Doggy Day Camp Counselor

Job Details
Estimated: $20,000 – $27,000 a year2 hours ago
  • Dog handling
  • High school diploma or GED
Full Job Description
Our Best Friends center in Springdale, Arkansas is looking to hire energetic, hard-working, and devoted individuals to join our growing team. Applicants should have a passion for pups, and true devotion to their care and enjoyment.

DDC Counselor Job Duties Include:
Actively oversees dog pack in social play environment, is functional pack “Alpha”.

Observes behavior and intervenes as necessary to prevent fights and injury to pets.

Sets up room with water filled bowls, bedding, and approved toys.

Actively encourages play/interaction between pets and pet activity.

Cleans/sanitizes all items at end of day or during day as necessary.

Inspects toys regularly and removes those not suitable for safe play.

Ensures that pets wear appropriate, flat, quick release collars.

Takes pets to and retrieves pets from boarding area as necessary.

Conducts interviews with prospective campers.

Maintains campers’ files and ensures each camper has a current contract on file.

Promptly cleans up/mops after pets when they eliminate.

Thoroughly cleans/sanitizes floor and camp equipment at end of day.

Reports items in low supply to Management.

Follows all safe handling and day Camp procedures.

Reports needed repairs to Management.

Completes Day Camp Reports each day, interacts with customers, and provides individual pet feedback.

Devises/Suggests/Executes special DDC pet events.

Supervises (separate) playgroup as required.

Supports the Mission and Philosophy of Best Friends Pet Hotel

Treats customers, guests and co-workers in a professional, courteous manner; greets all customers encountered while performing work duties.

Assists other Associates as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent

Experience: Minimum of 1-year dog handling experience.

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Must be able to be on feet for full shift.

Must be able to stand, walk frequently.

Must be able to bend, stoop and squat.

Must be able to work on computer system and complete written reports

Must be able to handle dogs on leashes.

Must be able to work in an environment with exposure to disinfectant/sanitation chemicals, animal dander and excretions.

Must possess a love of animals.

Displays a professional manner at all times.

Must have dominant dog behavior skills.

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