Are you passionate about being a champion for companion animals? Do you embrace optimism and compassion, meeting everyone with an open mind, kindness and respect? Want to join a growing team dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love? Become a part of the Delaware SPCA family! We are looking for animal lovers who want to make a lasting difference for needy pets in our area. The Delaware SPCA located in Newark, DE (Stanton), is a private, nonprofit organization that is Delaware’s oldest animal welfare agency, founded in 1873.
Kennel Tech/Dog Caretaker
The Dog Caretaker is responsible for the overall care of the dogs within our shelter by providing food, water, and a clean environment. The role requires physically strenuous custodial activities and routine maintenance duties, including: cleaning kennels and cages; providing food and water for the animals; animal handling; and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the animals. The Dog Caretaker also provides customer service to guests seeking to adopt animals, oversees meet-and-greets, and provides animal socialization. Candidates must be able to work independently, follow protocol, be comfortable working with animals, and have reliable transportation. Weekend and holiday availability required. Stamina is a must due to prolonged hours of walking and/or standing, scrubbing, and holding and/or lifting animals. Previous professional animal care experience a plus.
Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter, and schedule availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware SPCA is committed to making a safe, efficient, and productive work environment for all employees. Therefore, we require all applicants to undergo drug screening and a background check upon offer of employment.