At some point in our lives, we’ve taken responsibility for the life of an animal.
Remember that goldfish your dad bought you when you were five? How about the cat that snuck into your backyard when you were a teen? Right now, a dog’s probably lurking in your doorway, wondering what you’re reading on your fancy device.
Of course, some human beings are way more passionate about animals than others. If you happen to be one of the pet lovers, there’s a job waiting for you at Care.com.
What pet care jobs does this website offer?
First, a bit of background. Since 2007, Care.com has provided top-notch caregiver services to millions of families. To date, the company has made its presence felt in 17 countries, and, by all indications, its reach will only widen in the coming years.
While services for humans—such as babysitting, senior care, and tutoring—make up the bulk of Care.com’s offerings, the company also takes great pride in the various comforts it provides to animals.
So, what pet care jobs can you do for Care.com’s customers? As you can see on the site, there is huge demand for pet sitting. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like—reminiscent of babysitting, except that you’ll be taking care of pets rather than human children.
By “huge demand,” we mean an assortment of arrangements: one-off pet sitting, regularly scheduled pet sitting, and—get this—overnight pet care. Really, there should be no surprise at this point when it comes to the services pets can enjoy. Like humans, these critters are living, breathing beings that love it when their needs are met and extra attention is affectionately given.
While pet sitting entails the caregiver coming over to the customer’s house, pet boarding refers to the act of sending the animals to someone else’s house or facility. Facilitating pet boarding is another job you can seek on the Care.com platform, especially if you happen to be equipped with specialized skills (such as knowing how to train pets—a skill that certain pet owners look for).
Other jobs on Care.com include pet grooming, pet playtime, and dog walking (because you know how antsy those canines can get). If you think that it’s all about dogs and cats on this website, think again. It caters to customers who seek care for their birds, rabbits, fish, guinea pigs, and other types of animals.
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In other words, you’re sure to find a great gig or two if you have a passion for animals. The question is how you sign up.
Be a pet care provider. Now.
All you have to do is to follow three simple steps on Care.com:
- Set up a profile that lets customers see your skills, experience, hourly rate, and other key details.
- Look for jobs that align with your requirements in terms of location, hourly rate, and specific demands.
- Get in touch with customers…and get hired!
On the Care.com website, you’ll see that the hourly rate for most pet care jobs starts at $8 to $10 per hour, with a ceiling of $20 to $25.
If you’re ready to take care of these wonderful creatures, head over here to sign up as a caregiver. In a matter of days, you might be putting a smile on a nice little puppy’s face. (Awww!)