Volunteer Dog Kennel Attendants


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311 Murdock AveMeriden, CT 06450

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Volunteer Dog Kennel Attendants Needed.

Position description: Dog Kennel Attendants help care and comfort the dogs in the kennels. Kennel attendants also provide customer service to the public and assist them by answering questions about the adoption process as well as about particular animals. They are also active in teaching the dogs basic obedience commands with the goal of making their stay at the shelter more stimulating. Training also helps the dogs make an easier transition into their new homes.

Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, able to work independently and must practice safe animal handling per MHS protocols. This position requires a tolerance for loud noise and strong smells. Volunteers interact with dogs of various sizes, shapes, breeds and manners, as well as being able to lift 50 Lbs.

Duties include: Maintaining a healthy environment for our animals. Cleaning inside cages as well as outside yards, socializing and comforting the dogs; teaching basic obedience commands; monitoring behavior on daily log; preparing and giving dog treats; scooping poop; assisting with laundry and dishes; and preparing food and feeding dogs.

This is a high animal contact position.

Select volunteers who have been at MHS for six months have the opportunity to work with some of our more challenging dogs on training, behavior modification and stress reduction.

Shifts: Morning Shifts: Monday thru Friday 8:30- 11:30 am.

Mid-afternoon Shifts: Wednesday through Friday 12-3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Volunteers are scheduled for the same shift each week. Time commitment: A weekly shift for three hours for a minimum of three months.

Kennel Attendants are required to attend: A volunteer orientation. A two hour hands-on skills training, as well as Monthly Volunteer Meetings.

For an interview, please contact us through email at meridensociety@sbcglobal.net


  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Janitorial Maintenance
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • First Aid / CPR

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly shifts for three consecutive months.
  • High Contact animal Position
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