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Pet Care Associate

Pet Care Associate

We have a Part-Time opportunity for a House Counselor experienced in the Pet Care, Hospitality or Restaurant industries, to join our growing company at our Deforest location. 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

Pet care is the core of our operations and this position requires caring for all aspects of a pet during its stay.  Strong attention to detail and a team player attitude are required, as is your love for pets! This person is responsible for the general care & maintenance of all pets at Meyer’s. Applicants must be responsible, punctual and dependable. Pets in our facility must be cared for promptly, every day. The facility is staffed 365 days a year and is exceptionally busy when schools are on holiday recess. Little or no absenteeism is extremely important. Experience is not necessary, however a genuine love for animals is a must. You must be able to handle dogs of all sizes without being afraid of them and without allowing them to control you. You must be in good physical condition, able to squat, stoop, bend, lift, and do a lot of walking. Must be willing to maintain the highest standards in cleanliness. There will be opportunities for advancement, if you excel.

 

  • 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 that you have owned a dog
  • Good dog handling

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, e-mail, Word and Excel spreadsheets in a professional setting
  • Ability to multi-task to manage guest care/activity systems, during a shift.
  • Genuine liking for people with a desire to make the customer experience and the employee work experience pleasant, welcoming, and memorable.
  • Communicating and connecting company mission and values to daily operations

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 ourPet Care Associate Job Application Form

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