Now Hiring Full-Time Dog Handler

Some of our daycare pups posing for a picture!

Dog Handler Job Description

Must be Available Monday – Friday and one weekend a month. Hours are split shifts 6-10am and 2:30-6pm. Must live close to or be willing to commute to West Branch Iowa. Applicants more than 20 minutes away will not be considered.

We are searching for a hard-working, responsible, and dependable Dog Handler to help with the cleaning duties and handling of dogs at our kennel and daycare facilities. The Dog Handler’s main responsibilities include cleaning kennel runs & outdoor areas, supervising group play, assisting with check-ins and check-outs, and cleaning the daycare play areas. If you’re interested, please fill out an application and email it to us at with “Dog Handler Application” as the subject line.

Dog Handler Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning animal waste, spilled food, hair, and other debris from the kennels
  • Disposing of trash in a timely manner
  • Washing and sanitizing dog bowls
  • Ensuring that the dogs have ample, fresh water at all times
  • Keeping the lobby clean and organized
  • Switch and fold laundry
  • Clean yard of animal waste and spray yard with cleaning solution
  • Hose out and clean outdoor patios
  • Assist with setting up kennels
  • Help with transporting animals to and from the kennels
  • Assist with check-ins and check-outs
  • Monitor dogs during group playtime

Dog Handler Assistant Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Physically fit and agile with capacity to lift up to 50 pounds unaided
  • Must have a car/transportation
  • A passion for animal welfare and an overall love of dogs (all shapes & sizes!)
  • Strong attention to detail and high standard of cleanliness
  • Must be available to work during early mornings, early evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Position will be full-time Monday – Friday with one weekend per month
  • Previous experience with dogs is preferred. Will be trained in dog handling and behavior

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 per hour


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 4 hour shifts (6-10am & 2-6pm)
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • West Branch, IA 52358: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

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