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Canine Kennel Attendant

We are seeking hardworking team members who will bring a positive mindset and professional attitude to the working environment. Job duties include daily cleaning of the shelter, sanitizing of animal enclosures, animal handling and animal enrichment. With time, employees may also learn basic medical care and assist with adoptions.

Animal care is physically demanding and this position requires someone who is confident handling large dogs and enjoys a busy workday! We need motivated people who like to be constantly on the move, are meticulous with their cleaning, and are dedicated to providing exercise and enrichment for the animals. We have approximately 40 dogs in our care -- if you are looking for a stress free and laid-back job, this is not it! If you are looking for a rewarding but challenging job, please apply!

Must be available to work part-time between the hours of 7am-5pm. Weekend shifts will be required. Approximately 15-30 hours per week depending on the candidate.


  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent required

  • Passion for animal welfare, including knowledge of basic animal care and the importance of responsible pet ownership

  • Excellent communication, time management, and customer service skills

  • Ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork

  • Initiative to work with minimal supervision and direction

  • Maturity, good judgment, reliability, and resiliency

Preferred Skills

  • Experience caring for animals in a professional setting

  • Willingness to learn basic medical care including administering vaccines

  • Excellent people skills and ability to handle difficult conversations with a professional and positive attitude

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Physical ability to move quickly, be on your feet throughout an entire workday, and safely handle large, strong animals

  • Employees may be exposed to injury, disease, and infection from the animals they attend

  • Aspects of the job will be emotionally and mentally demanding

  • Work environment is loud and employees must work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions

Must submit a resume, availability, and references to be considered. Applications with cover letters will receive extra consideration.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $11.00 - $12.00 per hour

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