Do you love animals? Not just own a dog or a cat or another furry friend, but really accept them as part of the family?

Do you not have any pets of your own right now but volunteer with them just to get your cuddle fix? Do you talk to your animals and wish they could talk back? If you said yes to any of these, then D is for Doggy might be the job for you!

We are looking for people who care deeply and above all else about the safety and happiness of the animals in their care, who can speak (and write) to both animals and people with patience and compassion, and who can handle periodic walking throughout the day in all weather.

Our employees are professional, friendly, and earnest. While we spend almost all of our time with our furry friends, we also form relationships with their two-legged parents. Like us, our clients have made their pets their family members, and they have entrusted us with these pups’ well-being. Clients must be able to trust and believe in our employees so that they rest easy each moment their furry children are in our care.

Dog Handler

This person will be in the room with the dogs supervising and playing with them. It’s a hands-on position that requires one to give our dogs a lot of love and attention, and for the right person this is a fun and fulfilling position. This is the jumping off point, and to hold any other position, one must be an excellent dog handler!
The ideal candidate has a passion for dog care and their happiness. We are looking for someone who can:

  • Be very attentive to the dogs’ needs
  • Be on time for their shifts
  • Watch, clean up after, take pictures, and interact with the dogs
  • Be extremely responsible – these are live animals that will be in your care – and report any unusual behavior or incidents immediately to supervisor
  • Be flexible with schedule — availability on weekends and holidays is required
  • Feel comfortable handling dogs of all sizes
  • Feed dogs and administer medication according to instructions
  • Take dogs for walks as needed.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be considered for the position, please send a brief email about your professional experience +/ personal history with dogs along with a resume to employment@disfordoggy.com

Front Desk

Our front desk staffers play an important role in our business, while enjoying a significantly more fun experience than your typical office receptionist role. Prior front desk experience is strongly preferred. A portion of the job will be handling dogs, and sometimes covering breaks with potential shifts in the room to get to better know our dogs. We want someone that not only is comfortable handling dogs, but doesn’t mind getting down and dirty to keep our place clean and sanitary.

The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills (both on the phone and in person), feel comfortable corresponding with clients, and overseeing day-to-day operations. Typical tasks are to:

  • Review and reply to company emails and inquiries
  • Send various daily updates for: boarding/temperament test/incidents/unusual dog ailments
  • Check dogs in and out of the facility
  • Collect all special care instructions, including feeding, medication, or grooming instructions from owners
  • Run invoices and other ad hoc reports
  • Oversee general store operation and additional dog care (walks, feeding, medication, etc.)
  • Manage online reservation requests

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be considered for the position, please send a brief email about your professional experience +/ personal history with dogs along with a resume to employment@disfordoggy.com

Management (Assistant Manager, Shift Leader, Manager)

In order to qualify for this position, you must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the pet care industry and strong professional references. Applicants without the required relevant experience and references will not be considered. We are searching for someone with a background working at a dog daycare but would also consider a candidate who has experience working at an animal hospital, training facility, or grooming shop. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the health, safety, and happiness of the dogs in our care at all times
  • Ensuring our customer service is being held to the highest standard
  • Managing staff in a positive manner while holding them accountable to our high expectations
  • Scheduling employees and running payroll
  • Building personal relationships with each of our clients, learning to address their needs and concerns
  • Always striving to exceed client expectations and addressing any concerns or issues in a timely fashion

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be considered for the position, please send a brief email about your professional experience +/ personal history with dogs along with a resume to employment@disfordoggy.com

Dog Groomer

  • We take a lot of pride in having the best dog groomers, so that our clients consistently receive a 5 star grooming service. The ideal candidate:
  • Has an excellent, current level of knowledge in grooming all dog breeds
  • Must have extremely strong dog handling skills, and show compassion and care towards each individual dog’s needs
  • Provides all pet guests with kindness and respect at all times
  • Speaks authentically about products and services offered
  • Shares product knowledge and suggestions to fit customer needs and promote pet health
  • Maintains a clean work area

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be considered for the position, please send a brief email about your professional experience along with a resume to employment@disfordoggy.com

Dog Grooming School

Our objective at the D is for Doggy grooming school is to provide the training necessary to prepare the student with the skills required to successfully enter into an entry level position as a groomer in the pet grooming industry.

Our head groomer with over 30 years of experience and knowledge teaches each class. The program is 12 weeks long, Monday to Friday from 9am-3pm. We select four candidates for each 12 week program that we feel has the passion, talent, and work ethic to become an excellent groomer.

Learn the tricks of the trade:

  • Safe dog handling
  • Proper cut for each breed
  • Communication with pet parents
  • Brushing and dematting
  • Trimming
  • Puppy cuts
  • Sanitation cuts
  • Nail clipping
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Ear cleaning
  • Drying techniques
  • Anal gland expression
  • Shaving, coat stripping
  • Clipper finish

To learn more about the program, please email grooming@disfordoggy.com