Spotlight on Jobs: Animal Care

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In the Steady Job Spotlight this month we focus on animal care.

We’re specifically highlighting three companies, Rover, Care.com and Wag!. These brands provide plenty of different opportunities including pet sitting, dog walking, babysitting, and day care services. Find out which of these opportunities work best for you through Steady.

 Rover

Rover

Overnight Dog Sitting:

  • Work from home
  • Accept only the work you want
  • Get paid 2 days after work

Job Activity

Dog sitting

Job Details

One of the gig jobs workers love the most! Love dogs? Overnight dog care is in demand! Join the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and earn money boarding dogs in your home. You can earn extra income from the comfort of your own home, enjoy flexible hours, get access to Rover’s 24/7 support and Trust & Safety coverage and more. Approved sitters are at least 18 years old, pass a general background check, are able to watch dogs in your home, have experience caring for/interacting with animals, provide at least one testimonial/reference and have internet access, a verified phone number and the latest version of the Rover app. If this sounds like you, just create a Rover profile and select dog boarding as a service you want to offer to be on your way to earning money from home doing what you love!

Pay Insights:

Set your own rates

Time to finish application:

60 minutes

Estimated time to get approved:

1-2 weeks

What you need to apply:

  • Experience caring for animals
  • Can watch dogs in your home
  • Provide at least one reference
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • High quality profile photo
  • Photos of home/yard
  • Pass background check

Opportunity Insights

  • Online application is multiple steps, but worth completing- sitters report very high levels of happiness with the work and company.
  • “About Me” section on profile should be well-written and 100-125 words.
  • Applicants must upload at least one high quality photo which shows them walking or playing with dogs and photos of their home, yard or pets.
  • Make sure to provide the highest levels of care for the dogs and let their owners know it because top ratings will get you more work and more money!
  • Overnight dog sitters are in high demand, especially in the summer and on holidays.

Dog Walker:

  • On-demand / prescheduled walks
  • Accept only the work you want
  • Get paid 2 days after work

Job Activity

Dog walking

Job Details

Earn up to $24 an hour by walking dogs on-demand with Rover Now! Pass the Rover Now certification to access walks in your neighborhood, then simply book any walks you want to by viewing the date/time of walk and dog’s behavior, breed, and weight. As a Rover Now walker, you will need to pass the Rover Now certification which consists of a few online quizzes, an in-person harness test, and an enhanced background check. Ready to lace up your walking shoes? Sign up today to get started.

Pay Insights:

Set your own rates

Time to finish application:

60 minutes

Estimated time to get approved:

1 week

What you need to apply:

  • iPhone or Android
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass Rover Now certification
  • Pass a background check

Opportunity Insights

  • Earn extra income with a dog by your side! Choose between 30 or 60 min walks depending on preference or schedule. Plus, you’ll keep 100% of the tips you earn.
  • Build your business and walk dogs full-time, or just get a little exercise on your lunch break.
  • Book as many walks as you like, for now or later.
  • Pick up walks close to home, work, or wherever in your city! Just open the Rover app and book.

Doggy Daycare From Home

  • Accept only the work you want
  • Get paid two days after work
  • Pre-scheduled or on-demand

Job Activity

Doggy Day Care

Job Details

Work from home or have flexible hours? Love dogs? Become a Rover Doggy Daycare provider and start earning extra cash watching dogs during the day in your home. As a Rover sitter you get to set your own rates, work your own hours, and earn income from the comfort of your home. Approved sitters are at least 18 years old, pass a general background check, have experience caring for/interacting with animals, and can provide at least one testimonial/reference. If this sounds like you, sign up to become a Rover sitter today!

Pay Insights:

Set your own rates

Time to finish application:

60 minutes

Estimated time to get approved:

1-2 weeks

What you need to apply:

  • Experience caring for animals
  • At least one reference
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • High quality profile photo
  • Pass background check

Opportunity Insights

  • The better your profile looks and the higher your ratings, the more requests, and ultimately income you’ll receive.
  • You can also offer dog boarding, dog walking, doggy day care and other services through Rover.
  • Dog sitters are in high demand, especially in the summer and on holidays. Top sitters can earn $1000/month or more!

