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Job Title: Kennel Attendant

Job Summary: We are seeking a responsible and compassionate Kennel Attendant to join our team. The Kennel Attendant will be responsible for the daily care and well-being of our animal guests, including feeding, cleaning, and providing exercise and socialization. The ideal candidate will have a love for animals, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Feed and water animals according to their individual needs
  • Clean and sanitize kennels, cages, and other animal living areas
  • Provide exercise and socialization for animals
  • Monitor animal behavior and report any concerns to management
  • Administer medication and treatments as directed by management or veterinary staff
  • Assist with grooming and bathing of animals
  • Answer phones and assist customers with inquiries and reservations
  • Maintain accurate records of animal care and behavior


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience working with animals preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed

Physical Demands: The Kennel Attendant will be required to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time. The position may also require bending, stooping, and kneeling.

Work Environment: The Kennel Attendant will work in a fast-paced environment with exposure to animal hair, dander, and odors. The position may also require working outdoors in various weather conditions.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement savings plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Kennel Attendant

What is the best way to find and hire a Kennel Attendant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Kennel Attendant applicants. Employers posting their Kennel Attendant job on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Kennel Attendant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Kennel Attendant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 9 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Kennel Attendant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Kennel Attendant role?
SMS has 87% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Kennel Attendant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Kennel Attendants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 114% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Kennel Attendant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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