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Working with Kitten Sittin’ of Delaware


What is Kitten Sittin’ of Delaware?


Kitten Sittin' of Delaware is Wilmington’s premiere cat-sitting company. The pet care professionals employed by Kitten Sittin' travel to our client's homes to perform the pet-sitting duties outlined by our customers.


Our clients are located primarily in the Greater Wilmington Area. 


Zip Codes & Towns Serviced:

19703 Claymont

  • 19061 Marcus Hook/Trainer/Linwood/Boothwyn

  • 19060 Garnet Valley

  • 19801 – 19803 Wilmington

  • 19806 Wilmington

  • 19807 Greenville

  • 19809 – 19810 Wilmington

  • 19720 New Castle

Why Join Our Team?


Professional pet care is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling, and every one of our sitters LOVES their job! Kitten Sittin' offers:

  • Furry Faces & Unconditional Love!

  • Employee Status

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Flexible Hours

  • Workers Compensation

  • Discounted Pet Sitting

  • Client Referral Bonuses

  • Sitter Referral Bonuses

  • Independence

We Provide:


  1. In-home pet sitting: while clients are away we visit their homes 1-2 times per day to feed and care for their cats;


Employee Requirements


Employees must:


  • Live in or adjacent to our service area. See “Zip Codes Serviced” above. 

  • Be able to work and commute in all types of weather.

  • Have access to a reliable vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.

  • Have experience with, a love of, and a desire to work with cats and/or other small animals. 

  • Love people in addition to animals (this is just as much a customer service position as it is a pet care position.)

  • Be 100% reliable (Kitten Sittin' sitters do their best to cover in cases of emergencies, but this is not a job where “calling out sick” is tolerated, as the pets in your care depend on you.)

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with Kitten Sittin' management, fellow employees, and clients, by returning emails, phone calls and text messages promptly.

  • Have the ability to take this job SERIOUSLY.

  • Be organized and detail-oriented.

  • Be able to provide professional references.

  • Provide a current and clean background check to Kitten Sittin'. (We will provide you with the link to have your background check completed. The cost is paid for by you, but will be reimbursed to you after you fulfill your 6-month commitment.)

  • Complete online Pet First Aid training. (This is of no cost to you.)

Positions with Kitten Sittin'

  • Cat Sitters

    • Must be available to work at least (2) weekends per month and either Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter AND either Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day. 


  • Your starting rate is noted in your offer letter.  After a 90-day probationary period, you may receive a performance-based increase.  Performance reviews will be performed at six months, one year, 18 months, and two years with the opportunity for merit-based increases.  After two years, performance reviews will be done yearly.

  • Gratuities and Holiday Surcharges are 100% yours!

    • You’re paid every Friday by direct deposit into your bank account.

Employee Benefits

  • Worker’s compensation insurance

  • Taxes are withheld from paychecks and contributions to your FICA (Income tax, Social Security, and Medicare.)

  • Discounted pet sitting for your furry pals!

  • Flexible hours

  • Referral bonuses

  • Background check reimbursement after a 6-month commitment is reached

  • Pet First Aid & CPR Training


The usual travel distance between client homes is 2.5 to 8 miles.

Pet Sitters are chosen as the “primary sitter” for a client by the service areas that they cover and by their availability submitted to Kitten Sittin'. After a sitter is assigned as the “primary sitter,” Kitten Sittin' will make every attempt to book that same sitter for the client for subsequent bookings. If the primary sitter is unavailable then Kitten Sittin' will assign a secondary sitter to the assignment using the same protocol as explained above. A client may choose to meet with any back-up/secondary sitter or they may choose to have a phone conversation or they may just ask that we send the sitter without introduction. 


While Kitten Sittin' sitters do their best to cover in cases of emergencies, this is not a job where “calling in sick” is tolerated. The pets in your care depend on you to complete your assignments and (1) no-call; no-show is cause for immediate termination of assignments.


Long-Term Relationship


Kitten Sittin' is only interested in working with sitters who want to build a long-term relationship with our company and its clients. It’s NOT a good position for those trying to find interim work while in-between jobs or trying to “figure out” their next step.  Our clients come to trust their assigned sitter and appreciate it when they’re able to grow a trusted relationship with that person.   


Kitten Sittin' reserves the right to have sitters (employees) that are only providing pet sitting and dog walking services for Kitten Sittin'. We do not have sitters on our team that have their own service, or currently, work for another service. 


Paychecks and Taxes


By law, Kitten Sittin' must honor legal garnishment of employees’ wages. These include tax levies, child support orders, loan repayment, and other court-ordered garnishments. Employees will be notified if we receive such an order. Kitten Sittin' may also make deductions that are expressly authorized in writing by the employee, and are for the benefit of the employee, as permitted by applicable law and, where applicable, Kitten Sittin' had set up an employee benefit program. These include payments for insurance premiums, pension or health and welfare benefits, contributions to charitable organizations, and payments for United States bonds. At present, Kitten Sittin' doesn’t offer any employee benefit programs. 


All employees are subject to taxes on earnings. All deductions required by law and all authorized, permissible deductions will be automatically withheld from employees' paychecks. Any questions regarding payroll deductions and paychecks should be directed to the Operations Manager. 

Employees are expected to review their paychecks and paystubs each week and report to the Operations Manager immediately if there are any errors in their paychecks or paystubs, including, but not limited to, the hours worked, deductions taken, or the total amount paid.

Are you still interested in working with us?  If so, please send us an email to let us know.

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