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If you are interested in becoming a member of our upscale boarding hotel and daycare team, we look for qualified Part-Time Dog Care Specialists on a rolling basis throughout the year. The position calls for someone who not only loves dogs but so much more. We are the Bay Area’s first five star kennel and have been labeled the “Ritz Carlton of dog hotels” by KRON 4 TV, therefore, the right person we select to join our team must meet the highest of standards.

The ideal candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • You must love and be comfortable around all dog types and sizes! It’s what we’re all about.
  • Be able to multi-task and keep a cool head – we are a busy place with playgroups, baths, feeding and cleaning all going on at once. Are you able to keep cool under organized chaos on a daily basis?
  • Be flexible and available to work part-time (3-4 shifts per week totaling 24-32 hours) but there is always the possibility of more, especially over the holidays. Weekends and all holidays are required of everyone who works here.
  • Be available for our shifts which are from 6 a.m. to 2:30 pm or 12:30pm-9 p.m. and we operate 7 days/week, 365 days/year.
  • You must be punctual, reliable and able to handle large, strong dogs and do some heavy lifting.
  • You must be comfortable with all the glamorous stuff associated with caring for dogs- scooping poop, cleaning up vomit, diarrhea, doggy breath, etc.
  • Due to the shift hours, having your own reliable transportation is required – public transportation cannot get you here by  6 a.m. especially on weekends and holidays.
  • Prior experience in the dog care industry (grooming, shelter volunteering, positive reinforcement training or other daycare/boarding facility) is preferred.
  • We use only positive reinforcement based training methods when working with our clients so a similar mindset is required.

We are the best because we train our people to be the best. We invest a lot of time and energy into our new hires and therefore, expect a high level of commitment, passion and drive in return.

All other positions within the company – customer service, consultations, supervisors and management – require experience as a dog care specialist first since dog care is our first priority! No direct applications for other positions will be considered. Advancement within the company is performance based.

Staff playing with dogs
staff playing with a dog

Employment at Citizen Canine provides the following benefits:

  • Performance based pay reviews annually.
  • Eligibility for Health Insurance benefits after 90 days.
  • Discounted dog daycare and boarding.
  • A fun place to work!
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Citizen Canine

420 Hegenberger Road,
Oakland, Ca 94621

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