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Job Title: Dog Daycare Attendant
Date Posted: 03/08/24 Ref. Number: 815
Type: Full Time Part Time
Location: Markham
Requirements: 1) This is a FULL-TIME or PART-TIME, PERMANENT POSITION, so it is NOT recommended for students returning to school unless you are juggling a part-time class schedule and can afford to work 20 to 40 hours a week between 6:30 am and 10:30 pm. If you would like to work PART-TIME, that is a possibility too, but you need to be available from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm during the week and weekends.

2) Candidates without THEIR OWN VEHICLE may not be considered, as this job will require you to work hours or days that may make it difficult to rely on public transportation.

3) This is a PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY DEMANDING position. Working with live dogs in a daycare environment requires employees to pay attention to detail, be quick-thinking, and have physical endurance (to walk, lift, and clean). Imagine this position to be like having two roles: 1) a primary school teacher, and 2) a school custodian. You'll be supervising children, disciplining them, having lots of patience, and being structured with certain rules in place. Then, you'll be vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning the facility on a regular basis.

Please note that this job may not be suitable for all people, especially for those who may not be able to handle fast-changing, loud or noisy environments.

Candidates are required to work between 4 to 6 days per week (including weekends and holidays). Shifts can be between 5 to 10 hours in length.


Be at least 18 years of age or older
High school graduate
Be able to legally work in Canada (SIN # or work permits must be provided)
Be flexible with working hours and days
Be able to operate a computer (e-mail, web, office tools)

Be responsible, honest, and reliable
Have a calm and assertive demeanour with the dogs
Understand dog behaviour and techniques to communicate with dogs
Can work in a team or individually (self-motivated)
Be willing to learn new things
Have previous customer service experience
Have good verbal and written communication skills
Have good organizational skills and pays attention to details
Can manage multiple ongoing tasks simultaneously
Have a pleasant personality
Have no medical or physical conditions that would prevent the successful completion of position duties.


Secondary School (required)

Driving Licence (preferred)
Shift availability:

Day Shift (required)
Night Shift (required)
Work Location: In person
Description: The Dog Daycare & Boarding Attendant position is suitable for …

[1] Beginners who are new to the pet services industry and are looking to start a career in dog handling, dog walking, or dog daycare, but are unsure of where to start. Well, why not learn on the job from one of the most reputable and recognized dog daycares in the GTA?

[2] Experienced Dog Handlers and Daycare Attendants who are seeking opportunities to work in a structured environment and are working towards becoming professional dog trainers or handlers.


Dog Daycare & Boarding Attendant:

About 50% of the job will be to supervise, monitor, and manage active play in the dog daycare, including:

Picking up and cleaning up after dogs,
Walking and exercising the dogs,
Feeding and administering medication to the dogs,
Keeping accurate logs and records of dog behaviour and activities.
The remaining 50% of the job will be to tidy, clean, vacuum, mop, and disinfect the facility.

10 hour shift 4 hour shift 8 hour shift Day shift Evening shift Every Weekend Holidays Monday to Friday Morning shift Weekends as needed
Hours per week: 20-40
Rate of Pay: $16.55-$19/hour
Contact: Oksana Bachynska
Telephone: 905-948-9996 Fax: 905-948-9920