Pets Wanted: PetSmart Hiring Furry Chief Toy Testers

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis

Was your dog or cat born to play? Are they interested in being in-fur-encers for PetSmart? It turns out they can, as PetSmart is looking for one special dog and one special cat to become their Chief Toy Testers.

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What a life, right? Belly rubs, snuggles and toys galore. At least that’s the life one lucky dog and cat will have if chosen as PetSmart’s Chief Toy Testers. Will Smith is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at PetSmart. He says PetSmart is recruiting two playful and motivated team members to be part of their pack. The chief toy tester role is new, and will help PetSmart better connect with and serve cat and dog customers in exciting new ways. 

Oh, and it’s a paying gig, earning each pet $10,000 in human dollars. 

Pet parents can trust recommended products because they’ll have been tried and true, with the new pet execs participating in lots of PetSmart product unboxings. They’ll also be present at various celebrity events as a VIP (Very Important Pet) throughout the year they hold the job. They’ll test the toys and treats, ensuring that pet parents know all the ins and outs, and their humans will tend to things like their social media platforms to get the words out. 

The perfect candidate will be willing to sacrifice some afternoon naps in the sun, as well as being able to sniff out the tastiest of treats. They’ll want to put their best paw and tail forward while at VIP events, and of course, they’ll need to be able to direct their pet parents so the best toks and grams can be captured. 

The new roles will require a commitment to the year from their humans, but hey, not everyone gets to take their Very Important Pet to celeb events and be the first to try toys and treats. Salon treatments and rights given only to PetSmart’s first chief toy testers are also included for the year. 

If you think your dog or cat has what it takes, you can fill out an application here before February 17. You’ll need to have a 10-30 second video to show your pet’s personality off, and creativity is a bonus. 

So now on your marks, get set, GO fill out that application. You know your pet is the cutest and would rock this new position!

Lori Ennis
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