Canine Care Team

KC Pet Project is seeking motivated, hardworking team members that are self-starters for our Canine Care Team.

We are looking for people interested in working with our dogs and the public to make good adoption matches. If you want to learn expert dog handling skills and would find joy in matching a dog to a great family, this job may be for you.

Responsibilities include handling and caring for dogs of all sizes and temperaments and being active in providing excellent customer service to the public looking for new pets to adopt.

As part of our Canine Care Team, you will work cooperative with the other team members to care for approximately 200 dogs each day. Their care involves, walking, kennel cleaning, feeding, enrichment and play group participation. In addition, our Canine Care Team plays a critical role in helping to match the dogs to potential adopters so must be comfortable engaging with the public and advocating for the dogs.

This is a highly physical position and candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in heat and cold. You must enjoy being a part of a team and willing to work hard making a difference for homeless pets in Kansas City.

KC Pet Project is a high-volume open admission shelter caring for over 10,000 animals a year. Applicants may be asked to do an on-site working interview as part of their interview process.

No phone calls please. Please complete the application on the website and include information detailing why you feel your past work experience and work ethic would make you a great candidate for this position.

Standard work shifts available are:

  • Fulltime – 8 am to 7 pm, 4 days per week.
  • We also have part-time positions from 2pm to 7pm.
  • We are open 7 days a week, 365 days per year and we do ask all team members to be willing to work one of the two weekend days and some holidays.

Starting pay for our Canine Care Team is between $10 to $12 per hour depending on relevant experience. We will begin offering Health Insurance Benefits for Full Time employees as of January of 2020. We also offer 2 weeks of paid time off for full time employees, an employee discount on merchandise in our retail store and you are eligible to get basic veterinary care through our Veterinary Clinic at cost plus 10%.

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