Canine Care Attendant – Full Time


  • Good knowledge of canine behavior and husbandry skills; experience whelping litters of puppies a strong plus
  • Must have strong attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Must be flexible to changes in daily routines
  • Must work well with others and be teamwork oriented
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in indoor and outdoor environments

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all established NEADS protocols, procedures, and policies
  • Responsible for the thorough sanitation of NEADS facilities (Canine Center, Early Learning Center (ELC), Nursery, play yards, training areas, etc.) including:
    • Proper disposal and surface cleaning of puppy and dog elimination
    • The use and application of approved chemical products
  • Responsible for reading all important daily information prior to action
  • Responsible for properly preparing and feeding meals and snacks
  • Responsible for properly distributing and recording all medications
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of dogs, including but not limited to:
    • Reporting all health issues to the Veterinary Coordinator immediately
    • Maintaining safe living conditions for all puppies and dogs
    • Providing canine enrichment
  • Must develop and maintain canine handling skills approved by NEADS Training Staff
  • In the event of severe weather (snowstorm, flooding, power outage) attendants may be responsible for staying on campus overnight to ensure care for all dogs on campus
  • Complete medical, Canine Center, ELC, and Nursery paperwork thoroughly and properly
  • Assist with Canine Center, ELC, and Nursery intake and exit procedures for puppies and dogs
  • Bathe and groom dogs as needed
  • Assist with all other necessary daily operation tasks as needed
  • Interact in a professional manner with all staff, volunteers, clients, and visitors
  • Be well versed in NEADS program offerings, history, and overall Mission
  • Provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas for continued improvement to daily operations
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately


Application Process
This is a full-time position starting at $13.50/hour. In order for your application to be considered, it must include resume and cover letter. Cover letter can be addressed to Lacy Gillotti, Director of Canine Operations, using the form to the right. All applications will be reviewed by our hiring manger, but due to the number of submissions we receive, we will contact you only if we are considering your application.

Please submit your job application using the form below.

Job Application - Canine Care Attendant

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

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