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Daycare Specialist

Bring your passion for animals to make a career out of making a difference at Now Boarding!

Love animals and want to ensure a safe and happy place for them while they’re away from home?  At Now Boarding we care for dogs, cats, and nearly any critter imaginable.  As a member of our Dog Daycare staff at Now Boarding, you will join a friendly and hard-working team who relies on each other. You will do a lot for the animals and clients each day so excellent attention to detail and time management skills are necessary to provide the level of care that we are known for and that we pride ourselves on.

In this role, you will work directly with our clients' pets: overseeing safe dog interaction, moving dogs to and from the daycare room, as well as ensuring a safe and fun environment for the dogs and staff. You must be comfortable with dogs of all breeds and sizes and willing to roll up your sleeves to clean up after the animals in our care. We focus on keeping a calm and happy play group, and you must be willing and able to jump in when the need arises to ensure this harmonious atmosphere continues for dogs and staff.

You will enjoy discounts on Animal Humane Society and Now Boarding services, programs, and retail as well as employee recognition programs and staff parties and get-togethers. Opportunities exist to cross-train in other departments: Front Desk, Daycare, Boarding, and Overnights, as well as first priority given to staff when full-time and leadership rolls open up.

Six months prior experience in a dog daycare or similar group setting is required. Preferred candidates will have at least one year of experience.

Schedule: Days vary, 8 hour shifts starting as early as 5:45 a.m. and ending at 6:45 p.m. Weekends and most holidays expected.

Pay rate is $12/hr

Requirements: 

  • Six months of Dog Daycare or similar dog behavior background or experience required

  • Available to work all daycare shifts, including weekends and most holidays

  • Comfortable working around 45 dogs at a time and with all breeds together

  • Familiarity with animal behavior to recognize, handle, and address signs of aggression or other detrimental behaviors and ability to prevent it

  • Recognize common animal ailments and health concerns as they arise in Daycare

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Temperamentally suited to show compassion, patience, and enthusiasm while interacting with the animals in our care

  • Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal care environment.

  • Ability to work well independently and with little guidance while under pressure to complete specific tasks