Cassie Cares is looking to expand and hire independent contractors to work specifically in Chicago, IL.
Cassie Cares is applicably named after Cassie’s passion for caring for all animals. This business was built around the mindset of “The Safety and Happiness of Your Pet Comes First”. Please do not apply to this position, if your number one motive isn’t based around the care for pets. If your core values do not align with ours, this job isn’t for you.
Summary of Position
As a In-Home Pet Sitter, Dog Walker (Independent Contractor) for Cassie Cares pet sitting, you will be assigned dog & cat sits and dog walks within pre-designated area. This area can be designated after hire. You will begin by being assigned a sit or walk by Cassie and will have to be properly introduced to the owner and animal before you designated assignment begins.
After introduction, we recommend completing the designated sit or walk in a proper and respectful manner and then either accepting payment on the behalf of Cassie Care and/or reporting completion of job to Cassie.
Client’s property and pets will be handled with the utmost care and the contractor will act professionally at all times.
We recommend your time be spent performing the following tasks
Sitting or walking pets
Collecting payments digitally on the behalf of Cassie Cares if applicable
Reporting progress to Cassie
Tracking and sharing a report on revenue, clients and miles traveled
Support or suggestions will be given for all responsibilities.
Requirements and Qualifications
Candidate must have daily access to a car.
Candidate must have daily access to a smartphone and be able to use the Capital One Sparkpay app and mobile slider (iphone preferred).
Candidate must have been awarded an undergraduate bachelor’s degree or in the process of earning an undergraduate bachelor’s degree at the very least.
Candidate must be organized, able to maintain a busy schedule, excellent at multi-tasking, dedicated, and must have great oral and written communication skills.
Candidate must have experience sitting cats & dogs and walking dogs.
It is preferred that the candidate have experience working in the pet services industry. (Groomer, Daycare, Trainer, etc)
Dog or cat owner preferred.
Can verbally & contractually commit to this job for at least 4-6 months.
How to Apply
Please apply with the following
2 references we can contact
Letter of recommendation from former employer, or from someone whose’ pet was in your care
Please send application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleo needs our help!!!
This 6 year old pup had a rough start in life, but that all changed once she was rescued by a wonderful family. Unfortunately, Cleo now needs expensive surgery for a torn ligament. Please take a minute to read her story. Donating anything will help! If you cannot donate, please share.
Lets help sweet Cleo live the happy and healthy life she deserves!
Click the link for the full story about Cleo the lovable pitbull.
1. A Dog Should Have an Area Where They Can Be Off Leash
Every dog deserves their own area where they don’t have to be tied up on a leash. A place where they can run, roll, jump and chase that squirrel! A place where they can smell, dig, and poop where they want. Now, a dog park is a great way to give your dog this opportunity along with great socialization with other dogs. However, going to the dog park is not something people can do every day. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place right outside your house where you can play fetch, throw a Frisbee, and enjoy the outdoors with your pup? I think so!
2. Makes Life Easier for You and Your Dog
Let’s start with a scenario: You come home from work and need to get your dog outside quick because they have been holding their bladder for a good amount of time. Being home alone for a while and the excitement of their owner coming home has caused your dog to have an insane amount of energy. You, on the other hand, are tired and a little annoyed from working all day. You take your dog on a walk and he/she is constantly pulling, speed walking, jumping, rolling etc. Whether the walk only consists of one of those things or all of them, it’s not how a proper dog walk should be.
Now, let’s take this scenario into consideration. You get home from work, say hello to your pup and let him/her out into your fenced in backyard. He has time to relieve his bladder, run around, roll in the grass and let loose for a little bit. While your dog is getting his/her crazies out, you have time to relax for a bit, have a snack or maybe a coffee. After you and your pup are both calm and ready, then you can go on a nice walk where your dog is less crazy and you are less irritated. This also makes it easier when you need to feed your dog. Let your pup out to potty, come in and feed him/her. Then after your pup has digested their food, you can go on your walk.
I have walked plenty of puppies that do not have a fenced in backyard. The walk usually consists of jumping, rolling, pulling, laying down etc. Now, I understand this is normal puppy behavior and most puppies will grow out of it. However, if they had a backyard to do these things in, they may act more calmly on walks and understand that a walk is not playtime. I have also experienced a dog that would roll so much and have so much energy on a walk that the pup would almost slip out of the harness. This can hurt the dog or cause them to get away from you on the walk.
3. A Walk Should Be a Unique Experience
I believe a walk should be special and exciting each time you and your pup embark on one. You are able to take different routes and explore different areas. Your dog is able to experience different environments and smells. By having to always take your pup out on a leash, it almost takes away from the excitement of a walk for both you and your pup. You will end up taking the same routes and going to the same places. Your dog needs change and new experiences in order to gain mental stimulation. Switching from backyard playtime to a walk to the park is a good way to give him or her an environment change and something to look forward to.
Overall, a backyard is a great place for your dog to have some off leash playtime and get their “zummies” out. It will also benefit the owner by creating more productive walks and a happier pup!
