Dog Day Care Camp Counselor

Camp Bow Wow Albany, NY - Albany, NY

Full-timeEstimated: $15,000 - $20,000 a year
Happy Healthy Pets…Happy Healthy People! Whether you are working part-time or full-time, job satisfaction comes down to doing what you love and collaborating with caring people working toward a common mission. Camp Bow Wow® is a nationally recognized premier pet care service providing a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention.

Camp Bow Wow Albany seeks exceptional people to provide loving care for animals and a superior customer service for our pet parents. We are currently interviewing for a full-time or part-time position. Our full-time employees are expected to work 34-40 hours each week. Our part-time employees are expected to work between 20-24 hours a week and be available for weekend work including one Sunday shift.

Please only apply if you will commit to a minimum of 1 year, not just temporary or seasonal work. Students must attend school in the local area to be considered.

Shouldn’t every job be demanding and offer a sense of accomplishment? The primary role of a Camp Counselor is to provide safety while supervising playgroups of up to 25 energetic dogs in an open play environment. Counselors must be attentive, focused, and quick to evaluate dog behavior in order to prevent altercations from occurring in the group. Camp Counselors don’t play with dogs…they provide a safe environment for dogs to play with dogs.

The Camp Counselor position is physically demanding and full of daily challenges and victories. In addition to providing safe play environments, Camp Counselors are also responsible for feeding, administering medications, cleaning play yards & cabins, and giving baths. All while giving the pups the love and attention they deserve.

Everyone working at the Camp is expected to contribute in providing a superior customer service experience. Camp Counselors who naturally excel in customer service may find themselves in a front office role but even passing through the lobby on your way in or out of Camp offers opportunity to interact with a pet parent and their pup. Eye contact and a friendly smile create positive connections. If you find yourself saying, “I love dogs more than people”, this is not the best fit for you.


Must love dogs and demonstrate no fear across all breeds and sizes.
Must possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable with both pets and people.
Have a positive attitude, are extremely detailed oriented, trustworthy, punctual, and responsible.
Available to work weekends and holidays. We work when others are enjoying vacation and holidays.
Be physically able to lift 40+ pounds.
Have a reliable personal vehicle.
Must pass background/criminal check.
Will commit to a minimum of 12 months, not just temporary or seasonal work.

Employees may bring their dog to daycare for free (subject to restrictions).
Paid Time Off (PTO) for full time employees (34-40 hours) after the one-year anniversary of employment.
Access to our employee communication portal and recognition system that allows us to share news, collaborate and recognize employees that make our company better. A total of $2,500 in employee recognition gifts are available each year.