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Kennel Attendant – FT

Regional Animal Protection Society (Richmond Animal Shelter) – Richmond, BC
$15 an hour
Job Summary


  • Clean (daily) of dog kennels and cages to ensure animals are living in sanitary conditions
  • Ensure all dogs get regular exercise by going for walks or having appropriate time in play yard
  • Assist and interact with all volunteer dog walkers
  • Provide dogs with food and fresh, clean water as well as following special feeding instructions for animals on special diets
  • Monitor every dog’s appetite to ensure they are in good health
  • Ensure all dogs are clean and well-groomed. This includes bathing, trimming nails and brushing fur
  • Monitor animals for signs and symptoms of sickness and disease
  • Have a genuine interest in and concern for the well-being of animals and demonstrate empathy and compassion for shelter animals
  • Have the ability to remain calm and effective in stressful situations when handling difficult and dangerous dogs
  • Administer veterinarian’s instructions by providing medications as directed by the veterinarian
  • Bring animals forward to meet and communicate with the public regarding the adoption of shelter animals
  • Expected to work in other areas of the shelter when required
  • Incorporate some training while interacting with the dogs to improve their adoption potential

Evening Shift

  • Ensure all dogs receive a final chance to relieve their bladders before close
  • Ensure dogs are locked up/secure for the night and kennel entrances are locked
  • Take animals to established evening veterinary if required

Knowledge (Education & Experience)

  • Previous experience working as a Kennel Attendant
  • Genuine concern for the welfare of animals
  • Is familiar with, and sympathetic to the goals and mission of the Regional Animal Protection Society
  • Follow and uphold shelter policies and protocols and complete all tasks to a high standard
  • High School graduation, plus two years of related experience OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience

Judgment, Authority, Decision Making

  • Works independently
  • Work is performed in accordance with established procedures and accepted practices involving freedom to select which methods are applicable in any given situation
  • Job tasks are generally standardized with ability to choose action within limits defined by standard/accepted information and procedures
  • Organization of work to accomplish goals is expected.


  • Considerable interpersonal skills are required
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Self-starter
  • Positive Attitude

Working Conditions

  • Animal Shelter Environment
  • Interruptions are an expected part of the work, and re-prioritization and/or rescheduling of tasks is required for work completion
  • Physically fit; must be able to stand for long periods of time, some lifting involved
  • Able to lift 40lbs


Reporting structure is as follows:

  • Shelter Manager
  • CEO


**Applicants MUST have reliable transportation

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • Kennel Attendant: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Applicants can submit their resume and cover letter to 


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