•  Supervising dog handlers and floor staff (dog handling skills, cleaning tasks) and ensuring proper completion of all tasks (cleaning, grooming services etc.)

  • Personnel management (disciplining staff, addressing and resolving staff conflicts)

  • Ensuring that the facility runs according to designated daily schedule (dog naps, staff lunch breaks, dog walking schedule, etc.)

  • Responsible for determining and overseeing dog group make-up on the floor

  • Communicating with supervisory team (team leaders and operations manager) about both staff and dog issues in a timely manner

  • Previous dog handling in daycare or boarding setting is highly desired

  • Previous supervisory experience is a huge plus

All candidates will complete cleaning and floor training onsite. Furthermore, all candidates will be expected to pass all benchmark tests.

Hours will be a combination of closing shifts (10:30am-7pm; 9:30am-6:30pm on weekends) and occasional opening (6am-2:30pm, 7am-4pm on weekends). Most likely Monday-Friday but weekend availability is also required. Expected time commitment is 40hr/week with occasional overtime.


We have full time and part time positions available. Holiday availability is required for this position and this is a long-term year-round position available to be filled now. Our candidates are hardworking and energetic, has professional experience handling dogs (i.e. vet tech, groomer, trainer's assistant), organized, punctual, and neat. Strong computer skills, excellent memory, and ability to stay and think on your feet are crucial.

Responsibilities for this position include (but aren't limited to!):

  • Overseeing the care and safety of multiple dogs in our busy daycare and boarding facility. Working with a team, handlers are responsible for the supervision and care of multiple dogs in these key areas: play, feeding/administering medication and basic behavior modification. We will provide necessary extensive training onsite

  • Ability to stay on feet for hours at a time

  • Maintaining cleanliness and order throughout the entire facility. Dog handlers must be willing and able to get their hands dirty! A large portion of everyday responsibilities include light to intensive cleaning

Most shifts are 8 hours long and run between 6am and 7pm. Part-time shifts are available as well (6am-11am or 2:30pm-7pm).


We are thrilled to have you interested in our company. Please follow the process outlined below to apply for a position.

Step 1: Download the application

Step 2: Submit your cover letter, resume, and filled out application via email to or fax to (802) 540-0540. Students are required to submit their class schedule as well.

Step 3: Please feel free to follow up on your application via email at

Please do not call and do not drop off the paperwork at the facility. Our awesome front desk staff are very busy providing excellent customer service to our customers and we appreciate you helping them stay focused on that important task. Thank you for your inquiry!


All staff receives free daycare for their dogs and deep discounts at our pet food and supply store.

Full-time benefits kick in after a year and include paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan for health reimbursement account for dental, medical, and vision expenses.


We have full-time and part-time positions available on our highly motivated and enthusiastic front desk team! We are looking for applicants who are highly organized, have excellent communication skills (both on the phone and in person), and possess 2+ years prior experience in customer service.

Responsibilities for this position include (but aren't limited to!):

  • Creating reservations (via phone, email or in person) using our intricate, compute-based booking software

  • Accomplishing daily administrative tasks such as: greeting customers, checking dogs in and out of daycare, answering phone and email messages, scanning and filing paperwork etc.

  • Assisting customers in our retail store by recommending products, answering questions, placing special orders, and ensuring that products appear fully stocked and organized

  • Leading dogs in and out of the lobby with confidence and expertise (basic dog handling skills will be included in your front desk training

Full-time shifts run from 6am-2:30pm or 10:30am-7pm Monday-Friday and 9:30am-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday. Part-time shifts are 6am-11am or 2:30pm-7pm Monday-Friday and 7am-10am or 3pm-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday.

Weekend and holiday availability is required for this position. These are long-term, year-round positions that are available to be filled now.


Position available at both locations. Hours available are 3:30/4:30pm-7pm Mon-Fri and 1pm-6:30pm Sat and Sun. Required availability is 3 weekday shifts per week with weekend availability preferred. This is a perfect position for a responsible high school or college student!

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668 Pine Street, Burlington VT 05401

1725 Williston Road, South Burlington VT 05403

ph. (802) 540-0545

f. (802) 465-5080