Kennel Attendant Job Description

A kennel attendant is someone who supports and cares for animals in kennels while they are boarded.

These workers typically bathe, exercise, feed, and tend to the animals in their care.

Kennel attendants are often in charge of day-to-day tasks, such as feeding, exercising, cleaning, and walking the animals.

They may also be tasked with training the animals to behave in accordance with their “charter.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief

We're looking for Kennel Attendant to help us take care of our dogs. The Kennel Attendant will be responsible for feeding, walking, and playing with our dogs.

Kennel Attendant Duties

  • Insure that animal care, safety, and welfare is a top priority, ensuring the health and well-being of dogs and puppies entrusted to the shelter
  • Investigate all animal complaints, investigate accidents, maintain good records, and report to the appropriate authorities
  • Investigate and resolve any complaints or complaints about animal care, temperament, or behavior
  • Keep a clean, sanitary, and healthy environment for our animals
  • Keep all animal enclosures in good repair, clean, and sanitary conditions
  • Prepare kennel areas and animal enclosures for animal care work
  • Insure that animal waste disposal is clean and sanitary
  • Keep animal areas free of offensive odors
  • Keep animals safe, including monitoring animal behavior to avoid dangerous situations
  • Handle animals in a gentle manner at all times, including when handling sick or injured animals
  • Insure that animals are always

Kennel Attendant Responsibilities

  • Support care, cleanliness, and enrichment in 2-and 4-dog kennels in an atmosphere of compassion and efficiency while maintaining high levels of safety and following policies and procedures
  • Clean and disinfect kennels, maintaining hygiene standards
  • Maintain proper levels of food and water
  • Assist with housekeeping and duties to maintain upkeep of dog areas
  • Be physically able to lift and move dogs up to 75 pounds
  • Assist in preparation for, and clean up after, dog training classes
  • Assist in feeding dogs, including preparing meals and carrying food to dogs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Strong attention to detail and a passion for working with animals
  • Highly motivated to achieve has set goals

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, gender expressions, and ages.