Employment Opportunity

Full Time staff required (IMMEDIATE START)
Have you always wanted to work with dogs? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? Join the Dogwood Team TODAY!
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EXPERIENCED GROOMER

We are looking for an experienced groomer to join our Dogwood Team and has a passion for grooming and creativity.

About The Job

Dogwood Lodge Pet Retreat is currently seeking 1 full time groomer with a minimum of 1 year experience to join our team. The successful applicant must be punctual, hard working with a calming attitude to deal with any size and breed of dog and cats.

Proof of past grooming experience required (a portfolio would be an asset)

JUNE 2023

Key responsibilities include:

  • Create a warm and welcoming environment for our pets and clients
  • Create a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our dogs
  • General housekeeping duties; cleanliness and disinfecting the grooming room
  • Willingness to keep up to date in the grooming industry
  • Ability to work either on your own or in a team environment
  • Be able to work under pressure in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Be courteous to clients at all times

What Dogwood Lodge Offers

  • 50%-60% Commission
  • BRAND NEW spa room with high end grooming equipment such as 50" stainless steel grooming tub, Nova 2200 watt brushless dryers, electric grooming tables etc.
  • Budget provided for you to choose grooming equipment (clippers, scissors etc) that stand out in the grooming industry
  • Uniforms provided
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • And extra perks like shopping discounts

Part Time Position

24 hours guaranteed per week. Some 12 hour shifts will apply. Must be available to work weekends and Holidays.

Full Time Position
DOGWOOD ACRES PET RESORT - CARLETON

36-40 Hours per week. 12 Hour shifts. 6am to 6pm. At least 3 days off per week! Must be available to work weekends and Holidays.

Full Time Position
DOGWOOD LODGE PET RETREAT - YARMOUTH

12 Hour shifts. 6am to 6pm. 3-4 Days a week. At least 3 days off per week! Must be available to work weekends and Holidays.

About The Job

Dogwood Lodge Pet Retreat is looking for a full-time employee to join the Dogwood Team.

The successful applicant must be punctual, hard working with a willing to learn. The job entails handling many different breeds and sizes of dogs. You must not have a fear of dogs. The facility Attendants are responsible for the ethical care and safe play of pets in our daycare and boarding.

This is a great fun job where you will learn all about dog behaviour and all the aspects of a daycare and boarding facility but keep in mind it is not always fun. There is lots of poop to pick up, lots of cleaning and scrubbing and on days where you may feel frustrated because the dogs are extra loud you still have to smile and be professional when our clients when they are are dropping off and picking up.

You will get wet when it rains, cold when it snows and hot when its humid but you will still have to be able to handle the dogs in a caring manner.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring the dogs in the play areas and being able to make decisions based on the dogs behaviour
  • Assist with various tasks in a demanding environment
  • Create a warm and welcoming environment for our clients and dogs & cats
  • Create a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and dogs & cats
  • General housekeeping duties; cleanliness of reception area, pet holding areas, and common areas
  • Keeping our outdoor play areas clean at all times and regular water checks
  • Willingness to learn more regarding; dog boarding & daycare services, training services and basic grooming services knowledge
  • Required to learn about our retail section and provide strong customer service
  • Compassion and nurturing attitude
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and adapt to changing situations
  • Take initiative and work independently or as a team

What Dogwood Acres Offers

  • Starting Rate $16 p/h
  • Ongoing courses in pet care
  • Uniforms provided
  • And extra perks like in -house shopping discounts

Skills and Competency

  • Reliability and attentiveness is KEY to this role
  • Prior employment with dogs is an advantage but not necessary
  • Attendants must also be physically capable of handling groups of dogs ranging from small to large, and have a good grasp of dog behavior
  • Smart decision making and the ability to act quickly is important in this role as things can change in an instant.
  • The ability to understand that dogs are animals and in turn will act like animals