Posted: 09/03/2019

    Kennelwood Pet Resorts of St. Louis, MO and the Metro East is hiring full-time and part-time Dog Day Camp Counselors. Is it your dream to work with animals for a living? Are you a hard worker with a positive attitude? Are you looking for a full-time or part-time job with a couple different shifts to choose from? If so, read on!

    Awesome perks include paid training, bringing your pet to work, free boarding, free Day Camp services, and heavily discounted grooming and training services. We also offer a great benefits package for full-time employees which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a matching 401(k), and paid time off. We are currently hiring Dog Day Camp Counselors for our Chesterfield, Page & Lindbergh, Manchester, St. Peters, South County, Maryville, Il and O'Fallon, Il pet resort locations.


    Since 1974, we have been the industry leader, creating best practices that have been duplicated by other pet care businesses and helped to shape our industry's standards. We offer many unique services. We have eight convenient pet resort locations in the Greater St. Louis Area and the Metro East.

    We owe everything to our highly skilled staff who are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing the ultimate care to our clients' beloved dogs and cats. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. There are always opportunities to advance for team members who stand out!



    As a Dog Day Camp Counselor, you get to help keep dogs healthy and happy by providing them with exercise and enrichment. You supervise group play sessions, clean up camp yards, and greet pet parents upon drop off and pick up. You are a practical, get-it-done person who takes scooping poop in stride! You thrive working with dogs all day, receiving chihuahua-sized love on up to St. Bernard-sized love.

    It's a lot of canine energy, but you are able to handle it confidently due to your training, experience, and knack for working with dogs. You make sure that pets participate in breed-appropriate and size-specific activities and carefully maintain order in all playgroups. Your organizational skills and attention to detail ensure that every animal guest receives all their Day Camp activities as expected.



    • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time in all weather conditions
    • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs on occasion
    • Ability to handle dogs of all sizes
    • Comfortable working around pet hair and dander
    • Attend our safety handling training prior to starting work
    • A passion for animals

    Any prior experience which involves hands-on animal care such as at a veterinarian's office is a PLUS! Do you have a knack for handling dogs safely and are receptive to learning more? Do you prioritize tasks effectively? Do you have good communication and customer service skills? Do you work well as part of a team? Are you conscientious about following policies and protocols? If so, you might just be perfect for this position!


    This position requires a flexible schedule. We are open 7 days a week, so weekends and holidays are part of the job.

    • 1st shift is 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • 2nd shift is 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


    If you feel that you would be right for this Dog Day Camp Counselor position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

    For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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