The Bark Zone is proud to be one of Toronto’s highest-paying dog walking companies. We offer extensive training for our new walkers and flexibility when it comes to walking schedules and time off. Our supportive office staff and happy clients (dogs and humans alike), truly make dog walking the best job in the world!

Current Openings:

Pet taxi driver/Dog Walker

The Bark Zone is hiring a Pet Taxi Driver/Group Dog Walker! This position would be perfect for someone who is finished with the corporate world, semi-retired, or who is just a true dog-lover. We are looking for a mature, dedicated, responsible and kind person who isn’t afraid of city driving or hard work. While spending your days with dogs is truly rewarding, the position can be demanding and oftentimes challenging. You must be ready to get your hands dirty, and be comfortable being outside in rain, sleet, snow, cold and heat. The successful applicant will drive the company vehicle.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Provide morning and afternoon pet taxi services for daycare and grooming dogs

  • Conduct senior dog and puppy visits

  • Walk one group of approximately 6 dogs in a dog park

  • Interact with clients in a professional and friendly manner

  • Monitor dog safety, sociability and health

  • Update owners using our online status reporting system

  • Collaborate with the office staff to plan schedule and daily route

  • Maintain the company van by cleaning it regularly, taking it to maintenance appointments, and ensuring it is in good working condition

Qualifications and skills:

  • You must love dogs! You must either have owned dogs or worked with dogs

  • Must be comfortable driving in the City of Toronto, and you must know the city well

  • You must have knowledge of or experience working with dogs of all breeds, temperaments, ages and sizes

  • Must be available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

  • Valid G license with a minimum of two years’ driving experience

  • Must have a clean driving record (we will request a driver’s abstract)

  • Be physically able to lift 40+ pounds, as well as handle 6 leashed dogs at once. You must also be physically able to walk reasonable distances with dogs.

  • Must be bondable and able to provide an up-to-date copy of a criminal record check

  • Be calm, courteous, mature, responsible, dedicated and kind

  • Must live within a reasonable drive to the Toronto/North York area

  • This is a long-term position – the successful candidate must be able to commit to at least a year

  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision

  • Must have an active smart phone with data, access to email and apps, as you will need to be available to the office for any updates/changes on the fly. You must also be able to access our client management app to update owners on dog walks as well as access dog information while on the road.

Email your resume and cover letter to info@thebarkzone.com.

In-Home Dog Boarder

Do you love dogs but don't have a dog of your own? The Bark Zone is offering a unique opportunity for animal lovers to have temporary canine house guests in their home while the owners are away.

We are not a kennel. We offer home-style boarding with caring families. We are looking for loving, reliable people who are interested in taking dogs to live as part of their family while their owners are away. Experience with dogs and common sense is an absolute requirement.

You must:

* Be a dog lover.

* Have prior experience owning and/or working with dogs.

* Have a vehicle in good working condition (this is a MUST!) in order to transport dogs to and from their homes, keep in mind it can get messy.

* Be able to spend the majority of the day with the dog(s). This job would best suit someone who works remotely or who is a retiree.

* Have good decision making skills and able to follow instructions; someone who is responsible and trustworthy.

* Preferences are for those with fenced yards or dog park nearby.

* Please note in order to move forward to the hiring stage we require 3 positive references and a clear security check (at your own cost, payment up front) to be performed by The Bark Zone.

It's all about the dogs for us and we hope you feel the same way. If you're as serious about dogs as we are, we'd like to hear from you.

Email your resume and cover letter to info@thebarkzone.com.