If you are an animal lover, especially a dog lover, then a job in a kennel might be the right fit for you. In fact, it might even be your dream job. Unlike veterinary jobs, which require dealing with sick and injured animals and may not be for people who cannot bear to see people in pain, a job in a kennel will allow you to work with animals that are in good health.
There are a couple of qualities that really define a good kennel. The first, obviously, is the love of animals. If you don’t like little hairballs, why take the job? But you also have to be patient. Not all animals are perfectly behaved little angels, especially when they are out and about and are nervous, so you need to be able to take it easy.
You also need to be able to work hard. Kennel jobs are often fun jobs, but they also involve a lot of hard and often dirty work. You will be feeding, washing and cleaning after the animals, with all that that entails. Dogs and cats can be messy and a lot of work, so be prepared for it.
This makes up for the fun part of the job, where you interact with new animals. You’ll be playing with them, exercising them, and taking them for walks, usually just being their best friends, and if you love animals this can be incredibly rewarding.
Unsurprisingly, the best place to look for kennel jobs is in kennels. A good way to increase your chances of landing a job at the kennel is to volunteer with your local animal rescue. This will give you the experience you need to land a paid job in the kennel. This experience will put you leaps and bounds above other applicants, and you can land a job that is any animal lover’s dream.