Kennel Assistant Application


PRIVILEGED PAWS - Your dog’s new best friend!

Kennel Assistant

Independently ensuring that all guests are moved throughout their various activities during their stay with us.
Oversight/monitoring of documentation of health check/medication administration for facility dogs.
Feeding accurately per client directions our guests food as well as facility dogs.
Cleanliness of guest quarters.
Maintaining appropriate levels of kennel supplies.
Ensuring that all spa services are timely given or are staffed to be given.
Maintaining the facilities to ensure the safety and sanitation of all guests are met as needed. This could include things like weedeating, power washing, or any other task that impacts safety, care, etc… of the dogs.
Basic grooming of guests: bathing, nail trims, brushing and ear cleaning.
Making sure every guest goes home clean, happy and we exceeded the expectation.
Customer Interface
The need to learn and use our reservation system
Possibly (ideally) some training responsibilities.
Documentation of all work completed

Ideal candidates will have extreme attention to detail, be physically active, and have excellent communication skills.

BENEFITS (part and full time):
After 90 days; 3 sick days per year (to start, this increases each year)
After 90 days; participation in our group classes (as available) at no cost
After 6 months; start accruing vacation at 2 weeks paid vacation per year. (3 weeks at 5 years).
Cafeteria Plan (HSA, Dependent Care, etc…) available
Health insurance & Dental benefits available for full time status.

Pets in our facility must be cared for promptly, every day. The facility is staffed 365 days a year and is exceptionally busy when schools are on holiday recess. Experience is necessary, however a genuine love for animals is a must. You must be able to handle dogs of all sizes without being afraid of them and without allowing them to control you. You must be in good physical condition, able to squat, stoop, bend, lift, and do a lot of walking. Must be willing to maintain the highest standards in cleanliness. There will be opportunities for advancement, if you excel.

You Are Dependable – being a few minutes early for work is normal for you. You look at what the great day ahead spent with dogs will bring. Our staff knows they can count on you to do whatever it is you are assigned with excellence.
You Love the Details – As a team, we want to make sure each guests’ needs are met. From medications to meals, play times to pampering, it is all in the details to make our guests stay the best it can be.
You Are a Team Player – you want the best for the dogs that are staying with us and work as a team member to get that accomplished. You add to the conversation and brainstorm with fellow staff on ways to make the experience more enriching.
You Are a Goal-Setter – you have goals for your work and for yourself. At our facility we have built a work culture were accomplishing goals is key to success. We have educational opportunities and areas that you can grow in as you deepen your experience in the pet care field.

Pay depends on experience. Performance based bonus upon approval.

Hourly: $12-$17+. Starting pay DOE with potentially significant raises (DOE/responsibilities) with acquired skills/training; part time (possible full time). Advancement path clearly laid out with commensurate raises.
We don’t hire to just fill a seat, rather we take our time looking for the right people. If you know without a doubt that you are a fit, let’s talk.

We Really Believe in This Stuff

Everyday we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Providing inspiration to dog parents who need it. Getting our message out there. Helping customers learn how to change the course of their relationship with their dogs . Educating the dog owner how to speak “dog”. Making the connection between dog and owner is the goal for us. It’s why we do what we do. Work that changes lives, work that gives inspiration.

Work in Your Strengths
Our goal is to help position each team member in a role that plays to their strengths, that sets them up to shine…to win. Know yourself well enough to know what you do well, and just as importantly, what you don’t.

Win or Lose as a Team
Our team openly works together to create remarkable experiences that positively impacts lives. Everyone on the team is responsible for bringing new ideas, perspectives and solutions to the table. Starting with day one, we want your voice as part of the conversation.

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