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Doggie Daycare Team Member

Meyer’s organization is about people and their dogs. It’s about helping people and INSPIRING them to do with and more for their dogs. We are a group of energetic, motivated people who love what we do and are looking for other like-minded, high-quality people to join us. We offer exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions. Our Leadership Team is passionate about fostering both personal and professional growth for all.
This position we are currently hiring for at our growing company is in Deforest on Madison’s east side where we were offer several different services for people and their pets. We have a full time opportunity (35-40 hours per week) on the Doggie Daycare Team with a great support staff and leadership team that you would be joining. At Meyer’s Animal House we have a two phase hiring process. Only those who complete both phases will be considered for employment.

Phase 1: Read our Strategic Vision, and Phase 2: Complete Our Online Application

Only online applications will be accepted.

Job Description

Our purpose with Doggy Daycare is to help each dog become a self-confident, well-rounded member of the family and the larger human and dog community, too. We achieve this aim through continuous training in:

  • human-to-dog relationships, which includes educating owners on how to help their dogs become enjoyable family members; and
  • dog-to-dog relationships with appropriate play in and outside daycare.

Experience is necessary, however a genuine love for animals is a must. There will be opportunities for advancement, if you excel in this position.

  • You Are Dependable – being a few minutes early for work is normal for you. You look at what the great day ahead spent with dogs will bring. Our staff knows they can count on you to do whatever it is you are assigned with excellence.
  •  You Love Details – As a team, we want to make sure each guests’ needs are met. From medications to meals, play times to pampering, it is all in the details to make our guests stay the best it can be.
  •  You Are a Team Player – you want the best for the dogs that are staying with us and work as a team member to get that accomplished. You add to the conversation and brainstorm with fellow staff on ways to make the experience more enriching.
  • You Are a Goal-Setter – you have goals for your work and for yourself. At Meyer’s we have built a work culture were accomplishing goals is key to success.  We have educational opportunities and areas that you can grow in as you deepen your experience in the pet care field.

 NEED TO (the must have’s):

  •  Be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Previous dog experience meaning more than you have owned a dog
  • Handle dogs of all sizes without being afraid of them and without allowing them to control you
  • Have a calm and assertive pack leader who understands and is willing to learn dog body language
  • Able to spend their shift standing and walking outside in all types of weather while closely monitoring and interacting with our canine guests
  • Be in good physical condition, able to squat, stoop, bend, and lift
  • Ability to be flexible to work morning and/or afternoon shifts
  • Little or no absenteeism is extremely important.
  • Must be willing to maintain the highest standards in cleanliness

Required Skills

  • Detail oriented
  • Must note and notify any abnormal signs or behaviors animals may display, ( know signs of distress, common diseases, and medications) ask questions there are never too many questions when animals well-beings are at state.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude towards pets, co-workers, and customers. Passion for animals. Humanely and gently handle animals at all times.
  • Having the ability to read an animal and it’s behavior, know when animal is stressed, agitated, aggressive, friendly, submissive etc. Never put oneself or others at risk.
  • Computer literate with ability to use in-house software
  • Ability to be alert and proactive to manage a pack during a shift
  • Genuine liking for people with a desire to make the customer experience and the team experience pleasant, welcoming, and memorable.

Desired Experience and Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a pet facility or pet care environment a plus
  • Excellent work history and references

Compensation

  • Pay and benefits negotiable, depending on experience. Performance based bonus upon approval.

Phase 1: Read Our Strategic Vision
Step 2: Fill out our Daycare Team Job Application Form

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