Become part of the Can Do Canines pack! Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. The dogs are provided to the client at no charge. The organization is supported primarily by donations from individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations.
Job Summary: Are you an extremely reliable, conscientious person? Do you love animals? Do you like helping people? Join us in our mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs by providing excellent, consistent care to our program dogs and their feline co-workers!
Hours Required: Part-time, approximately 10-14 hours per week
Deadline: Open until filled
Reports to: Kennel Manager
Positions Supervised: N/A
Frequent Interactions With: Kennel Staff
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Feed and care for our program dogs at our facility. The job requires some heavy lifting, heavy-duty cleaning of kennels, managing groups of dogs for exercise time, bathing and grooming of dogs, ability to assist with and perform nail trims on dogs and administer various medications, etc. Feed, clean up after and care for two facility cats. Cleaning the kennel is an essential function of this position!
Shift hours are approximately 4-6 hours in length and will vary depending upon whether the morning or the afternoon/evening shift.
The current position is weekdays (flexible) and three out of four weekend evening shifts per month (3:30-7:30 p.m. OR 4:30-9:30 p.m. ). Some fill-in opportunities are available for more hours. An average of 2-3 shifts per week and 3 of 4 weekends per month on a rotating schedule are required, as well some holidays. The ideal candidate will live close to our facility. The health of our dogs (and cats) is our first priority. Your reliability and perfect attendance are crucial to the position. You must be able to work outside for extended periods of time (and in all weather conditions; heat, extreme cold, rain, wind) as the dogs need to go out regardless of weather conditions!
Some experience working with animals is required, volunteer/intern/unpaid experience is valid and should be included in your resume. Kennel experience is preferred. Understanding of (and ability to perform) safe methods of lifting up to 60 pounds is required. Must have a willingness to be flexible enough to perform various tasks as requested. The ideal candidate will be hardworking and possess an enthusiastic, positive attitude and a love for dogs!
We are a non-smoking facility.
How to Apply
Please email your COVER LETTER (required) and RESUME to email@example.com.
In the subject line list: Your last name, your first name; Kennel Staff
Phone calls and video resumes will not be accepted.
Applicants should be able to begin as soon as possible, if hired.