The Pet Care Attendant is responsible for the daily care, feeding and exercise of all boarding and training pets. He/She is to pay close attention to pets’ status such as signs of stress and changes in eating or elimination habits, promptly notifying trainer when a pet needs medical attention. The pet care attendant interacts with clients in person and by phone. Proper record documentation and accurate completion of boarding and training paperwork is critical. A kennel attendant must pay close attention to details, understand and follow proper feeding and sanitation procedures and monitor boarding and training pets. A kennel attendant is also responsible for all maintenance including the activity area. We offer the potential for growth and opportunity to train to become Trainer Assistant!
Reports to: Head Trainer
-Provide compassionate care to boarding and training pets
-Walk through kennel areas regularly, checking each pet for abnormal activity such as vomiting, diarrhea or blood.
-Mark records correctly for abnormal eating/weight/elimination habits
-Feed and water animals according to schedules and special instructions
-Clean and disinfect cages, runs and yards as needed, using hoses and spray bottles to disinfectant. Use squeegees to remove excess water.
-Clean and disinfect all water and food bowls.
-Wear personal protective equipment required for each job duty and keep PPE in good working order. PPE includes goggles or face shields, aprons, gloves and/or other equipment assigned.
-Move pets to outside runs to disinfect kennels no less than four times daily. Return animals to correct kennels.
-Replace soiled bedding in resting area.
-Give baths to pets on scheduled day of departure, or as necessary during stay.
-Perform nail trimming and ear cleaning for boarding pets as needed.
-Supervise animals when they are in outdoor areas.
-Assist the receptionist in the boarding pet check-in/out; this includes retrieving and bringing up pet from boarding, taking special instructions for feeding or additional services, returning all personal items upon discharge, and keeping record of all important information.
-Administer flea and tick control on pets.
-Take pets to treatment area for all medical services to be administered.
-Sweep /Vacuum and mop all floors and change all garbages.
-Keep activity and dumpster areas clean.
-Know proper animal handling and restraint techniques
-Provide facility tours for clients, explain services offered
-Maintain food and supply storage
-Understand infectious diseases and how to control and prevent their spread
-Communicate with clients in person and on the phone
-Attend monthly mandatory staff meetings
Educational Requirements & Skills Needed
High school diploma or equivalent, some college preferred
Minimum age requirement of 18 years old
Ability to read and comprehend instructions
Effective communication with clients in person and by phone
Experience in caring for animals, proper restraint techniques preferred
Able to lift and carry up to 20kg
Endure standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods of time
Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment
Take safety precautions for exposure to toxins, drugs, anesthesia and radiation
Interested applicants, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org