Cover letter for a pet sitter(5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a pet sitter position.”

Samples of cover letter for a pet sitter position

When applying for a pet sitter position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for pet sitter position”

“Dear Mrs. Hicks,

I would like to secure a position at your agency as a Pet Sitter. I saw your recent listing in the Seattle Times on Tuesday and was excited to see an opening for the exact job I am looking for. My resume is attached to this document along with the letters of recommendation I can offer as well.

While I do not have any formal schooling, I have worked in a kennel and as a freelance pet sitter for almost three years now. I love animals of all types and am currently in school part time to become a Veterinary Assistant. I know from my freelance time that clients need to have a sitter that they can depend on and that they can trust and I can offer this to your agency.

It takes more than just loving animals in order to handle the tasks and clients effectively. A good Pet Sitter also needs to be able to administer medications and clean up after the pet no matter what that mess may be. For this reason, I know that I would bring the full package to your agency. I can be reached at any time by calling (555)-555-5555. I feel that a meeting between us would be beneficial to me and to your agency.


Jana Morris

Jana Morris”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for pet sitter position”

“Yaretzi Townsend

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Canton,

I am writing to apply for the Pet Sitter position with MacIntosh Kennels. I am experienced in the care of animals with three years of professional experience.

In my current job as an independent Pet Sitter I visit the homes of clients to care for their animals while they are away; I make sure the animals are fed watered and walked and sometimes am asked to stay in the home overnight. I am responsible and take the trust of my clients very seriously. My organizational skills are outstanding and I am able to keep track of appointments and related tasks. I absolutely love animals of all kinds and am an enthusiastic and loving care provider. My passion shows and I have been commended by past clients and booked for repeat business often. I would love to bring my dedication and professionalism to work at MacIntosh Kennels as your newest Pet Sitter.

I am confident that you will find me to be an outstanding candidate for the position of pet sitter. Please contact me soon to arrange an in-person interview. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your time.


Yaretzi Townsend”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for pet sitter position”

“Dear Mr. Nelson:

As a dedicated, organized and reliable professional with more than 10 years experience supervising the care of pets while their owners are away—complemented by my love of animals and my excellent experience in a volunteer capacity with regional animal shelters—I am prepared to ease your worries and give you peace of mind with regard to the wellbeing of your pets during your absence.

My background includes performing comprehensive tasks to ensure full animal care, including providing food and water, grooming pets, walking dogs, cleaning up animal waste, administering medicine, and providing general companionshiop. Additionally, I am experienced in providing daytime, evening, and/or overnight care while documenting the duties completed at each visit. I excel at prioritizing tasks while demonstrating a steadfast commitment to animal welfare excellence.

Highlights of my experience include the following:

Entrusted with the security of keys to more than 115 homes over the past 10 years, conscientiously maintaining the safety and wellbeing of the pets in my care during their owners’absences.

Recorded all pet information, instructions, and requirements during client meetings to ensure full understanding of owner needs and expectations.

Offered additional support in general house sitting duties, such as collecting mail, watering plants, handling trash, and turning on and off lights and security systems as needed.

Consistently referred to other pet owners by current clients—as well as routinely requested by regular customers—due to outstanding animal care and job performance over the years.

Assisted various animal shelters—including currently the Noah’s Ark Animal Society—with various needs such as adoption coordination, office support tasks, records management, customer service, team coordination / collaboration, and general animal care and comfort.

My skills in animal care and pet supervision, along with my positive attitude and work ethic, prepare me to excel in this capacity and provide superior pet sitting service during your absence. The chance to discuss your needs would be most welcome.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!


Olivia N. Robb”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for pet sitter position”

“Dear Mr./Ms.,

Through this job application, I would like to propose my nomination for the vacant role of Pet Sitter at your store. I have been successfully serving as a Pet Sitter for the past three years, and that has helped me gain in-depth knowledge about the animals’ behavior. I am confident in performing the responsibilities to the best of my capacity.

Some of my major job responsibilities are highlighted below for your review:

  • Collect the relevant pet information from the pet owners.
  • Timely give water and food to the pets.
  • Clean and groom the pets.
  • Provide medications to the pets as directed by the pet owner.
  • Report to the pet owners regarding their pets’ illness.
  • Perform other related responsibilities.

Over the years, I have developed a good sense of client communication, solid attention to detail, and the ability to handle pets. Therefore, I believe I am the ideal fit to become your next Pet Sitter.

I am grateful for your attention to my job qualifications. I have attached my resume to further provide you with information about my educational qualifications and work history. I look forward to meeting you in person.

Best Regards,

[Your Name]”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for pet sitter position”

“Dear Ms. Sarah Raines,

I am very excited about the open position of Dog Sitter with Staten Island.

I love dogs and they seem to know it right away. I have a lot of experience working with these animals and they seem to feel relaxed and comfortable when in my care, making this the perfect job for me. I know how to approach these animals in a way that is non-threatening to reduce their anxiety and to help them relax. I can help to maintain the routine they are used to, so they will not get anxious or feel so alone while their owners are away.

I have extensive knowledge concerning the different breeds of dogs and I know how to take care of them properly. I understand that some breeds have special needs and that the age of the dog will play a major role in how to take care of them.

You can depend on me to provide excellent service and to take great care of the client’s dogs. I know what questions to ask to make sure I understand their specific needs. I also have the skills and experience needed to handle pets that are not very friendly or that do not like strangers.

I am very dependable and will always show up on time and according to the agreement made between your agency and the clients. I am trustworthy with a clean background and reference from former clients I worked for as a freelance dog sitter. I think this is an exciting and very rewarding job and I hope to become a part of your agency soon.

Please call (555)-555-5555 to arrange an interview.


Gregory Trotman”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for a pet sitter position

How do I write a cover letter for an animal care position?

Animal Care Cover Letters Tips

  • Address your letter to the Hiring Manager by name.
  • Start with an attention-grabbing introduction.
  • Highlight your most relevant qualifications and experiences.
  • Emphasize your top successes.
  • Show enthusiasm for the role and company.

Can a cover letter hurt your chances?

Yes, a bad cover letter can hurt your chances just as much as a good one can help. That’s why three words can stop you cold while you’re searching for jobs: “Cover letter optional.”

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