June 26, 2024

Why Floofins & Co. Leads the Pack

Author: Kristin Skelton
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Unveiling The Magic in Our Hiring Practices

At Floofins & Co., we understand that a traditional resume might not fully capture a candidate’s skills and talents. For this reason, our approach focuses on uncovering a candidate’s potential, their passion for pets, and their alignment with our company’s values. Today, we’re letting you into our hiring practices. We hope this sneak peek into a crucial part of our operation puts into perspective why Floofins & Co. leads the pack when it comes to pet care in Chicagoland.

Building a Culture of Integrity

Since 2010, Floofins & Co. has been committed to providing exceptional services to Chicagoland’s families. We provide 24/7 pet care and offer a fantastic alternative to kenneling or boarding. Our goal is to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations while meeting the dynamic needs of their beloved pets.

dog smiling at his pet sitter

Since our founding, we have worked diligently to run our business with integrity and treat everyone – human or otherwise – with utmost dignity and respect. Per the first of our seven company values, we believe a floofin is a furry family member. As pet parents, we know the type of care we want for our floofins and treat our clients’ floofins as we would have ours be treated.

Investing in Growth

cat looking at pet sitter

Our company’s passion for pets and commitment to delivering the best service to every client and every pet fuels our hiring processes. It’s why our employees are background checked, drug tested, and reference checked before accessing clients pets and homes. It’s also why our employees are trained per our Floofin University program, which provides a foundation in dog, cat, bird, rabbit, reptile/amphibian, fish, and small creature care. And, it’s why our employees are certified in cat and dog first aid and CPR every two years.

In addition, Floofins maintains a fully staffed office with after-hours support. By offering office support, local pet sitters focus on the pets in their care, not scheduling, tracking and billing. We provide online scheduling and payment for clients and GPS tracking, Pet Care Journals, and more to keep our employees accountable. Investing in accuracy, communication, and education is an integral part of our company’s operation, in line with our company values.

Maintaining Consistency

pet sitter interview

Because we work as a team, we also prioritize consistency in our service standards. No matter where you are located or what pet sitter is assigned to your pet, you can rest assure that our high standards and expectations apply to all Floofins staff members.

dog with pet sitter

When recruiting, we seek out pet lovers with a desire to work and grow. We look for employees who make themselves available so that they can be of service to you and your pets. We organize our employees to optimize their routes and appointments. We work together to cover client requests, even with little notice. With consistent staffing, flexible employees, and a dedicated, highly trained team, our employees can be a lifesaver for busy families – helping you meet the demands life throws your way.

Celebrating Success

pet parent handing keys to pet sitter

We recognize that we could not do this without our dedicated team. We are committed to ensuring that they too are well cared for, receive proper compensation and benefits, are praised and rewarded for their successes, and guided as needed.

The trust you put in us is not taken for granted. When you leave two of your most prized possession in our hands, you can expect that we will honor that trust throughout our working relationship and beyond. We love to hear from you about your experience with our company and thank you for taking the time to review us on Google and Facebook. Your kind words serve as validation that we are on the right track.

Many of you have also referred your family and friends our way. Your recommendations mean the world to us; they let us know that our efforts do not go unnoticed. We thank you for your support!

floofins and co. chicago pet care

As a locally owned and operated business, we recognize that we have the power to create jobs and contribute to the local economy. For this reason, we set out to recruit only the best Chicago-based pet lovers and invest in them so that they become the best pet professionals. If you’d like to join our team, please visit our hiring page for listings of positions in various areas of Chicagoland.

If you are new to Floofins & Co. and interested in our dog walking and pet sitting services, please fill out our contact form. Once received, we will be in touch to further discuss your interest. You may also give us a call at 630-478-8915 or drop us a line at We are happy to discuss our services from Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM and encourage you to learn more about our new client onboarding process and service areas.

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