The Dog Social Club Cooperative is hiring dog handlers!

To be a dog handler at Dog Social Club you need a strong love of dogs, and an interest in learning dog behavior and playgroup management. No professional dog experience required, but you should be the person who notices the dog before the person walking it. Have professional dog experience? That’s great, too!

Our role as dog handler is part teacher, part referee, part janitor, part dog mind reader. We take our role as caretakers for our dogs very seriously, and their health and safety is the core of everything we do.

Yes, we leave work covered in dog hair. We pick up our weight in dog poop every week. We work early mornings or late nights, and on just about every holiday. We don’t just play with dogs – we keep them safe and we give them the care they need.

To apply, please send in your resume and a cover letter about why you want to work with dogs!

Dog Handler positions start at $16 per hour, with an initial raise when you pass your 3-month assessment. Qualified handlers are eligible for promotion to higher positions including puppy tutor, groomer, shift lead, and reception (with $.50-$1 per hour raises at each stage). Working at least one weekend day is required. Shifts start as early as 6am.

Our business is a cooperative, and you are eligible to become a worker-owner after 6 months of employment and successfully passing your dog handler assessment. Worker-owners receive a share of our annual profits, and contribute to decision making of the business.

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