Dear Mrs. Hicks,
I would like to secure a position at your agency as a Pet Sitter. I saw your recent listing in the Seattle Times on Tuesday and was excited to see an opening for the exact job I am looking for. My resume is attached to this document along with the letters of recommendation I can offer as well.
While I do not have any formal schooling, I have worked in a kennel and as a freelance pet sitter for almost three years now. I love animals of all types and am currently in school part time to become a Veterinary Assistant. I know from my freelance time that clients need to have a sitter that they can depend on and that they can trust and I can offer this to your agency.
It takes more than just loving animals in order to handle the tasks and clients effectively. A good Pet Sitter also needs to be able to administer medications and clean up after the pet no matter what that mess may be. For this reason, I know that I would bring the full package to your agency. I can be reached at any time by calling (555)-555-5555. I feel that a meeting between us would be beneficial to me and to your agency.
Resume Attached as MS Word Document