Want to get paid for being a ‘fur butler’ to Kitty the dog?

Mountain dog in the snow
Meet your new boss (Picture: kittythebernese)

They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

That adage couldn’t be truer if your job involves working with dogs . It’s a good thing, then, that a job listing has just opened up for a ‘fur butler’.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado is looking for someone to take care of its resident Bernese Mountain dog, Kitty. Kitty is the hotel’s mascot and he (yep, not a girl) needs some serious pampering. The job of the fur butler is to cater to his every need.

As part of the listing, the day-to-day activities include walks, airport greetings, playdates, and more.

But if you’re the kind of person who prefers four-legged friends over humans then you probably won’t mind answering to his beck and call too much.

Let’s face it, we love dogs and they love us so what better boss is there to work for?

Dog in the snow
You’ll need to tend to Kitty’s every beck and call (Picture: kittythebernese)
The job isn’t just suited to dog lovers, as the butler will be in charge of the entire Pet Programme.

The lucky candidate will get to look after all the pets staying at the resort.

Make Yourself the Funnest Thing in the World for a Reliable Recall. When training your dog to “come here” make sure you’re giving out a lot of praise & treats. The goal is to make coming back to you the best decision they could have made, if not your dog is likely going to decide that whatever he was chasing/sniffing is more interesting.

Bonus points if you’re a snow bunny as it is a ski resort. You might even get to do some snowboarding and sledding in your downtime.

But the main role consists of taking care of Kitty.

A job description has been posted on Facebook, saying: ‘The Fur Butler’s success is rooted in a deep passion for animals, service, uncompromising standards, the ability to anticipate needs, and impeccable interpersonal skills. ‘The Fur Butler will be expected to be comfortable and calm with pet restroom activity.

‘We’d add that you probably need strong inter-species skills too’.

Oh, and you’ll have to take lots of pics of Kitty too. Staying in a five-star hotel, chilling with some dogs – you probably don’t need that reminder to take lots of pics.

If all that’s got you saying ‘yep, it’s for me’ then shoot over an email to [email protected]

Good luck.

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