Employment Opportunities

All employees are screened carefully and must provide a criminal check report from the local RCMP.  Resumes are always welcome.

Akenside Kennels requires individuals who are reliable, healthy, flexible, polite and respectful with an aptitude for working with dogs and cats.
 
Reliability: Must be able to arrive on time! Must be able to work with others as well as solo. Must be able to complete tasks and manage care and exercise of guests.
 
Health: everyone requires the odd sick day but individuals must be of good health and able to lift 30 lbs.
 
Flexible: on occasion, you may be asked to work a holiday or weekend hours.
 
Polite and Respectful: disrespect of any kind at any time will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal.
 
Aptitude for working with animals: we observe and practice the ‘no-touch, no-talk, no-eye contact’ rule here at the kennels. We integrate with the animals without overwhelming them with our presence. While some are exuberant socialites, others are shy and unsure. It is imperative that each pet is offered the social interaction and play they are ready for and willing to accept.  Much about pet care can be taught quite easily but employment in the pet industry cannot be performed or administered properly by individuals without a genuine affection for them. 
 
Safety: While all safety measures are taken to ensure the safety of both animals and care takers, it is likely that you may be injured to some extent by an animal or while carrying out normal duties. This is an inherent risk in the pet care industry and something for all applicants to take into consideration.
 

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Did You Know...

At Akenside Kennels, your pet will receive quality care, exercise and social time with other dogs if the owner permits at a competitive rate. Akenside Kennels boasts 15 acres of land: plenty of space for long walks and energetic romps. At Akenside Kennels, we are happy to send updates and reports regarding your pet’s well-being via text or emails. If your individual situation does not permit you to drop off or pick up your pet during regular hours, we at Akenside Kennels will discuss alternate options at reasonable fees.