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Calling all dog lovers and wannabe pet owners, you can now get paid $1,000 to watch 10 hours of movies about our four-legged friends.
If that sounds like the perfect weekend then read on, as website Pettable is looking for an official director of Doggie Flicks.
Pettable, who “connect individuals like you with certified mental health professionals in your state,” is seeking an avid animal fan to watch six classic movies where mutts are the stars.
The lucky person will be tasked with writing a 1,000-word post for the website’s blog “reviewing and ranking” the tear-jerkers.
The films on the list are Marley and Me, A Dog’s Journey, Because of Winn-Dixie, Eight Below, Lady and the Tramp and The Call of the Wild.
That works out to just over 10 hours’ worth of running time, meaning you’re effectively getting paid $100 an hour to sit on your sofa. But you’ll need to watch all six films within 48 hours.
The most recent film is The Call of the Wild, released in 2020, which stars Harrison Ford while the oldest is Lady and the Tramp, the Disney classic which came out in 1955. Although the job description doesn’t specify whether it’s the 2019 live-action remake or the animated version which makes the list.
Describing exactly who they’re looking for, Pettable said: “We’re looking for someone who loves pets—especially dogs.
“You don’t even need to own a pet (we know you might not have a pet for a myriad of reasons), but you do need to respect and appreciate the role they play in our lives.
“These animals help lift our spirits when we’re down, rejoice with us when we’re happy, and never leave our side.
“Many pets give additional support to their owners, including psychiatric service dogs (PSD) and emotional support animals (ESA)—jobs that positively affect their owners in many aspects of life.
“Our ideal candidate holds immense enthusiasm for animals and is excited at the thought of binge-watching 10 hours of movies about dogs.”
As well as the lump sum, the director of Doggie Flicks will also get a movie rental card to access the films, and a “survival kit,” worth $50, to help them through their movie marathon.
You’ll need to be over 18 and a resident of the US to apply, with the deadline for applications March 7.
You’ll need to tell the team why you’re perfect for the role and wax lyrical about your love for canines.
“Tell us about yourself, what role pets have played in your life (whether it’s a psychiatric service animal, emotional support animal, or family pet), and why you’re the perfect person for the job,” Pettable said. To apply, click here.
It won’t be hard to find a dog owner in the US, with statistics from an American Pet Products Association and Engine survey covering 2021/22 revealing 69 million households own a pooch.
While data released earlier this year from the American Kennel Club revealed, unsurprisingly, Labrador retrievers are America’s most popular breed.
They’re followed by French bulldogs, German shepherds, golden retrievers, and in fifth place are bulldogs.
Movie posters for “Call of the Wild” and “Marley and Me.” A dog lover can now be paid $1k to watch six dog-themed films.