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Our mission at Play Dog Play is to provide dogs a structured and supportive environment that successfully caters to every dog in our care. We are able to provide a space where dogs are able to practice safe socialization and recognize that every dog's needs varies. The most important aspect of cultivating this environment starts with our team!

See below for descriptions of our staff positions, along with the employment application form. 



Full-time and part-time eligible

  • Free daycare for employee dogs (pre-requirements apply) 

  • 15% discount for retail items (with ability to have items special-ordered)

  • Quarterly tips and bonuses

Full-time eligible only

  • Optional election into retirement plan with employer matching and health reimbursement account.

  • Paid time off and paid holidays off


Our Daycare Attendant positions are full-time at 40 hours weekly. Shift options are listed below on the application; we like to keep your shift consistent throughout the week!

Dog Handling Responsibilities

  • Support groups of 20-25 dogs in our high-volume daycare and boarding facility on Pine Street in Burlington

  • Feed and medicate canine clients

  • Basic grooming services (baths, nail trims, and ear cleanings)

  • Facility cleaning tasks (done on daily, weekly, and monthly basis)

Customer Service Responsibilities

  • Answering phones and emails for day-of reservations

  • Intaking dogs in the morning for daycare

  • Intaking dogs for boarding with accurate feeding/medication instructions

  • Sending dogs home to their owners at conclusion of their reservation. When bringing dog back to owner, providing in-depth report on the dog's time -- our owners love hearing about their day!


  • Experience handling dogs or other animals is a huge plus but not required. Vet techs, Kennel Staff, Groomers, Training Assistants encouraged to apply!

  • Ability to interact professionally with dogs, staff, and owners. Daycare attendants interact with both canine and human clients on a daily basis.

  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment. Think about working at an elementary school - every day is a different day when working with living beings!

  • Ability to be physically active and work on feet for an 8-hour shift.

  • Willing to get hands dirty is required (we’re working with dogs after all!)

  • Holiday shift availability for boarder care. Our facilities are closed for daycare on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Our cleaner positions are part-time, up to 25 hours weekly.

Cleaner Responsibilities

  • Completes daily disinfection and cleaning of playspace areas using proper protocols and equipment

  • Disinfects crates/kennels for scheduled cleanings

  • Sets up and breaks down cleaning equipment

  • Supports with additional tasks throughout facility, such as dishes, laundry, etc.


  • Comfortable communication with fellow team members to complete daily tasks

  • Able to follow appropriate cleaning measures to ensure a safe and sanitary environment

  • Has independence and able to complete tasks on dedicated checklists


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