Friends of Upland Animal Shelter

Kennel Attendant

Job Type: Permanent Part-Time Position, Up to 20 Hours Per Week

Pay Rate: Hourly Based on Experience

Location: Upland, CA

Reports to:   Lead Animal Care Technician

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc. is dedicated to helping every adoptable animal at the Upland Animal Shelter find a loving home.  Friends focuses on activities that support and promote the health, well-being, and adoption of homeless pets at the Upland Animal Shelter.

We are seeking qualified individuals to fill positions as Kennel Attendant at our Upland Animal Shelter operation in Upland, CA.

The Kennel Attendant will report to the Lead Animal Care Technician, and will be responsible for performing all duties related to sanitizing, cleaning, feeding and caring for the animals, and coordinating closely with Animal Care Technicians and Customer Service representatives, and coordinating effectively with the City’s Animal Control Division.

The job will be part time, with work hours to be worked between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily.

Successful applicants should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Strong customer service orientation, excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; ability to prioritize and organize daily work load to ensure the most efficient and humane care for the animals at the shelter;  ability to identify and report animal disease and illness conditions;  ability to learn proper animal handling and cleaning techniques to avoid the spread of disease to other animals as well as employees and volunteers; ability to learn to identify various breeds of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals; principles of animal behavior and care; excellent customer service skills; safe work practices; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices necessary in the area of animal services. 

Successful applications must be able to:

  • Work a flexible schedule that includes weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Handle, process, assess, feed, water, and monitor the disposition of all animals in our care.
  • Clean and disinfect kennels, cages, and equipment in a sanitary manner; perform on-going and preventive maintenance tasks associated with shelter facilities and equipment.
  • Work with the Lead Animal Care/Kennel Technician and other professionals to properly sanitize the shelter environment and to feed and care for animals.
  • Provide prompt, courteous customer service, greeting the public as they enter the shelter area, and assist customers in selecting pets for adoption.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to volunteers.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Successful applications must:

  • Have one (1) year of experience working with domestic animals in an animal shelter, veterinary hospital or other animal facility is preferred.  Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.
  • Pass background check, physical examination, and drug screening.
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED

Are you interested in this job?
Download and complete our Employment Application, then scan and email that along with a resumé and cover letter to:

Call 909-931-4185, Option 4 for further information

Applications are Open Until Filled

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, any other characteristic protected by law, or any other factor that is not related to the job.

It is an objective of Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc. to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant selected for employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, Federal and Local governing agencies.

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Friends of Upland Animal Shelter
1275 San Bernardino Road
Upland, CA 91786
Animal Shelter Phone Number: 1-909-931-4185

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