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Animal Caretaker - On Site Housing Provided ( Part or Full-Time)

Winding Creek Kennels, Inc.
Winder, Georgia, United States
October 12, 2018


Job Description

We are a Distinctive Boarding Facility, caring for dogs & cats for over 24 years on our 36 acre country location. Our facility is located just outside of Athens, GA near Statham, GA.

We are looking for an Animal Caretaker that must live on-site in housing provided (a shared apartment). The on-site housing would be rent free in exchange for checking on dogs & cats every evening on a rotating basis, every other week. Our on-site Animal Caretakers work both daytime hours and evening hours.

Your evening responsibilities require you to be on duty every other week from Friday evening through the following Thursday evening, then off the following week. During your on duty week, you would be required to check on & care for our boarding guests, along with a few other simple duties each evening. This would take you approx. 35 minutes to 2 hours depending on guest capacity. Typically between 8:00 pm –10:00 pm. You would be paid an hourly rate for your time spent doing the evening check.

Typical daytime duties would include all aspects of animal care - feeding, medicating, bathing, exercising, cleaning, and sanitizing. Our daytime hours run typically between 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.

No previous animal experience is required, but you must enjoy and be comfortable working with dogs & cats of all breeds and sizes. You also need a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and have the desire to give the best possible care to our boarding guests... You would be thoroughly trained for all duties.

In the shared residence, you will have your own private bedroom & bathroom. The shared common areas are the kitchen, eating area, laundry room, and family room. The apartment comes complete with all appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, washer and dryer, etc.). Other than your own personal bills, your only utility expense would be the electric bill (split with roommate). You may also choose to split internet/Wi-Fi access with your roommate.

Compensation: Free Housing, Full Time/Part Time employment & Very Competitive wages. Our Full Time staff benefits include paid vacations, a Simple IRA (similar to a 401k) retirement savings plan, & health insurance plan.


* Willing to work a minimum of every other weekend and on and around all major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.). In the pet care industry, working holidays & weekends is a must. Do not apply if not willing to work on and around holidays. Working a minimum of every other weekend is also required – this means all day Saturday and all day Sunday (every other weekend).

* Excellent communication skills & good attention to detail.

* Must absolutely love dogs of all sizes and cats.

* You must have a minimum of High School diploma or GED.

* Must be a non-smoker - we do not allow smoking anywhere on the property or in the caretaker residence.

* You must have an excellent driving record - we have vehicles for doing pet taxi all over the Athens, Gwinnett & the greater Atlanta area.

* Willing to submit to background check and drug testing. We will also require a copy of your DMV records.

* Being an animal caretaker is very physically demanding - you must be in good physical shape and able to lift, bend and endure being on your feet.

* Have reliable transportation.

Our Location: Just outside Statham, GA, about 8 miles west of the Athens Georgia Square Mall, near the greater Athens area, home of the University of Georgia. Approx. 1 mile off Hwy 316, just off Atlanta Hwy, 1 mile west of Statham, GA, about 6 miles east of Winder, ( roughly 50 minutes NE of Atlanta ).

About Us: Winding Creek Kennels, Inc. is situated on 36 acres, we are a Distinctive Boarding Facility for Dogs & Cats, in business at the same location with the same owners for over 24 years and going strong and continuing to grow. We are considered the Best in the Pet Care Industry. We have a very positive and upbeat team. This position can be very enjoyable and fulfilling, caring for dogs and cats and helping to improve our facilities.

To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity you must attach a copy of your resume along with a cover letter telling us about yourself. All inquiries must be made by email only – do not call our business office regarding job applications. We will review your application and make initial contact by email. Interviews will be set up with candidates that we feel are right for the position. We respond through the Indeed site, so be sure to check for our responses.