Animal Care Position - Dogs

Do you love dogs? Can you give a few hours to  make a dog's life a little better?  This role requires a good level of fitness and confidence in handling dogs of all sizes and breeds. This role involves cleaning the dog kennels/yards, doing enrichment activities and walking the dogs and other tasks as requested.

We need volunteers who are happy working with dogs who usually have some experience with dogs either a family pet or being around dogs. We need people who can follow the instructions of our staff as well as be happy walking the dogs no matter what the weather as they still need their walkies even in the rain!

Tasks may include:

  • Cleaning dog runs
  • Walking and socialising the dogs and puppies
  • Moving dogs around the Centre
  • Feeding animals per feeding directions
  • Identifying animals displaying signs of illness
  • Follow Health and Safety requirements
  • Other tasks as required

As we will invest time training you to do the role, we ask that you be available to commit to a regular shift for a period of at least six months.

We currently have the following shifts available:

  • Monday - Sunday: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Monday - Sunday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Please note that these shifts are a guide, and that any time volunteers are available within these shifts is appreciated, they are not required for the entirety of the shift if they aren’t able to

If you have any questions, please phone us on 06 878 8733, email us on or come into the Centre during our opening hours, 10am -2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

You can apply  directly for this position using the form below .

The type of person we are looking for (is): 
  • Are confident with handling dogs.
  • Are hardworking and reliable.
  • Have excellent verbal communication skills
  • Are at least 18 years old.
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If you have any questions or need any additional information please give us a call on 06 391 5476.