Wags & Wiggles Employment Opportunities

Join our human pack of dog lovers!

Current Positions Available

All of our positions require enthusiastic individuals who share our love and passion for dogs. You must be a hard worker, dedicated, reliable, and a team player. You must have a good memory and be great at multitasking. You must be kind towards and accepting of all sizes, ages, and breeds of dogs.

Position: Overnight Attendant

Hours: Full Time or Part Time - Weekends and Holidays Required

Duties:This position requires a very dependable, experienced dog candidate who loves to work independently at night. Duties include working from 9:00 pm - 7:00 or 8:00 am on scheduled nights, supervising dogs during our late night potty time, good handling skills of dogs and recognizing dog body language, extensive cleaning duties, and caring for sleep with staff boarding dogs. When all duties are done, overnight team members are permitted to sleep.

Position: Marketing Assistant

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Duties: This position will work directly with the Founder of Wags & Wiggles. You must be customer-service oriented and have excellent communication skills. Duties include publishing the monthly newsletter, managing Google Ads, managing our website, CRM processes, social media posts, responding to online reviews, creating blog posts, maintaining and developing the online classroom, creating videos for YouTube and the online classroom, assisting in holiday photo shoots, and managing all marketing campaigns and events. Shifts out on the daycare floor or in the front office may be required.

Please email your resume to Laurie.

Position: Play Floor Team - Both Locations

Hours: Full Time or Part Time - Weekends and Holidays Required

Duties: Duties for the play floor include supervising dog play, recognizing dog body language, handling dogs appropriately using positive reinforcement techniques, cleaning up after dogs, and learning our special play yard activities.

Position: Office Team - Both Locations

Hours: Full Time or Part Time - Weekends and Holidays Required

Duties: If you love working with people and dogs, the Front Office position may be for you! You must be customer-service oriented and have excellent communication skills. Duties include answering phones, checking dogs in and out for daycare and boarding, handling payments, and providing excellent customer service. Shifts out on the daycare floor may be required.

Employment Information

You can download an Employment Application here. Please email us your application or apply in person.

Wags & Wiggles has an extensive dog training Apprenticeship Program. We provide a real life, hands-on approach that will teach you the people skills, dog skills, and training skills needed to be a well-rounded trainer.

Job opportunities are often available at Wags & Wiggles. We only hire persons 18 years of age or older with a valid form of ID. We frequently have to expand our team due to our company's constant growth.

We offer medical, dental and life insurance if you are full-time and have worked for us for at least three months. We also offer 5 paid vacation days and 3 paid days of sick leave per year. Your dog may attend daycare free of charge on the days you work, assuming your dog is acceptable for daycare.

Some of the benefits we offer are:

  • Consistent hours with the same schedule every week
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 5 days vacation per year
  • 3 days sick leave per year
  • Personal dog daycare during your shifts (dog must pass Meet & Greet process)
  • Free training classes
  • Competitive pay

Please refer below for what we expect from our employees.

LETTER FROM FOUNDER, LAURIE  ZURBORG

"We would like to thank you for showing an interest in working for Wags & Wiggles Dog Daycare. Since this is a family owned and operated facility, each employee is carefully screened to ensure the continuation of safe and excellent service. In the past we have found that many people do not have a very realistic view of what working in a dog daycare involves. Please read this letter carefully before applying.

Dependability is a must. If an employee does not show up, there will not be enough staff to provide a safe environment for the dogs. Some flexibility is also required. Days and hours may change slightly due to changes in the volume of dogs on certain days. Weekend work is also a probability. If there are concerns about flexibility, please express them right away. You MUST be able to work some holidays in order to work here.

If you do not have a genuine love towards animals, this is not the place for you. It is physically and mentally hard work. If you do not love animals, it will show due to the difficulty of the work. We are seeking people who are mature enough to understand and accept the responsibility of caring for other people's "children". This job can be a lot of fun and very rewarding but it is not sitting around playing with puppies all day. The dogs need to be cleaned up after which involves handling a lot of poop and pee. They have to be fed the right food and given the right medications. You will need organizational and memory skills to remember who gets what and what dog belongs to which client. You will have to remember all the dogs names, sexes, and behavioral problems. You must be able to work as a team with the other employees.

Behavior must be closely monitored at all times to ensure that there is no fighting. You cannot be afraid of bad dog behavior. While working here you may be exposed to: excrement, loud noises, chemicals, parasites, and the ever present risk of being bitten, scratched and bruised. These are the potential hazards you accept by working here. You should also know that no work is "above" anyone. Everyone will be asked to at some time perform dirty and menial tasks. We will try our best to make use of your skills, but don't expect to be exempt from the more mundane and unpleasant chores. Cleaning is a major part of every position at the daycare. If you get ill at the idea of cleaning up vomit and diarrhea, this is not the place for you. If you cannot pick up a 40lb dog, this is not the place for you. You will be on your feet most of your shift. You cannot be allergic to animal hair or sensitive to bleach.

We are looking for mature, responsible people who want to work around animals. This can be the best job you ever had if you are the right person. We are easy people to work with and expect to have open communication with all of our employees. Dogs can provide hours of laughter but this is a demanding position.