JOB TITLE:   Animal Care Tech

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Animal Care Supervisors

POSITION OVERVIEW: Kennel Assistants maintain clean, healthy and safe kennel and indoor/outdoor exercise areas for Operation Kindness cats and dogs.  They also regularly feed and provide them with water, and regularly exercise the dogs in play groups or individually.



  • Cleans and sanitizes dog and cat kennels and cages as soon as possible after it soiled.
  • Regularly cleans and sanitizes kennel walls and floors; polishes windows and doors.
  • Regularly cleans and sanitizes the grooming room.
  • Cleans and sanitizes dog porches after each use
  • Keeps outside exercise areas free of solid waste.
  • Maintains a clean and neat area


  • Feeds animals regularly according to the written feeding procedure.
  • Ensures that there is an adequate supply of food and water on hand.
  • Keeps food room clean and neat.


  • Ensures dogs are walked and exercised regularly throughout the day.

Other duties as assigned or requested


Education Requirements

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • One year of part-time or full-time work experience for which references are available
  • Previous Kennel or Animal Care experience preferred

General Requirements:

  • Feels and expresses a genuine liking for animals and for working in an animal care environment.
  • Supports Operation Kindness’s mission and understands how it is organized and functions as a non-profit organization.
  • Is able to work equally well with paid staff members, clients and volunteers.
  • Is able to relate well to persons with varied backgrounds and beliefs.

Physical Effort:

  • Position requires lifting and carrying animals and shelter materials weighting up to 40 lbs; when animals or materials weigh over 40 lbs, another staff member will assist in the lifting and carrying.
  • Position also requires standing for extended periods of time. Position requires walking, bending and lifting for extended periods of time.

Working conditions:

  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces.  May be exposed to bites, scratches and animal diseases.