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Job Description

Our Kennel Technicians are directly responsible for the day-to-day welfare and care of animals residing and/or boarding at High Sierra Animal Rescue. They are asked daily to maintain a healthy, clean, safe and pleasant environment for all of our animals at the shelter through daily cleanings, feedings, and outdoor rotations. Our humane efforts to rescue these dogs starts with the hard work of the kennel technicians. Kennel Technicians, part time. 32 hours (Wednesday- Saturday) and 24 hours (Thursday-Saturday) a week with the possibility of more hours- being on call to help when needed. Compensation is $16.00 an hour.


Specific Duties

– Follow established procedures to clean and disinfect all kennels daily

– Maintain clean exercise yards and rotate dogs through multiple times daily

– Provide proper food, water and medicine where prescribed for our animals

– Observe and report behavioral and/or health issues

– Launder dog beds, towels, and blankets

– Provide baths on rotations for our animals

– Assist in maintaining general shelter cleanliness

– Assist in inventorying and stocking of dog and/or cleaning supplies

– Greet and meet incoming boarding dogs and their owners

– Perform other duties as assigned like training our dogs with our certified dog trainer



– No educational experience required

– Strong work ethic and ability to work quickly

– Attention to detail

– Affection and care for our animals and their welfare

– Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds

– Ability to walk dogs on leash up to and over 100 pounds, sometimes needing to restrain


Job Type: Part-time


Pay: $16 per hour


Expected hours: 32 per week or 24 hours


Day range:


Weekends as needed



8 hour shift

Day shift


Work setting:


Work Location: In person HSAR – 103 Meadowridge Lane Portola CA 96122

To Apply: Please contact Alisha at or (530)832-4727

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 16
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 16