Pet Sitter Job Description for Resume

Updated on March 21, 2018

Position Overview

Pet sitters are hired to look after pets while the owners are away.

Since looking after pets is a great responsibility, pet owners prefer to hire people who have a natural love for animals and understand the different ways in which pets need to be taken care of.

Some pet sitters may be required to come in a few times a day to check on a pet and feed them; others may be expected to stay the entire length of the day that a pet owner is away.

Some pet sitters are also required to stay overnight especially when the owner may have gone on a vacation.

Empathy for animals is an essential quality of a successful pet sitter.

Related: Pet Sitter Cover Letter Sample

Sample Job Description for Pet Sitter Resume

• Make pets familiar with self by showing empathy

• Perform grooming duties such as bathing and combing

• Ensure that pets are fed and given water at proper intervals

• Make sure that pets are walked several times a day to take care of their personal needs

• Take instructions from pet owners regarding exercise needs and ensure that they are carried out

• Accompany pets to veterinary doctor’s appointments for vaccinations

• Clean litter boxes and ensure that they refilled properly

• Dispense and administer medication when instructed by the pet owner

• Feed fish and ensure that aquariums are cleaned and refilled

• Play with pets such as cats, dogs, and rabbits to ensure that they have a feeling of companionship

• Ensure that pets are free of lice

• Observe pets for behavior issues and report them immediately

• Make sure that pet owners know of any suspected diseases or conditions that the pet may be going through

• Clean up paw prints on carpets or floors

• Shop for pet food in accordance with the pets’ personal choices

• Provide training to puppies and kittens

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