Join Our Team
Have you always wanted to be a dog walker, pet sitter or distance dog runner?
Do you already own a business but need help or support?
Do you wish you could change careers and work with animals daily?
We would love to talk about working with Close to Home Pet Services, LLC.
- Dog walking individuals (all levels of experience)
- Dog walking/pet sitting teams
- Established sole proprietors needing more work
These are part-time/ 1099 Independent Contractor positions.
Close to Home was founded by Drew Bensen in 2008. Drew has the true entrepreneurial spirit. From the beginning his dream was to help other people take the step to follow their dreams and to change their life as he did. In order to create the business during a recession he needed to work long and hard. After about four years of working every day and on the verge of burning out, Drew remembered his vision of helping others.
He wanted to use Close to Home as a vehicle to help people change their life. To help good people have the courage to leave the jobs and life that they are not happy with, to follow their dreams. He did not know how to achieve this. So, he started by hiring amazing, kind, honest people and paid them more than the industry standard. The flow of good and kind people started flocking in. Everyone that was hired was set up as an Independent Contractor. Each person has his or her own business license and can operate as their own company. He did this in order to pay them more and empower each person. The risk involved is Independent Contractors can get established and leave Close to Home to venture out on their own. Also the client may see this as a risk not dealing with one person. Drew quickly coached the clients on why it is important to have a team: the reliability as well as life/work balance.
What Drew and the team soon discovered was that they were creating something phenomenal. They were creating a culture. The people that come to work with Close to Home rarely leave. If they do, they are given a congratulations and full support by everyone. The culture that was created at Close to Home is that of support, empowerment, encouragement, and trust. When someone becomes a part of the Close to Home family, they are connected.
Close to Home is changing the pet sitting and dog walking industry all together.
What a beautiful way to work and live.
Drew is now living in Long Beach, California running Close to Home as well as a pet sitting and dog walking consulting business.
Who We Want on Our Team
- Positive attitude
- High level of integrity
- Respect for animals and yourself
- Self motivated and driven
- Communicate clearly
- Must have reliable transportation
- Please be over 18 years old/ able to work in U.S.
- Must have a smart phone with text availability and Internet access
- Non smoker
- Probation period required
Why Us? Why Not Go Solo?
- Being a part of a team allows for support
- Substitutions for sick or vacations
- On-call help and assistance
- Invoicing clients, collecting payments, and scheduling software
- We combine our years of experience to help each other do the work we love in an efficient and healthy way.
Dog walking and pet sitting can be challenging when working alone. Typically it is a 7 days a week, all holidays, weekends, and long hours. Finding time to take days off is challenging. This can create an unbalanced life of mostly work. Close to Home makes it fun and enjoyable for everyone, especially the little furry friends.
How Do I Sign Up?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulate yourself for being courageous and taking a chance.
Live your dream. Design your life. How great can you take it? How great can you make it?
I love working for Close to Home for some basic and wonderful reasons. Drew, the owner, is fantastic. Him and Stan give great support and feedback. There is a very clear vision and standards to uphold which I appreciate a lot. I’m thrilled to work for a company I believe in so much that treats all of their clients and employees in best way possible!
Working for Close to Home has been such a rewarding experience! You get to be active, outside, and best of all, bond with the animals and their owners! Drew and Stan are amazing to work with. It’s great to work in a place where you feel respected and cared for.