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. You’ll work in our Daycare and Boarding areas to care and ensure the safety of the guests in our facility. Not only will you focus on handling dogs + cats all day, but on the cleanliness of the facility.
A Day In The Life
DO YOU LOVE PETS!!!
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 outside exercise 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 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.