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Join Our Pack

Why work with us? Topanga Pet Resort© is in beautiful Topanga Canyon. We have a good camaraderie among our long-time staff.  We have wonderful, loyal customers with amazing dogs!   We offer bonuses, medical insurance and paid vacations for full-time employees (after a probationary period).

We are a seasonal business. We are open seven days a week. You will work 5 days a week. You must be prepared to work every weekend and holiday (but no evenings). You may not take time off during holiday periods, or throughout the summer as these are our busiest times.
We offer bonuses, medical insurance and paid vacations for full-time employees (after a probationary period).

To apply for one of these positions, please use the form below. PLEASE DO NOT CALL or email Topanga Pet Resort© directly at their regular email address. This will automatically disqualify you from being hired. No exceptions.

Absolutely no smokers, please.

CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS

KENNEL TECH

Working in the kennel includes constant cleaning, dog laundry, feeding, dispensing medication, bathing, receiving and delivering dogs, supervising the dogs in the exercise yards, and yes, scooping poop. You must be okay getting dirty. This job isn’t for someone who just wants to pet and cuddle with the puppies. While we get to do a lot that, there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

You must also:

  • Support the kennel’s mission: Provide a quiet, safe, clean, healthy, organized environment where a great experience is provided to the dogs!
  • Have a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Have reliable transportation and be on-time (8:00 am)
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  •  Be able to make sound decisions as well as multi-task
  • Be able to take direction and work well unsupervised
  • Treat all dogs with care and respect
  • Properly handle dogs, to ensure their safety and the handler’s safety
  • Able to administer medication to dogs
  • Complete general cleaning duties when assigned, including but not limited to
    properly disposing and cleaning of dog waste as instructed
  • You must be able to lift 40+ lbs, stand, stoop, bend, carry, etc., for periods of
    time. This is a very physical position.
  • Supervise, control and manage the play yard.
  • Maintenance and cleaning of yards as well as other assigned areas of the facility
  • Monitor dogs’ play, recognize changes in a dogs’ behavior or health
  • Be comfortable handling dogs of all sizes and breeds
  • Communicate any health and/or behavior issues to the Kennel Manager to
    ensure proper handling and resolution.
  • Establish and maintain a solid line of communication between yards and kennel.

FRONT-OFFICE & RECEPTIONIST / KENNEL TECH

We are hiring a Front-Office Receptionist / Kennel Tech. You will be answering busy phones, inputting data into the computer, filing, greeting clients and their dogs. You will also be working in the kennel, which includes constant cleaning, dog laundry, feeding, dispensing medication, bathing, receiving and delivering dogs, supervising the dogs in the exercise yards, and yes, scooping poop.

Qualifications:

  • You must maintain the kennel’s mission: Provide a quiet, safe, clean, healthy, organized environment where a great experience is provided to the dogs!
  • You must be organized and efficient with time and resources
  • You must be on time and reliable (we start at 8:00 a.m.)
  • You must have reliable transportation. We are in the mountains and not accessible by public transportation.
  • We are a seasonal business. We are open seven days a week.  You will work 5 days a week.  You must be prepared to work every weekend and holiday (but no evenings). You may not take time off during holiday periods, or throughout the summer as we are so busy.
  • This is a very physical position. You must be able to lift 40+ lbs, stand, stoop, bend, carry, etc., for periods of time.
  • Prior kennel experience is a plus. You should be comfortable handling different temperaments of dogs of all sizes and be able to control dogs in a play yard
  • Prior office experience is a plus, including cash handling and processing credit card payments
  • Computer skills—specifically Microsoft Office and Kennel Connection –are a plus
  • Spanish is a plus

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