Humans learn mostly from experience right? It’s the same with our dogs! It’s important to change up your walks a bit so they are able to experience new situations, environments, people, and other animals. Besides, walking your dog is a daily activity so, why not make it fun and interesting? Here are 4 ways you can spice up your dog walks:
1. Change up the route- Switching up your route is essential to a successful dog walk. Think of it like your daily commute to work. You see the same scenery, same buildings, and for the most part same people. I’m sure most of you do that, but why put your dog through that kind of boredom? Switching up the route on your daily dog walk is important to keeping your furry friend happy and engaged. Every new route has new smells and sounds for your dog to experience.
2. Bring treats- Bringing treats is a great way to reward your dog for showing good behavior on the leash. You can also find an area on your walk where you can have your pup do a couple tricks. This is a great way to keep him or her mentally stimulated during the walk.
3. Let your dog smell- When walking your dog, let them smell different areas they are interested in. A dog’s sense of smell is important to the way they communicate and experience the world.
4. Visit a local pet store- This is another great way to change up your walks. Almost all pet stores allow you to enter with your dog and check out all of the cool new scents, toys, and bones. While you’re in there, you might as well get your pup a new bone to chew on when you get home!
I would LOVE to hear some of ways you change up your dog walks! Tell me in the comments below :)
I have always wanted to be a part of a rescue that is full of compassionate, helpful, and dedicated people determined to save animals. I have recently become a volunteer for Magnificent Mutts Rescue and I am here to say I have found an amazing organization. Here are three reasons why:
Foster Homes - Magnificent Mutts Rescue does not have a shelter where they keep the animals. Each dog and cat they receive is placed into foster care. Instead of these animals being kept in a loud shelter or a cage, they are brought into a home with a loving foster family. This is a wonderful opportunity for the dog or cat to become well socialized with people and other animals. Foster homes also give the animal a sense of security and comfort in a relaxed environment. This helps the dog or cat become more adoptable and increases their chance of finding their forever home. Although it is hard to find enough foster home for each animal, Mag Mutts has wonderful volunteers who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these animals.
Dedicated Leaders and Volunteers - The dedication within the Mag Mutts community is outstanding! Leaders and volunteers hold and attend adoption events every Saturday. Whether it’s working the adoption events, transporting the animals, fostering, collecting donations, processing applications, or simply getting the word out about a dog or cat in need, the Mag Mutts founder and volunteers will do anything in their power to accomplish their goal in giving dogs and cats the love and care they deserve.
Truthful and Reliable - If you are interested in adopting a dog, you want to know everything about that dog (behavior, energy level, etc.). This is so you are able to choose the right dog that fits into your lifestyle. Mag Mutts always makes sure they inform you of all the information they have on that animal and will make sure they explain to you what type of family or household the dog or cat would do best in. I hear plenty of stories about pets being returned to the shelter because the family took the pet home and the pet was different than they had expected. The leaders and volunteers at Mag Mutts will always be honest with you about the animal because they want to make certain he/she goes to the best home possible.
Please consider donating, volunteering, becoming a foster, or adopting your next furry friend from Magnificent Mutts Rescue. Not only will you be helping out a wonderful organization, but you will be saving a life as well!
I realize that I have bias in this argument, but facts are facts. Dogs prefer the comfort of their home over being kept in an unknown facility for hours of the day. I prefer to sit pets in an area they feel comfortable in. It helps relive the stress and slight anxiety they may receive from being away from their owner, and keeps them in a regular routine. In any service industry, specialized care comes at a premium. Many companies will charge extra for these special services such as bathing or walking. These services are included in my hourly rate, I don’t believe in doing any job halfway. If I am sitting for your dog or cat they are going to feel like nothing has changed, they will be kept clean and they will feel loved. My sole attention and focus is only on your pets. No other pets are distracting me from giving the required amount of affection your dog needs.
In addition, keeping dogs away from boarding kennels keep them less exposed to other dogs’ sicknesses or diseases. With canine influenza running rampant, why take that risk? It’s going to cost you more money in the long run if your furry family member gets sick and you have to take them to vet on a consistent basis. Bottom line is that I can work with your budget to give your pet 100% of my time and care. There are ways to get 10% off your bill and I accept agreed upon payment plans. Don’t settle for mediocre service or care, do what’s right for your little loved one.
Sitting and watching your pet(s) for you
• Keeping your pet(s) unharmed and healthy
• Feeding your pet(s)
• Walking your pet(s)
• Giving your pet(s) the recommended medication
• Playing with your pet(s)
• Cleaning up after your pet(s) as well as myself
• Bathing your pet(s)
• Brushing your pet(s)
• Caring for your pet(s)
• Transporting your pet(s) to and from an
appointment, park, or other facility
• Providing recommendations on food
• Providing nothing less than unconditional love for your pet(s)
Service not yet included
• Clipping your pet(s) nails
• Styling or Grooming your pet(s)
• Recommending medication to give your pet(s)
• Giving your pet(s) medical shots of any kind
• Providing formal training to your pet(s)
• Providing toys, leashes, or beds to use on or for your pet(s)
• Boarding your pet(s) at my house
If your weak like me, you can’t help but fall for dogs begging for food from the table. Have no fear, for here is a list of 10 human foods that are ok to give to your dog.
