Professional Animal Caretaker ~ Portland OR

FurEver Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Primary Qualifications:

  • Excellent professional customer service and communication skills, written and verbal
  • There are physical and mental requirements for this job.
  • Applicants need to be able to handle and understand pet behaviors of all sizes and all temperaments including high energy dogs and cats while remaining calm under pressure, using positive reinforcements, gentle, encouraging corrections with animals
  • Able to physically lift 50lbs, and walk for 8 hours a day
  • Able to commit to more than one year with company for animal bonding reasons 
  • Work outside in every type of weather, heat, snow, ice, dark etc.
  • Can follow written and verbal communications/directions (mental requirement)
  • Pay attention to detail, take initiative, responsible, honest, and hard working
  • Degree: High School Diploma or equivalent, 18 years or older 
  • This job has a requirement to drive; employees need to be willing and able to drive for half of the working day. Applicants must have their own vehicle. Once job is accepted, there is a requirement to maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance and a registered vehicle 
  • Have a smart phone or other mobile device to send and receive messages and pictures in the field with unlimited data and texts
  • Punctual, responsible, motivated, loyal, and organized
  • Able to flourish with a changing flexible schedule, with good time management skills
  • Pass a criminal background check, hands-on test, and display good judgment decisions 
  • Be neat and clean in appearance and work areas – cleaning is a requirement 
  • Able to adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement

Preferred qualifications

·         Large dog experience required

·         Experience with a variety of animals and temperaments

·         Farm Experience

·         Computer Word/Excel/PowerPoint  


·         $13-$18 piece work

·         Animal career training program

·         401K Plan enrollment

·         Paid Time Off

·         Paid volunteer hours

·         EAP Work/Life and Wellness Benefits

·         FinFit - Program budgeting/loans

·          Working Advantage – discounts on tickets and travel

·          Mileage Stipend

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* 1. Describe any relative pet experience you have.

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* 2. Do you have any history in pet sitting or dog walking?

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* 3. How many hours per week are you looking to work?

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* 4. Are there any days of the week, or hours of the day you are unavailable to work?

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* 5. Would you be willing to have rotating days off, work weekends, and holidays?

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* 6. Why do you want to work for FurEver Family?

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* 7. The essential functions of this position include extended periods of time on your feet, walking, bending, jogging and lifting. Sometimes the great majority of the working day is spent standing or walking outside year round, in all weather conditions. Would you be able to perform these job functions?

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* 8. The essential job functions of this position include routine bending, kneeling, stooping, carrying and crouching. Would you be able to perform these essential job functions?

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* 9. Are there any species or breeds of animals you are unable to work with?