Best Summer Jobs: A Dog Walker


Dog Walker – Sounds pretty simple, huh? It surely can be a good way to earn extra money on the side while been outdoors. And the necessary little attribute – you must like dogs and know to handle a few of them simultaneously.

What do you need to do to get a job as a Dog Walker? 

Probably the easiest way is to register yourself on one of the professional websites engaged in the business and start creating your clientele.

Before that happens, there will be few steps you would need to go through and these would depend on each particular provider’s terms, such as:

  • Choosing you as an appropriate candidate.
  • Signing a contract.
  • Concluding an insurance policy in case of an accident.
  • Creating a host profile.

Some parks in some cities might require a yearly fee for walking dogs which would include the number of dogs allowed per person. London’s Royal Park is one of them and the yearly fee is £300.

You can also use a different strategy of word-of-mouth and depend upon your good reputation to develop a customer base. You can start with your neighbours and slowly or quick enough, develop your clientele, all by yourself.


How much does it pay?

According to the DailyMail, full time dog carers with overnight stay for the dogs can earn up to £64,000. According to those devoted to this work, you can easily forget about your holiday for some time. The dogs need to be walked every day apart from other care they would need.

Typical hourly rates for walking dog in different cities:

  • London – £14 or more per dog
  • NYC – $ 25 for single dog, $ 22 is for one dog in a group
  • Prague – CZK 200 

We hope we have created an idea for an ideal summer job for you.


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