Thanks to the wonderful support of our community our foot traffic has dramatically increased and as a result we are requiring extra staff. If you are a genuine individual who is interested in being part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team, love caring for animals, have strong interpersonal skills and really want to have a positive effect on our community, drop into the Shelter with a resume and references. You may also email your resume and references to us at Here is what we are searching for in our new co-worker:


Duties: Keep the kennel environment, including kitchen and storage areas, clean and organized. Clean and maintain floors, windows, kennels, etc. Dispose of trash, recyclable materials, and animal waste. Perform routine housekeeping tasks such as laundry, dishwashing, etc. Clean and maintain other areas, as directed. Report any supply stock needs or kennel maintenance issues to Manager or designate. Assist with health care of animals as directed, including proper documentation. Assist fellow employees as needed. Follow safety and sanitation policies throughout facility in order to maintain standards of excellence.

Administrative tasks may include: Greet walk-in customers who want to drop off or adopt a pet. Locate the appropriate staff member to help any visitors looking to adopt, or drop off, a pet. Handle telephone calls and voice mail in a professional and courteous manner. Enter client information into a spreadsheet, answer emails and might help with writing emails for the shelter’s mailing list. Scheduling veterinary services. Data sheet and shelter software input.

Qualifications: Previous housekeeping experience and experience with dogs and cats an asset. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team environment. Must have good verbal and written communication and prioritization skills. Must be detail oriented and organized. Ability to safely lift up to 100 lbs. Ability to work closely with animal hair/dander. Must have a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills and be eager to learn. Basic computer skills are essential as well as competent basic math skills. Successful applicants must supply a criminal record check available through the local RCMP. When requesting record check indicate that it is for employment with a local non-profit organization.

Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
– Animal shelter
Specific Animal Care Skills
– Assist with inoculation and treatment of animals
– Clean and disinfect cages, pens, aquariums, kennels, runs, stall and enclosures
– Monitor and document animal behaviour
– Prepare food and feed animals
Pet Grooming Experience
– Bathing/shampooing
– Ear cleaning
– Nail clipping
Weight Handling
– Up to 45 kg (100 lbs)
Essential Skills
– Significant use of memory
– Continuous learning
– Daily computer use
– Finding information
– Job task planning and organizing
– Critical thinking
– Decision making
– Problem solving
– Working with others
– Oral communication
– Writing
– Numeracy
– Document use
– Reading text
Animal Care Experience
– Domestic animals/pets (cats, kittens, puppies, dogs, etc.)
Additional Skills
– Keep records of animals treated
– Maintain inventory and order supplies
– Supervise helpers
Type of Pets
– All breeds of dogs
– Cats
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
– Not required