Mission: We offer daily dog walks, cat care, and pet sitting with an emphasis on personal attention to meet any of your dog walking or pet care needs. We provide the same dog walker every day to ensure the best possible service and consistency for each client. We do not group walk with ...
I worked at Windy City Dog Walkers as a contractor (Less than a year)
Windy City is a growing dog walking company with a well-established reputation locally, so there are tons of client opportunities to work as much as you want. Some clients have been with the company for years and you can build a good relationship with them and the dog. Management team was amazing, always very responsive and caring for employees. Very respectful of walkers scheduling decisions. Schedule itself is super flexible, easy to design your own hours with many opportunities for additional weekend/evening hours. Management was also very knowledgeable and responsive to any questions or concerns about dog walking, training, and behavior.
Client cancellations can make scheduling at times unpredictable, but there were almost always opportunities to make up these missed walks and you are still paid for any last-minute cancellations. Depending on the walker, the job itself can be physically strenuous, especially if you have a full schedule for the day. Also, sometimes your schedule can be over-booked due to the high demand. However, management team or other walkers are almost always able to help out if a day is too full.
I applied online. I interviewed at Windy City Dog Walkers (Chicago, IL) in December 2013.
There was a phone interview first, and then an in-person interview with the owner. He asked very typical questions that I have heard at other interviews. Overall it was a very average interview.