
So I made some business cards, a Facebook page and life at the dog park was great! Now going to the dog park felt like you were on an episode of the TV show "Cheers" ...but taking place at a dog park and not a live studio audience. Dogs played, humans chatted, celebrated successes, asked each other questions, and shared frustrations...
Every now and then a dog walker would come into a dog park and we would here phrases like "dogs are walking dollar signs", "I paid for my car in cash", "easy money"... We would hear stories of dog walkers being paid for an hour and only staying for 5 minutes... we would see a dog walker so involved in their phone that the pup they were supposed to be watching was doing something they shouldn't be... I remember thinking - what am I going to do if I ever need to go away or hire a dog walker?!
Dogs are not Walking Dollar Signs
There must be a better way!
I knew I could only control what was within my control so, I launched the dog service side of Airdrie Puppy Pals. I offer suggestions when advice is requested, match the commands the family uses and treat each and every one of my fur clients like they were my own pup. So, why i'm telling you all of this? Because *drum roll please*...
I'm looking to grow my team!
This may be the longest and weirdest job posting you've ever read, but I wanted to share a few things that are important to me right from the beginning. So now - the actual job posting!
Airdrie Puppy Pals is seeking part-time/casual contract dog walkers.
Will you get rich and spend your days sipping martini's on a yatch? No. Will you make enough cash during your first month to buy a brand new car? No. BUT will you work in a fun, relaxed, flexible, family oriented environment, help organize community events, take lots of pictures of cute wiggly bums and of course get copious amount of puppy kisses? Yes!
If interested... please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Please no phone calls or Facebook messages; qualified candidates will be contacted through email for interviews.
Until next time.. see you at the dog park :)