Dog Walker/Handler

The Barking Meter New York, NY
  • $15.00 Hourly
  • Part Time / Full Time
  • Health Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Ask Us!
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

The Barking Meter is seeking both full time and part time dog walkers. We are looking for in-shape, reliable, hard working animal lovers to join our team. We are seeking an individual who has a passion for the industry and can commit long term, no less than one year. Candidates seeking employment for only a few months should not apply.

As a member of the team, you can expect to grow into the leader of your own pack. We will train you over the course of the first few weeks to help facilitate the bond and trust between you, your dogs, and our clients. Our staff, clients, and dogs become family.

Must be willing to submit to a background check and provide references. To apply, a cover letter must be included. All applicants offered the job start as a 1099 contractor for up to three months before receiving an offer of employment.

Full Time

- Must be available Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

- Possibility for weekend shifts

- Will start at 15-25 hours per week as the work is rigorous and physically demanding; an increase to 35-40 hours over the course of the first month.

- Opportunity to board dogs in a client's home or your own home

- Start at $15.00 per hour

- Benefits include, based on duration with the company and average hours worked, a monthly unlimited metro card, phone reimbursement, health insurance, and participation in company 401(k) with a company match

Part Time

- Must be available Monday - Friday; exception if looking to cover the weekend shift then must be available but Saturday and Sunday

- Possibility for weekend shifts

  • 15-25 hours a week

- Opportunity to board dogs in a client's home or your own home

- Start at $15.00 per hour

- Benefits include, based on duration with the company, a monthly unlimited metro card and participation in company 401(k) with a company match. Over time, this can result in a full time position (see full time benefits).

The Barking Meter (TBM) is New York City’s premier dog walking service and k9 concierge. We are the team that supports the individualized needs of each k9 and their human. Our holistic approach to an urban dog’s life provides them with a sense of calm, confidence, and community.


In 2006, Kara moved to New York City after her post-university job on Capitol Hill. Soon thereafter, she met fashion designer Phillip Lim and began walking his dog, Oliver, whose adorable personality inspired her to get her own French bulldog, Lucca. Spending afternoons with these two bullies sparked an interest in entrepreneurship and a career in the dog industry. In 2007, through the encouragement of her parents, TBM officially hit the streets of New York City with a focus on providing the level of care that Kara would expect for Lucca.

Since the beginning, TBM has partnered with local veterinarians, groomers, and trainers, and, through these relationships, the idea of the k9 concierge service began to take shape. In 2011, Kara's younger brother, Joey, joined her to create New York's best k9 care service. Our TBM family has grown over the years, but the mission and values remain the same.

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