We are always looking for energetic, professional, and trustworthy animal lovers to join our pet sitting network.  The ideal pet sitter to contract with us is the type of person who stops random dogs while walking in the park to say hello.  Or could spend hours happily cuddling and playing with kitties.  Our reputation is on the line, so we are looking for the best of the best to work with us!  Read on to see if you think you have what it takes pet sit and dog walk with Waggy Tails.


* Have a flexible schedule.  Schedules can change daily, and  pet sitters must be able to manage their own constantly changing schedules.

* Be able to think quickly under pressure and modify your actions as needed.

* Currently or recently have been a pet parent. It is the best experience around!

* 21 year or older and can produce a passing criminal background check.

* Have excellent written and verbal communication skills when interacting with clients.

* Be able to work the majority of major holidays (Generous holiday compensation).

* Be dependable.  We’re not looking for someone who takes regular sick days.

* Be physically able to handle the requirements of the position.  This could include walking large dogs, cleaning up diarrhea, dealing with muddy yards, ect.

* Be willing to work in all weather conditions – rain, snow, and temperature extremes.

* Have reliable transportation of your own.

* Live in Knoxville, Knox County, or Oak Ridge.

* Have access to the Internet & a cell phone throughout the day and evening.  All visits must be “checked off” on our online software when completed to provide your invoice to us for payment.

* Not be looking for a “job to pay the bills.”  Work is based on client need and therefore intermittent and not guaranteed.  However as you stay with us you will gain daily clients and have a more consistent schedule of visits.

* Be available for morning (6-10am) and evening visits (5-10pm), and/or mid-day visits (11am-3pm).  Our ideal candidate would be available for all of the visit time periods.

* Be able to commit to a long term commitment.  Our clients rely on your dependability and stability.  We are looking for a minimum of a 18 month commitment, and would rather contract with pet sitters that will be available indefinitely.

* Be able to “go with the flow” and be committed to being a pet care professional.  This opportunity takes time, including on weekends, and there is a lot of running around to meetings, key swaps, ect.  Professionalism and flexibility is crucial.

Please send your resume  and answers to the questions below to the email listed.  Serious inquiries only – let your writing skills shine!  If you have a picture of you and your pet(s) we’d love to see it!  If you do not meet our “You MUST” criteria or do not send a resume, we will not respond to your email.

Mail to: info@waggytailsofknoxville.com


* Why do you want to join a pet sitting and dog walking team?

* What is your personal pet experience and why do you love your pet(s) so much?

* What is your experience caring for OTHER people’s pets?

* What are your hobbies or other interests?

* What jobs skills do you possess, other than pet experience, that you believe would be important for a position such as this?

* Describe your availability throughout the day, including weekends.  Also comment as to your availability on holidays (be specific).

* Where do you see yourself in 2 years? Will you be able to commit to a minimum of 18 months with our team?

* What challenges do you see yourself facing if you join our team and how would you overcome them?

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I started using Waggy Tails 3 years ago when I adopted my cat, Knoxy. My hometown is St. Louis, so my husband and I travel home a lot and because an 8-hour drive home is not conducive to bringing along a cat, we needed another option. We didn’t want to kennel our cat because it’s […]

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Love the crew at Waggy Tails! I’m a veterinarian, so I’m always extra critical on who I let take care of our four legged kids and Waggy Tails did not disappoint! The entire experience was very personal and professional. From the initial ‘interview of our kids’ to the eventual pet sitting, the process was easy […]

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My husband and I moved to Knoxville last year and have been using Waggy Tails for our dogs regularly since then. They do an excellent job and the dogs love them! I am a veterinarian and I have been very satisfied with their work. They have braved snowy/icy conditions to come see my girls and […]

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I moved here about 6 months ago and my dog trainer recommended Waggy Tails for my 3 dogs when I travel for work. Every experience has been wonderful, the dogs and my home are cared for very well and I enjoy the updates while I am away. The cost is actually cheaper than keeping the […]

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I recently moved to the area and was searching for a professional dog sitting/walking company. From my first contact with Waggy Tails I have been very impressed with their professional service, great communication and most importantly excellent care of my two toy poodles. Their consistent attention to details and dependability have been amazing!! The pet […]

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Summer and her associates certainly put their heart into caring for animals of all types. Waggy Tails is the only organization I trust to care for my pets while away. They are trustworthy, reliable, and without question, the best pet sitters I have ever used. I wholeheartedly recommend them to others.

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Waggy Tails does a great job taking care of my two dogs. Our sitter is thorough with the needs of each dog and very loving and caring towards them. My dogs are always very excited to see her. I have an older Golden and she is upset when I have to board her, so Waggy […]

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Waggy Tails has truly been a blessing in taking care of all our cats (our babies). Our sitter is very understanding and patient with us regarding how picky we are about how they are cared for. I trust her and feel at ease knowing she will be looking after them. (They are not an easy […]

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Summer handles her business very professionally, and left me feeling very confident that the dogs and I were in good hands. From what I have seen it’s a very well run organization, and I can absolutely recommend her service!

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