CURRENT JOB OPENINGS: We will only accept applications through online submission below. 

FULL TIME -  Kennel Attendant

START DATE: SEPT 2020

POSITION DETAILS: FULL TIME KENNEL ATTENDANT (LONG WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS ARE REQUIRED)
WAGE: $12-$13/hour depending on qualification

Paws Republic is a local urban-style pet care facility specializing in boarding, daycare, training and grooming! We pride ourselves in providing Personal Care, for Loved Pets and we need members of our team who are thrilled about the idea of giving some animals the extra attention they deserve :) 

We are currently recruiting for a full-time position starting September 2020. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Kennel attendants are to provide daily care for boarded dogs, cats and small animals as well as conduct a variety of kennel cleaning tasks and operations. They are also involved with customer interactions, scheduling pet care appointments, cleaning rooms and crates, bathing, basic grooming, exercising, feeding, administering medication, and monitoring the behaviour of boarded pets. 

They provide a clean, organized, and healthy environment for animals being treated or housed at a facility. Being able to clean, get your hands dirty, and maintain self-motivation are important keys to succeeding in this role. This entry-level position is ideal for animal lovers who have a friendly and positive attitude.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
People with a passion for the animal care field and a friendly service-minded attitude will thrive as kennel assistants. Prior experience as a kennel assistant is generally not required, but experience with animals outside of one's immediate family is preferred.

 

The following skills are essential to getting the job done:

  • Animal handing – confidence while physically handling animals is critical for kennel attendants. A major part of their role is patiently and securely working with animals in a variety of environments while performing essential tasks such as socializing, exercising, and feeding.

  • Cleaning and sanitation – excellent cleaning skills are a must for kennel attendants who clean kennels, scoop poop, sanitize play areas, and wash dishes.

  • Customer service – kennel attendants often take reservations, answer phones, and schedule animal drop-off and pick-up appointments.

  • Physical fitness – working at a kennel has certain physical requirements, such as the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Kennel attendants are typically on their feet for six to eight hours at a time and may have to lift larger breeds of animals.

  • Communication skills – listening to and communicating with a wide range of people is an essential skill that kennel attendants must tap into as they work with clients and animals, answer phones, and quickly respond to coworker requests.

  • Observation skills – since they help monitor animal care, kennel attendants must be able to notice small changes in animals’ behaviour and report any unusual actions. Kennel assistants pay particular attention to animals that are sick, elderly, or recovering

EDUCATION & TRAINING: 

Completion of high school or equivalent is required to become a kennel attendant.

Drivers Licence and own transportation. 

 

Kennel attendants will receive on-the-job training on how to perform their duties, adhere to facility policies, and use equipment. Although there are no formal experience requirements, there may be preference for candidates to have animal care experience, even if on a volunteer basis.

Bonus if you have:Post-secondary education in Animal Care, Veterinary Tech, or any other specific animal care training or experience outside of pet ownership. 

Kennel & Administrative Assistant

START DATE: August 2020

FULL TIME - 1 Year Term w/ Possible Extension

POSITION DETAILS: Tuesday-Friday

WAGE: $13-15/hour depending on qualification 

 

Paws Republic is a local urban-style pet care facility specializing in boarding, daycare, training and grooming! We pride ourselves in providing Personal Care, for Loved Pets and we need members of our team who are thrilled about the idea of giving some animals the extra attention they deserve :) 

 

We are currently recruiting for Full Time Kennel & Admin Assistant for August 2020. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Paws Republic is currently recruiting for a customer service focused Kennel & Administrative Assistant to join our clinic. This full-time opportunity includes a range of responsibilities which directly attributes to the efficient and effective daily operation of our centre. The primary responsibility is to ensure our clients and their pets feel welcomed, expertly cared for and appreciate! 

 

Additional responsibilities and qualities requires but not limited to for this role are;

  • Create a warm and welcoming environment for our clients and pet parents

  • Assisting kennel staff with various tasks and cleaning

  • Ability to answer phones, track and book appointments effectively

  • Placing outbound calls to pet parents 

  • Respond and manage email correspondence

  • Checking-in and checking-out pets

  • Invoicing/billing; obtaining pet owner confirmation and processing payments

  • Scheduling appointments

  • Excellent customer service skills; a real aptitude for putting people at ease and creating a welcoming environment

  • Strong organizational skills

  • General housekeeping duties; cleanliness of office area, pet holding areas and common areas

  • Organize the day-to-day operations of the centre, which includes maintaining supplies and inventory, scheduling activities, and supporting staff. 

  • Feeding, medicating, or exercising animals, assisting with medical requirements.

  • Other administrative duties such as payroll submissions, contractor billing, inventory tracking, bank reconciliation, filing, foster animal coordinating and other daily office management duties.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 
People with a passion for the animal care field and a friendly service-minded attitude will thrive in this environment. Prior experience in the animal industry is generally not required, but some experience with animals and office administration is preferred.

 

The following skills are essential to getting the job done:

  • Animal handing – confidence while physically handling animals is critical. A major part of their role is patiently and securely working with animals in a variety of environments while performing essential tasks such as socializing, exercising, and feeding.

 

  • Bookkeeping Skills - this role requires bookkeeping support for a variety of areas from bank reconciliation to client billing and more. This role requires an organized and efficient person who can complete bookkeeping tasks on a deadline in between other daily tasks.

  • Cleaning and sanitation – excellent cleaning skills are a must as we clean kennels, scoop poop, sanitize play areas, and wash dishes and more!

  • Customer service – Taking reservations, answer phones, and schedule animal drop-off and pick-up appointments, emails, client correspondence etc.

  • Physical fitness – working at a kennel has certain physical requirements, such as the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Kennel attendants are typically on their feet for six to eight hours at a time and may have to lift larger breeds animals.

  • Communication skills – listening to and communicating with a wide range of people is an essential skill that kennel attendants must tap into as they work with clients and animals, answer phones, and quickly respond to coworker requests.

  • Observation skills – since they help monitor animal care, kennel attendants must be able to notice small changes in animals’ behaviour and report any unusual actions. Kennel assistants pay particular attention to animals that are sick, elderly, or recovering

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING: 

Completion of high school or equivalent is required as well as 1-2 years in a administrative role or post secondary education of that field to become a Kennel & Administration Assistant. 

 

You will receive on-the-job training from their colleagues on how to perform their duties, adhere to facility policies, and use equipment such as phones or scheduling tools. Although there are no formal animal industry experience requirements, there may be preference for candidates to have animal care experience, even if on a volunteer basis.

 

Bonus if you have:Post-secondary education in Animal Care, Veterinary Tech or any other specific animal care training or experience outside of pet ownership. 

Position Filled

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