House-Sitting/Drop-ins

  • Accept only the work you want
  • Get paid two days after work
  • Pre-scheduled or on-demand

Job Activity

Dog sitting at owner’s house

Job Details

Love dogs? Get paid to watch them in their owner’s home! Join the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and start getting paid to play with dogs. House sitting dogs with Rover is a great way to earn income on the side, plus you set your own hours, rates and choose the additional services you want to offer. As a dog house sitter with Rover you have access to 24/7 support, Trust & Safety coverage, and more. Approved sitters are at least 18 years old, pass a general background check, have experience caring for/interacting with animals, and can provide at least one testimonial/reference. If this sounds like you, sign up to become a Rover sitter today!

Pay Insights:

Set your own rates

Time to finish application:

60 minutes

Estimated time to get approved:

1-2 weeks

What you need to apply:

  • Experience caring for animals
  • At least one reference
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • High quality profile photo
  • Pass background check

Opportunity Insights

  • The better your profile looks and the higher your ratings, the more requests, and ultimately income you’ll receive.
  • You can also offer dog boarding, dog walking, doggy day care and other services through Rover.
  • Dog sitters are in high demand, especially in the summer and on holidays.

Care.com

Care.com

Child, Pet and Senior Care, Housekeeping and Tutoring

  • Accept only the work you want
  • Single gig or ongoing position
  • Get paid by parents directly

Job Activity

Babysitting

Job Details

Families on Care.com are posting jobs for child care, pet care, senior care, housekeeping, and tutoring. If you have an interest in helping families with those needs, joining the largest online destination for caregivers could be a great career move. You can set your own rates and availability, and build your profile as you take on more jobs. Caregivers are matched with families every 3 minutes, so sign up and start searching today!

Pay Insights:

Set your own rates

Time to finish application:

15 minutes

Estimated time to get approved:

1-2 days

What you need to apply:

  • Be at least 18 years old

Opportunity Insights

  • Double check that your full name, address, and birthday are spelled correctly when registering to speed up the screening approval process.
  • Caregivers are contacted by 3x as many families if they have a profile photo and are 12x more likely to be hired with reviews on their profile.
  • Consenting to a background check is not required for account approval but typically leads to a quicker hire.
  • You can apply and get hired with a free membership, though upgrading to Premium boosts your profile in search results and greatly increases your chances of being hired.
  • Care.com also offers caregivers access to professional benefits (e.g. health and dental insurance).

Wag!

Wag!

Dog Walking

  • Work when you want
  • Get paid weekly
  • Pre-schedule or on-demand walks

Job Activity

Dog walking

Job Details

Wag!, the on-demand dog walking app, is seeking qualified dog lovers to join the platform as dog walkers. Earn up to $30/hr, get paid weekly and set your own schedule. Dog walking on Wag! is an ideal gig for dog lovers looking to earn extra money in their spare time. If you’ve ever been entrusted to walk someone else’s dog, have been a dog owner yourself, or feel you have what it takes to become a great dog walker, then we encourage you to apply.

Pay Insights:

Up to $30/hour

Time to finish application:

45 minutes

Estimated time to get approved:

1-2 weeks

What you need to apply:

  • iPhone or Android
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience caring for animals
  • Able to walk a dog for 20 min+
  • Pass background check

Opportunity Insights

  • To get started there is a $25 background check fee. Wearing a Wag! t-shirt and dog bandanna is optional but allows you to earn $1 extra per walk. T-shirt and bandanna is $5 for shipping and handling.
  • Experience, passion and trust are the main characteristics by which Wag! evaluates candidates looking to join their platform as dog walkers. Every applicant must pass a thorough vetting process in order to be invited to become a Wag! walker. This includes an assessment of general dog handling and safety experience, a harness and collar test, character reference check and a guided quiz on how the Wag! Walker app works.
  • You’ll have the choice to accept or deny walk requests as they come to you, however, having a flexible schedule is a plus in order to maximize earning potential as owners need their dogs walked at all times of day. Likewise, most owners tip on great service, so being the type of person who shows up on time, follows instructions, communicates well and is detail oriented can have a huge payoff!
  • Wag! donates proceeds from every walk to provide food to shelter dogs nationwide.
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