Position Title:  Dog Sitter Coordinator 

Department: Programs

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Hours per week: 10 hours salaried

Position Salary: Approx $20 an hour plus mileage for off-location meetings

As a Dog Sitter Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in managing and coordinating the dog sitting services and puppy helper services for service dogs in training. This position involves recruiting, interviewing, and training dog sitter volunteers, managing day-to-day dog sitter requests, updating the dog sitter calendar, and facilitating communication between dog sitters and foster home trainers. This role is ideal for individuals with excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in email and Google Calendar management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer Management: Recruit, conduct in-home interviews, provide ongoing training to dog sitter volunteers
  • Calendar Management: Update and maintain the dog sitter calendar with accurate information regarding dog-sitting requests and availability.
  • Request Processing: Enter dog sitter requests onto the calendar promptly and efficiently.
  • Communication: Respond to emails related to dog sitting requests and communicate with dog sitters to confirm availability.
  • Connection Emails: Send connection emails to dog sitters once requests are filled, ensuring a smooth arrangement between sitters and foster home trainers.
  • Follow Up: Follow up with dog sitters to make sure feedback forms are completed. 
  • Urgent Requests: Fill urgent last-minute dog sitter requests
  • Manage puppy helper program. Arrange for puppy helpers to drop in when a foster home trainer needs help during the day. 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Proficiency in email communication and Google Calendar.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail to ensure accurate record-keeping.
  • Reliable and responsive communication with dog sitters and foster home trainers.

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 10 hours per week.
  • Flexible hours to accommodate the needs of the dog sitting schedule.
  • Weekly in-person meetings. 


The Dog Sitter Coordinator will be trained by the Volunteer Coordinator and meet in person on a weekly basis to ensure dog sitter requests are covered. Hybrid schedule. 

Helping Paws is an equal-opportunity employer. Please send resumes to Chelsey Bosak at





Helping Paws is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  We are dedicated to the breeding, training and placement of assistance dogs for people who have physical disabilities and for Veterans and first responders who have PTSD.  We also provide facility dogs that are partnered with a facilitator working in a care giving, educational or courtroom setting.  The human/animal bond is the foundation of Helping Paws, and we celebrate the mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between them each day.

As a Helping Paws employee, you will enjoy knowing that you make a difference each day. Full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Health, dental and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off**
  • Employer matched Simple IRA plan**
  • Eleven Paid Holidays
  • Professional development opportunities**

Helping Paws is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees.  As a part of this process, we will conduct a criminal background check on all new hires. If you want to know that you make a difference and are interested in learning more, please apply today!

Helping Paws shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and sexual orientation), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, other protected classes recognized by applicable state or local law, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.