Clients request walks M-F between 9am-5pm. BarkBud dog walkers would need to take on 3-6 clients around this time frame. You don’t have to be strictly available for the whole time frame of 9-5. If you are available for blocks of time, that would work as well. Ex: 9am-1pm, 2-4pm, etc.
Able to commit to a regular schedule for at least 6 months per client. It really affects our clients and their dog negatively when a walker leaves prematurely and sporadically.
Can serve the general Austin, TX area.
Prior experience with dogs: (volunteering at shelters, owning dogs, pet sitting, grooming, training, etc.)
Must have great customer service as well as professional and timely communication skills.
Meet BarkBud Priya B.
“I really enjoy my dog walking jobs with BarkBud! I get to play with dogs, explore Austin, and get some exercise all while making some extra money. They are a great group to work for, very supportive and helpful.”
Who our dog walking jobs are NOT good for?
Someone looking for quick extra cash
Someone looking for short-term work in between longer-term jobs
Someone that can’t commit to regular, consistent schedule
Someone that has little to no experience owning working with, walking, sitting, or caring for dogs in any way.
Perks of this dog walker job
Get paid weekly via PayPal
You’ll only walk dogs from a single household at a time, so no need to worry about pack walks
You can create your own regular schedule to fit your needs
Excellent support from the BarkBud team
Independent work environment where you will be out on your own exercising, enjoying the sunshine, spending quality time with some furry companions, and making money doing it!
What’s the schedule like?
If you have an open availability and you are able to serve in a prime location, it is very easy to earn $250+ per week on average with taking on 4-6 clients, which is between 15-30 walks per week.
If you are able to take on fewer clients (2-3 clients) and you are located in a less popular area, you are more likely to earn up to $100-$150 per week on average, which is between 10-15 walks per week.
For your first 4 weeks you will receive a reduced pay rate, after which you will be bumped up to the full pay rate.
NOTE: BarkBud does not compensate for travel time/costs, so you must take clients that are within a reasonable commute from your location. Please note: it will take up to a few weeks to accumulate a larger clientele base. Please do not call or email regarding your application or it will be automatically invalidated.