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Katie Pape

Dog Walker

Dog Walker:

  • $300 Dog Walker bonus after 90 Days*

  • Work for Chicago's Best Dog Walking Company, 2017 & 2019

  • 7 Days a Week Dog Walker Support Staff Availability

We are currently hiring for multiple areas in Chicago: South Loop, Old Town/Gold Coast, Streeterville/Loop, Lincoln Park/Lakeview, Ravenswood/Lincoln Square.

Windy City Paws is Chicago’s top-rated dog walking and petsitting company! In 2017 and 2019, Windy City Paws received the “Best Dog Walkers in Chicago” award from the Chicago Reader. We have been providing individual dog walks, dog runs, cat visits, and petsits in Chicago since 2009. We're currently looking to hire a responsible animal lover to join our professional team! This position is eligible for a bonus after 90 days, see below.

A Windy City Paws dog walker and cat sitter must be committed to providing our customers the highest level of care and, most importantly, have experience with and love being with dogs and cats!

Dog Walker and Cat Sitter Responsibilities:

  • Providing consistent care and enriching playtime whether inside with cats or outside on walks with dogs for the full duration of the service time.
  • Prepare the dog(s) per household to go outside with the appropriate gear provided by the client.
  • Provide food, water, and medication as instructed by the client. NOTE: WCP provides training for any level of medication requested.
  • Picking up after pets outside on walks, scooping litter, and cleaning up any accidents in the home.
  • Be willing to commute to Windy City Paws service areas. If you have a car for commuting, that would be a plus!

Qualifications and Skills for this position:

  • Take on a dog walking route in a WCP Service Area.
  • Fully Available Mondays-Fridays; 10 am-4 pm
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be comfortable being outside in all sorts of weather.
  • Have a smartphone or mobile device with WiFi and/or cellular data capabilities and daily internet access.
  • Intend to make this job a long-term commitment (6 or more months).
  • Pass a background check before starting the position.
  • Provide Covid-19 Vaccination & Booster Card


  • Starting pay during regular hours M-F 8 am-5 pm: $15.80/hr - $17/hr depending on relevant professional petcare experience.
  • Starting pay during evening & weekend hours (M-F 5-8pm & Sat/Sun 8am-8pm): $22.50/hr
  • A bonus of $300 after you complete your first 90 days with Windy City Paws, contingent on successful performance to date.*

Dog Walker & Cat Sitter Benefits and Perks:

  • Enjoy the perks of being an employee!
  • Work for a company that cares about your safety!
  • Paid training when you onboard and continued education on dog and cat behavior and handling throughout your tenure with us!
  • Enjoy benefits like Paid Time Off and 401k paycheck contributions.
  • Work directly with the WCP's Management Team. If you have a problem or need to give feedback, you're dealing with a small team of great people.
  • Our online scheduling system lets you view your daily schedule and instructions/information for each pet.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous professional Petcare experience
  • Great communicator written and verbally
  • Fully available Mondays-Fridays 8am-8pm/ minimally available 10am-4pm
  • Provide care for BOTH Dogs & Cats
  • Have a freelance part-time gig or other part-time job that does NOT interfere with Mondays-Fridays 10am-4pm
  • Be open to multiple service areas where help is needed (see above)


Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: $15.80
Location: Chicago