Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 1 day.

Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include medicating animals, contacting owners of tagged pets, assisting in rehabilitation of and transporting animals, and other tasks as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Properly clean and disinfect stainless steel dog and cat cages and dog kennels.
  • Properly feed and water dogs, cats and other animals based on age, size, weight and condition.
  • Provide excellent assistance to customers who are interested in adopting a dog or cat or who are looking for their lost pet.
  • Notify kennel supervisors or veterinary personnel of sick or pregnant animals.
  • Safely and properly handle all animals including bite quarantine animals, vicious animals and feral cats.
  • Process dogs, cats and other animals during intake to include entering data correctly in animal management software, vaccinating animals, deworming animals, taking pictures, scanning animals for chips and looking for ID tags.
  • Update animal management software when an animal’s status has changed or if it is moved to a new cage.
  • Notify the owners of tagged pets that their pet has been impounded.
  • Euthanize animals or assisting with euthanasia.
  • Take specimens of rabies suspect animals.
  • Transport sick or injured animals to offsite veterinarians or outreach events as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of general animal care principles and practices.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to understand and follow a variety of oral and written instructions/procedures.
  • Ability to learn animal management software system and accurately enter information into the software system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to handle performing or assisting with euthanasia.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must like animals!

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. One+ years’ experience in animal related field preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to read and interpret kennel policy guidelines and policies and procedures. Must be able to communicate effectively to kennel visitors and provide good customer services skills.

REASONING ABILITY

Must have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written or verbal form and to follow those instructions correctly.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Certification in euthanasia may be required.

Drivers license may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to a kennel that is not air-conditioned and may be exposed to unpleasant kennel smells. May have to handle dogs and cats that are stray, injured, diseased or vicious. May also be exposed to animal carcasses.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10.00 – $11.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • Animal Shelter: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Veterinary Clinic: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Professional Animal Handling: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:

  • www.lifelineanimal.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/LifeLineAnimalProject/

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely: