Kennel Technician (Part-Time)


Part Time: Non-Exempt Position

Location: Sylmar, California

Salary: $16.78 per hour

Reports To: Kennel Manager

Job Purpose: Assists in the day-to-day care and oversight of GDA | TLC dogs.

Essential Functions:

  • Help ensure a safe, humane, clean and sterile environment for the dogs.
  • Feed, bathe, exercise and groom dogs.
  • Assist with canine health care and routine procedures when necessary, including administering vaccines and other medications as directed, restraining and weighing dogs, and taking care of minor ear, wound or skin issues in accordance with GDA protocols.
  • Monitor the health and status of dogs and report any concerns or changes to manager.
  • Assist with canine socialization and enrichment activities.
  • Daily cleaning activities including: cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting kennels; sweeping; cleaning indoor and outdoor yards; laundry; trash; dishes.
  • Organize and stock supplies as assigned and report low levels to manager.
  • Supervise dogs when playing in “community” with other dogs.
  • Indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
  • Increased noise-barking dogs.
  • Working overtime, nights, holiday, and weekends, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
  • Ability to bend and kneel to the floor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to handle and control a large breed dog
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., and up to 80 lbs. with assistance; must possess the physical strength to lift healthy, potentially strong, large breed dogs
  • Ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force including pushing or moving objects
  • Ability to push, pull, and reach overhead
  • Ability to wear protective gear including masks, gloves, goggles, boots
  • Visual acuity required to see and read dog’s reaction to environment and distractions, ability to read forms, documentation, and computer screen
  • Hearing ability required to interact with dogs, trainers, students, and volunteers
  • Working with all sizes of dogs
  • Ability to tolerate elevated noise levels – barking dogs
  • Working in a kennel environment with multiple dogs
  • Interactions with all types of people/personalities


  • 18+ years of age
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Basic understanding of canine health care
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft, Excel and Outlook.
  • Prefer experience in Veterinary software ex: Cornerstone
  • Work well as part of a team and in a team environment

Qualified candidates,  Please send cover letter and resume to