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Dog Daycare - Dog Care Assistant - Happy Hounds Dog Care Center
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Happy Hounds | Longmont, CO
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Job Description

Happy Hounds Dog Care Center

The function of our Dog Care Assistant position is to provide a positive and safe experience for all dogs in our care.

A patient and caring attitude and the ability to multi-task in an environment full of distractions is a must. Willingness to learn new skills, follow instructions carefully, and work as part of a team is also required. Respectful communication with co-workers is also required. This is an entry-level position with true potential for advancement. We only promote from within. Nearly everyone at Happy Hounds started in the DCA position :-)

Some specific job duties include:

  • Feeding and medications for boarding and daycare dogs.
  • Cleaning.
  • Active supervision of group play.
  • Cleaning.
  • Basic dog grooming such as nail trims, baths, and de-shedding treatments.
  • More cleaning.
  • Poop pick up!
  • Clean a little more...

ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. SALARY STARTS AT $11.50/HOUR. Opportunities for advancement as we prefer to promote from within! Come grow with us!



Basic requirements for ALL Happy Hounds employees include:

  • HS graduate or equivalent.
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to work some holidays. (We are busiest during major holidays).
  • Love for ALL dogs and the smells, sounds and silly behavior that comes with them :-)
  • Communication skills: Teamwork is required.
  • Ability to complete required tasks in sometimes adverse conditions. This is HARD WORK.
  • Punctuality and reliability. We expect our employees to be on time - No excuses. Because our customers pay us to take care of their beloved pets, we must have a reliable and responsible staff.
  • Ability to closely follow instructions and complete tasks independently.
  • Ability to be on your feet for a 5+ hour shift, minus your break(s) :)
  • Ability to lift and carry 40+ pounds.
  • Ability to learn and independently operate tools such as rotary tools, vacuums, dry vapor steam cleaners, washer/ dryer and a walk behind floor scrubber.
  • Ability to learn and utilize technology such as tablet and PC computers, digital cameras, and online scheduling/ HR software.

Learn more about Happy Hounds - https://happyhoundscolorado.com/

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