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Animal Caregiver for Dog Rescue

Wags and Walks

This is a Part-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted November 23, 2021.


Job Title: Caregiver

Department: Animal Care

Reports to: Animal Care Manager

Oversees: Daily dog care and Wags Club Volunteers

Hours: Part Time / Hourly


Wags & Walks is a 501c3 nonprofit dog rescue in Los Angeles.

We are a community of dog lovers working to promote shelter dogs as the best dogs in the world through advocacy of our unique family-friendly foster and adoption programs.


Our Animal Caretakers are responsible for overseeing the care and wellbeing of all of the dogs that are in our adoption center.

This job requires an outgoing, enthusiastic and hard working person to help us grow our rescue, and someone who has experience working with animals.

Follows cleaning, feeding and watering protocols to maintain the health of all animals.

Ensures every dog in our care is walked every four hours at a minimum.

Keep boards and kennel cards updated in real time.

Adheres to isolation and quarantine protocols when handling new or contagious animals.

Keeps the facility clean, safe, organized, sanitary, and presentable at all times.

Abides by intake protocols and procedures when processing new dogs.

Administers oral, topical, and injected medications to animals.

Assists medical staff with restraint, exams, and treatments.

Assists adoptions and foster staff with meet-and-greets, supply preparation, and pick-ups/drop-offs.

Ensures supplies are organized and properly stocked.

Monitor all inventory and inform the Animal Care Manager of any needed supplies for both animals, staff or volunteers.

Trains and supervises volunteers to ensure safety procedures are followed.

Informs volunteers of necessary tasks in a friendly, welcoming manner.
Must be a dog lover and possess some knowledge of basic dog behavior and needs.

Must be willing to get hands dirty, be flexible and reliable.

Must enjoy public speaking and communicating with a diverse group of volunteers.

Must have excellent customer service experience, proven attention to detail, good organizational and time management skills.

Must be a team player and have a positive attitude.

Personable, professional, upbeat and energetic.

Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a diverse community in a professional, pleasant, respectful manner and use good judgement.
Must have at least 1 year of professional experience working with dogs in a kennel environment.

Must be able to sit at a desk in front of a computer for several hours.

Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery.

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs to help move kennel crates, dog food, and other supplies.

Must have proficiency with computers including word, excel, slack and google docs.

Ability to learn new technology quickly.

Must have a current and valid California Driver’s License.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00
– $20.00 per hour

8 hour shift
Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
Los Angeles, CA 90064: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Work Location: One location