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Get paid £20k a year to be a doggyguard

Moneymagpie Team 27th Nov 2019 One Comment

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Always talk about how much you love dogs? Well now it’s time to put that to the test. And get paid for it, of course…

The Job

A couple are looking for a dog walker, who can also act as their pet’s bodyguard. Sounds like something you could handle? Read on.

The couple owns a rare teacup Pomeranian with outstanding lineage and bloodline, that needs supervision and protection while on walks. They are willing to pay the potential candidate £20,000 a year to ensure their pet’s safety, as dog thefts continue to rise and arrests associated with them drop.

The couple wrote:

Our Figaro is basically like our child, he’s a rare Pom who we have studded often, with an outstanding bloodline, so a likely target for thieves.

We know it seems a little extreme but the fact that someone has already attempted to snatch him once is enough to shake us up and take drastic actions! To us it just seems logical to hire someone to relieve this stress from our lives. They must be trained in martial arts or combat, preferably black belt and have experience in security or similar, bodybuilding too, this person must look the part. 

The hired bodyguard will ensure he is always safe, they will also bond over their walks and the bodyguard will be our way of knowing that Figaro is protected. We want them to walk him twice a day, Monday to Friday, as well as spend time with him so he doesn’t get lonely.”

The Skills

You must be trained in at least one form of martial arts, preferably to black belt level, and from a security or bodybuilding background.

You must provide basic combat training certifications and be an avid dog lover.

Pay and perks

The role pays £20,000 per annum, and will require the ‘doggyguard’ to handle two walks a day; five days a week while also following strict privacy rules set by the couple, including signing an NDA. You basically get a new friend and get paid for it, we love that.

Bark.com co-founder, Kai Feller said,

“As a fellow dog owner, I can empathise with this couple. With the rise of dog-nappers in the UK, and the way the law views dogs that have been stolen, it’s clear why dog owners feel anxious. A bodyguard for the couple’s dog seems like the next step, especially if it is causing unnecessary stress. It may seem over the top to some, but they clearly love Figaro a lot and want to introduce a new person for him to bond with while also protecting him.



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4 years ago

Unusual opportunity for the right person.

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