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- Love for animals and knowing how to interact with them
- Attention to safety
- Stamina and a good energy level
- Physical fitness
- Customer service orientation
- Self-promotion skills
- A friendly personality
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Dear Mr. Glasgow:
When I learned of Ruff House’s need for a new Dog Walker to join its team, I hastened to submit the enclosed resume. If you are looking for a reliable, personable, and highly responsible individual who can quickly build trusting relationships with pet owners while providing a superior level of animal companionship, I believe that I would be an excellent choice to fill this role.
My background includes providing walks, care, and medical / dietary support to dogs while their owners are away at work or on vacation. I have excelled in caring for up to 40 dogs at a time in doggy day-care environments and handling up to 9 dogs at a time on leash. Furthermore, I have earned owners’trust and loyalty, resulting in being repeatedly requested to personally care for their pets at day-care drop-off.
For the past four years, I have served as an Assistant and Pet Support Specialist at the Run Run Rover doggy day-care facility in Seattle. In this position, I have provided pets with the highest levels of care, instruction, companionship, and fun in their owners’absence. Simultaneously, I started my own business as a dog walker, picking up and dropping off dogs for daily walks and promptly reporting any changes in dog behavior or physical capabilities to their owners. I keep an ever-stringent eye on dog health and wellbeing, providing them with water during walks, picking up and disposing of waste, and staying up to date on each pet’s medical conditions and dietary needs. Along with my focus on animal care, I have also demonstrated expertise in various administrative tasks, such as developing daily schedules, invoicing customers, collecting payments, and managing accounts.
I am excited about this opportunity to utilize my skills and experience to make a positive impact on your customers and their dogs in this position with Ruff House. With my experience developing and maintaining a long-lasting and loyal customer base, I am ready to provide outstanding service within your organization.
I look forward to discussing the position with you in further detail. Thank you for your consideration!
Jennifer R. Roberts