New job posting will really get your pet’s tail wagging

Published 8:13 am Friday, January 20, 2023

If your dog or cat enjoys playing with toys and is willing to give its woof-ful opinion, there’s an opportunity it could be selected for a very meowingful position: Chief Toy Tester for PetSmart.

“We are recruiting two playful and eager team members to bring into our PetSmart pack as the first-ever Chief Toy Testers,” said Will Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at PetSmart. “The new Chief Toy Tester roles will help us better connect with and serve our four-legged (or less!) cat and dog customers in exciting ways. These c-suite pets will let pet parents know they are getting the best tried-and-true products for their beloved furry family members.”

The company is searching for one dog and one cat to fill the positions. Requirements include vast play experience, a knack for toy testing, and an advanced palate for sampling an array of treats. Each pet will receive $10,000.

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The Chief Toy Testers will participate in numerous PetSmart product unboxings as well as appear at a variety of PetSmart events as a celebrity VIP (Very Important Pet) throughout their one year in the role. As connoisseurs of the latest and greatest pet commodities, the cat and dog Chief Toy Testers will ensure new toys and treats are assessed with the utmost consideration while also managing their pet parents as they post their pet’s official product findings to social media platforms.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience:

While playtime can cut into daily napping for some four-legged friends, the chosen canine and feline Chief Toy Testers understand the gravity of providing their fellow furry companions with information on the best new products PetSmart has to offer. Ideal candidates possess:

  • A nose for sniffing out the tastiest treats, paws for toy product play and a perfect tail wag (or wave) when appearing as a VIP at PetSmart events
  • The ability to direct their pet parents to capture the most compelling video footage and content for social media as they analyze their product findings and demonstrate their uses
  • Human pet parents who can commit to a one-year partnership contract on their pet’s behalf

Role Benefits: 

  • Toy and treat product deliveries
  • Quarterly salon treatments
  • Celebrity status as a VIP (Very Important Pet) at PetSmart events
  • $10,000 compensation
  • Tail-wagging rights only granted to PetSmart’s first Chief Toy Testers

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should direct their pet parent to to fill out an application on their pet’s behalf by 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 17, 2023. Applicants will be required to submit a 10-30-second video of their cat or dog showcasing their furry friend’s personality and pet parents are encouraged to think creatively with their submission – whether it’s their cat strutting the catwalk in the latest fashion, pups having a ball with their new toys or pets showing off their skills when the zoomies hit. In addition to the video submission, applicants also will be required to submit a still photo of their pet and an official review of their pet’s favorite toy.