Animal Enthusiasts Wanted! Hiring Kennel Assistants

Hound Dog Pet Hotel & Spa - Eden Prairie, MN


Hound Dog Pet Hotels & Spa is hiring! We are hiring part time kennel assistants for our hotel location in Eden Prairie. Evening shift hours can vary; we always start at 230pm until about 930pm or later depending on occupancy level. REQUIREMENTS: ALL STAFF are required to work a minimum of two set shifts a week, one of these set shifts need to be a weekend shift. All staff are required to have a valid driver's license.

Kennel Assistants take part in daily operations of running the business; primarily these staff create and supervise play groups outdoors, provide general pet care like feeding, cleaning up after pets and administering medications. Other duties assigned to kennel assistants include but isn't limited to: thorough cleaning of the grounds and facility/supplies, pressure washing and disinfecting rooms, keeping a watchful eye on our boarding and daycare pets for anxious behavior or decline of health and to love and care for each pet as if they were our own. Kennel assistants at times have contact with our "human clients" and must provide good quality customer service.

We are hiring personnel that:

  • Have a general knowledge of canine/feline needs, breeds and behaviors
  • Have the ability to work 6-8 active hours on their feet, able to lift 25 lbs (+) repeatedly in a shift and are able to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Must be flexible with scheduling; we are the busiest on weekends and holidays when people travel. ALL STAFF are required to work a minimum of two set shifts a week one of those days being a weekend shift (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Must be able to communicate well with coworkers, managers and clients effectively and be able to work as a team
  • Must have time management and organizational skills; looking for people that can be self-sufficient and work with minimal supervision after training
  • Be able to withstand at times an unpleasant environment; noise, hair, foul smells and still have a good attitude (these are animals we are working with)
  • Must have a calm and perceptive mind frame; there will be times we need to deal with an emergency and under pressure.

Our work is challenging, fun and rewarding! We prefer applicants with previous pet industry experience yet we are willing to train the right candidate. Do not apply if you can't work weekends or holidays. Shift times is something I cannot be flexible with at this time. Email resumes or please stop in and fill out an application. You must have two current references with phone numbers. If you call for more information ask for our hiring manager Danielle. Woof.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 to $12.00 /hour


  • Time Management: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Hours per week:

  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39

Overtime often available:

  • No

Typical start time:

  • 2PM

Typical end time:

  • 10PM