Tails-A-Wagging, Doggie daycare Attendant

3959 Hammer Dr Bellingham, WA 98226

Part-time $16 / hour to start

Job Description

Tails-A-Wagging is looking to add a new staff member to their FABULOUS doggie daycare team! We are hiring for someone to start in our dog attendant position working with dogs with plans to further cross-train to customer service, prepare doggie lunches, be able to multi-task, help both the back of the house and the front desk and work independently.

• Part-Time Doggie Daycare Attendant
• Monday-Friday
• all weekends OFF
• all holidays OFF

As the only Fear-Free certified, training, and enrichment-based daycare in our area, we are not like other doggie daycares.
Dogs come to Tails-A-Wagging to play, socialize, exercise, and also to learn!

Dogs are loud, always silly, sometimes gross, definitely loving, and a bit dirty; you need to love all of that!
We are looking for someone who can be available both mornings and afternoons, Monday-Friday.
We are open Monday-Friday from 6:55 am-6:05 pm and are looking for someone with an open schedule, for a combination of am and pm shifts (6:55 am to 12:30 pm and/or 12:30 pm to 6:05 pm)
Staff is also expected to attend an hour-long staff meeting, after hours, once a month from 6:05 PM to 7:05 PM. Approx. 22-30 hours/week, for this position.

Please do not apply if you are not able to work Monday-Friday.

We have an extensive employee training program. Training is 2 weeks of paid training where you learn about working with dogs one-on-one and in groups, reading dog body language, learning about appropriate play and interactions, fear-free skills, and MUCH more.
We pride ourselves on being more than just a doggie daycare, we are a doggie school, and lots of knowledge comes with being a dog care attendant!

We strive to create a good work-life balance for our team. We are an inclusive gender diverse company.

Send us your resume and availability 

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Our Ideal Candidates

An unshakably positive attitude is a must as the job is challenging both physically and mentally –We love these dogs rain or shine! We are looking for someone that is going to bring something to the table every time they come to work.

Being a self-starter, being able to multitask effectively, having a good sense of urgency, and having a passion for change and continuous improvement is a must.

Must be 18+ and looking for a long-term position. Although previous experience with dogs and animals is an asset, we value your customer service skills and attitude more.

Your drive should be for providing the best possible service for the dogs AND their owners.

Prior experience working professionally with dogs is preferred, but we are willing to train the right person!

Position starts at $15/hour, with a review meeting in 3 months. You will be given the opportunity to earn raises based on continued education through our Pawsitive Track Levels Program-an incentive program to help staff know as much as they can about dog training! Benefits include:

Do you meet all of the above criteria? Can't imagine your life without dogs? Then this job might be the one for you! In order to be considered, you'll need to submit your resume and a statement about how you feel about dogs.

Please be sure to give us a statement on your beliefs about animals and why you were attracted to this job, as well as your availability. Please note that we are currently only accepting applicants that have been fully vaccinatedand can provide proof of vaccination completion against COVID-19.

Applicants can also drop off their resume and availability in person at 3959 Hammer Drive Bellingham, WA 98226.