Job Description

We are seeking an experienced part-time employee who will be available for evening, weekend and holiday shifts to care for dogs housed in-facility. Previous experience handling dogs in a professional setting is preferred (i.e. kennel/shelter, veterinarian clinic, etc.)

Job Duties

Handling large breed dogs (60-90 pounds), taking dogs out to use the bathroom, feeding and providing fresh water, giving basic medications, walking dogs, working with volunteers who assist with dog walking, cleaning kennels and housing area, dishes, laundry, and maintaining outdoor dog yard. Some heavy lifting may be required.

Work Environment

Small, supportive, family-like work environment. Individual must follow dog handling/walking/sanitizing protocols and be able to work with volunteers with all levels of experience; mostly little to no experience with dogs. Work is conducted both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.



  • Feeling comfortable and physically able to handle large breed dogs

  • Positive attitude and friendly disposition

  • Willing to work a schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Comfortable working outside in all types of weather

  • Dependable - Must have reliable means to report to work on time for each scheduled shift

  • Professional kennel experience preferred

  • Background check required

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221 Old Dairy Road, Unit 1
Wilmington NC 28405

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