Are you interested in working with animals? Fur-Get Me Not has many part-time and full-time positions avaialble.
Our daycare managers play a key role in the daily operations of our daycare and boarding services. We are seeking a manager that can assist on the playgroup floor, train new daycare attendants, conduct dog evaluations for new clients, manage the day to day tasks such as feeding and walk schedules, schedule shifts, follow-up with clients regarding their dog's behavior, illness, etc, take payments for daycare and boarding customers in our POS, greet daycare and boarding customers when dropping off their dog or picking up their dog, entering in new client paperwork and vaccinations, and scheduling reservations in our system.
Candidates should be friendly, punctual, have strong communication skills both verbal and written, and have the ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast paced, multi-task and team-oriented environment. Candidates with at least 5 years of work experience, preferrably in the pet field and should have some team leadership experience.
At this time we have an immediate need for a full-time manager. Shift alternates weekly from Monday-Friday and Tuesday-Saturday.
If you like the outdoors and love dogs, this is a great position for you! We hire dog walkers to walk dogs during the hours of 9AM-5PM M-F, so candidates should have similar availability. Candidates should also be confident in their dog handling skills and be comfortable caring for dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperament.
Candidates must have a cell phone, be able to keep track of their schedule on a calendar, and be accessible via email or phone on a daily basis. We will establish a route near your home or other desired location with the goal of optimizing your time walking dogs and less on traveling between homes. However getting to client's homes is an essential part of this position and you must have a reliable insured vehicle and current driver’s license.
This position is part-time and requires a minimum 1 year commitment. Occasionally we may have an opening for a short-term seasonal employee, typically in the summer months.
At this time we have an immediate need in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Woodley Park, and Capitol Hill areas.
Although it is a self-service dog wash, our clients still need friendly staff members to help them with the process. Dog wash attendants are responsible for supervising our store in Adams Morgan, keeping the bath areas clean, laundering towels, mopping wet areas, running daily operations, collecting payment from customers and settling the POS drawer.
Candidates should be friendly, punctual, responsible, have strong communication skills, ability to work independently and enjoy helping customers.
This is a part-time position and requires a minimum 1 year commitment. At this time we have an immediate need for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends. Shifts are Tuesdays/Thursdays 5PM-8PM, Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:45PM-1:45PM, Saturdays or Sundays either 8:45am-1:45pm or 1:30-6:30pm averaging 4-6 shifts per month.
Pet Sitting is a great way to supplement a full-time job and also pairs well with being a dog walker. We hire pet sitters to care for client's pets while they are working late or out of town on travel. Visits are conducted in the mornings before 9AM and in the evenings after 5PM, including weekends and holidays, so candidates should have similar availability.
Candidates should also be confident in their dog or cat handling skills and be comfortable caring for dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperament. Candidates must have a cell phone, be able to keep track of their schedule on a calendar, and be accessible via email or phone on a daily basis. We will establish a recurring list of clients near your home or other desired location. Traveling to client's homes is an essential part of this position and you must have a reliable insured vehicle and current driver’s license.
This position is part-time and requires a minimum 1 year commitment. At this time we have an immediate need in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Woodley Park, and Capitol Hill areas.
Fur-Get Me Not has been training dogs in the DMV area since 2004. Our specialty is getting adopted rescues off to a good start and developing well-mannered family dogs. We are committed to teaching people how to train their dogs using positive training methods based in science, with a focus on learning theory and animal behavior. We offer group class instruction through a unique Levels Training Program. These classes differ from the conventional 6 week class structure, giving more flexibility to students. We are looking for an instructor that can teach multiple levels. We also offer specialty classes, workshops, and private in-home training.
You would join a dynamic and experienced team to support you to excel in your role. We also strive to let each trainer advance their special skills and interests within the dog training profession.
Serious inquiries only please. If you are qualified and would like to pursue a trainer position with us, please provide a resume that outlines your experience in the dog training industry. You can email our Training department.
One of the best things about working for a pet company is the ability to interact with pets as a part of your job. We also offer some pretty great benefits.
These positions are typically part-time.
These positions can be either part-time or full-time.
