Kennel Care Associates are responsible for the cleanliness, upkeep, and appearance of all areas of the Humane Society. Duties include daily cleaning and sanitation of the shelter facilities, including animal enclosures, public areas, passageways, and vehicles. Kennel Care Associates ensure that throughout the day, the animals have water and the animal enclosures are kept clean. They are to report any changes in animal behavior, health, or other concerns. Duties also include cleaning and disinfecting animal supplies, including laundry; some landscape maintenance; some general maintenance; use of equipment; simple maintenance of vehicles; stocking supplies; picking up and/or receiving animals for cremation; performing cremations; and assisting with euthanasia.


High school diploma or GED, current driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and an insurable driving record.  

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an animal shelter setting with the potential for exposure to high noise levels, zoonotic disease, animal bites, and scratches.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to cleaning agents in the kennel area.  Frequent walking, standing, bending, and stooping are required for up to 8 hours a day to perform essential job functions.  Regular lifting of 50 – 70 lbs. with reasonable accommodation is required.  

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Applications are accepted at the HSEP, located at 4991 Fred Wilson, 79906, during regular business hours or emailed to with the Subject “Kennel Care Associate.”