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Kennel Technician

This is a terrific opportunity for a self-motivated dog bather and groomer to join our team. At Dog Dude Ranch of Miami (DDR), we’re looking for someone excited to apply proven teamwork skills in all areas of our award-winning dog daycare and boarding business.  Our mission is to be a model of the highest rated, trusted and reviewed boarding facility in the South Florida area. We are committed to delivering excellent quality services to our customers and their dogs. We want our staff to love being here enjoying their successes while experiencing personal and professional growth.


As a Kennel Technician, you will:

  • Care for many of the daily needs of the dogs including feeding, bathing and administering medication.

  • Support day-to-day activities including, but not limited to, the front office, kennel and customer relations

  • Facilitate and lead high quality ongoing communication with dog parents, team members and owners

  • Perform other activities and responsibilities in-line with the role and function

  • Maintain a poised, friendly and professional demeanor in both calm and challenging situations

  • Treat dogs and team members with care and respect


About You:

  • Love for Animals – History owning, working with and loving dogs

  • High Standards – Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best

  • Enthusiasm – Exhibits passions and excitement over work. Has a can-do-attitude

  • Integrity – Possessing and exercising strong moral principles 

  • Flexibility – Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions

  • A Doer – Willingness to roll up your sleeves, and get things done – regardless of the task

  • Communicator – Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to have difficult conversations

  • Organization – Plans, organizes and schedules in an effective, productive manner

  • Attention to Detail – Does not let important details slip through the cracks

  • Multitasker  – Ability to handle and work on multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Calm Under Pressure – Maintains stable performance when under heavy pressure or stress

  • Team Player – Cooperates with colleagues and able to establish collaborative relationships



  • Have at least 1 year of veterinary or kennel experience

  • Familiar with standard cuts for a variety of breeds

  • Familiar with proper handling and restraint of pets

  • Patient, caring attitude towards pets

  • Proper use and care for equipment

  • Certificate from a grooming program and/or on the job experience

  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs without assistance

  • Available to work weekends and holidays

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) a plus

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

  • Background and drug check

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