1. Yogurt – Yogurt is especially useful for a dog’s digestive system. The pro-biotics from the active bacteria contained in yogurt do wonders for a dog’s stomach. Make sure to stay away from yogurts that contain artificial sweeteners or added sugars.
2. Watermelon – Seedless watermelon is a tasty treat and a great way to rehydrate your pup.
3. Cooked Chicken. - Cooked, unseasoned chicken can be used to beef up a dinner if your furry friend has had a long day at the park and deserves to be rewarded.
4. Baby Carrots – High in fiber and good for a dog’s teeth
5. Eggs – Throwing in an extra egg for your pup in the morning can give them that extra protein boost they need to start the day. Stay away from adding any salt or pepper though.
6. Pumpkin – This is a good fruit you can give to your dog. Yes, you read that right, it’s a fruit. The important thing to remember here is that you have to serve your dog pumpkin in the right way. Preferred ways are in puree form, or mashed pumpkin. Stay away from the stem, leaves or any part with small sharp hairs.
7. Salmon – Cooked salmon has a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for keeping your dog’s coat healthy and shiny, as well as supporting your dog’s immune system. Get creative and find ways to incorporate salmon into your dog’s diet.
8.Green Beans – Filling and low in calories, done and done. Once again, no salt.
9. Oatmeal – Full of fiber which can be good for older dogs with bowel irregularity issues. Make sure to cook it, and not add any sugar or flavor additives.
10. Peanut Butter - Giving your dog the occasional tablespoon of unsalted peanut butter is a nice treat you can both enjoy. It's a great source of protein and healthy fats for dogs. Make sure the peanut butter you use DOES NOT contain xylitol as it can be very dangerous for dogs. Choose an organic natural peanut butter to be safe.
STAY AWAY FROM: chocolate, onions, grapes, raisins, yeast dough, artificial sweeteners, macadamia nuts, avocadoes, alcohol, or coffee.
I started Cassie Cares Pet Sitting because I've always had a passion for nurturing dogs and cats. I truly enjoy spending time with your pets and am determined to make sure they are happy, healthy, and safe when they are in my care. If you need a helping hand with your furry family member, please contact me through email or phone.
Phone: (708) 954-7307
Adopting a pet is always a very kind and loving gesture that everyone should consider doing. By adopting a dog or any other pet, you are giving the homeless a home and ultimately saving that animals life. I am here to talk about something I want all people to consider when thinking about adopting their next furry family member.
I understand that majority of the people looking for a dog to add to their family are looking for a puppy or a younger dog around the ages of 1-2. They would prefer a healthier dog they can be active with, make memories with, and create a long lasting bond with over the 10 plus years they have with their new family member. It’s a different type of bond you have with a dog when you raise them from a puppy to an adult. Although I completely agree with the decisions to be eager to adopt a younger dog, I would like everyone to at least consider adopting an adult dog as well. Here is why:
Most of the adult dogs at shelters have most likely already gone through training. Whether it was training from the shelter or their previous owner, they probably know basic commands like sit, stay, lie down and will defiantly be potty trained. Many of these dogs are also dropped off at the shelter at no fault of their own. Owners drop their dogs off at the shelter because they are moving and are unable to take their loving pet with them. Unfortunately, many of these dogs do not end up finding a new home and end up being euthanized after a certain amount of time if the shelter is a kill shelter. This senior dog will not chew up your blankets or shoes and will not mess your carpet. Most likely they will need you to simply feed them, let them out, walk them (not much, depending on the age and size of dog), play with them occasionally and love them. They will spend most of their time cuddling you on the couch while you watch your favorite T.V. show.
You will be a lifesaver
That one-year-old puppy you are thinking about adopting probably has 10 other families thinking about adopting him. However, the six year old dog in the kennel next to him most likely has no other families thinking about taking him home. His chances at making it out of the shelter and into a loving home are very slim. If you chose to welcome that loving middle-aged dog into your home, you will truly be making a difference in his life.
You can teach an old dog new tricks
It is known to some people that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. However, that is not always the case. When you adopt an older dog, you have an instant companion who is eternally grateful to you for bringing him into your home. This new companion of yours will also be very eager to please and has probably gone through some training before so he understands the reward process. It is also said that older dogs have a higher attention span and their ability to concentrate and learn new things may surprise you.
I certainly believe adopting an adult dog is extremely rewarding despite some health issues you may have to deal with. Watching a broken and terrified dog turn into a happy, fearless, trusting, ball of joy is a reward in itself. When you see the look in his eyes after you hand him his first bone and show him to his new warm bed you will understand the incredible change you made in that dogs life.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”