~ Franklin P. Jones
Are you a young-spirited, entrepreneurial dog lover who's willing to try out a new kind of professional lifestyle, getting paid to live? Well, this might be the job for you.
We need active, compassionate people with years of animal care experience to fill out a roster of Dog Walkers in every Arizona City. But keep reading - this job is for leaders.
If you believe in the power of dogs to make people happy, if you believe in promoting well-being by investing in pets, then become an Ambassador and help us do exactly that.
A Burton and Dogs House Sitter goes beyond the call of duty compared to conventional House Sitting services providers. They temporarily “move in” to the homes of our clients to keep animals company in their own environment, spending around 15 hours a day in-house. This isn’t just a job; it’s a whole new lifestyle template in which responsible professionals like yourself can get paid to travel across the valley, spend time with animals, and take care of the homes of our clients, just as if they were your own.
Freedom: Our On-Call House Sitters are free to work on their own businesses or other jobs “from home”, or, they can work for Burton and Dogs as a Dog Walker, with independent control over new-client acquisition and selection within a pre-selected geographic area (usually around the houses they sit for).
Areas needed: Ahwatukee (10 House Sitters); South Mountain, Phoenix (2 House Sitters); Downtown Phoenix (2 House Sitters); Scottsdale (2 House Sitters); Tempe (2 House Sitters); Mesa (2 House Sitters); Chandler (4 House Sitters); Gilbert (2 House Sitters); West Valley, Phoenix (Accepting Applications)
Qualifications: must be customer-focused; must be willing and eager to communicate with clients, send quality photos and text-based updates; must love animals and genuinely care about their welfare; must be responsible, professional, and respectful of property and people; must be able to take initiative and be your own leader - this position would be yours and you'd be in command of it; must possess above-average written and verbal communication skills; professional pet care experience preferred; availability, freedom, and openness to House Sit for home owners every day of the month preferred.
This is not a conventional Full-time vs Part-time job concept, but they key points are that it does require an availability and openness to living in other people's homes, multiple times each month, as well as the ability to spend lots of time in-house with the dogsunder our care each day.
**Ideal Candidates**: we are looking for people interested in trying out an alternative lifestyle template in which you can get paid to liveand take care of animals, rather than necessarily pay rent somewhere. This position is perhaps ideal for individualswho work remotely in other jobs and for part-time students.
Pay: Variable, based on number of acquired house sitting stays and number of nights booked/month. Take home 70% of revenue earned ($35 to $55/night in take-home pay, subject to tax and other withholdings). Cap determined by number of days in month and nature of specific stays (usually not more than $1,365/month). **Realistically, New On-Call House Sitters should not expect to make more than $500/month for first 6 months unless they become a Dog Walker at Burton and Dogs to supplement income.**
Extensive Background check required.
Short Cover Letter summarizing your interest in working at Burton and Dogs preferred. Thank you!
A Burton and Dogs Dog Walker is more than just an employee - they take pride in their work; they are their own managers and must be able to set their schedules and maintain a client list - eventually building out a team and being a leader in the company structure. They go above and beyond for customers. Above all, however, they believe in and strive to work as part of a larger force to achieve the ultimate goal of the company, which is to increase well-being for humans and animals in Arizona.
Face of the Company: Dog Walkers at Burton and Dogs are the face of the company; they are the ones who interact most with, and are most visible to, the general public. As such, they are, without exception, conscientious and professional, as well as mindful of their role in the ultimate purpose of our business. Dog Walkers are service providers, but they are also leaders and ambassadors of goodwill and compassion. They work here because they want to make a difference - not just because they get to make money "hanging out with dogs." Dog Walkers set a positive example for the rest of their co-workers and community.
Gear and Procedures: Dog Walkers wear Burton and Dogs gear when working (t-shirts, etc.). They follow all safety procedures. They provide the best pet services they can for customers within a set of parameters and best practices, but they are autonomous decision makers and control their own growth. They provide regular Dog Walking services as well as Potty Break visits and Drop-In Visits (feedings and general welfare checks). They are available at varying time-frames to accept occasional last-minute service requests in their area, but may also maintain a growing list of regular clients. They leverage social media and networking sites to acquire more business, when appropriate.
Multiple Revenue Streams: Dog Walkers at Burton and Dogs can apply for other roles in the company (On-Call House Sitter, Brand Ambassador, etc.). They are constantly thinking of new ways to optimize the customer experience and submit suggestions for how the company can improve on a dedicated shared Google document. They may also apply work for any Burton and Dogs subsidiaries.*
Qualifications: must be customer-focused; must be willing and eager to communicate with clients, send quality photos and text-based updates; must love animals and genuinely care about their welfare; must be responsible, professional, and respectful of property and people; must be able to take initiative and be your own leader - this position would be yours and you'd be in command of it; must possess above-average written and verbal communication skills; professional pet care and leadership experience required. Ideal candidates are ultra-competent and already employed.
Pay: Variable, based on number of assigned and acquired clients. Take home 90% of revenue earned for first 4 months, or until revenues reach at least $3,000/month. No cap. (Goal is for established Dog Walkers at Burton and Dogs to be able to make $50,000/year or more - before they begin to build their own team.)
**New Dog Walkers should not expect to make more than $1,000/month for at least 6 months of employment - this is an on-call, commissions-based position. Rate of pay is high for work performed, but amount of available work to accept may take time to increase. Therefore, a successful Dog Walker at Burton and Dogs will have to be entrepreneurial and actively assist with marketing efforts. They are free and encouraged to maintain employment at other establishments until such a time as they choose.**
Background check required.
1-to-2-page written summary of your interest in working at Burton and Dogs, as well as your qualifications, life-goals, and who you are, required.
A Brand Ambassador at Burton and Dogs is an extraordinaire of networking. They possess above average written and verbal communication skills and leverage those skills to build relationships on behalf of the company. It's not enough to have "a bunch of followers" on social media, however. Brand Ambassadors must live by a code of compassion and kindness; they must care about maintaining positive interactions with people. Also crucially, they must believe in the power of putting dogs first.
The ultimate purpose of Burton and Dogs is to increase well-being in Arizona. A Burton and Dogs Brand Ambassador works to promote that purpose by spreading the word about what we do and getting other Arizonans involved on a customer, partner, and advocate level. They can do this by attending events, just going to school, wearing Burton and Dogs gear, and sharing an assigned referral code with their network of contacts and others in the community. They leverage social media to increase brand awareness and are paid generously based the number of dog owners or partners who sign up to do business with Burton and Dogs using them as a reference.
A Brand Ambassador at Burton and Dogs is free to work on his or her own terms. If they'd like, they can actively seek people who they believe will make great customers, or, they can take a more passive approach and just wear our shirts and other gear, perhaps strike up organic conversations with people, and refer people as opportunities come up.
Qualifications: must believe in our goal of enhancing well-being through the provision of pet services and allocating revenues toward solving important problems; must be kind and compassionate; must possess above-average written and verbal communication skills. Ideal candidates are well-networked, entrepreneurial, already employed and/or attending school. Students, entrepreneurs, and social media influencers encouraged to apply.
Pay: Variable, based on number of dog owners who sign up for services using your assigned referral code.
- 10% of first purchase total + residuals for regular clients
Background check required; however, decision to hire will be based on other factors.
Cover Letter summarizing your interest in working for Burton and Dogs preferred.