Many dog owners do not have time to walk and care for their dogs due to heavy work schedules. They hire pet sitters / dog walkers to do this for them. A dog walker needs to be dependable and good with animals especially dogs and should know exactly how to go about looking after their wards.

Here is an example of a resume and cover letter for dog walker position that will tell us just what employers expect from the potential candidates.


Dog Walker Resume Sample

Ronald Hartley
77 County Road 25, Herman, NE
(900) 999-9119, Email

Seeking a Dog Walker position with Loyalty Pet Care where I may be able to display my love for animals and the acumen for managing their everyday exercise needs.

• Worked as a Dog Walker for Green Paws for three years
• Functional knowledge of walking multiple dogs at one time
• In depth knowledge of fully utilizing time and providing exercise to each dog
• Hands on experience in commanding obedience in accordance to preset rules of language
• Wide knowledge of healthcare issues and vaccination of dogs

• Possess a passion for animals
• Familiar with basic training commands
• Knowledge of dog grooming and health assessment
• Physically capable of walking 7 hours a day
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Some experience using PetExec

• Adapted dogs from three different species together by providing obedience training
• Conducted three workshops on Dog Management Techniques bringing in 72 participants

September 2009 – Present
Green Paws – Herman, NE
Dog Walker
• Walk dogs for the prescribed amount of time
• Play with dogs following instructions for exercise
• Dispose of waste on the trail
• Clean backyard of the facility and organize it
• Ensure the dogs are in their kennels or are returned to the rightful owners
• Refill water and food
• Apply flea and tick treatments as and when necessary
• Answer calls at the facility
• Record route and dogs’ names in files

High School Diploma – 2007