All Fur-Get Me Not employees are eligible to enroll in our 401k program on their 1 year anniversary of service provided they are of 21 years of age or older and have worked an average of 20 hours per week, or, 1000 service hours within a consecutive 12-month period.
Fur-Get Me Not will match 100% of employee contributions up to 3% of salary per-paycheck, and 50% of percents 4 and 5. Enrolled employees are immediately vested, and are able to roll forward their plans upon the end of their tenure with Fur-Get Me Not.
All employees consistently scheduled to work 30+ hours per week are eligible to participate in the Fur-Get Me Not group health insurance plan after 60 days of employment. Fur-Get Me Not pays 50% of the employee premium, employee portion of premiums will be deducted pre-tax from each paycheck.
All regular full-time (40 hours per week) Fur-Get Me Not employees are eligible for paid time off, as well as paid holidays.
Paid time off provided is dependent on current tenure with Fur-Get Me Not, as follows:
Fur-Get Me Not recognizes the following 8 holidays during the calendar year:
No. Fur-Get Me Not does not compensate for mileage between customer’s homes, or to and from the office. However, gas expenses related to work can be written off at tax season.
It depends. The majority of our walks take place between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday, however our dog walkers are not conducting walks the entire time. Typically a dog walker will walk dogs for 3-4 hours. The highest average we’ve seen is about 25 hours per week.
Some dog walkers take on additional work as pet sitters, and at times also work as a dog daycare attendant. If an employee works in 2 capacities as a daycare attendant with a set schedule and combined with a regular dog walking schedule, it is possible to reach above the 30 hour threshold to qualify for health insurance, however it is rare to be able to reach above the 40 hour threshold to qualify for paid time off or full-time status.
Because dog walking is part-time, the majority of our dog walkers either already have a career that they are supplementing, or only need part-time income.
Don’t panic - you have support. We are an employee-based company which means by law we are required to have Workers’ Compensation. In the event of an injury, our HR department will help you through the process.
In addition, we offer employee training and have protocols in place in an effort to keep employees safe and prevent injuries from happening. If there is an animal that is not the right fit for you, puts you at risk, or is not comfortable being handled by you, we either provide you the resources for more animal behavior training or we simply cannot take the assignment and we may ask that the client work with our training department to provide alternative solutions.
All of our staff are employees, meaning that Fur-Get Me Not handles taxation and deductions, and produces an annual W-2 for tax purposes. This also means that employees are required to comply with a non-compete agreement.
Fur-Get Me Not believes in providing individualized service for each pet in our care. We think that a personal touch and the development of a one-on-one relationship with the animal is important. Generally, all walks will be a one-to-one ratio so that you can focus on the pets in your care. However, there may be times where multiple dogs are in a single household and both dogs are walked in tandem.
Shift length at our dog daycare can vary. The average length of a daycare shift is between 5-7 hours. Our day starts at 6am, and generally ends about an hour after closing. If you’re interested in daycare, feel free to inquire about what shifts we’re currently looking to fill.
No. Dog walkers are paid per visit and not hourly. Each visit is conducted to be a specific length of time from the time you walk in the client's door to the time you leave. You are paid for that time only. We do not pay for the time it takes to drive to and from clients' homes.
Yes. We provide dog walks in rain, sun, sleet and snow - but we also take the safety of our employees as well as the animals in our care very seriously. If there is a weather event that makes it unsafe to be outdoors, we will contact employees accordingly. Same is true of our dog daycare staff. We do conduct outdoor potty breaks at specific times of the day, regardless of weather.
In some roles, a car can be necessary. Dog walkers especially find it easier to perform duties with a vehicle. Some areas may be easier to get around via foot or bike, but the majority require regular access to a vehicle.
OnSite employees are less in need of a vehicle, and can generally use public transportation, cycle, or walk to get to the job site. Some roles, like Daycare Manager, Office Manager, may require the ability to run errands off-site and will need regular access to a vehicle.
Fur-Get Me Not provides both initial and ongoing training. Our orientation process gives the first look into how we operate, our policies, and day-to-day expectations of each individual role. Dog walkers also receive walk-along training with a more experienced dog walker, and then continued training during tenure milestones to increase their knowledge base regarding dogs and dog behavior.
We offer a variety of perks and benefits. For a full list, click here!