Now Hiring: Animal Caretaker

Job Title: Animal Caretaker

Position summary: Responsible for the general care and monitoring of the animals in the custody of the Humane Society of North Iowa within the guidelines set by the Board of Directors

Qualifications: Willing and able to work directly with shelter animals (mostly dogs and cats); basic math, reading, writing and oral communication skills; able to read and comprehend simple instructions; able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions; able to work well without direct supervision. Must have reliable transportation and be 18 to apply.

Working conditions: Noise level in work environment is loud (barking dogs) and sometimes includes working outdoors in inclement weather.

Hours: Various weekday and weekend shifts available.

Wage: $12.00 per hour


  • Care of animals: feeds and water shelter animals, exercise animals, administers medication per request of Shelter Manager, socialize the animals
  • Cleaning: scrub, clean and sanitize kennels, sweep and mops floors, cleans outside kennel areas, sprays and disinfects outside dog runs, takes out garbage, does laundry, performs light cleaning duties
  • Record keeping: keeps track of the day to day health of the animals and makes notations regarding any concerns about temperament, appetite, attitude, health issues. etc….
  • Other duties: attends to cleanliness of animals, notifies Shelter Manager when running low on supplies, any other duties deemed necessary by Kennel Manager or Shelter Manager

Must be 18 to apply.

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