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Job Title: Canine Kennel Care Attendant – Part-time 15-20 hours a week (including Weekends & Holidays) during the hours of 8am-8pm.

Broad Function: The Canine Care Attendant is responsible for the sanitary and humane maintenance of the canine facilities and the health and welfare of animals in our care. The Humane Society can care for over 250 animals at one time. The ideal candidate should be willing to cross train throughout different areas of the shelter including the feline and boarding area.

Job Duties:
Clean cages & kennel.
Sweep, mop, take out garbage and recycling, and assist with overall cleaning and sanitation of building.
Walk dogs, sizes varying from Chihuahua to Pit Bulls to German Shepherds.
Work with volunteers.
Feed, medicate and provide water to animals.
Socialize dogs.
Show dogs to potential adopters.
Hold animals for vaccinations.
Watch for health & behavior problems.
Provide information for animal adoption descriptions.
Take photos of animals for adoption system.

Authority: The Kennel Attendant will report to the Shelter Manager, and will have a collaborative relationship with the Executive Director, Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Coworkers & Office staff.  This is an entry-level position.

Qualifications Required:
High school graduate or GED Required.
Adapts easily to change and can work productively under pressure.
Excellent communication skills.
Team player..
Work with volunteers.
Problem solving skills & self-starting skills.
Handling up to 50 pounds.

Must provide own transportation. Candidates are subject to a drug test.

Preferred Experience:
Animal care experience in a shelter environment, working on a farm, animal care in a pet store, kennel or vet’s office.

Please fill out application in person at The Humane Society, 167 Conklin Ave, Binghamton Tues-Fri 12-5 or Sat 11- 4 or send resume. You can also email resume to

Other: There is a potential risk of dog or cat bite/scratch, and an unlikely exposure to Rabies. We recommend a tetanus shot prior to employment.

Also, please consider volunteering at our shelter (see Volunteers page).  On numerous occasions, we have hired our trained volunteers for job openings when they arise.