Tails Up Careers and Jobs

Rate of pay$14.42 - 15 per hour

We’re ready to expand our grooming services and are looking for the right teammates to help grow with us! Please note that this position has bathing responsibilities only, with the potential to turn into a Pet Stylist. The Bather is a position within the Resort. We believe in the mission of “Pet Lovers Delighting Pet Lovers” and we demonstrate this through being Playful, Passionate, Personal and Professional. A successful candidate for this position will be someone who not only embraces this culture, but is a team player, self-motivated, takes direction well, has excellent communication skills, and great attention to detail. This is a service-related industry and you should not only be skilled at customer service, but passionate about helping people. The Bather will assume complete responsibility for bathing of our individual bath guests, either while staying at our resort or as a walk-in appointment.


DO YOU LOVE PETS!!!  Come Join our growing Team!!

Tails Up is a premier pet resort in Castle Rock for pet lodging and doggy daycare. We are looking for dog and cat lovers to join our team!  


Ensure each pet is treated with respect and dignity

Ensure all pets have fresh water

Walk dogs on leash to and from Salon areas

Engage in play activities with pets including: fetch, exercise walks, chase, follow the leader, daycare, recall and basic obedience games, etc.

Alert supervisors to any changes in pet behavior or demeanor

Follow all standards of safety with regards to handling pets

Clean and sanitize all Tables, pet enclosures, exercise yards, and common areas.  Use disinfectants and other chemicals safely as instructed by the supervisor

Clean up poop, urine and any vomit several times throughout your shift; make accurate records of eliminations

Assist Supervisors with daily tasks as needed

Ensure pets feel at home and loved by providing attention and cuddles whenever possible

Work with a team who all exemplify these qualities

A passion for animals and animal care, especially dogs + cats. Willing to learn animal behavior to ensure their safety

Focuses on safe and gentle handling. Forceful, aversive, aggressive handling, vocalizing or treatment will not be tolerated

Must be able to work under conditions that require sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing and grasping

Conflict Resolution - Ability to handle conflict with tact and diplomacy

Good team work and willingness to assist other departments as necessary

Cheerful, friendly, positive team-oriented attitude

Strong attention to detail, especially where documentation is concerned. 

Reliable, punctual, and dependable

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including holidays and weekends

Ability to take direction well and apply it independently 

Ability to work in temperature extremes, work outside, or in distracting work environments such as loud noise/sound

Ability to tolerate being in close contact with various bodily fluids and to get dirty frequently 

Must be comfortable being around cats and dogs of all sizes and physically able to handle dogs of all sizes and to lift up to 60 lbs. 

Other duties as assigned


All employees can take advantage of free and discounted pet services as well as our 401(k) program with matching funds.  Tails Up also offers an excellent benefits program for full-time employees including health and dental insurance, life insurance, vision care, and paid sick and vacation time.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NVA Pet Resorts is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

A Day In The Life:

A successful candidate for this position will be someone who has experience in the pet industry, is self-motivated and a go getter, takes direction well, has excellent communication skills, great attention to detail

You’ll perform full service baths, brush outs, nail trims/grinding, ear cleaning, teeth brushing & de-shed services, and sometimes, the random “emergency-someone-just-peed-on-themselves-because-they-are-so-excited-bath.”

Tails Up - Castle Rock, CO

401 S Gilbert St, Castle Rock, CO, 80104